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|Discipline and Nbr:
INTRO TO LANGUAGE STUDY||
Introduction to Language Study
Title 5 Category:
AA Degree Applicable
Grade or P/NP
00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As:
|Units||Course Hours per Week|| ||Nbr of Weeks||Course Hours Total
|Maximum||3.00||Lecture Scheduled||3.00||17.5||Lecture Scheduled||52.50
|Minimum||3.00||Lab Scheduled||0|| ||Lab Scheduled||0
| ||Contact DHR||0|| ||Contact DHR||0
| ||Contact Total||3.00|| ||Contact Total||52.50
| ||Non-contact DHR||0|| ||Non-contact Total||0
Study of the nature and structure of language including: language and the mind; child language acquisition; language in its social setting; language and culture; language change; applications of the science of linguistics.
Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent.
Limits on Enrollment:
Schedule of Classes Information
A study of the nature and structure of language; language and the mind; child language acquisition; language in its social setting; language and culture; language change; applications of the science of linguistics.
(Grade or P/NP)
Prerequisites:Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent.
Limits on Enrollment:
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION
Major Applicable Course
Student Learning Outcomes:
|Associate Degree:||Effective:||Fall 1981||Inactive:||
|CSU GE:||Transfer Area|| ||Effective:||Inactive:
| ||C2||Humanities||Fall 1996||
|IGETC:||Transfer Area|| ||Effective:||Inactive:
| ||3B||Humanities||Fall 1996||
|CSU Transfer:||Transferable||Effective:||Fall 1981||Inactive:||
|UC Transfer:||Transferable||Effective:||Fall 1981||Inactive:||
1. Describe the nature of language as related to the field of Linguistics.
2. Analyze various principles of linguistic science as they relate to a variety of academic and career paths.
3. Apply principles of linguistic science to a number of fields of study.
By the end of this course, students will be able to:
1. Identify and describe the nature of language, language
universals, linguistic science (its background, development, and
relation to other fields of study), and recent developments in
the study of language.
2. Examine philosophical approaches as well as practical
insights of modern linguistic science that will aid them in a
variety of academic and career pursuits.
3. Apply principles of the various branches of linguistic science (as
listed below) to a number of different fields of study, including
but not limited to English literature, anthropology, sociology,
psychology, child development, and education.
Topics and Scope
4. Syntax and grammar
6. Historical linguistics and language change
7. Classification of languages
8. Cognition and language (psycholinguistics)
9. Language acquisition (first and subsequent)
10. Sociolinguistics and social contexts
11. Writing systems
12. Animal communication
13. Computational linguistics
14. History of English
16. How to conduct field observations
Typical assignments will include:
1. Textbook reading assignments, 30-50 pages per week
3. Midterm and Final Exam
4. Supplemental reading
5. Reading and observation journals that apply concepts in the reading to student's everyday experiences with language and culture.
6. Visitation to ESL or Child Development Center classroom at Santa Rosa Junior College
7. Semester research projects involving research and group presentations.
8. Two to four essays including research and analysis, 750 to 1500 words.
Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
STUDENTS PLEASE NOTE: DO NOT BUY TEXTBOOKS before checking with the SRJC Bookstore.
|Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.||Writing
50 - 60%
|Reading Journals, Critiques, Essays, Observations reports,||
|Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.||Problem Solving
10 - 20%
|Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.||Skill Demonstrations
15 - 20%
|Applied Linguistics Observation at Call Child Center or SRJC ESL classroom||
|Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.||Exams
15 - 25%
|Multiple choice, True/false, Matching items, Completion, ESSAY EXAMS||
|Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.||Other Category
0 - 5%
|Attendance and participation in class activities and discussions.||
These titles are representative only, and may not be the same ones used in your class.
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A Concise Introduction to Linguistics, 2nd ed., Pearson/Allyn & Bacon, 2009.
Language: Introductory Reading. Virginia Clark Et al, Bedford/St. Martins, 2008.
Linguistics: An Introduction to Language and Communication, by Akmajian, et al., 3rd ed., MIT Press, 2007.