Linguistics (LING)

Subject Number Title Hours Catalog Description General Education Category
LING 150 Introduction to the Study of Language 3 hours. The nature of human language and its grammatical, social, and biological aspects are covered.  Individual and Society course.
LING 160 Language and Society 3 hours. Language and its social context: linguistic variation in the community; types of linguistic interaction; language as a reflection of its social origins.  Individual and Society, and US Society course.
LING 170 Languages of the World 3 hours. A survey of the world's languages: their cultural origins, relationships, similarities, and differences.  Individual and Society, and World Cultures course.
LING 201 Classical Etymology in the Life Sciences 3 hours. The structure and formation of technical terms used in the health sciences, based on roots and elements from Greek and Latin. Same as CL 201. Prerequisite(s): Any 100-level biological sciences sequence. 
LING 215 Japanese Language and Culture 3 hours. Survey of the development of cultural traits and values throughout Japanese history, and the basic characteristics of Japanese grammar. Focus on the way in which grammar and vocabulary use reflect those traits and values. Same as JPN 215.   World Cultures course.
LING 260 Language Acquisition, Language Contact,and Bilingualism 3 hours. The social and psychological aspects of three major areas of language acquisition and use will be addressed: child language acquisition, adult second language acquisition and bilingualism/language contact. Prerequisite(s): Sophomore standing or above. Recommended background: LING 150 or LING 160 or LING 161 or a similar course. 
LING 402 Trial Interaction 3 OR 4 hours. Language use, culture, and law in the trial process. Analysis of qualitative methods applied to legal processes and change. Same as CLJ 402. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite(s): CLJ 261 and CLJ 350; or consent of the instructor.
LING 405 Introduction to General Linguistics 3 OR 4 hours. Linguistics, the scientific study of language as knowledge, structure, and use, involves Phonetics, Phonology, Morphology, Syntax, Semantics, and Pragmatics.  Introduction to Linguistics explores these disciplines. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite(s): Junior standing.
LING 406 History of European Standard Languages 3 OR 4 hours. The phenomenon of the "standard language" in Western and Eastern Europe. Same as CEES 406. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Taught in English. In cases where students speak languages other than English, they might receive tasks to research literature in that language (and on that language) and to present their research results. Prerequisite(s): Junior standing or above; and consent of the instructor.
LING 415 Linguistic Structures I 3 OR 4 hours. Introduction to key concepts in the field, including descriptive and perscriptive grammars, competence and performance, and human language as a system; articulatory phonetics; phonology; morphology. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours.  
LING 425 Linguistic Structures II 3 OR 4 hours. Fundamentals of semantics and syntax within the broad frameworks of generative and functional linguistics, including key concepts such as sense reference, utterance, sentence, form and function. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours.  
LING 459 Topics in Linguistics 3 OR 4 hours. Topics vary. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. May be repeated up to 2 time(s). Students may register in more than one section per term. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor. 
LING 474 Cognitive Psychology of Language 3 hours. Provides students with a survey of methods, theory and research in language and discourse processing.  Same as COMM 454, and PSCH 454. Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing or consent of the instructor.
LING 480 Sociolinguistics 3 OR 4 hours. The study of language structure and use involving socially-informed pragmatics, ethnography of communication, sociolinguistic variation and dialectology, and issues of bilingualism. Same as ANTH 480. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite(s): LING 405 or junior standing and consent of the instructor.
LING 483 Methodology of TESOL 3 OR 4 hours. Methods of teaching listening, speaking, reading, and writing to speakers of English as a second or foreign language. Same as CI 483. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite(s): Junior standing and consent of the instructor.
LING 487 Computer Assisted Language Learning 3 OR 4 hours. An introduction to computer assisted language learning (CALL):  the use of computer technology in second language reading and research.  The effectiveness of CALL technology is assessed based on SLA theory and research studies. Same as GER 487 and SPAN 487. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Taught in English. Extensive computer use required. Prerequisite(s): LING 483 or CI 483 or GER 448 or FR 448 or SPAN 448 or GER 449 or FR 449 or SPAN 449; or SPAN 502 or FR 502 or the equivalent; and senior standing or above.
LING 496 Independent Study 1 TO 4 hours. Students are assigned to this course at the discretion of the department. Independent study in an area of linguisitics not normally covered by regular course offerings. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. May be repeated. Students may register in more than one section per term. A maximum of 6 hours is allowed for undergraduate students, and 8 hours of credit for graduate students. Prerequisite(s): 9 hours of linguistics and approval of the head of the department.