Courses in Linguistics (LING)
Linguistics 2340 – Introduction to the Study of Language
An introduction to linguistics, the scientific study of language: the nature of human language; language and the brain; language and society; formal linguistics includes phonetics (the properties of speech sounds), phonology (the systematic sound patterns of language), morphology (the grammatical structure of words), syntax (the structure of sentences), and semantics/pragmatics (the meaning and use of words and sentences). Prerequisite: English 1302.
Linguistics 3320 – Descriptive Linguistics
An examination of the science of human language: concentration on formal linguistics (phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics/pragmatics) and survey of psycholinguistics, sociolinguistics, historical linguistics, applied linguistics. (Credit may not be earned for both.) Prerequisite: English 1302.
Linguistics 3323 – English Phonology and Morphology
Study of the speech sound system and the study of the structure of words. Prerequisite: English/Linguistics 2340 or English/Linguistics 3320.
Linguistics 3326 – English Syntax and Semantics
Study of the rules of phrase and sentence formation and the study of linguistic meaning of morphemes, words, phrases, and sentences. Prerequisite: English/Linguistics 2340 or English/Linguistics 3320.
Linguistics 3328 – Psycholinguistics
Study of language and the brain, particularly child language acquisition and adult language learning, but also linguistic performance, and speech comprehension and production. Prerequisite: English/Linguistics 2340 or English/Linguistics 3320.
Linguistics 4323 – Methods of Teaching Foreign/Second Language
Study and application of perspectives, theories, pedagogies, and methods of language teaching and learning. Prerequisites: English/Linguistics 2340 or English/Linguistics 3320 and English/Linguistics 3328 (Psycholinguistics).
Linguistics 4391 - Research.
A specialized course which may be directed reading or research for advanced students or those seeking professional certification.