Linguistics

Linguistics exposes students to a broad range of information in the study of language from the perspectives of physiology, cognition, meaning, society and culture.

Linguistics 101

LINGUISTICS 101—HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN LANGUAGES (HSC)

Fall, Spring. Credit, three hours. An historical examination of the various languages and dialects used in American society and the development of an American identity through language use and language policy.

Linguistics 201

LINGUISTICS 201—FOUNDATIONS OF LINGUISTICS (HSC)

On Demand. Credit, four hours. This course introduces students to the foundations of linguistics, including syntax, phonology, morphology, orthography, language acquisition, language processing, neurolinguistics, and sociolinguistics.

Linguistics 340

LINGUISTICS 340—TOPICS IN SOCIOLINGUISTICS (HSC)

On Demand. Credit, four hours. This course offers an overview of sociolinguistics, the study of how linguistic forms and use vary along social, geographic, temporal, and situational variables. Topics may include language variation, multilingualism, language change, identity, and language policy/planning. (Cross listed with Anth. 340)

Linguistics 360

LINGUISTICS 360—THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE (HSC)

On Demand. Credit, four hours. Students learn the grammatical structures of the English language and how those structures have been used differently depending on time, register and dialect. (Cross listed with Eng. 360)