Spring 2014 - Undergraduate Course Descriptions
Description of Course:
Educators are often critical of students’ language use but fail to provide a broad understanding of language structure, dialect differences, or academic writing style. This leaves students with a vague insecurity about language use, but lacking the knowledge to evaluate claims about language. In this course students will learn to judge for themselves the acceptability of language use.
We will examine the English language beginning with its smallest component part, the morpheme, and examine how we build morphemes into words, words into phrases, phrases into clauses, and clauses into sentences.
Klammer, Analyzing English. 7th edition
Course Requirements/Evaluation Criteria:
3 exams, one project, 3 homework assignments, online participation