AL 2021 Introduction to English Linguistics
Credit Hours 3.0
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
Description

(Same as FORL 2101.) 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
Description

(Same as FORL 2102.) 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
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
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.

AL 3021 Introduction to Linguistics
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites AL 2021 with a grade of C or better, or a suitable score on the departmental placement test
Description

An introduction to the major areas of linguistics: phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, and semantics.

AL 3031 Language in Society-CTW
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites Completion of 60 hours of credit, and AL 2021, AL 2101/FORL 2101, or AL 3021/FORL 3021 with grade of C or higher, or departmental consent
Description

Introduction to sociolinguistics, focusing on the ways in which language serves the needs of the individual and society. Serves as one of the two Critical Thinking Through Writing (CTW) courses required of all applied linguistics majors.

AL 3041 Introduction to Second Language Acquisition
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites AL 3021 or FORL 3021 with grade of C or higher, or equivalent
Description

(Same as FORL 3041.)
Introduction to processes of acquiring a second (foreign or additional) language. Compares the experiences of young children, adolescents, and adult-age language learners.
Global Perspectives Course.

AL 3051 Teaching English as a Foreign Language I: Methods and Approaches
Credit Hours 3.0
Corequisites AL 3021 must be taken before or concurrently with this course
Description

This is the first course in a two course sequence designed to prepare individuals who plan on living abroad to serve as competent teachers of English as a foreign language (EFL). It features attention to adaptation to a new culture, historical and contemporary developments in English language teaching, and techniques for teaching listening, speaking, reading, writing, vocabulary & grammar.
Global Perspectives Course.

AL 3101 English Grammar in Use
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

AL 2021 with a grade of C or better, or a suitable score on the departmental placement test. Study of English grammar as it is used in different contexts. Especially recommended for students who expect to teach English to adult speakers of other languages.

AL 4011 Phonetics and Phonology
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites AL 3021 or FORL 3021 with grade of C or higher, or equivalent
Description

(Same as FORL 4011.) Description and classification of the sounds of human language; patterns of their occurrence and rules governing their use in various languages; emphasis on phonology in a generative framework.

AL 4012 Morphology and Syntax
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites AL 3021 or FORL 3021 with grade of C or higher, or equivalent
Description

(Same as FORL 4012.) Introduction to the basic concepts of syntax, including word classes, constituents, case systems, word order, and grammatical relations. Emphasis on comparison of syntax of a wide variety of languages.

AL 4111 Semantics and Pragmatics in Linguistic Theory
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites AL 3021 or FORL 3021 with grade of C or higher, or equivalent
Description

(Same as FORL 4111.) Broad range of topics in semantics, the study of how language communicates meaning, and in pragmatics, the study of how language is used to accomplish a speaker’s intention.

AL 4121 Historical Linguistics
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites AL 3021 or FORL 3021 with grade of C or higher, or equivalent
Description

(Same as FORL 4121.)
Comprehensive introduction to historical and comparative linguistics with a focus on causes and mechanisms of language change over time.
Global Perspectives Course.

AL 4131 Bilingualism
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites AL 3021 or FORL 3021 with grade of C or higher, or equivalent
Description

(Same as FORL 4131.)
Comprehensive introduction to the phenomena, role, and function of bilingualism in the contemporary world with special emphasis on North America.

AL 4141 Special Topics in Language Studies
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites AL 3021 or FORL 3021 with grade of C or higher, or equivalent
Description

(Same as FORL 4141.) Topic varies according to instructor. May be repeated for a maximum of six semester hours.

AL 4151 Communication Across Cultures-CTW
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites AL 3021 or FORL 3021 with grade of C or higher, or equivalent
Description

This course focuses on learning about the communication of another cultural group to which you do not belong, and learning about effectively communicating with that group. Topics include investigating some of the relationships between language and culture and developing strategies for learning about another culture and communicating across cultures.
Global Perspectives Course.

AL 4161 Teaching English as a Second Language II: Practicum and Classroom Practices
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites AL 3051 and AL 3021 or FORL 3021 with grades of C or higher, or equivalent
Description

This is the second course in a two course sequence designed to prepare individuals who plan on living abroad to serve as competent teachers of English as a foreign language (EFL). Its purpose is to complement the relatively broadeR, and more theoretical, perspective of TEFL I by focusing on classroom practices (e.g., micro-teaching, classroom management, lesson planning) and building intercultural awareness and sensitivities.
Global Perspectives Course.

AL 4241 Senior Seminar in Applied Linguistics-CTW
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites 12 hours of upper-division applied linguistics courses completed before registering
Description

Overview of current issues and research methods in applied linguistics. Each student will complete an independent research project. Serves as one of the two Critical Thinking Through Writing (CTW) courses required of all applied linguistics majors.

AL 4980 Internship
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites AL 3021 or FORL 3021 with grade of C or higher, Junior or Senior standing, and a declared Applied Linguistics major or minor
Description

This course provides an opportunity to observe and interact with professionals engaged in day-to-day activities in a corporate or non-profit setting. Students will gain occupational skills through hands-on experience and apply linguistics theory, pedagogy, and/or analysis methods to relevant problems in written assignments. AL 3051 TEFL I and AL 4161 TEFL II are recommended before an internship that involves teaching English. May be repeated once to fulfill residency or total degree hour requirements, but not to fulfill major requirements. This course may include a Signature Experience component.

AL 4985 Internship Abroad
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites AL 3021 or FORL 3021 with grade of C or higher, Junior or Senior standing, and a declared Applied Linguistics major or minor
Description

In an international corporate or non-profit setting, students will gain occupational skills and apply linguistics theory, pedagogy, and/or analysis methods to relevant problems in written assignments. AL 3051 TEFL I and AL 4161 TEFL II are recommended before an internship that involves teaching English. May be repeated once to fulfill residency or total degree hour requirements, but not to fulfill major requirements. Internship hours must be completed abroad for this course.

AL 4995 Directed Readings B.I.S.-CTW
Credit Hours 3.0 TO 4.0
Description

Directed Readings designed for Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies students. This course may satisfy the junior and/or senior-level Critical Thinking Through Writing requirements.

AL 4999 Directed Readings
Credit Hours 3.0
Description