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Courses Offered


A list of regularly offered courses follows. The indication of when a course will be offered is based on the best projection of the department and can be subject to change.

Please note the key for the following abbreviations: (A) Arts; (H) Humanities; (S) Social Sciences; (N) Natural Sciences with Laboratory; (LS) Language Studies requirement; (NSP) Natural Science in Perspective; (NW) Non-Western Cultures requirement.

101. Introduction to Linguistics. (H) Every Fall

Through course readings, class discussions, problem solving and group work, students will explore the core components of human language: speech sounds, word formation, sentence structure and meaning. Provides numerous opportunities for students to use theoretical knowledge and apply it to analyzing the structure of other languages. Examines the history and development of the English language. Armstrong

120. Sociolinguistics. (H) Every Spring

An exploration of the relationship between language and society. Special attention will be paid to language variation (dialects, creoles and pidgins) and language in society (multilingualism, slang, language prejudice and gender). Readings, films, discussions and group work will prepare students for field work. Armstrong