Students study principles of linguistic analysis and survey various theories of English grammar. Topics include: English phonetics and phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, and subfields of linguistics such as: sociolinguistics (regional and ethnic dialects, issues of gender), historical linguistics, and psycholinguistics (language acquisition, language and the brain).
Prerequisite(s): ENG 001 English Language and Writing and sophomore standing.
A course designed to help students write with clarity, confidence, and conviction through regular practice in writing (including argument and exposition, writing as discovery, and personal exploration). Particular attention will be given to the role of revision in the writing process. This course also includes a study of language and its social roles, with special attention to the origin, development, and current nature of the English language.