This course is designed to acquaint students with modern developments in the science and philosophy of language, and to improve their understanding of the intersection of culture and language. It addresses issues of sound, word formation, syntax, semantics, language acquisition, language variation and change, and more. Group 2 course.
Placement into ENG 111
General Education Outcomes supported by this course
Communications - Direct, Critical Thinking - Direct
Other college designations supported by this course
Infused: Writing Intensive
Course Learning Outcomes Knowledge:
- Identify grammatical aspects of language such as phonology, morphology, semantics, and semantics.
- Explain grammatical aspects of language such as phonology, morphology, semantics, and semantics.
- Learn concepts and vocabulary used by linguists to analyze how language is generated and how language functions.
- Demonstrate descriptivist approaches to understanding language.
- Write and think like a linguist.
- Analyze language interaction in various social and cultural contexts.
Caring - Civic Learning:
- Come to see themselves as participating in shaping language preferences.
Learning How to Learn:
- Reflect on effects of prescriptivism in language policy and education.
- Analyze power dynamics (e.g., class, gender, race, and so on) in language interaction and change.
- Collaborate to create and solve linguistic problem sets.