Linguistics courses

LING 292: Introduction to Linguistics

This is an introductory course to language, its linguistic structure, and use. Topics include the nature of human language as distinct from other communication systems; the systems of linguistic knowledge; language use in context; geographical and social dialects; historical development of language and the evolution of language. (May be offered as classroom-based, hybrid or online.)

Units: 4 — 4

LING 392: Nature of Language & Language Acquisition

Nature of Language & Language Acquisition introduces the scientific study of language, which includes theoretical concepts (e.g. structural linguistics, sociolinguistics, language development in first and second language acquisition) and application of linguistics in reading and writing development. Students develop a knowledge base in linguistics, phonemic awareness, and syntax, and apply it in real-world educational settings. (May be offered as classroom-based, hybrid or online.) (Prereq: GE Area A1 and A2 and A3)

Units: 4 — 4

LING 392B: Nature of Language & Language Acquisition

Nature of Language & Language Acquisition is an optional field-based course which accompanies LS 392. Students spend a minimum of 24 hours per semester focusing on application of linguistics in reading and writing development in school settings. Requires completion of an approved field-based or community service project. (May be offered as classroom-based, hybrid or online.) (Coreq: LS 392)

Units: 1 — 1