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ENGL 361. Introduction to Linguistics Systematic Study of Language

Credits: 4
Department: English
Description: Systematic study of language: nature and acquisition of language; linguistic analysis of sound patterns; word and sentence structures, meanings; writing systems; linguistic variation, history and language families.
Semester Offered:
  • Fall
  • Spring
Grading Method: ABCDF
Additional Information: Online Course. Go to

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Identify, describe, analyze, and explain the role of the brain and the mind in language production and comprehension.
2. Identify, describe, and analyze words into morphemes, into syllables, and diagram sentences.
3. Identify, describe, analyze, and classify consonants and vowels according to articulatory parameters and phonological processes in historical and contemporary English that have an impact on speaking, reading, and spelling.
4. Identify, describe, analyze, and explain the factors involved in first and second language acquisition
5. Identify, describe, analyze, and explain how linguistics variable contribute to social variables.

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