Prerequisite Courses

Course Memo

Prerequisites: ENG103W and MAT095R. This course examines the properties of the sounds of human speech. Topics include the anatomy and physiology of speech production and perception, phonetic transcription of speech sounds using the International Phonetic Alphabet, as well as the acoustic properties of speech. The course includes a lab component that will introduce students to the basic tools needed to conduct research in the field of phonetics, including the use of speech recording and analysis software. In the final weeks of the semester, students will complete a research project, presentation, and report. The course emphasizes the phonetics of English, but examines the sounds of many other world languages as well. Lecture and Laboratory. Scientific Literacy Capability course.