LING Linguistics

LING   2090   Selected Topics in Writing and Linguistics

1-3 Credit Hours.   1-3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Introduces students to one or more topics preliminary to study of more specialized areas of Writing and Linguistics.

Cross Listing(s): WRIT   2090, WRIT   2090S.

LING   2430   Essential Grammar for Successful Writing

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Offers review and reinforcement of grammar, punctuation, and rules of writing used in both academics and the professions. Challenges students to learn grammar and punctuation well enough that they feel confident with their language skills. Emphasizes paragraph and essay-level writing through drafting, revision, and editing.

Cross Listing(s): WRIT   2430.

LING   3030   Selected Topics in Linguistics

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Offers varied courses in specialized areas of the field of linguistics.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in ENGL   1102.

Cross Listing(s): LING   3030S.

LING   3030S   Selected Topics in Linguistics

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Offers varied courses in specialized areas of the field of Linguistics.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in ENGL   1102.

Cross Listing(s): LING   3030.

LING   3031   Phonology

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

An in-depth introduction to sounds and sound structures within formal grammar. Relation of basic units of sound structure to major components of linguistics including syntax, morphology, and semantics. Reading and discussion of trends in phonological theory, including nonlinear phonology and current optimality approaches.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in ENGL   1102.

LING   3032   Syntax

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

A broad introduction to syntactic theory within historical and contemporary approaches to language and linguistic representation. Exploration of language as a systematic structure drawing on the Generative Transformational models complemented by the Minimalist paradigm.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in ENGL   1102.

LING   3337   Language, Power, Politics

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

An in-depth investigation of the role of language in national and international power structures. Comparative evaluation of language in social organization of politics, economic policy and law as aggregated by race, culture, ethnicity, class, group ideology and gender. Emphasis on social policy management and minority/linguistic rights.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in ENGL   1102.

Cross Listing(s): ANTH   3337 and POLS   3337.

LING   3338   Language and Law

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

A critical examination of language as a problem-solving device and tool for understanding argument and legal contestation. Delineation of individual rights, institutional authority and legal jurisdiction with emphasis on language and legal power. Analysis of the sociology of language and law within the concepts of human rights and socio-political entitlements.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in ENGL   1102.

Cross Listing(s): POLS   3338.

LING   3533   Introduction to Language

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

A general introduction to the nature and structure of language and its role in society.

Cross Listing(s): FORL   3533.

LING   3534   Psychology of Language

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

An introduction focusing on the psychological mechanisms underlying the acquisition and use of language from cognitive and social psychological perspectives.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in PSYC   1101 or LING   3533 or LING   3630.

Cross Listing(s): PSYC   3534.

LING   3630   Language and Linguistic Theory

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Critical overview, examination and evaluation of influential theories in linguistics and their insight on language. Application of basic principles of linguistic theorizing to issues of language structure and understanding.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in ENGL   1102.

LING   4133   Gullah and Geechee Language and Culture

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course introduces students to the culture, language, folklore, traditional stories, and creative output of the Gullah and Geechee people in Georgia and South Carolina through readings, lectures, films, and hands-on experiences.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in ENGL   1102.

Cross Listing(s): AAST   4133 and ANTH 4133.

LING   4333   Semantics

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Focuses on language analysis applied to practical problems of communication in contemporary society.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in ENGL   1102.

Cross Listing(s): LING   4333S and COMS   4333.

LING   4333S   Semantics

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Focuses on language analysis applied to practical problems of communication in contemporary society.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in ENGL   1102.

Cross Listing(s): LING   4333, COMS   4333.

LING   5130   Modern English Grammar

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

A study of the system of rules of word formation and sentence construction that we unconsciously employ in our daily use of the English language. Undergraduate.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in ENGL   1102.

Cross Listing(s): LING   5130G, WRIT   5130, WRIT   5130G.

LING   5330   History of English Language

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

A study of the English language from linguistic, social, and historical perspectives.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in ENGL   1102.

Cross Listing(s): LING   5330G, ANTH   5330, ANTH   5530G, WRIT   5330, WRIT   5330G.

LING   5530   Sociolinguistics

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

The principles and methods used to study language as a sociocultural phenomenon. These are examined both from the linguistic viewpoint and the social scientific viewpoint.

Prerequisite(s): ANTH   1102 or SOCI   1101.

Cross Listing(s): LING   5530G, ANTH   5530, ANTH   5530G, WRIT   5530, WRIT   5530G.