LING: Linguistics (Undergraduate)

LING 1005  Introduction to Linguistics  (4 Credits)  

In this course, students will be taught to think like linguists as they learn how human language is acquired, how it evolves and changes over time, how it is structured, and how it is used in everyday communication. This course was previously CUL-221254 .

Attributes: Humanities Gen Ed, Liberal

LING 1998  Individualized Studies in Linguistics (LING)  (1-8 Credits)  

Students have the opportunity to develop individualized studies with their mentor in Linguistics (LING). Please contact your mentor/advisor for more details.

LING 2998  Individualized Studies in Linguistics (LING)  (1-8 Credits)  

Students have the opportunity to develop individualized studies with their mentor in Linguistics (LING). Please contact your mentor/advisor for more details.

LING 3005  Introduction to Pragmatics  (4 Credits)  

Pragmatics is the study of language as action and of the social contexts in which linguistic action takes place. In this course a student will study four theoretical approaches to pragmatics: the communicative and cooperative principles, speech act theory and conversational analysis. Examining practical applications of pragmatics and exploring the reasons for miscommunication will be central to the course. Such topics as literary pragmatics and pragmatics across cultures will be also addressed. Prerequisites: Introduction to Linguistics This is course is an elective, and it is not a part of a sequence; it is highly recommended for students interested in linguistics.

Attributes: Liberal

LING 3010  The English Language  (4 Credits)  

In this course students will become familiar with the historical influences that brought about the development of the English language. Along the way students will learn how to analyze the structure of the language. Students will examine the morphology, phonology, and orthography of the language and assess the varieties of English found in today’s global environment. The influence of social interaction, identity, ethnicity and class will also be examined. Prerequisites: College Writing; a foreign language study or equivalent knowledge in a language other than English Students interested in this study will generally be those pursuing a concentration in English, Language Arts, Literature and/or Creative Writing.

Attributes: Liberal

LING 3998  Individualized Studies in Linguistics (LING)  (1-8 Credits)  

Students have the opportunity to develop individualized studies with their mentor in Linguistics (LING). Please contact your mentor/advisor for more details.

LING 4005  Linguistics  (4 Credits)  

Linguistics is the scientific study of human language. We adopt a broadly cognitive viewpoint throughout, investigating language as a system of knowledge within the mind of the language user. This course focuses on the cognitive organization of linguistic structure and the social nature of language use. Such sub-disciplines within the field of linguistics, as phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics and pragmatics will be addressed. Prerequisites: College Writing (required) and Introduction to linguistics (highly desirable) Introduction to linguistics highly desirable. Suggested sequence: Introduction to Linguistics, Linguistics, Introduction to Pragmatics.

Attributes: Liberal

LING 4010  Second Language Acquisition  (4 Credits)  

This course will introduce the student to the field of second language acquisition, which as a discipline focuses on the many problems associated with three general questions: How do humans learn additional languages after they have learned their first? What factors contribute to the variability observed in rates and outcomes of second language learning? What does it take to attain advanced language and literacy competencies in a language other that the mother tongue? In addressing these questions, we will investigate a number of topics which can be grouped in three categories: Universal features of the L2 learner and the L2 learning process that determine the nature and route of acquisition; individual influences related to differential rate of acquisition and ultimate success in L2; and social dimensions that influence L2 learning. Prerequisites: Introduction to Linguistics is highly desirable This is course is an elective, and it is not a part of a sequence; it is highly recommended for students interested in applied linguistics and study of languages. Introduction to Linguistics is highly recommended.

Attributes: Liberal

LING 4030  Foreign Language Pedagogy  (4 Credits)  

This course provides an overview of foreign language teaching strategies based upon theory, practicum, and creativity. Such aspects of language teaching as developing auditory comprehension and oral production; reading and writing, as well as cultural competency will be addressed. We will also analyze the impact of culture; heritage, socioeconomic level, and educational background on language and literacy development as well as human development processes and variations.

Attributes: Liberal

LING 4998  Individualized Studies in Linguistics (LING)  (1-8 Credits)  

Students have the opportunity to develop individualized studies with their mentor in Linguistics (LING). Please contact your mentor/advisor for more details.