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PS210 - Language and Cognition

  • Module code: PS210
  • Module name: Language and Cognition
  • Department: Psychology
  • Credit: 15

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

The aims of the module are to investigate the evolution, biological mechanisms, and cognitive processes of language and communication, as well as the relation between language and cognition more generally.

Principal learning outcomes

"At the end of the module students should be able to: explain important concepts from psycholinguistics and cognitive science; outline the key problems in explaining language and thought; describe methods of research on language and thought; critically evaluate models of language and thought. "

Timetabled teaching activities

Length of module: 12 weeks. One lecture per week; one seminar per fortnight. Attendance at lectures and seminars is compulsory.

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Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
15 CATS (Module code: PS210-15)
D1 (Assessed/examined work) Assessed Course Work 33%
Examination - Main Summer Exam Period (weeks 4-9) 67%
Assessed Course Work 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

  • Undergraduate Psychology (C800) - Year 2
  • BA in Philosophy with Psychology (VL78) - Year 2
Optional Core