SRJC Course Outlines

5/25/2024 2:09:43 AMENGL 25 Course Outline as of Fall 2009

Changed Course

Discipline and Nbr:  ENGL 25Title:  INTRO TO LANGUAGE STUDY  
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
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Catalog Description:
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Study of the nature and structure of language including: 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.

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.
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;UC.
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP


Associate Degree:Effective:Fall 1981
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:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Major Applicable Course


Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should 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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1.  Phonetics
2.  Phonology
3.  Morphology
4.  Syntax and grammar
5.  Semantics
6.  Historical linguistics and language change
7.  Classification of languages
8.  Cognition and language (psycholinguistics)
9.  Language acquisition (first and subsequent)
10. Sociolinguistics and social contexts
11. Writing systems
12. Animal communication
13. Computational linguistics
14. History of English
15. Stylistics
16. How to conduct field observations

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Typical assignments will include:
1. Textbook reading assignments, 30-50 pages per week
2. Quizzes
3. Midterm and Final Exam
4. Supplemental reading
5. Reading and observation journals that apply concepts in the reading to student's everyday experiences with language and culture.
6. Visitation to ESL or Child Development Center classroom at Santa Rosa Junior College
7. Semester research projects involving research and group presentations.
8. Two to four essays including research and analysis, 750 to 1500 words.

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
50 - 60%
Reading Journals, Critiques, Essays, Observations reports,
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
10 - 20%
Homework problems
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
15 - 20%
Applied Linguistics Observation at Call Child Center or SRJC ESL classroom
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
15 - 25%
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 - 5%
Attendance and participation in class activities and discussions.

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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A  Concise Introduction to Linguistics, 2nd ed., Pearson/Allyn & Bacon, 2009.
Language: Introductory Reading. Virginia Clark Et al, Bedford/St. Martins, 2008.
Linguistics: An Introduction to Language and Communication, by Akmajian,  et al., 3rd ed., MIT Press, 2007.

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