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ENGL 674. Global Englishes

Credits: 3
Department: English
Description: The evolution of English over the centuries in various cultures. Issues associated with becoming a lingua franca for many industries around the globe, such as education, business, tourism, politics, and scientific inquiry.
Semester Offered: Odd Spring
Grading Method: ABCDF
Additional Information: Students should have passed an introductory linguistics course.

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Identify and utilize the historical, social, and political aspects of World Englishes that influence second language instruction in the United States.
2. Differentiate between varieties of English and learner English.
3. Articulate and critique the theories explaining the evolution of and spread of English from its origins to its status as a global language today.
4. Conduct graduate level research within the field of Global Englishes.
5. Critique and evaluate various issues and challenges associated with English Language Teaching, English as a lingua franca, and as an international language.

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