Course: ENGL 303/L. Introduction to Language, Grammar and Linguistics for Teachers and Lab (2/1)
Corequisite: ENGL 303L. Introduction to the study of human language(s) and to major scientific approaches in linguistics: phonetics (properties of sound in spoken language and manual and non-manual elements in signed languages), phonology (sound systems of particular spoken languages, and manual and non-manual systems in signed languages), morphology (word and sign formation processes), syntax (word order and phrase structure patterns), semantics (study of meaning) and language variation (including dialects and historical change). Designed for students in the Liberal Studies Freshman ITEP Program, this course focuses on the linguistic study of those aspects of language included in the English-Language Arts Content Standards for Grades K-5 as mandated by the English Language Arts Common Core Standards (ELA-CCSS). It also addresses the broader aspects of language that are crucial to K-5 teachers and their students. The discussion/lecture session meets for 2 hours every week.
The lab, ENGL 303L, provides hands-on work with language data, guiding students into the discovery of analytical methods provided by a linguistic lens, basic linguistic principles, and the interface between linguistic knowledge and other cognitive systems, all in the service of their prospective teaching in the language arts. The lab meets for 2 hours every week.