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California State University, Long Beach
2012-2013 CSULB University Catalog


Courses - LING Upper Division

General Education Category A must be completed prior to taking any upper division course except upper division language courses where students meet formal prerequisites and/or competency equivalent for advanced study.

301. Introduction to Research Methods (3)

Introduction to quantitative, qualitative and mixed method research in linguistics; basic statistics; writing a research report.
Letter grade only (A-F). May be used to satisfy the GWAR.

325. Modern English Grammar (3)

Study of the structural characteristics of English words, phrases and sentences. Traditional grammatical terminology, basic morphology, constituent structure, phrase structure, finite and non-finite clauses. Descriptive and prescriptive grammar; reference to pedagogical contexts.
Not open for credit to students with credit in ENGL 325. Letter grade only (A-F).

329. Introduction to Language Acquisition (3)

Introduction to the study of the acquisition of first and second languages. Linguistic perspectives on the development of phonological, syntactic, semantic, and pragmatic aspects of language. The influence of developmental stages and social and cultural factors on the individual.
Letter grade only (A-F). Not open for credit to students with credit in C D 329.

339. Linguistics for Crosscultural Academic Development [in Secondary School Settings (3)

Principles of language structure, variation and usage for educators. First and second language acquisition, and related social, cultural and political issues regarding language behavior in middle and high schools. Influences on language attitudes, maintenance and shift.
Letter grade only (A-F). Not open for credit to students with credit in EDSE 339.

363I. Implications of Human Language (3)

Prerequisites: GE Foundation requirements, one or more Exploration courses, and upper-division standing.
Human language as examined from the perspectives of linguistics and related disciplines. Topics include language acquisition, individual and group differences in the acquisition and use of language, and the social meanings and cultural contexts of language use.

379. Sociolinguistics (3)

Prerequisite: LING/ANTH 170.
Survey of language variation and its relationship to social characteristics and processes. Study of regional and social dialects, interactional sociolinguistics, language attitudes research, sociolinguistic discourse analysis and the study of language policy and ideology as well as multilingualism. Application of sociolinguistics to educational and other contexts.
Letter grade only (A-F). Not open for credit to students with credit in EDEL 379.

413. Language and Culture (3)

Relation of language to social and cultural practices and processes; issues of meaning, identity and power within and across cultures.
Same course as ANTH 413. Not open for credit to students with credit in ANTH 413.

420. Phonology (3)

Prerequisites: Consent of instructor.
Study of the phonology of American English, using articulatory phonetic, phonemic, and distinctive feature analyses.
Letter grade only (A-F).

421. English Syntax (3)

Prerequisite: LING 325 or consent of instructor.
With the structure of American English as a reference point, this course provides an introduction to the analysis of a range of morphological and syntactic structures found in languages from a variety of language families.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Seminar)

423. Semantics (3)

Study of meaning in language.
Same course as ENGL 423. Not open for credit to students with credit in ENGL 423.

425. Education Across Cultures (3)

Cross cultural perspectives on formal and informal education and socialization, using theory and methods from anthropology and linguistics. Cultural variation in schooling and multiculturalism in U.S. American classrooms. Cultural, linguistic and educational issues facing indigenous, minority and immigrant populations in schools.
Same course as ANTH 421. Not open for credit to students with credit in ANTH 421.

426. History of the English Language (3)

Development of the English language from its beginnings to the present day.
Same course as ENGL 426. Not open for credit to students with credit in ENGL 426.

428. Applied Linguistics (3)

Linguistic research applied to the study and teaching of linguistics and language skills.
Not open for credit to students with credit in ENGL 428/524. Letter grade only (A-F).

431. Cultural and Linguistic Diversity in Schools (3)

Multicultural education, including concepts of culture, educational equity, social justice, multiple forms of diversity, and anti-bias/anti-racist curriculum. Models of English language acquisition, bilingual education theory, and instructional accommodations for diverse students.
Letter grade only (A-F). Ten hours fieldwork. Same course as EDEL 431. Not open for credit to students with credit in EDEL 431, EDP 431.

433. Survey of Discourse Analysis (3)

Introduction to discourse analysis; language structure from the viewpoint of production. The structure of genres: conversation, narrative, exposition, and others; language in special settings. Discourse analysis in theoretical and applied linguistics. Pragmatics and discourse; developmental issues.
Letter grade only (A-F).

438./538. Psycholinguistics (3)

How language works in the human mind: psychological factors involved in language production and comprehension, and the relation between language and cognition.
Letter grade only (A-F).

460./560. TESOL Composition (3)

Introduction to the rhetoric and composition of students with limited English proficiency. Attention to both the general principles of composition, and the specific issues that face students and teachers in an ESL context.
Letter grade only (A-F).

470. Language and Gender in Cross-Cultural Perspective (3)

Analysis of men's and women's communication in its social and cultural context; role of gender in interpreting conversational interactions in the U.S. and elsewhere; acquisition of gender differences; cultural dimensions of perceptions and stereotypes and their effect on communication.
Same course as ANTH 475, WGSS 475. Not open for credit to students with credit in ANTH 475, W/ST 475, WGSS 475.

472. Language and Discrimination (3)

Survey and analysis of discrimination on the basis of language as component of racial, ethnic, gender, and class discrimination. Historical and contemporary examples; related analysis of bias toward so-called non-standard varieties; analysis of the language of racism and sexism.
Letter grade only (A-F).

486. Second Language Teaching Methods (3)

Introduction to current methods and techniques for teaching second languages with a focus on teaching English to speakers of other languages. Classroom applications in second language settings.
Letter grade only (A-F).

490. Selected Topics in Linguistics (1‑3)

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Investigation of topics of current interest and concern to students in linguistics and allied areas.
May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units with different topics. Topics announced in the Schedule of Classes.

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