(Emoji/smartphone text bubble illustrations by Laura Lorenz)

Sign language

Do you speak emoji?

The pictographs from Japan known as emojis, downloadable to your smartphone, add visual pizzazz to your text messages—or make them into tiny rebus-like puzzles.

What would the autumn 2014 course catalog look like, we wondered, rendered as emojis? Here’s a peek at the cryptic results. See if you can match the emojified course offerings listed in white with the actual course titles in green. Answers are below.