Linguistics Minor

Program Requirements

Core

The English language considered structurally (phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics) and sociolinguistically (geographical and social dialects, gender issues, acquisition of first and second language, standard and nonstandard forms).

Prerequisites: none

Restricted Electives

Language provides not only communication but identification of oneself and one's group. Humans are extremely sensitive to language, dialect, jargon, and slang. An understanding of language and its relationship to culture is basic to any understanding of human beings.

Prerequisites: none

Goal Areas: GE-05, GE-08

Diverse Cultures: Purple

What qualifies a word as bad? How does profanity, cursing, and swearing evolve across time and vary across cultures? Where does the power of these bad words come from? What relationship do these words have to issues of gender, race, and class? This course examines the historical evolution and modern usage of obscenities to answer these questions.

Prerequisites: none

Goal Areas: GE-07, GE-09

Diverse Cultures: Purple

Language is powerful. What we say, how we say it, where we say it, and to whom we say it matters. This course explores the connection between power, language, performance, and identity. The relationships between language, gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, and socioeconomic class are explored by investigating historical and present day sources of language practices and events.

Prerequisites: none

Goal Areas: GE-05, GE-07

Diverse Cultures: Purple

Procedures for observing, describing, analyzing behaviors associated with human communication. Open to non-majors.

Prerequisites: none

Goal Areas: GE-1B

Classification and management of speech, language, and hearing disorders and how their effects can marginalize a population.

Prerequisites: none

Goal Areas: GE-07

Diverse Cultures: Purple

Acquisition and sequences of phonological, syntactical, morphological and semantic features of language across the lifespan. Theory and research.

Prerequisites: none

Using IPA to analyze and transcribe the sounds of English, emphasizing understanding the process involved to produce phonemes in normal, culturally different and disordered speech.

Prerequisites: none

Types and characteristics of language disorders in children.

Prerequisites: none

Lab associated with CDIS 402. Practice in applying course content to the language of children.

Prerequisites: none

Description, etiology, assessment and management of speech sound problems.

Prerequisites: none

A review of traditional grammar designed to prepare students for advanced work in language and grammar. This course will run for a half-semester.

Prerequisites: none

This course introduces students to the role of culture and language in education. Topics of study focus on diverse student populations, particularly language learners, in American schools, providing an understanding that every individual is a member of many communities and is influenced by a host of different cultural markers, such as language, race, ethnicity, regionalism, social class, gender, and other differences.

Prerequisites: none

The development of English from its origins as a dialect of Proto-Indo-European to its current form, with consideration of its social history as well as its formal development.

Prerequisites: none

Introduction to theory and best practices of teaching second language listening and speaking to a variety of English learners in multiple contexts.

Prerequisites: none

Introduction to theory and best practices of teaching second language grammar and vocabulary to a variety of English learners in multiple contexts - specifically focusing on content based teaching practices.

Prerequisites: none

Topics in learning and teaching English as a Second/Foreign Language. May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: none

A study of the sound system in French. Intensive oral practice. Prereq: FREN 201, 202, or equivalent

Prerequisites: FREN 201, FREN 202, or equivalent 

Systematic review of French grammar. Prereq: FREN 201, 202, or equivalent

Prerequisites: FREN 201, FREN 202, or equivalent 

Topics may vary. Course may be repeated for credit. Discussion and analysis of German phonetics and syntax and historical linguistics, for example. Prereq: completion of at least one 300 level German course.

Prerequisites: Completion of a least one 300 level German course. 

Theories of meaning, speech acts and semantics, relation of language to the world.

Prerequisites: none

Topics will vary and course may be repeated for credit. Language topics include pronunciation and intonation, advanced grammar, Spanish for the marketplace, etc. The focus is on advanced oral or written communication. Prereq: Two years of university level Spanish or equivalent

Prerequisites: Two years of university level Spanish or equivalent 

Topics may vary. Course may be repeated for credit. Discussion and analysis of Spanish linguistics (syntax, sociolinguistics, historical linguistics, translation theory and practice.) Prereq: Completion of 4 credits of 300 level or equivalent

Prerequisites: Completion of 4 credits of 300 level or equivalent