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  • Undergraduate Linguistics Courses

    2340 Introduction to the Study of Language (3-0). 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). (Credit may not be earned for this course and English 2340.)
    Prerequisite: English 1302.

    Satisfactory completion of six semester hours of sophomore English literature is prerequisite to advanced Linguistics courses (3000- and 4000- level courses) that are cross listed with English courses.

    3315 Contrastive Linguistics (3-0). A comparative study of the structure of English and Spanish, emphasizing phonological, morphological, lexical, syntactic, and semantic differences. Knowledge of Spanish is required.
    Prerequisite: Spanish 2312 or equivalent, or consent of department chair.

    3320 Descriptive Linguistics (3-0). An examination of the science of 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 this course and English 3320.)
    Prerequisite: English 1302.

    3323 English Phonology and Morphology (3-0). Study of the speech sound system and the study of the structure of words. (Credit may not be earned for this course and English 3323.)
    Prerequisite: English/Linguistics 2340 or English/Linguistics 3320.

    3326 English Syntax and Semantics (3-0). Study of the rules of phrase and sentence formation and the study of linguistic meaning of morphemes, words, phrases, and sentences. (Credit may not be earned for this course and English 3326.)
    Prerequisite: English/Linguistics 2340 or English/Linguistics 3320.

    4071 Internship in Linguistics: Credit 1 to 6. An internship experience with assignments in linguistics and teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language. (Linguistics 4071 may be repeated with a limit of 6 hours total.)
    Prerequisite: 60 hours - including current semester credit hours, a 2.50 or higher cumulative GPA at the time of application, and department permission.

    4319 Sociolinguistics (3-0). A study of the role of language in society and how society in turn impacts language use. (Credit may not be earned for this course and English 4319.)

    4323 Methods of Teaching Foreign/Second Language (3-0). Study and application of perspectives, theories, pedagogies, and methods of language teaching and learning. (Credit may not be earned for this course and English 4323.)
    Prerequisites: English/Linguistics 2340 or English/Linguistics 3320 and English/Linguistics 4340.

    4340 Psycholinguistics (3-0). Study of language and the brain, particularly child language acquisition and adult language learning, but also linguistic performance and oral and print comprehension and production. (Credit may not be earned for this course and English 4340.)
    Prerequisite: English/Linguistics 3320.

    4381 Special Topics (3-0). Selected topics in Linguistics. May be repeated once for credit when topic varies.
    Prerequisite: Linguistics 3320 or 4310 or consent of department chair.

    4391 Research. A specialized course which may be directed reading or research for advanced students or those seeking professional certification.

    Graduate Linguistics Course

    6301 Linguistics for Public School Teachers (3-0). A survey of the phonological, morphological, syntactic, and semantic components of the English language. Linguistic principles and techniques as applied to the teaching of reading and language arts and a contrastive study of grammatical structures.

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