6: College of Arts and Sciences

General Information | Academic Information | Departments and Programs | Faculty

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Drama | Economics | English | Environmental Sciences | French | German | Government and Foreign Affairs
History | Latin American Studies | Linguistics | Mathematics | Medieval Studies
Middle East Studies | Music | Personal Skills | Philosophy | Physics | Political and Social Thought
Psychology | Religious Studies | Service Physical Education | Slavic | Sociology
Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese | Statistics | University Seminars | Women's Studies

Course Descriptions

The following list includes courses approved for the major. Students should consult the Graduate Record for descriptions of courses at the 500 level.

Linguistic Courses

LING 496 - (Credit to be arranged) (SI)
Independent Study in Linguistics

Independent study conducted by students under the supervision of an instructor of their choice.

LING 497 - (Credit to be arranged) (SI)
Supervised Research in Linguistics

Supervised research by students under the direction of an instructor of their choice.

LING 498 - (Credit to be arranged) (SI)
Independent Research in Linguistics

Independent research by students under the supervision of an instructor of their choice.

LING 499 - (3) (SI)
Senior Honors Thesis

Independent research for the senior thesis for students in the honors program in linguistics.

LING 501 - (3) (IR)
Synchronic Linguistics

Prerequisite: LNGS 325 and permission of instructor A study of the theoretical foundations of major linguistic models with attention to problem solving and descriptive techniques. Emphasis is currently given to the American structuralist and transformational-generative models of language.

LING 502 - (3) (Y)
Introduction to Comparative-Historical Linguistics

Prerequisites: LNGS 325 and permission of instructor
A survey of the elements of comparative-historical linguistics.

LING 506 - (3) (IR)
Syntax and Semantics

Prerequisite: LNGS 325 and permission of the instructor Analysis and description of sentence structure and its relationship to meaning.

LING 507 - (3) (SI)
Syntactic Theory

Prerequisite: LNGS 325 and permission of the instructor
A study of the major schools of syntactic theory.

LING 509 - (3) (Y)
Teaching English as a Second Language

Prerequisite: LNGS 325 and permission of instructor
Study of the theory, problems, and methods in teaching English as a second language, with attention to relevant areas of general linguistics and the structure of English.

LING 525, 526 - (3) (SI)
Romance Linguistics

Study of the vulgar Latin origins and patterns of linguistic change in the principal Romance languages.

ANTH 341 - (3) (Y)
Introduction to Sociolinguistics

ANTH 345 - (3) (SI)
American Indian Languages

ANTH 504 - (3) (Y)
Field Methods

ANTH 540 - (3) (Y)
Linguistic Anthropology

ANTH 542 - (3) (IR)
Modern Structural Linguistics

ANTH 545 - (3) (IR)
African Languages and Folklore

ANTH 549 - (Credit to be arranged) (IR)
Selected Topics in Theoretical Linguistics and Linguistic Anthropology

ENLS 303 - (3) (Y)
History of the English Language

ENCR 333 - (3) (Y)
Ethnopoetics

ENMD 501 - (3) (IR)
Introduction to Old English

ENMD 505, 506 - (3) (IR)
Old Icelandic

FREN 339 - (3) (S)
French Phonetics and Phonology

Conducted in French.

FREN 428 - (3) (Y)
History of the French Language

Conducted in French.

LNGS 200 - (3) (O)
Grammatical Concepts in Foreign Language Learning

Prerequisite: Some foreign language experience strongly recommended
Intended for all students interested in language. Treats the grammatical concepts traditionally considered relevant in the teaching and study of foreign languages, including the study of English as a second language.

LNGS 222 - (3) (Y)
Black English

Introduction to the history and structure of what has been termed Black English Vernacular or Black Street English. Focuses on the sociolinguistic factors which led to the emergence of this variety of English, its present role in the Black community, and its relevance in education, racial stereotypes, etc.

LNGS 325 - (3) (Y)
Introduction to Linguistic Theory and Analysis

An introduction to sign systems, language as a sign system, and approaches to linguistics description. Emphasizes the application of descriptive techniques to data.

LNGS 495 - (1-6) (Y)
Independent Study in General Linguistics

LNGS 496 - (1-6) (Y)
Independent Study in General Linguistics

PHIL 350 - (3) (IR)
Philosophy of Language

PSYC 311 - (3) (IR)
Psychology of Language

PSYC 411 - (3) (Y)
Psycholinguistics

PSYC 555 - (3) (IR)
Developmental Psycholinguistics

RUSS 521 - (3) (SI)
The Structure of Modern Russian

RUSS 522 - (3) (SI)
History of the Russian Language

SANS 501, 502 - (3) (IR)
Introductory Sanskrit

SLAV 525 - (3) (SI)
Introduction to Slavic Linguistics

SPAN 309 - (3) (S)
Introduction to Hispanic Linguistics

Conducted in Spanish.

SPAN 310 - (3) (S)
Phonetics

Conducted in Spanish.

SPAN 420 - (3) (Y)
History of the Language

SPAN 430 - (3) (IR)
Hispanic Dialectology and Bilingualism

SPAN 514 - (3) (E)
Applied Linguistics

Language Courses
Note   The following language courses do not count toward requirements for the major or minor in linguistics.

ASL 101 - (3) (S)
Introduction to American Sign Language Part I

Study of American Sign Language, emphasizing basic comprehension/receptive skills and minimal basic expressive skills. Includes and introduction to the deaf community/deaf culture.

ASL 102 - (3) (Y)
Introduction to American Sign Language Part II

Prerequisites: ASL 101, EDHS 515, or permission of instructor
Continuation of American Sign Language study with continuing emphasis on basic comprehension/receptive skills and increasing basic expressive skills in ASL. Includes the study of the deaf community/deaf culture.

SWAH 101 - (3) (S)
Introductory Swahili

Introduction to Swahili, the most widely spoken indigenous language of East-Central Africa. Focus on speaking, comprehension, reading and writing skills, and the language in its cultural context.

SWAH 102 - (3) (Y)
Introductory Swahili, Part II

Prerequisite: SWAH 101 or equivalent


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