Credit hours: 3
GEC categories: 2.C.(3)
Prerequisites: English 1110
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Course Objectives: Course Objectives: This course will provide a general introduction to the English language and will concentrate on concepts necessary for the informed study of language. We will examine the basic structural units of language: the sound system, the grammar, and word formation processes. In addition, we will consider the ways in which language constructs our world. The course is required by the College of Education and coordinated with the language block. It is also essential for anyone interested in languages, English, mass communications, and general humanities.
Course Content: Course Content: The nature of language and language change, grammar, language acquisition, biological basis of language, history of the language, language variations and discourse, cultural and linguistic identity, and literacy issues.
Method of Presentation: Method of Presentation: Discussion, lectures, and student presentations.
Method of Evaluation: Method of Evaluation: The two midterm exams, the final exam, and the position paper will each be worth 25% of the grade for the course.