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 Exploring Language
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

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

AL 2102 Languages of the World
Credit Hours 3.0
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
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 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
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites AL 2021, AL 2101/FORL 2101, or AL 3021/FORL 3021 with a 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.

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

Introduction to processes of acquiring a second (foreign/world or additional) language. Compares the experiences of young children, adolescents, and adult-age language learners. Global Scholars course.

AL 3051 Teaching English as a Foreign Language I: Methods and Approaches
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites AL 3021 must be taken concurrently or completed with a C or higher
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 and grammar. Global Scholars course.

AL 3101 English Grammar in Use
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites AL 2021 with a grade of C or better, or a suitable score on the departmental placement test
Description

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 a C or higher, or equivalent
Description

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 a C or higher, or equivalent
Description

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 4090 Language and Computers
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites AL 3021 or FORL 3021 with C or higher
Description

The class will focus on how computers understand language and also examine the social and ethical considerations of language technologies. Topics covered will include speech recognition, spelling correction, search engines, dialog tasks, computer assisted language learning, machine translation, spelling and grammar correction, forensic linguistics, and e-mail filtering. The course will focus specifically on natural language processing (NLP) and its applications.

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

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 a C or higher, or equivalent
Description

Comprehensive introduction to historical and comparative linguistics with a focus on causes and mechanisms of language change over time. Global Scholars course.

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

Comprehensive introduction to the phenomena, role, and function of bilingualism in the contemporary world with special emphasis on North America. Global Scholars course.

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

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 3031 with a C or higher, and senior status (90 hours earned)
Description

Each student will complete an independent research project. Critical Thinking Through Writing (CTW) course. City Scholars course. Global Scholars course. May include a Signature Experience component.

AL 4161 Teaching English as a Second Language II: Practicum and Classroom Practices
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites Admission to the TEFL certificate program; AL 3051 and AL 3021/FORL 3021 or equivalent with a C or higher
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 Scholars course. This course may include a Signature Experience component.

AL 4241 Senior Seminar in Applied Linguistics-CTW
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Prerequisite:AL 3031 (or other appropriate prerequisite given the topic of the course) with grade of C or higher, and senior status (90 hours earned). Overview of current issues and research methods in applied linguistics. Each student will complete an independent research project. Serves as a Critical Thinking Through Writing (CTW) course for applied linguistics majors. This course may include a Signature Experience component.

AL 4870 Honors Thesis I
Credit Hours 1.0 - 6.0
Description

Good standing with the Honors College and consent of the instructor and the Honors College. Readings or research preparatory to honors thesis or project. Signature Experience course.

AL 4880 Honors Thesis II
Credit Hours 1.0 - 6.0
Description

Good standing with the Honors College and consent of the instructor and the Honors College. Writing or production of honors thesis or project. Signature Experience course.

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. May be repeated to fulfill residency or total degree hour requirements, but not to fulfill major requirements.

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. This course may include a Signature Experience component.

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

This course may include a Signature Experience component.