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LING 5. College Reading and Academic Language

College reading and academic language competencies necessary for success in academic subject course work, including active reading and vocabulary development strategies, summarizing, and elements of academic culture.

Units: 3
Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

LING 6. Advanced English Strategies

Meets the university remediation requirement. Introduces strategies that ease transition to college reading and writing. Assists multilingual students with paraphrasing, summarizing, and essay writing; helps them build academic reading strategies. Credit cannot be used toward the linguisitics major or minor.

Units: 3
Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

LING 10. Introduction to Language

Prerequisite: G.E. Foundation A2. The study of language - including its nature, structure, use, history, and acquisition - with the goal of imparting (1) an understanding of the importance of language in human affairs, including social and cultural functions and (2) an appreciation of its complexity and diversity. G. E. Breadth C2.

Units: 3
Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
GE Area: C2

LING 11. Linguistics for Teachers

Open to liberal studies majors only. Prerequisite: G.E. Foundation A2. Basic linguistic analysis methods, introducing the subjects of phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax and semantics exemplified by English and other languages. This class meets the linguistic educational needs of K-6 teachers as mandated by state policy.

Units: 3
Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

LING 30. Language through the Lifespan

Physiological, psychological, and social aspects of language development and use during infancy, childhood, adolescence, adulthood, and old age. First and second language acquisition, language and identity, and language and relationship. G.E. Breadth E1.

Units: 3
Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
GE Area: E1

LING 40T. Topics in Linguistics

Topics to be offered at the discretion of the department.

Units: 1-4, Repeatable up to: 12

LING 100. General Linguistics

Linguistics methodology: phonology, morphology, syntax, and semantic analysis. Language history: variation and change.

Units: 3
Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

LING 110W. Advanced Composition for Foreign Students

Prerequisite: C or better in ENGL 10 or ENGL 5B. Review of English usage. Conventions of writing essays and formal research reports. Practice in paraphrasing and summarizing. Writing complex sentences in concise form. Meets the upper-division writing skills requirement.

Units: 3
Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

LING 111W. Academic Writing Workshop

Designed to increase language awareness, and focus on punctuation, usage, and the conventions of writing academic prose using style manuals. Credits may not be used toward the linguistics major or minor. Meets the upper-division writing skills requirement for graduation.

Units: 3
Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

LING 115. Language, Culture, and Society

Prerequisites: G.E. Foundation and Breadth Area C. Studies the relationship between language, culture, and thought; cultural traditions and language arts; cultural norms and interactional styles; language and the development of ethnic and national identity; meanings of social variation in language; discourse styles, and social variation in language; discourse styles and social roles/relations. G. E. Integration IC.

Units: 3
Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
GE Area: IC

LING 120. Japanese Language and Culture

Understanding of the Japanese language in relation to the culture and society. Historical and sociocultural background, origin of Japanese, development of writing system, language variation, vocabulary, idioms and proverbs, discourse functions, levels of politeness, male-female speech, and cross-cultural communication. (Formerly LING 14T section)

Units: 3
Typically Offered: Spring

LING 121. Hmong Language, Culture, and Identity

Prerequisites: GE Foundation and Breadth Area D. Studies Hmong language and culture in their various multicultural environments in Asia (China, Southeast Asia) and in the Diaspora (Americas, Europe, Australia). The course takes a comparative approach, examining the various Hmong communities worldwide with the purpose of better understanding the formation of the modern Hmong identity.

Units: 3
Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

LING 130. Language and Gender

Prerequisites: G.E. Foundation and Breadth Area C. A critical examination of the relationship between language and gender; sexism in linguistic structure and oral and written discourse; gender-based variation in linguistic norms and practices in different cultures and social groups; and social, educational, and political implications. G.E. Integration IC.

Units: 3
Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
GE Area: IC

LING 132. Linguistics and Reading

Current theory, research, and methods of teaching first and second language reading in English with focus on the linguistic knowledge, language arts and ESL teachers needs. Prerequisites: LING 10 or LING 11 or LING 100 for Senior Liberal Studies students and Child Development Pre-Credential students. No course requisites for Senior Linguistics majors.

Units: 3
Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

LING 138. History of the English Language

The changes in English pronunciation, vocabulary, and grammar from its prehistoric roots to its modern-day global diversity through an examination of literary and historical texts and other cultural artifacts. This course satisfies G.E. Integration IC.

Units: 3
GE Area: IC

LING 139. General Phonetics

Prerequisite: LING 100 Introduction to the phonetic properties of human languages; descriptive analysis of the speech sounds in a wide variety of languages; articulatory and acoustic aspects of speech; practice in production, perception, and transcription of speech sounds. Introduction to experimental techniques. (2 lecture, 2 lab hours)

Units: 3
Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

LING 140T. Topics in Linguistics

Topics to be offered at the discretion of the department.

Units: 1-4, Repeatable up to: 12

LING 140T. Hmong Linguistics and Teaching

Introduces students to the Hmong Linguistics and it applications for teaching, The course focuses on phonetics, phoonlogy, morphology, syntax, semantics, typology & Semiology. Concretely, the study of these sub-fields will be then applied to learning situations such as the phonetics that can enhance the ability to do the phonetic correction for pronunciation improvement, This course will refine students' accurate knowledge of the language & their various teaching applications.

Units: 3

LING 140T. Morphology

We examine data from a variety of languages in order to determine how words are composed. We focus on derivational morphology (how words are composed) and inflectional morphology (how variation in word forms shows grammatical functions in the syntax of the language). We explore the notion of what does it mean to be a "word". We explore the interaction between morphology and phonology, and morphology and syntax to better understand how these different modules of grammar interact.

Units: 3, Repeatable up to: 6

LING 140T. Chinese Language and Culture

This course is designed for students who want to learn Mandarin Chinese and experience Chinese culture in a study abroad summer program in China. Those who have completed CHIN 1A, or an equivalent introductory Chinese course meet the requirements. Three weeks of intensive Chinese language and culture classes in Shanghai University for Science and Technology. Students will also visit museums and historical sites in China during their stay.

Units: 3, Repeatable up to: 12

LING 141. Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

Theories and methods of teaching English to speakers of other languages.

Units: 3
Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

LING 142. Phonology

The sound patterns of human language. Phonemic theory and analytical techniques. Distinctive feature theory and analysis. Major phonological processes and their description.

Units: 3
Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

LING 143. Syntax

Prerequisite: LING 100. Theory and practice in the description of grammatical systems. Comparison of approaches. Practical experience with data.

Units: 3
Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

LING 144. Discourse Analysis

Prerequisite: LING 100. Basic concepts in the study of discourse, including conversational structure; structure of narrative and expository texts; information flow; differences between spoken and written language and implications for the study of grammar and for language teaching.

Units: 3

LING 145. Historical Linguistics

Prerequisite: LING 100. Explanation of similarities among languages; methods of reconstructing past languages and investigating relationship and grouping among languages. Comparison of approaches to language change.

Units: 3
Typically Offered: Spring

LING 146. Practical English Grammar for Language Teachers

English grammar from the perspective of the teacher. Format designed to be compatible with classroom needs of language arts and ESL teachers. By analyzing English structures, students gain confidence in their ability to teach English grammar to ethnically diverse students.

Units: 3
Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

LING 147. Bilingualism

Prerequisites: G.E. Foundation and Breadth Area D. Examines bilingualism as an individual and societal phenomenon. Looks at language and identity; bilingual language acquisition and bilingual education. Survey of bilingual and multilingual situations and current issues associated with language diversity in the United States and elsewhere in the world. G. E. Multicultural/International MI.

Units: 3
Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
GE Area: M/I

LING 148. Sociolinguistics

Prerequisite: Ling 100 Methods of investigation and major findings in the study of the relationship among languages of the world and social class, race, age, sex, and other social subcategories. Political and educational implications. Interaction between linguistic and social factors in linguistic variations.

Units: 3
Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

LING 149. Corpus Linguistics

Prerequisite: LING 100. This course will cover the development and use of large language corpora as they are used in theoretical and empirical research in Linguistics. Corpus linguistics is useful for students with interest in ESL, syntax, semantics, computational linguistics, forensic linguistics, language variation, spelling, and reading.

Units: 3

LING 151. Languages of the World

Prerequisite: LING 100. A survey of the linguistic features of the languages and language families of the world with an introduction to sound patterns, word structures, and sentence constructions.

Units: 3

LING 153. Psycholinguistics

Prerequisite: LING 100 or equivalent or permission of instructor. An overview of basic theories and findings in the study of the psychological processes of language use, with a focus on the comprehension, production, acquisition, and representation of language.

Units: 3

LING 154. Field Linguistics

Prerequisite: LING 100. First-hand practice in methods of linguistic data collection, analysis, and presentation.

Units: 3

LING 155. Computer Assisted Language Learning

Prerequisite: LING 100. Current theory, research, and practice in computer-assisted language learning. Some minimal experience in using computers is assumed. (2 lecture, 2 lab hours)

Units: 3
Typically Offered: Fall

LING 165. Language Acquisition

Prerequisite: LING 100. An examination of first and second language acquisition. Overview of current research in the field and implications for areas of applied linguistics, psychology, education, and sociology.

Units: 3
Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

LING 171. Practicum in TESOL

Prerequisite: LING 141 or concurrently. Provides practice in teaching English as a Second Language listening, speaking, reading and writing; includes class visitations, demonstrations and lesson planning. Introduces students to cross-cultural communications issues.

Units: 3
Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

LING 190. Independent Study

See Academic Placement -- Independent Study. Approved for RP grading.

Units: 1-3, Repeatable up to: 6
Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

LING 231T. Seminar in Linguistics

Prerequisite: LING 100 and permission of instructor. Topics to be offered at the discretion of the department.

Units: 3, Repeatable up to: 12

LING 232T. Seminar in English Linguistics

Prerequisite: LING 100 and permission of instructor. Topics to be offered at the discretion of the department.

Units: 3, Repeatable up to: 12

LING 236. Teaching Listening, Speaking & Pronunciation to Speakers of Other Languages

An overview of theory, research and practice in the teaching of listening, speaking and pronunciation in a second language. Topics also include introduction to basic instrumental analysis of speech data in teaching LS pronunciation.

Units: 3

LING 237. Teaching Reading and Writing to Speakers of Other Languages

An overview theory, research, and practice in the teaching and learning of vocabulary, reading, and writing in a second language.

Units: 3

LING 238. Hist Linguistics

Historical survey of scientific ideas , terms, techniques, and theoretical positions in the study of language from ancient time to the present day, including traditional grammar, comparative philology, and modern linguistics. Overview of general scholarly concern and intellectual climate during each period.

Units: 3

LING 239. Phonetics

Prerequisite: LING 100 or consent of instructor. A graduate class on phonetics which provides advanced instruction and entry to the primary literature on two topics: the phonetics of English and acoustic phonetic analysis. No previous phonetics course is assumed of students.

Units: 3

LING 241. Seminar in Teaching English as a Second/Foreign Language

Prerequisite: LING 141. Overview of research, theory, and pedagogy in the field; includes culture, second language acquisition, and professional issues.

Units: 3

LING 242. Seminar in Phonology

Prerequisite: LING 142. Covers current theories of how to structure sounds and syllables; the relation of sound structure to other parts of the grammar (words, sentences) and to first and second language acquisition. Data from a wide variety of languages.

Units: 3

LING 243. Seminar in Syntax

Prerequisite: LING 143. Current theories of how sentences are structured; the relation of sentence structure to other part of the grammar (words, meaning) and to first and second language acquisition. Data from a wide variety of languages.

Units: 3

LING 244. Curriculum Design and Classroom Evaluation

Covers techniques for designing language courses including assessment of needs, formulation of objectives, and evaluation of student learning; includes theory and methods of designing effective instruments for L2 classroom assessment.

Units: 3

LING 245. Seminar in Historical Linguistics

Prerequisite: LING 145. Contributions of recent work in general linguistics, sociolinguistics, and language acquistion studies to our understanding of diachronic grammar and its recronstuction. Other topics include the insights provided by language variation, language universals and typology, and discourse analysis.

Units: 3

LING 248. Seminar in Sociolinguistics

Prerequisite: LING 148 or consent of instructor. A critical survey of current research in sociolinguistics; research methodologies; theoretical issues concerning the relationship between linguistics variation and social variables, such as social class, ethnicity, gender, and social relations; bilingualism, multilingualism, world Englishes, and language planning; implications for language teaching. (Formerly LING 231T)

Units: 3

LING 249. Field Methods

Prerequisite: LING 142 or LING 143 or consent of instructor. First-hand experience in collecting and analyzing linguistic data. Exact nature of data varies by semester and include less well-known languages, children's language, interlanguage, classroom interaction, etc.

Units: 3, Repeatable up to: 6

LING 251. Seminar in Discourse Analysis

Prerequisite: LING 144 or permission of instructor. Exploration and anaysis of the functional and other linguistic bases for the organization of units larger than the sentence.

Units: 3

LING 265. Seminar in Language Acquisition

A critical survey of current research in both first and second language acquisition; research methodologies; major theoretical issues in first and second language acquisition; first-hand experience in collecting and analyzing L1 and L2 acquisition data; implications for language teaching.

Units: 3

LING 290. Independent Study

See Academic Placement - Independent Study. Approved for RP grading.

Units: 1-3, Repeatable up to: 6

LING 299A. Thesis

Prerequisite: See Criteria for Thesis and Project. Preparation, completion and submission of an acceptable thesis for the master's degree. (A) Thesis design. (B) Thesis writing. A and B may be taken concurrently. Approved for RP grading.

Units: 3

LING 299B. Thesis

Prerequisite: See Criteria for Thesis and Project. Preparation, completion and submission of an acceptable thesis for the master's degree. (A) Thesis design. (B) Thesis writing. A and B may be taken concurrently. Approved for RP grading.

Units: 3

LING 299C. Thesis Continuation

Pre-requisite: Thesis LING 299A or LING 299B. For continuous enrollment while completing the thesis. May enroll twice with department approval. Additional enrollments must be approved by the Dean of Graduate Studies.

Units: 0