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Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.); Psychology — Language Acquisition

Offered by: Psychology     Degree: Doctor of Philosophy

Program Requirements

Students must satisfy all program requirements for the Ph.D. in Psychology. The Ph.D. thesis must be on a topic relating to language acquisition, approved by the LAP committee.

Thesis

Required Courses (14 credits)

One graduate seminar each term during Year 2 and Year 3 chosen from seminar courses PSYC 710 to PSYC 758.

Note: The Department of Psychology does not ordinarily require an examination in a foreign language however, all students planning on practicing clinical psychology in the province of Quebec will be examined based on their proficiency in French before being admitted to the professional association.

Note: If the student has a non-McGill Master's degree then the following courses are also required:

  • PSYC 650 Advanced Statistics 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Psychology (Faculty of Science)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Psychology : A course in advanced statistics with specialization in experimental design.

    Terms: Fall 2011

    Instructors: Hsiu-Ting Yu (Fall)

  • PSYC 651 Advanced Statistics 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Psychology (Faculty of Science)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Psychology : A course in advanced statistics with specialization in multivariate techniques.

    Terms: Winter 2012

    Instructors: Heungsun Hwang (Winter)

  • PSYC 660D1 Psychology Theory (3 credits)

    Offered by: Psychology (Faculty of Science)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Psychology : Professors representing the various research areas within the Department discuss critical issues and developments within their fields of expertise.

    Terms: Fall 2011

    Instructors: Keith B J Franklin (Fall)

    • Students must register for both PSYC 660D1 and PSYC 660D2
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both PSYC 660D1 and PSYC 660D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
  • PSYC 660D2 Psychology Theory (3 credits)

    Offered by: Psychology (Faculty of Science)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Psychology : See PSYC 660D1 for course description.

    Terms: Winter 2012

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2011-2012 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: PSYC 660D1
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both PSYC 660D1 and PSYC 660D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms

Complementary Courses (9 credits)

One graduate-level course in statistics, such as:

  • EDPE 676 Intermediate Statistics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Educational&Counselling Psych (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Ed Psych & Couns (Psychology) : Analysis of variance, fixed, random and mixed effects, crossed and nested designs; regression models. Computer data processing using existing packages.

    Terms: Fall 2011

    Instructors: Nathan Smith (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: EDPE 675 or equivalent.
  • EDPE 682 Univariate/Multivariate Analysis (3 credits)

    Offered by: Educational&Counselling Psych (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Ed Psych & Couns (Psychology) : General linear model as a unified data analytic system for estimation and hypothesis testing that subsumes regression, analysis of variance, and analysis of covariance for single dependent variables. Introduction to generalizations involving multiple dependent (criterion) variables. Applications oriented toward education, educational psychology and counselling psychology. Experience with data-analysis tools.

    Terms: Winter 2012

    Instructors: Nathan Smith (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: EDPE 676
  • PSYC 650 Advanced Statistics 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Psychology (Faculty of Science)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Psychology : A course in advanced statistics with specialization in experimental design.

    Terms: Fall 2011

    Instructors: Hsiu-Ting Yu (Fall)

  • PSYC 651 Advanced Statistics 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Psychology (Faculty of Science)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Psychology : A course in advanced statistics with specialization in multivariate techniques.

    Terms: Winter 2012

    Instructors: Heungsun Hwang (Winter)

Students who have taken an equivalent course in statistics, or are currently taking an equivalent course as part of their Ph.D. program requirements, will be deemed to have satisfied this requirement for the Language Acquisition Option.

Two courses selected from the following list, at least one course must be outside the Department of Psychology:

  • EDSL 620 Critical Issues in Second Language Education (3 credits)

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Education in Second Languages : An examination of social identity, first language maintenance, and power relations, and their impact on the nature of second language teaching, from the perspective of critical applied linguistics. Topics range from the micro level of the individual to the macro level of language planning and policy-making.

    Terms: Winter 2012

    Instructors: Mekhala Sarkar (Winter)

  • EDSL 623 Second Language Learning (3 credits)

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Education in Second Languages : Seminar in second language acquisition theory and research and their relevance to teaching a second language.

    Terms: Fall 2011

    Instructors: Roy Lyster (Fall)

    • Fall
  • EDSL 624 Educational Sociolinguistics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Education in Second Languages : Seminar in the social, cultural and political dimensions of English second language learning and teaching.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2011-2012 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2011-2012 academic year.

    • Fall
  • EDSL 627 Classroom-Centred Second Language Research (3 credits)

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Education in Second Languages : Seminar in second language classroom-centred research focusing on instructional procedures and practices in relationship to learning outcomes.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2011-2012 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2011-2012 academic year.

  • EDSL 629 Second Language Assessment (3 credits)

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Education in Second Languages : Research, theory, issues and practices in second language assessment in relationship to learners, teachers, and programs.

    Terms: Fall 2011

    Instructors: Carolyn E Turner (Fall)

  • EDSL 632 Second Language Literacy Development (3 credits)

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Education in Second Languages : Theory and research related to the teaching and learning of second language literacy. The orientation is on reading and writing as a socio-cognitive activity.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2011-2012 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2011-2012 academic year.

    • Fall
  • EDSL 664 Second Language Research Methods (3 credits)

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Education in Second Languages : An examination of general research procedures and specific research methods and designs employed in second language research.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2011-2012 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2011-2012 academic year.

  • LING 555 Language Acquisition 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Linguistics (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Linguistics : A detailed overview of recent experimental work on first language acquisition of syntax within the principles and parameters framework, concentrating on both theoretical and methodological issues.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2011-2012 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2011-2012 academic year.

    • Fall
    • Prerequisites: LING 355 and LING 371 and permission of instructor
  • LING 590 Language Acquisition and Breakdown (3 credits)

    Offered by: Linguistics (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Linguistics : Theoretical and experimental perspectives on an imperfect language faculty, in the context of current linguistic theory and state-of-the-art experimental methods and techniques. Comparison of linguistic abilities of normally developing children, children with language disorders (e.g., SLI), and adults with disrupted linguistic abilities (e.g., aphasic patients).

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2011-2012 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2011-2012 academic year.

    • Fall
    • Prerequisites: LING 371 and either LING 355 or LING 390.
  • LING 651 Topics in Acquisition of Phonology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Linguistics (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Linguistics : An examination of theoretically informed work on the first language acquisition of phonology.

    Terms: Winter 2012

    Instructors: Heather Goad (Winter)

    • Prerequisites: LING 331 or LING 631 or permission of instructor. A course in language acquisition is highly recommended.
  • LING 655 Theory of L2 Acquisition (3 credits)

    Offered by: Linguistics (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Linguistics : Interlanguage grammars and the role of Universal Grammar in second language acquisition.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2011-2012 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2011-2012 academic year.

    • Winter
    • Prerequisite: LING 671 or permission of instructor.
  • LING 755 Advanced Seminar: Language Acquisition (3 credits)

    Offered by: Linguistics (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Linguistics : Current topics in language acquisition.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2011-2012 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2011-2012 academic year.

    • Prerequisites: LING 671 and LING 555 or LING 655 or permission of instructor.
    • Note: Topics vary from year to year.
  • PSYC 734 Developmental Psychology and Language (3 credits)

    Offered by: Psychology (Faculty of Science)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Psychology

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2011-2012 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2011-2012 academic year.

  • PSYC 735 Developmental Psychology and Language (3 credits)

    Offered by: Psychology (Faculty of Science)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Psychology

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2011-2012 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2011-2012 academic year.

  • PSYC 736 Developmental Psychology and Language (3 credits)

    Offered by: Psychology (Faculty of Science)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Psychology

    Terms: Winter 2012

    Instructors: Yuriko Oshima-Takane (Winter)

  • PSYC 737 Developmental Psychology and Language (3 credits)

    Offered by: Psychology (Faculty of Science)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Psychology

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2011-2012 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2011-2012 academic year.

  • SCSD 619 Phonological Development (3 credits)

    Offered by: Commun Sciences & Disorders (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Communication Sci & Disorders : Theories and research related to normal and abnormal phonological development in children will be studied.

    Terms: Fall 2011

    Instructors: Susan Rvachew, Francois-Xavier Brajot (Fall)

  • SCSD 632 Phonological Disorders: Children (3 credits)

    Offered by: Commun Sciences & Disorders (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Communication Sci & Disorders : The nature of phonological disorders and clinical approaches for their remediation in children will be presented.

    Terms: Winter 2012

    Instructors: Susan Rvachew (Winter)

  • SCSD 633 Language Development (3 credits)

    Offered by: Commun Sciences & Disorders (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Communication Sci & Disorders : Theories of language acquisition, prerequisites to language development, and current issues in research will be studied. Topics include the role of input, individual differences in acquisition, and language socialization.

    Terms: Fall 2011

    Instructors: Laura Gonnerman (Fall)

  • SCSD 637 Developmental Language Disorders 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Commun Sciences & Disorders (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Communication Sci & Disorders : The nature of developmental language disorders and the assessment of language competence and performance in both speaking and non-speaking children will be studied.

    Terms: Winter 2012

    Instructors: Laura Gonnerman (Winter)

  • SCSD 643 Developmental Language Disorders 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Commun Sciences & Disorders (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Communication Sci & Disorders : Major theories of language disorders are translated into intervention principles used in language treatment programs. Adaptations of intervention techniques to suit specific disorders (including augmentative communication) will be explored.

    Terms: Fall 2011

    Instructors: Elin Thordardottir, Marianne Paul (Fall)

  • SCSD 652 Advanced Research Seminar 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Commun Sciences & Disorders (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Communication Sci & Disorders : Pro seminar in which current research topics in communication disorders will be discussed.

    Terms: Winter 2012

    Instructors: Karsten Steinhauer (Winter)

    • This course may be taken as an advanced course for M.Sc. students.
  • SCSD 653 Advanced Research Seminar 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Commun Sciences & Disorders (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Communication Sci & Disorders : Pro seminar in which current research topics in communication disorders will be discussed.

    Terms: Winter 2012

    Instructors: Karsten Steinhauer (Winter)

    • This course may be taken as an advanced course for M.Sc. students.
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