The Language and the Mind minor studies the connections between human cognition, language processes, verbal and written language structures, and language acquisition.
Only available as a minor.
At a Glance
Language and the Mind at Mount Allison combines existing courses in psychology, linguistics, and modern languages.
Courses provide students with foundational skills and knowledge to prepare you for further education or professional training in a number of areas, including:
- speech-language pathology
- among others
Language and the Mind is available as a minor only (24 credits).
PSYC 2201 — Cognitive Processes
This course provides an overview of mental processes and activities used in perceiving, learning, remembering, thinking, and understanding. It offers an opportunity to explore current information processing models and their applications. Topics include: attention, memory, language, neurocognition, and thinking and reasoning.
PSYC 2431 — Child and Adolescent Development
This course is an overview of social, cognitive, and biological development during infancy, childhood, and adolescence. Topics include: the development of perception, memory, emotions, and family relationships; puberty, identity, peer groups, and adolescent sexuality.
PSYC 3221 — Psychology of Language
This course describes our present knowledge concerning the mechanisms underlying the production, comprehension, and use of language.
LING 2001 — Introduction to the Study of Language
This course introduces the structural, social and psychological forces that shape language, beginning with a consideration of the origins and nature of language and proceeding to an examination of languages as systems and the ways they structure meaning.
LING 3001 — Fundamentals of Internal Linguistics
This course examines the nature and structure of language, the physiology of speech, word formation, theoretical concepts of sentence generation, and the phonological and historical forces involved in language creation and language change.
Find a full list of psychology courses in the Academic Calendar – Psychology.
Find a full list of modern languages and literatures courses in our Academic Calendar — Modern Languages and Literatures.
Whether you're entering the job market or continuing your education, your Mount Allison degree will stand out.
Mount Allison has been recognized by Maclean's as the top primarily undergraduate university in Canada more times than any other university.
With experiential learning and career development opportunities available in every degree, you'll also graduate with hands-on learning and on-the-job experience.
Our graduates also boast extraordinarily high acceptance rates to top graduate programs and professional schools such as law and medicine.
Popular career paths in psychology include:
- speech-language pathologist, audiologist, occupational therapist
- social worker
- health care administrator
- human resources specialist
- psychology counsellor
Popular career paths in modern languages include:
- immigrant/refugee support
- language consultant
- border services