Undergraduate Catalog

2008-09 Academic Year


Linguistics, LING

1020. Speech for International Students. 3 hours. (3;2) Designed for international students learning English as a second language. Emphasis on improving oral English communication skills through lectures and labs on speech sound production, vocabulary, grammar, word order, intonation and idioms. Individual and small-group work. Satisfies a portion of the Understanding the Human Community requirement of the University Core Curriculum.

3060. Principles of Language Study. 3 hours. An introductory linguistics course that focuses on the structure of English (phonology, morphology and syntax). The course includes language acquisition and development, the history of English, dialects of American English and problems of usage.

4010. English Language in America. 3 hours. Linguistic analysis of historical and contemporary American English; regional and social variations. Prerequisite(s): LING 3060 or equivalent.

4020. Structure of Modern English. 3 hours. Modern English grammars, morphology and syntax; principles of analysis and various theories of English structure; relationship between linguistic structure, rhetorical pattern and literary style. Prerequisite(s): LING 3060 or equivalent.

4030. Acquisition of English as a Second Language. 3 hours. Study of language acquisition, development, production and comprehension focusing on the application of current research findings to the context of learning and teaching English as a second language. Prerequisite(s): LING 3060 or consent of department.

4040. General Linguistics. 3 hours. General introduction to the core systems of the languages of the world focusing on phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax and semantics. Prerequisite(s): LING 3060 or equivalent.

4070. History of the English Language. 3 hours. The evolution of Modern English from Indo-European through Old English and Middle English. Prerequisite(s): LING 3060 or equivalent.

4080. Teaching English as a Second Language. 3 hours. Theory and method of teaching English as a second language. Study of major approaches with specific attention to methods of teaching, listening, speaking, reading and writing. Prerequisite(s): 12 hours of English and one Group C course.

4800. Special Seminar in Linguistics. 3 hours. Study of linguistics that extends scope of traditional offerings. Prerequisite(s): LING 3060. May be repeated for credit as topics vary.

4951. Honors College Capstone Thesis. 3 hours. Major research project prepared by the student under the supervision of a faculty member and presented in standard thesis format. An oral defense is required of each student for successful completion of the thesis. Prerequisite(s): completion of at least 6 hours in honors courses; completion of at least 12 hours in the major department in which the thesis is prepared; approval of the department chair and the dean of the school or college in which the thesis is prepared; approval of the dean of the Honors College. May be substituted for HNRS 4000.

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