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Linguistics Study at WOU

Linguistics Minor (20 credits)

LING 210 Introduction to Linguistics (4)

LING 215 Structure of English I (4)

Approved upper-division linguistics courses (12)

Writing minor (19-20)

ENG 223 or WR 222 (4)

Approved upper-division writing courses* (15-16)
*may include TA 330 Script Writing

Students planning a minor in English, Linguistics,
or Writing need to be aware of prerequisites for
upper-division courses. Students with a major in one
of these areas and a minor in another need to plan
with an adviser additional classes in the minor to
replace courses taken in the common core. Planning
with an adviser is essential.

Linguistics Courses

LING 210 Introduction to Linguistics (4)
An examination of similarities and differences in
languages of the world (phonetics, phonology,
morphology, syntax, and semantics), as well
as issues in applied linguistics, child language
acquisition, literacy, and dialect diversity.

LING 215 Structure of English I (4)
Overview of the linguistic structure of English
including the sound system, word structure, and the
grammar of simple and complex clauses.

LING 312 Language and Society (4)
A study of the relationship between language and
society, including linguistic diversity, bilingualism,
multilingualism, ethnography of speaking, and social
bases for language change. Prerequisite: LING 210
and 215, or consent of instructor

LING 370 Discourse and Text (4)
The study of linguistic structure and function in
context, including the analysis of style, genre,
register and dialect. Prerequisite: LING 210 or LING
215 or consent of instructor

LING 406 Special Individual Studies (1-15)
Terms and hours to be arranged. Individual or
special studies in a limited area of interest under
the guidance of a designated faculty member.
Prerequisite: consent of instructor

LING 407/507 Seminar (4)

LING 450/550 Grammar and Writing (4)
Approaches to grammar and grammar instruction.
Topics to be covered include history of grammar as
a fi eld of study; a historical overview of grammar
instruction; relationship between grammar and
writing; on-going debate on the contributions of
grammar to writing; current approaches to grammar
for rhetorical/stylistic effects especially as they relate
to the convention and sentence-fl uency traits of the
Oregon Writing Assessment. Prerequisite: LING 210
and LING 215, or consent of instructor.

LING 490 History of the English Language (4)
A study of the historical origins and development of
the English language, including the principles and
processes of language change. Prerequisite: LING
210 and LING 215, or consent of instructor

LING 492 Structure of English II (4)
Advanced study of English syntax and semantics
from a variety of theoretical perspectives.
Prerequisite: LING 215 or consent of instructor

LING 496/596 Special Topics in Linguistics (4)
An exploration of selected topics in linguistics.
Specifi c focus will be identifi ed in each year's
schedule of classes. Prerequisite: consent of
instructor

LING 606 Special Individual Studies (1-15)
Terms and hours to be arranged. Opportunity to
study a special or individual area of interest under
the guidance of a designated faculty member.
Prerequisite: consent of instructor

LING 610 Theories of Grammar (3)
A survey of grammatical systems (traditional,
structural, phrase structure, transformational, case).

LING 615 Applied Linguistics for Teachers (3)
Application of principles of the scientifi c study of
language to areas of interest to teachers, including
pronunciation, grammar, dialect, spelling, vocabulary
development and English as a second language.

Contact

Humanities Division

Phone: (503) 838-8408
Fax: (503) 838-8056
e-mail: behlingm@wou.edu
Office: HSS 313

Division Chair:
Dr. Carol Harding
hardinc@wou.edu
503-838-8245

Administrative Program Assistant:
Mylisa Behling
behlingm@wou.edu
503-838-8906
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