English 220: Introduction to Language Study
Students who successfully complete this course will be able to:
- identify and discuss key issues related to these fields and subfields, including the neurology of language, language acquisition, language variation (in both its regional and social dimensions), and language change.
- Identify 3 principles of language acquisition.
- Describe regional and social variation of language.
- Identify examples of linguistic change.
- apply methods of linguistic analysis to language structures and meanings, including phonology (sounds), morphology (words), syntax (sentences), semantics (meanings), and pragmatics (contexts).
- Apply an appropriate technique of linguistic analysis to a given problem.
UNIV 103: Seminar for English Majors
Students who complete the course successfully will be able
- to recognize major theories, theorists, and critical approaches to “text."
- to develop critical vocabulary and apply it in analysis of literary and cultural texts.
- to apply major theoretical and critical approaches to their own reading and writing about literature.
- to produce texts marked with clarity, precision, depth and correctness.