Optional courses [30.0]

To ensure coherence of their studies, students must select their optional courses from those listed below.

Note: Some optional courses are also available in the core curriculum or the LAMUSO professional focus, but the courses taken may not exceed 6 credits. No computer science course may be chosen in the Natural Language Processing professional focus.

It is recommended that students following the NLP professional focus choose their optional courses in the "Computational and Computer Linguistics" section.

A maximum of 6 credits can be chosen from the Option in Digital Culture and Ethics is tolerated. Student's programme is submitted to the approval of the president or secretary of the jury.


 
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Mandatory Optional
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Mandatory Content:
Optional Comparative and contrastive linguistics
Introductory course to linguistic typology, comparative grammar and contrastive linguistics between at least two languages.
Optional LGERM2719 Typology and contrastive linguistics   Elisabeth Degand
15h  5 credits q2 x x
Optional LGLOR2801 Semitic Comparative Linguistics   30h  5 credits q2 x x
Optional LGLOR2802 Indo-European Comparative Linguistics   Herman Seldeslachts
30h  5 credits q1 x x
Optional ELING2021 Taaltypologie en -universalia (KU Leuven)   26h  5 credits q1 x x
Optional LGERM2715 German linguistics : Contrastive and typological analyses   Joachim Sabel
15h  5 credits q1 x x
Optional LROM2200 History of the French language   22.5h  5 credits q2 x x
Optional Discourse and society
Courses taken at the Communication School of the Faculty of Economic, Social and Political Sciences, and courses in discourse analysis and sociolinguistics.
Optional LCOMU2270 COGNITIVE SEMIOLOGY   30h  5 credits q1 x x
Optional LCOMU2600 Scientific popularisation   30h  5 credits q1 x x
Optional LCOMU2605 Analysis of televised series   Sarah Sepulchre
30h  5 credits q2 x x
Optional LCOMU2619 Nouvelles narratologies et transmédia   Sébastien Fevry
30h  5 credits q2 x x
Optional LROM2180 Geolinguistic varieties of French   Philippe Hambye
22.5h  5 credits q1 x x
Optional LROM2463 French for specific purposes   22.5h  5 credits q2 x x
Optional LGERM2821 English Linguistics: Varieties of English   Gaëtanelle Gilquin
15h  5 credits q2 x x
Optional Psychology and language
Introductory course to the cognitive processes involved in processing language, in particular oral language. These courses are taken at the Faculty of Psychology.
Optional LLOGO1212 Oral language acquisition   Arnaud Szmalec
30h  4 credits q2 x x
Optional LLOGO1311 Developmental disorders of oral language and communication   Jolijn Vanderauwera
45h  4 credits q1 x x
Optional Modern language linguistics
Courses in linguistics of five different languages: French, Dutch, English, German and Spanish. Level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages is required in order to take these courses. The courses are taught in the relevant language. Note: Students enrolled in the LAMUSO specialization may not accumulate credits for courses already taken as part of their curriculum.
Optional French linguistics
Optional LROM2200 History of the French language   22.5h  5 credits q2 x x
Optional LROM2318 Seminar on the research methodology of French as a first language   15h  5 credits q2 x x
Optional LCLIG2210 Phonology and Prosody   Anne-Catherine Simon
30h  5 credits q2 x x
Optional English linguistics
Optional LGERM2725 English Linguistics: Second Language Acquisition   30h  5 credits q2 x x
Optional LGERM2821 English Linguistics: Varieties of English   Gaëtanelle Gilquin
15h  5 credits q2 x x
Optional ELING2035 English linguistics: Grammar in Diachrony (KU Leuven)   39h  5 credits q2 x x
Optional ELING2037 English linguistics: Grammar and Discourse (KU Leuven)   39h  5 credits q1 x x
Optional Dutch linguistics
Optional LGERM2731 Dutch linguistics : Construction grammar   [M] Kristel Van Goethem
22.5h  5 credits q2 x x
Optional LGERM2737 Writing in a foreign language: linguistic and cognitive aspects   Elisabeth Degand
15h  5 credits q1 x x
Optional LGERM2835 Dutch linguistics: morphosyntactic, phonetic and lexical aspects of Dutch as a foreign language   Philippe Hiligsmann
15h  5 credits q1 x x
Optional LGERM2837 Dutch linguistics: Syntactic, semantic and functional aspects of word order   Elisabeth Degand
15h  5 credits q2 x x
Optional ELING2038 Nederlandse taalkunde: verandering en variatie (KU Leuven)   39h  5 credits q1 x x
Optional ELING2039 Nederlandse taalkunde: syntaxis (KU Leuven)   39h  5 credits q1 x x
Optional German linguistics
Optional LGERM2711 German Linguistics: Syntax and Morphology of the German Verb   Joachim Sabel
22.5h  5 credits q1 x x
Optional LGERM2713 German linguistics: specific syntactic and semantic aspects   Joachim Sabel
30h  5 credits q1 x x
Optional LGERM2715 German linguistics : Contrastive and typological analyses   Joachim Sabel
15h  5 credits q1 x x
Optional LGERM2815 German Linguistics: Linguistic Pragmatics   Joachim Sabel
15h  5 credits q1 x x
Optional ELING2040 Duitse taalkunde: theorie en descriptie (KU Leuven)   39h  5 credits q1 x x
Optional ELING2041 Duitse taalkunde: verandering en variatie (KU Leuven)   39h  5 credits q1 x x
Optional ELING2042 Duitse taalkunde : capita selecta (KUL - F4FC3A)   30h+15h  5 credits x x
Optional Spanish linguistics
Optional LROM2843 Issues in Spanish Linguistics   Barbara De Cock
30h  5 credits q2 x x
Optional EROGE2110 Spanish Linguistics: Corpus Linguistics (University of Antwerp - 2015FLWTLS)   45h  6 credits q1 x x
Optional ELING2043 Spaanse taalkunde : topics in hedendaagse grammatica (KUL - F0VJ4A)   39h  5 credits x x
Optional ELING2044 Spaanse taalkunde: topics in discoursanalyse (KU Leuven)   39h  5 credits q1 x x
Optional ELING2045 Spaanse letterkunde: capita selecta a (KU Leuven)   39h  5 credits q1 x x
Optional Computational linguistics and computer science
Courses in algorithmics, database design, programming, etc. Several courses may be taken at KU Leuven. These courses enable students pursuing the professional focus in Natural Language Processing to complete their programme by enhancing their training in computer science.
Optional Prerequisite in computing
These courses are recommended for students who have not undergone equivalent training.
Optional LINFO2263 Computational Linguistics   [T] Pierre Dupont
, Cédrick Fairon
30h+15h  5 credits q1 x x
Optional LEPL1402 Informatique 2   Ramin Sadre
, Pierre Schaus
30h+30h  5 credits q1   x
Optional LINFO1104 Concepts des langages de programmation   [M] Peter Van Roy
30h+30h  5 credits q2   x
Optional Optional activities
Optional LDATS2350 Data Mining   15h+15h  5 credits q2 x x
Optional LCLIG2140 Computational Linguistics Seminar   30h  5 credits q2 x x
Optional LINGE1322 Computer science: Analysis and Design of Information Systems   Jean Vanderdonckt
30h+15h  5 credits q2 x  
Optional LELEC2870 Machine learning : regression, deep networks and dimensionality reduction   John Lee
, Michel Verleysen
30h+30h  5 credits q1   x
Optional LLSMF2013 Data Analytics applied in Business   [M]
Please get in touch with the lecturer in charge of the course at the beginning of the academic year
Manuel Kolp
, Marco Saerens
30h  5 credits q2 x x
Optional LINFO1212 Projet d'approfondissement en sciences informatiques   Siegfried Nijssen
30h+30h  5 credits q1 x x
Optional LINFO1311 Interface homme-machine   Jean Vanderdonckt
30h+15h  5 credits q2 x x
Optional ELING2001 Information Retrieval and Search Engines (KU Leuven)   30h  5 credits q2 x x
Optional ELING2002 Natural Language Processing (KU Leuven)   33h  5 credits q1 x x
Optional ELING2003 Linguistics and Artificial Intelligence (KU Leuven)   33h  5 credits q1 x x
Optional ELING2018 Language Engineering Applications (KU Leuven)   26h  5 credits q2 x x
Optional ELING2019 Foundations of Formal Theories of Language (KU Leuven)   26h  5 credits q2 x x
Optional Philosophy of language
Optional LFILO2210 Formalized logic A   30h  5 credits q1 x x
Optional LFILO2211 Formalized logic B   Peter Verdée
30h  5 credits q1 x x
Optional Linguistics applied to language teaching and learning
Optional LGERM2725 English Linguistics: Second Language Acquisition   30h  5 credits q2 x x
Optional LGERM2735 Dutch linguistics: Content and language integrated Learning   Philippe Hiligsmann
22.5h  5 credits q1 x x
Optional LGERM2813 German linguistics: cognitive theories of second language acquisition   Joachim Sabel
30h  5 credits q1 x x
Optional LGERM2835 Dutch linguistics: morphosyntactic, phonetic and lexical aspects of Dutch as a foreign language   Philippe Hiligsmann
15h  5 credits q1 x x
Optional LGERM2911 Seminar : German Teaching Methodology   Ferran Suner Munoz
15h  5 credits q1 x x
Optional LROM2610 Analysis of linguistic phenomena and the teaching of French   Philippe Hambye
22.5h  5 credits q2 x x
Optional LROM2620 Acquisition of a seond or foreign language: theory and applications   22.5h  5 credits q1 x x
Optional LROM2630 Corrective and contrastive phonetics in French   22.5h  5 credits q2 x x
Optional LROM2650 Training in the teaching of French as a mother tongue, second or foreign language   Silvia Lucchini
15h  5 credits q1 x x
Optional LROM2930 Seminar : Study of teaching language methods   Silvia Lucchini
15h  5 credits q1 x x
Optional Traductology
Optional LTRAD2301 Textual, discursive and cognitive approaches in translatology   Marie-Aude Lefer
30h  5 credits q1 x x
Optional LTRAD2302 Corpus-based translation studies   Marie-Aude Lefer
30h  5 credits q1 x x
Optional LTRAD2303 Phraseology and translation   Jean-Pierre Colson
30h  5 credits q1 x x
Optional Other courses
To be chosen from the Faculty or University programmes, with the agreement of the Programme Committee Chair and the Examination Board Secretary. Students must check with the lecturer in charge that they may take the course(s) in question.