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Courses - LING Upper Division

General Education Category A must be completed prior to taking any upper division course except upper division language courses where students meet formal prerequisites and/or competency equivalent for advanced study.

301. Introduction to Research Methods (3)

Prerequisites: LING/ANTH 170 or consent of instructor.
Introduction to quantitative, qualitative and mixed method research in linguistics; basic statistics; writing a research report.
Letter grade only (A-F). May be used to satisfy the GWAR.

325. Modern English Grammar (3)

Study of the structural characteristics of English words, phrases and sentences. Traditional grammatical terminology, basic morphology, constituent structure, phrase structure, finite and non-finite clauses. Descriptive and prescriptive grammar; reference to pedagogical contexts.
Not open for credit to students with credit in ENGL 325. Letter grade only (A-F).

329. Introduction to Language Acquisition (3)

Typical development patterns in phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, and pragmatics. Comparison of first and second language acquisition. Influence of biological, social, and cultural factors. Techniques for collecting and analyzing acquisition data. Evaluation of competing theories of acquisition.
Letter grade only (A-F). Not open for credit to students with credit in C D 329.

339. Linguistics for Crosscultural Academic Development [in Secondary School Settings] (3)

Principles of language structure, variation and usage for educators. First and second language acquisition, and related social, cultural and political issues regarding language behavior in middle and high schools. Influences on language attitudes, maintenance and shift.
Letter grade only (A-F).

363. Implications of Human Language (3)

Prerequisite: Students must have scored 11 or higher on the GWAR Placement Examination or completed the necessary portfolio course that is a prerequisites for a GWAR Writing Intensive Capstone.
Examines human language from the perspectives of linguistics, psychology, and communicative disorders. Topics include relationships between languages of the world, language acquisition, and the social meaning of language and dialect differences. The implications of language for the individual and her/his social experience are experienced through the methodologies of these disciplines.

379. Sociolinguistics (3)

Prerequisite: LING/ANTH 170.
Survey of language variation and its relationship to social characteristics and processes. Study of regional and social dialects, interactional sociolinguistics, language attitudes research, sociolinguistic discourse analysis and the study of language policy and ideology as well as multilingualism. Application of sociolinguistics to educational and other contexts.
Letter grade only (A-F).

401./501. Corpus Linguistics (3)

Prerequisite: LING/ANTH 170 or consent of instructor.
Analyzing language through quantitative corpus data, with applications to fields such as lexicography, natural language processing, L2 pedagogy, and historical linguistics.
Letter grade only (A-F).

413. Language and Culture (3)

Prerequisites: LING/ANTH 170 or consent of instructor.
Relation of language to social and cultural practices and processes; issues of meaning, identity and power within and across cultures.
Same course as ANTH 413. Not open for credit to students with credit in ANTH 413.

420. Phonology (3)

Prerequisite: LING/ANTH 170 or consent of instructor.
Study of the phonology of American English, using articulatory phonetic, phonemic, and distinctive feature analyses.
Letter grade only (A-F).

421. Syntax (3)

Prerequisite: LING 325.
With the structure of American English as a reference point, this course provides an introduction to the analysis of a range of morphological and syntactic structures found in languages from a variety of language families.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Seminar)

423. Semantics (3)

Study of meaning in language.
Same course as ENGL 423. Not open for credit to students with credit in ENGL 423.

425. Education Across Cultures (3)

Prerequisites: GE Foundation requirements, one or more Exploration, and upper-division standing.
Cross cultural perspectives on formal and informal education and socialization, using theory and methods from anthropology and linguistics. Cultural variation in schooling and multiculturalism in U.S. classrooms. Cultural, linguistic and educational issues facing indigenous, minority and immigrant populations in schools.
Same course as ANTH 421. Not open for credit to students with credit in ANTH 421.

426. History of the English Language (3)

Development of the English language from its beginnings to the present day.
Same course as ENGL 426. Not open for credit to students with credit in ENGL 426.

428. Applied Linguistics (3)

Prerequisites: LING/ANTH 170 or consent of instructor.
Linguistic research applied to the study and teaching of linguistics and language skills.
Not open for credit to students with credit in ENGL 428/524. Letter grade only (A-F).

433. Survey of Discourse Analysis (3)

Prerequisites: LING/ANTH 170.
Introduction to discourse analysis; language structure from the viewpoint of production. The structure of genres: conversation, narrative, exposition, and others; language in special settings. Discourse analysis in theoretical and applied linguistics. Pragmatics and discourse; developmental issues.
Letter grade only (A-F).

438./538. Psycholinguistics (3)

Prerequisite: LING/ANTH 170 or consent of instructor.
How language works in the human mind: psychological factors involved in language production and comprehension, and the relation between language and cognition.
Letter grade only (A-F).

460./560. TESOL Composition (3)

Prerequisites: LING 325 or consent of instructor.
Introduction to the rhetoric and composition of students with limited English proficiency. Attention to both the general principles of composition, and the specific issues that face students and teachers in an ESL context.
Letter grade only (A-F).

470. Language and Gender in Cross-Cultural Perspective (3)

Analysis of men's and women's communication in its social and cultural context; role of gender in interpreting conversational interactions in the U.S. and elsewhere; acquisition of gender differences; cultural dimensions of perceptions and stereotypes and their effect on communication.
Same course as ANTH 475, WGSS 475. Not open for credit to students with credit in ANTH 475, W/ST 475, WGSS 475.

472. Language and Discrimination (3)

Survey and analysis of discrimination on the basis of language as component of racial, ethnic, gender, and class discrimination. Historical and contemporary examples; related analysis of bias toward so-called non-standard varieties; analysis of the language of racism and sexism.
Letter grade only (A-F).

486. Second Language Teaching Methods (3)

Prerequisites: LING 325 or consent of instructor.
Introduction to current methods and techniques for teaching second languages with a focus on teaching English to speakers of other languages. Classroom applications in second language settings.
Letter grade only (A-F).

490. Selected Topics in Linguistics (1‑3)

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Investigation of topics of current interest and concern to students in linguistics and allied areas.
May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units with different topics. Topics announced in the Schedule of Classes.


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