FAU
Department of Sociology


Undergraduate Courses

Introduction to Linguistics (LIN 3010) 3 credits

The modern scientific study of pronunciation, word structure, syntax, semantics, language history, geographical and social dialects, first and second language acquisition, and writing systems. Open to non-majors.

Contrastive Phonology (LIN 4326) 3 credits

Prerequisite: LIN 3010 or permission of instructor
A phonetic and phonemic level comparison of the phonology of English, French, German, and Spanish. Recommended for teachers and students of these four languages.

African-American Vernacular English (LIN 4612) 3 credits

The history, vocabulary, grammar, pronunciation, and educational implications (the Ebonics question) of contemporary African-American Vernacular English dialects.

Bilingualism (LIN 4620) 3 credits

Prerequisite: LIN 3010 or permission of instructor
Study of language and cognition, language acquisition in the bilingual child, bilingual influences upon learning, the psychological and sociocultural aspects of bilingualism, especially in Spanish-English speaking communities.

Psycholinguistics (LIN 4701) 3 credits

Prerequisite: LIN 3010 or permission of instructor Psychology of language and communication; mechanics of language learning in relation to behavior and thinking.

Semantics (LIN 4802) 3 credits

An introduction to the basic approaches to the study of meaning in human language. Includes fundamental notions of word meanings (lexical semantics), sentence meaning, and pragmatics.

Applied Linguistics & TESOL (TSL 4251) 3 credits

Applying linguistics, psycholinguistics, and sociolinguistics to teaching English as a second language, with emphasis on pronunciation, intonation, structural analysis, morphophonemics, and decoding from print to sound.

Directed Independent Study (LIN 4905) 1-3 credits

Prerequisite: LIN 3010 or permission of instructor
Reading and research in advanced subjects in linguistics. For third- and fourth-year students in good standing only, with the program of study prearranged in consultation with the instructor.

Special Topics (LIN 4930) 1-3 credits

Prerequisite: LIN 3010 or permission of instructor
Intensive study of special topics in linguistics, such as the history and dialectology of a language, experimental phonetics, and trends in morphology and syntax. Since content will vary, course may be repeated for credit.

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