SRJC Course Outlines

10/31/2020 1:10:18 PMENGL 25 Course Outline as of Spring 2003

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  ENGL 25Title:  INTRO LANGUAGE STDY  
Full Title:  Introduction to Language Study
Last Reviewed:12/10/2018

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled06 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly: 

Catalog Description:
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Study of the nature and structure of language; language and the mind; child language acquisition; language in its social setting; language and culture; language change; applications of the science of linguistics.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:
Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent.


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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A study of the nature and structure of language; language and the mind; child language acquisition; language in its social setting; language and culture; language change; applications of the science of linguistics.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent.
Recommended:
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;UC.
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Fall 1981
Inactive: 
 Area:E
Humanities
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 C2HumanitiesFall 1996
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 3BHumanitiesFall 1996
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Not Certificate/Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Outcomes and Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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By the end of this course, students will be able to:
1.  Identify and describe the nature of language, language
   universals, linguistic science (its background, development, and
   relation to other fields of study), and recent developments in
   the study of language.
2.  Examine philosophical approaches as well as practical
   insights of modern linguistic science that will aid them in a
   variety of academic and career pursuits.
3.  Apply principles of the various branches of linguistic science (as
   listed below) to a number of different fields of study, including
   but not limited to English literature, anthropology, sociology,
   psychology, child development, and education.

Topics and Scope
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Through readings, examinations, and special projects, students will
receive a broad introduction to the nature of language and linguistics,
including the following topics:
1.  phonetics
2.  phonology
3.  morphology
4.  syntax
5.  semantics
6.  historical linguistics and language change
7.  classification of languages
8.  brain and language
9.  language acquisition (first and second)
10. language and social contexts
11. writing systems
12. animal communication
13. computational linguistics
14. history of English
15. stylistics

Assignments:
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Typical assignments will include:
1. Textbook reading assignments,
2. Chapter quizzes,
3. Supplemental reading,
4. Field observations,
5. Visitation to ESL classroom,
6. Semester research projects involving research and field work on
  topic areas covered in Topics & Scope.

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
20 - 50%
Written homework, Reading reports, Lab reports, Term papers
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
20 - 50%
Homework problems, Field work, Quizzes, Exams
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
15 - 20%
Field work
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
15 - 30%
Multiple choice, True/false, Matching items, Completion, ESSAY EXAMS
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 0%
None


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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CONTEMPORARY LINGUISTICS: AN INTRODUCTION by O'Grady, Dobrovolsky, and
Aronoff. 4th ed. Harcourt, Brace. 2000.
AN INTRODUCTION TO LANGUAGE, by Franklin and Rodman, 4th ed. Holt,
  Rinehart & Winston, Inc., 1988.
LANGUAGE: ITS STRUCTURE AND USE, Edw Finegan and Niko Besnier, Harcourt
  Brace. 1989.
LINGUISTICS: AN INTRODUCTION TO LANGUAGE AND COMMUNICATION, by Akmajian,
  et al., 3rd ed., MIT Press, 1990.

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