Course Description and Outcomes

Undergraduate Students:

English 337 (Introduction to Linguistics), 2 credits

Survey of phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, and semantics along with an introduction to the history of English.

This course surveys techniques in theoretical linguistics and emphasizes the practical applications of language theory. Thus, in addition to introducing students to the nature of language, the course will examine fundamental technical aspects of language such as phonology, morphology, syntax, and semantics.

In general, the course has these outcomes for students to pursue:

1. Understand the fundamental principles of linguistic theory, both descriptive and historical.

2. Become familiar with the phonetic alphabet and phonological elements of language.

3. Be able to identify the morphological, syntactic, and semantic/pragmatic elements of language.

Graduate Students:

English 537 (Introduction to Linguistics), 2 credits

Survey of phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, and semantics along with an introduction to the history of English.

This course surveys techniques in theoretical linguistics and emphasizes the practical applications of language theory. Thus, in addition to introducing students to the nature of language, the course will examine fundamental technical aspects of language such as phonology, morphology, syntax, and semantics. In addition, students will be expected to complete a sentence-combining workbook.

In general, the course has these outcomes for students to pursue:

1. Understand the fundamental principles of linguistic theory, both descriptive and historical.

2. Become familiar with the phonetic alphabet and phonological elements of language.

3. Be able to identify the morphological, syntactic, and semantic/pragmatic elements of language.

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