Academic Calendar

LING – Linguistics

LING 100
Introduction to Human Language
3 Credits

This course is an introduction to how human language works: how it is structured, learned, used, studied, and how it changes through time. Examples from English and other languages around the world are discussed. Note: LING 100 makes a nice complement to LING 101, but neither course is a prerequisite or a co-requisite for the other. This course does not fulfill the breadth requirements of either the Bachelor of Arts or the Bachelor of Science.

LING 101
Introduction to Linguistic Analysis
3 Credits

Linguistics is best known as the “scientific study of language.”  This course introduces both language as a general phenomenon and the methodology of modern descriptive linguistics.  The course of study covers the fundamental topics of phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, and semantics. Note: This Arts course can be used to satisfy the general science requirement of the Bachelor of Science.

LING 204
Syntax of English
3 Credits

This course covers linguistic analysis of the syntax of modern English, including discussion of both the regularities and irregularities at the word, phrase, clause, and sentence level of structure.

Prerequisites: Minimum grade of C- in LING 101.