Linguistics (LING)

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4311. Methods of Teaching Second and Foreign Languages (3). Prerequisite: At least two language courses at third-year level, preferably a senior-level language course. Should be taken the semester prior to student teaching. Overview of historical and current methods of teaching second and foreign languages.

4315. Introduction to Spanish Linguistics (3). Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. An introduction to the fundamentals of Spanish linguistics, including syntax, phonetics, phonology, semantics, history of the Spanish language, and linguistic variation.

4327. English as a Second Language: Language Use and Learning (3). Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Raises awareness of the social and educational implications of teaching English as a second language.

4332. Child Language Acquisition (3). Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Examines child language acquisition from birth and introduces key research and debates in the field of child language acquisition.

4335. Introduction to Linguistics for Second and Foreign Language Education (3). Basic concepts in linguistics and linguistic analysis as they relate to bilingual education, ESL, and second or foreign language education.

4383. Topics in Second Language and Bilingual Studies (3). Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Linguistic, psycholinguistic, and sociolinguistic issues in bilingualism and second languages. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 hours if content is different.



5311. Principles of Foreign Language Teaching (3). Deepens students' expertise in important theories, research, and practices associated with second and foreign language teaching.

5312. Linguistics for Second Language Educators (3). Concepts in linguistics and linguistics analysis as they relate to bilingual and second language education.

5320. Second Language Writing (3). A study of theories and research related to second language writing and their implications for teaching second language composition.

5322. Theoretical and Research Foundations of Second Language Teaching (3). Study of theory and research underlying current language teaching with an emphasis on communicative approaches.

5325. Technology in Teaching Second Languages (3). A study of theory, research, and practice in the use of technology for teaching second languages, including audio, video, CALL, and Internet technologies.

5327. Second Language Curriculum Design (3). Analysis of second and foreign language teaching curriculum design models and application to current language teaching.

5328. Teaching English in International Contexts (3). Designed to prepare students methodologically and professionally for teaching English in international contexts.

5330. Second Language Acquisition (3). An introduction to second language acquisition as a research field, including basic and major research findings with emphasis on adult learners.

5332. Instructed Second Language Acquisition (3). Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Focuses on the theory and research related to the effect of instruction on linguistic development.

5340. Second Language Testing (3). Designed to give language teachers a working knowledge of testing principles applied to second language classrooms and programs.

5382. Seminar in Second Language Instruction (3). Study of current topics of interest in second language instruction and/or curriculum development. Course content will vary. May be repeated for credit for a maximum of 12 credit hours as topics vary.

5383. Seminar in Second Language Acquisition (3). Study of current topics of interest in second language acquisition. Course content will vary. May be repeated as topic varies for a maximum of twelve credits.



6000. Master's Thesis (V1-6).



7000. Research (V1-12).