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Logic and Language Concentration

Concentration Advisor
Michael Rieppel
Associate Professor
Office: 523 Hall of Languages
Tel: 315.443.2519

Students in the concentration in Logic and Language evaluate claims about formal logic as a language and as a part of natural and/or programming languages.

Sample Requirements - Consult the Course Catalog for specific requirements.

Equivalent or alternative courses may be substituted for any of the courses listed below by approval of the program. Be aware that certain courses may have prerequisites.

Linguistics Core Courses (12 credits)

  • LIN 601 Linguistic Analysis
  • LIN 631 Phonological Analysis
  • LIN 641 Syntactic Analysis
  • LIN 674 Topics in Sociolinguistics

Concentration Area Required Courses (6 Credits)

  • PHI 651 Logic and Language
  • LIN 611 Semantics of Human Languages

Students may substitute one of the following for PHI 651:

  • CIS 661 Logic Programming I
  • CIS 671 Mathematic Logic I
  • PHI 551 Mathematical Logic I
  • PHI 552 Modal Logic

Concentration Area Elective Courses (6-12 Credits)

Structure of a language course (0-6 credits)

  • Up to 6 credits of study in a structure of a language course. Consult the course catalog for approved list.

Thesis Option

In substitution for six of the elective credits, the student may prepare a thesis under the supervision of the concentration advisor or other faculty participating in the Program and on a topic approved by the Program.