New Class for Spring Quarter: Introduction to Hearing
Prof. Santiago Barreda is offering a new class in the spring quarter, Linguistics 105: Topics in Language and Linguistics. The class is an introduction to the psychology of hearing, and the function of the human auditory system. Topics will include: physiology of the auditory system, processes such as pitch and loudness perception, speech perception, music perception, and hearing impairment. The course will also provide a basic introduction to the characteristics, production and recording/processing of sound. This course assumes no background in acoustics or psychoacoustics, and will cover topics useful for those interested in Speech Pathology, Audiology, and Speech and Hearing Sciences, among other fields. The textbook used will by "The Sense of Hearing" by Christopher J. Plack (2nd Edition).