Introduction to Human Language

Introduction to Human Language
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.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 TaughtFall, Winter, Spring, Summer
Course Outcomes: 

Understanding Language Capacity

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)

Critical Understanding of Language Behavior

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)

Communicate Regarding Language Issues

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)