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Courses - LING Lower Division

100. The Nature of Language (3)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: GE A1 requirement.
Examines ongoing issues concerning cognitive and social aspects of language. In exploring both popular and scientific perspectives on language, students develop skills in critical thinking while exploring elements of linguistic analysis.

101. Introduction to the World's Languages (3)

Prerequisite: ENGL 100 or GE Composition (Area A1).
General introduction to roles that the world's languages have played historically, socially, culturally and politically. Nature of language, how languages operate, differ, and relate to each other. Contact between languages and change over time. Spoken and written forms of language.

151. Fundamentals of American Sign Language I (3)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: One GE Foundation course.
For those who are beginning ASL, or who have had less than two years of high school ASL or equivalent. Introduction to pronunciation, receptive and expressive conversational skills without voice, and grammatical structures of American Sign Language (ASL). Development of appropriate linguistic/cultural behaviors and awareness of and respect for Deaf Culture.
Letter grade only (A-F).

152. Fundamentals of American Sign Language II (3)

Prerequisite: LING 151 or equivalent.
Second semester introduction to pronunciation, receptive and expressive conversational skills without voice, and grammatical structures of American Sign Language (ASL). Includes development of appropriate linguistic/cultural behaviors and awareness of and respect for Deaf Culture.
Letter grade only (A-F).

170. Introduction to Linguistics (3)

Prerequisite/corequisite: Any GE Foundation course.
Nature of language; its relation to culture; language structure and processes of change; language universals, contrasts and relationships.
Same course as ANTH 170. Not open for credit to students with credit in ANTH 170.


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