Spring 2014 - Undergraduate Course Descriptions

Lambert, Tom
Discipline and Number
LIT 3332 Section 501
TR Time 5:30 PM - 6:45 PM
Course Title
English Syntax and Mechanical Structure

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.

Required Texts:

Klammer, Analyzing English. 7th edition

Course Requirements/Evaluation Criteria:

3 exams, one project, 3 homework assignments, online participation

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