Undergraduate Courses

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300-Level Courses

LING 306: General Linguistics (3 Credits)

Scheduled for Spring 2019 

Overview of grammatical structure of English including world classes, phrases, and complex sentences. Analyzes English grammar using modern syntactic theory. Students engage in language description through problem solving. May not be repeated for credit.
Schedule Type: Lecture, Recitation
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

LING 307: English Grammar (3 Credits)

Scheduled for Spring 2019 

Overview of grammatical structure of English including word classes, phrases, and complex sentences. Analyzes English grammar using modern syntactic theory. Students engage in language description through problem solving. Equivalent to ENGH 307.
Schedule Type: Lecture, Recitation
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

400-Level Courses

LING 450: Introduction to Sociolinguistics (3 Credits)

No sections are currently scheduled.

Overview of the study of language variation and change. Topics to be covered include the interaction between language and social factors (age, sex, social class), dialects of English, speech communities, language contact, and language and gender. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: LING 306.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

LING 480: First Language Acquisition (3 Credits)

No sections are currently scheduled.

Examines first language acquisition from a linguistic perspective. Covers the development of a first phonology, syntax, and semantics. Emphasizes research methods in the study of child language. May not be repeated for credit.
Mason Core: Capstone
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisite: LING 306C.
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

LING 485: Semantics and Pragmatics (3 Credits)

Scheduled for Spring 2019 

Developments in theoretical linguistics that explore how language form is related to meaning and context. Topics include reference, lexical semantics, logic, quantification, truth conditions and sentential meaning, presuppositions, and speech acts. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: LING 306.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

LING 486: Syntax I (3 Credits)

Scheduled for Spring 2019 

Nature and form of syntactic theory, and examination and analysis of the properties of several major natural language syntactic structures. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: LING 306.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

LING 490: Generative Phonology (3 Credits)

No sections are currently scheduled.

Sound systems of English and other languages from perspectives of phonological theory. Topics include articulatory phonetics, distinctive features, nature of phonological representations, rhythm and stress, and phonological universals and constraints. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: LING 306.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

LING 499: Independent Study (1-3 Credits)

No sections are currently scheduled.

Intensive study of particular theoretical problem in linguistics conducted by student in close consultation with instructor. Student produces substantial piece of written work on research findings. Notes: May be repeated with permission of instructor. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 6 credits.
Recommended Prerequisite: LING 326 and 3 other LING credits and permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Independent Study
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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