Courses of Study 2012 - 2013

Linguistics

The minor in Linguistics provides students an opportunity to study the principles involved in the most basic and universal of human symbol systems. Classical and modern languages share with the disciplines of anthropology, computer science, mathematics, philosophy, psychology, sociology, and speech pathology an interest in the nature of language: how it is acquired, how it is used, and how it changes across time and space. The minor allows the student to learn the basics of linguistics and to pursue the application of these tenets in a variety of fields.

 

Completion of this program will be indicated on the student's transcript with the notation "Minor in Linguistics."

 

 

 

Students interested in a Linguistics minor should submit an application to the chair of the Committee, who will assign a faculty adviser to the student.


The requirements for a Linguistics minor are as follows:


  1. Language: 2 years or the equivalent, at the college level, of a language other than English.

  2. Eighteen (18) semester hours including at least nine (9) hours from the Primary Curriculum - three (3) hours from the Core area and three (3) hours each from any two other areas - and the remaining nine (9) hours from the Primary Curriculum and/or the Supporting Curriculum. At least nine (9) hours must be upper division.

PRIMARY CURRICULUM


  1. Core

    LING 1300   Introduction to Linguistics
    LING 1310   Applied Linguistics (also listed as ENGL 1310 and HCOM 1310

  2. Phonology and Phonetics

    SPAN 3303   Spanish Phonetics and Phonology

  3. Acquisition

    PSYC 2330   Fundamentals of Cognition

  4. Syntax

    FREN 3301   Advanced Grammar
    GERM 3301   Advanced German I
    LATN 3301   Latin Prose Composition
    MATH 3326   Introduction to Abstract Mathematics
    RUSS 3301   Advanced Russian I
    RUSS 3302   Advanced Russian II
    SPAN 3301   Advanced Grammar

  5. Semantics

    PHIL 3333   Philosophy of Language
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    SUPPORTING CURRICULUM


  7. Classical Studies

    CLAS 3371   Introduction to Romance Linguistics (also listed as FREN 3371, ITAL 3371, LING 3371, and SPAN 3371)
    GREEK 3302   Attic Prose
    GREEK 3304   Greek Historians
    LATIN 3303   Latin Prose to 43 B.C.
    LATIN 3305   Latin Prose from 43 B.C.

  8. Communication

    COMM 3322   International Communication (also listed as HCOM 3374)

  9. Computer Science

    CSCI 3320   Principles of Theoretical Computer Science
    CSCI 3368   Principles of Programming Languages
    CSCI 3-94   Seminar: Provability

  10. English

    ENGL 3335   Rhetorical Analysis (also listed as HCOM 3352
    ENGL 3346   History of the English Language
    ENGL 3355   Introduction to Old and Middle English Philology

  11. French

    FREN 3371   Introduction to Romance Linguistics (also listed as CLAS 3371, ITAL 3371, LING 3371, and SPAN 3371

  12. Human Communication

    HCOM 3352   Rhetorical Analysis (also listed as ENGL 3355
    HCOM 3371   Intercultural Communication (also listed as ANTH 3332
    HCOM 3374   International Communication (also listed as COMM 3322)

  13. Italian

    ITAL 3371   Introduction to Romance Linguistics (also listed as CLAS 3371, FREN 3371, and SPAN 3371

  14. Linguistics

    LING 3-90   Directed Studies - Junior Level
    LING 4-90   Directed Studies - Senior Level

  15. Philosophy

    PHIL 2340   Symbolic Logic I
    PHIL 3331   Philosophy of Mind
    PHIL 3333   Philosophy of Language
    PHIL 3340   Symbolic Logic

  16. Psychology

    PSYC 3331   Memory and Cognition
    PSYC 3321   Cognitive Development

  17. Sociology and Anthropology

    ANTH 3330   Sociolinguistics (also listed SOCI 3330
    ANTH 3331   Language, Culture, and Society (also listed as SOCI 3331)
    SOCI 3330   Sociolinguistics (also listed as ANTH 3330
    ANTH 3332   Intercultural Communication (also listed as HCOM 3372)

  18. Spanish

    SPAN 3371   Introduction to Romance Linguistics (also listed as CLAS 3371, FREN 3371, ITAL 3371, and LING 3371


Departmental topics courses, readings courses, and seminars on linguistic topics are acceptable as approved by the Linguistics Committee chair.

LING-1300 Foundations of Linguistics

Examines the foundations of human language including its phonology, morphology, syntax, and semantics. (Also listed as HCOM 1305.)

 

LING-1310 Applied Linguistics

Examines applications of linguistics in psycholinguistics (language acquisition and language processing), sociolinguistics (language development and change in groups and organizations), the interaction of language and culture, and analytical procedures (discourse and text analysis). (Also listed as ENGL 1310 and HCOM 1310.)

Prerequisite: LING 1300 or consent of instructor.

 

LING-3-90 Directed Studies - Junior Level

Independent work under faculty supervision. The nature of the project will be agreed upon by the student and participating faculty member prior to registration. Credit varies from 1 to 4 semester hours, depending on the scope of the project.

Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

 

LING-4-90 Directed Studies-Senior Level

Independent work under faculty supervision. The nature of the project will be agreed upon by the student and participating faculty member prior to registration. Credit varies from 1 to 4 semester hours, depending on the scope of the project.

Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

 

 



    FACULTY ADVISORY COMMITTEE


    JANE B. CHILDERS, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Psychology; Chair

     

    ROCIO DELGADO, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Education

     

    ANDREW C. HANSEN, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Human Communication and Theatre

     

    L. BROOKS HILL, Ph.D., Professor, Human Communication and Theatre

     

    MARK C. LEWIS, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Computer Science

     

    MICHAEL T. WARD, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Modern Languages and Literatures