Graduate Course Descriptions

The following directory lists the graduate courses which the University expects to offer, although the University in no way guarantees that all such courses will be offered in any given academic year, and reserves the right to alter the list if conditions warrant. Click on the links below for a list of courses in that subject area. You may then click “View Classes” to see scheduled classes for individual courses.

5000. Foundations of Applied Linguistics and Discourse Studies

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Issues in applied linguistics such as second language learning and teaching, curriculum development, language assessment and program evaluation, sociolinguistics, technological application in language learning and teaching, discourse analysis, and cognitive approaches to applied linguistics.

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5020. Second Language Speech Learning

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open to graduate students in Literatures, Cultures, and Languages, others with instructor consent. Recommended preparation: LING 2010 or equivalent.

Grading Basis: Graded

Examines factors affecting second language (L2) speech learning such as L1 transfer, motivation, anxiety; sociolinguistic aspects of L2 speech and L2 pronunciation teaching and learning.

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5040. Developing Pragmatic Competence in Another Language: Research and Practice

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Prerequisite: Open to graduate students in LCL, others with instructor consent

Grading Basis: Graded

An introduction to pragmatics in second language acquisition with emphasis on research and practice in the teaching and learning of a second language.

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5060. Language Socialization

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Prerequisite: Open to graduate students in LCL, others with instructor consent

Grading Basis: Graded

An introduction to concepts, methods, and practices of research in language socialization as well as analysis of research from a wide variety of languages and cultures.

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5070. Applied Cognitive Linguistics

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Prerequisite: Open to graduate students in LCL, others with instructor consent

Grading Basis: Graded

Introduction to cognitive linguistics with emphasis on its application to the creation of multimodal texts and the teaching and learning of a second language.

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5385. Special Topics

3.00 credits | May be repeated for a total of 6 credits.

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

May be repeated for up to six credits with change in content.

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5388. Variable Topics

3.00 credits | May be repeated for a total of 6 credits.

Prerequisites: Prerequisites and recommended preparation vary.

Grading Basis: Graded

Prerequisites and recommended preparation vary. May be repeated for up to six credits with change in content.

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5399. Independent Study

1.00 - 6.00 credits | May be repeated for a total of 12 credits.

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

May be repeated for up to 12 credits with change in content.

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