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|Discipline and Nbr:
INTRO LANGUAGE STDY||
Introduction to Language Study
|Units||Course Hours per Week|| ||Nbr of Weeks||Course Hours Total
|Maximum||3.00||Lecture Scheduled||3.00||17.5 max.||Lecture Scheduled||52.50
|Minimum||3.00||Lab Scheduled||0||6 min.||Lab Scheduled||0
| ||Contact DHR||0|| ||Contact DHR||0
| ||Contact Total||3.00|| ||Contact Total||52.50
| ||Non-contact DHR||0|| ||Non-contact DHR Total||0
Title 5 Category:
AA Degree Applicable
Grade or P/NP
00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As:
| ||Total Out of Class Hours: 105.00||Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50||
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.
Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent.
Limits on Enrollment:
Schedule of Classes Information
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.
Limits on Enrollment:
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION
Not Certificate/Major Applicable
Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
|Associate Degree:||Effective:||Fall 1981||Inactive:||
|CSU GE:||Transfer Area|| ||Effective:||Inactive:
| ||C2||Humanities||Fall 1996||
|IGETC:||Transfer Area|| ||Effective:||Inactive:
| ||3B||Humanities||Fall 1996||
|CSU Transfer:||Transferable||Effective:||Fall 1981||Inactive:||
|UC Transfer:||Transferable||Effective:||Fall 1981||Inactive:||
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
Through readings, examinations, and special projects, students will
receive a broad introduction to the nature of language and linguistics,
including the following topics:
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
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.
Representative Textbooks and Materials:
|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%
|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%
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
LINGUISTICS: AN INTRODUCTION TO LANGUAGE AND COMMUNICATION, by Akmajian,
et al., 3rd ed., MIT Press, 1990.