LING 110

Introduction to Human Language

Linguistics College of Humanities

Course Description

Introduces students to the basic principles of language. The course considers language as part of our human, biological heritage, as wel as critical for our social and intellectual development.

When Taught

All Semesters/Terms

Grade Rule

Grade Rule 8: A, B, C, D, E, I (Standard grade rule)

Min

3

Fixed

3

Fixed

3

Fixed

0

Title

Communicate Regarding Language Issues

Learning Outcome

Demonstrate through written work, an ability to communicate application of an informed, evaluative perspective, applying evidence to a concrete instance when language usage becomes the focus of debate, contention or exposition in the real world of individuals, families, and public policies. (GE Social Science Outcomes 1,4,5)

Title

Critical Understanding of Language Behavior

Learning Outcome

Apply new perspectives to a critical understanding of folk conceptions of language behavior using a valid linguistic methodology within an accepted model. (GE Social Science Outcomes 1,4)

Title

Understanding Language Capacity

Learning Outcome

Think critically about language as an inherent ability, as a tool for reasoning and expressivity, and as an analogue for other capacities, processes, and experiences.(GE Social Science outcomes 2, 3)