Graduate Catalog 2010-12
Note: Additional work
will be required for graduate credit in 400-level courses.
LING 400 Linguistic Analysis 3
Intensive analysis (syntactic, morphological, phonological) of selected data
from English and other languages. Particular emphasis on developing analytical
LING 430 Studies in Linguistics & the English
Selected topics in linguistics. Students may take this course under different
topics for a maximum of 6 credits. Irregular.
LING 431 The History of the English Language 3
History, growth, and structure of the English language. Spring.
LING 496 TESOL Methods 3
Principles, methods, and materials for teaching English to non-English speaking
students at all levels. Acquisition and practice of basic language teaching
skills. Intercultural communication in the TESOL classroom.
LING 497 Second Language Acquisition 3
Major theories of language acquisition and their potential application to language
learning. The theoretical bases of second language instruction. Spring.
LING 512 Modern Syntax 3
Concepts and formalisms in grammar. Problem solving in English syntax.
Contemporary developments in syntactic theory. Spring.
LING 513 Modern Phonology 3
Characteristics and organization of sound systems of languages. Special
attention to the sound system of English and how it fits into universal
patterns. Generative and post-generative phonologies. Spring.
LING 515 An Introduction to Sociolinguistics 3
Examination of the interlocking nature of language and society, with particular
emphasis on sociolinguistic theory and field work.
LING 533 Second Language Composition 3
Psycholinguistics of writing in a second language. Principles, methods, and
materials for teaching writing to students of English as a second or foreign
language. The second language writing curriculum. Fall.
LING 530 Topics in Theoretical and Applied Linguistics 3
Detailed study of a
specific subfield in theoretical or applied linguistics. Students may take
this course under different topics for a maximum of 6 credits. Irregular.
LING 535 Second Language Testing 3
Linguistic and academic assessment of non-native speakers of English.
Determination of language dominance and proficiency of bilinguals. Preparation
of language tests. Fall.
LING 596 TESOL Practicum 3
Prereq.: LING 496. Students will teach
ESOL under supervision. Spring.
LING 598 Research in TESOL & Applied
Covers research topics and methods in TESOL and applied linguistics. Fall.
LING 599 Thesis 3
Prereq.: Admission to the M.S. program
in TESOL, a minimum of 15 credits of graduate coursework in TESOL and applied
linguistics, permission of department chair, and a 3.00 overall GPA. Preparation
of the thesis under supervision of the thesis advisor. On demand.