AL 2021 Introduction to English Linguistics
Credit Hours 3.0
Requirements See section 1310.50 for Learning Support and ESL placement information.
Description

A brief survey of major topics in the linguistics of English, including word, sentence and text structure, the history of English, and variation in English usage.

AL 2101 Introduction to Language
Credit Hours 3.0
Requirements See section 1310.50 for Learning Support and ESL placement information.
Description

Non-technical introduction to issues pertaining to language and languages, including language structure, first and second language acquisition, language variation (regional and social), and language change.

AL 2102 Languages of the World
Credit Hours 3.0
Requirements See section 1310.50 for Learning Support and ESL placement information.
Description

Survey of the world’s languages and an introduction to the variety of linguistic phenomena found in different languages.

AL 2231 Understanding Miscommunication
Credit Hours 3.0
Requirements See section 1310.50 for Learning Support and ESL placement information.
Description

Introductory, non-technical investigation of miscommunication, including its causes and how it can and cannot be avoided; emphasis on linguistic and cultural factors that may lead to miscommunication.

AL 2290 Introductory Special Topics in Applied Linguistics
Credit Hours 3.0
Requirements See section 1310.50 for Learning Support and ESL placement information.
Description

This course provides an exploration at an introductory level of a specific topic in applied linguistics that is not currently included in the curriculum. May be repeated if topic differs.