PLA Portfolio Assessment Course Subjects

Language

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The Story of Human Language   (COM-339)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
The Story of Human Language examines how language is created, acquired, and utilized. Topics examined in this course include the origin of language, differences between animal and human language, sound and word formation, language acquisition, verbal and nonverbal utilization, and its regional, social and cultural variations. These topics are fundamental to a greater understanding of human language and its use and origins. Lastly, this course provides an essential foundation for advanced courses in linguistics.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Identify how animal language differs from human language
  • Describe how sounds are created and articulated
  • Describe how language is learned and acquired
  • Demonstrate how meaning is conveyed in nonverbal and written language
  • Describe how humans first started using language
  • Explain the origins of language in terms of its social, physical, tool-making, and genetic source
  • Recognize the articulation of consonants and vowels in tongue position and placement
  • Compare and contrast verbal and written language
  • Compare and contrast the major changes from Indo-European to Modern English
  • Present ways in which language varies by regional, social, and cultural influences
  • Identify the cognitive abilities which led to the development of human language
  • Discuss the distinctions between communicative and informative signals in human and animal language
  • Explain what verbal and nonverbal clues listeners use for understanding
  • Use concrete examples to demonstrate the etymology of how language evolves into Common usage
  • Use examples to demonstrate the differences between the language disorders of Broca's, Wernicke's, and Conduction aphasia
  • Discuss the impact that culture plays in Linguistic Determinism.

 
Comparative Programming Languages   (COS-351)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
Principles of Programming Languages Syntax, semantics, names and values, control structures, data types, procedures and parameters, scope rules, applicative languages, recursion, very high-level languages, dynamic structures, and object-oriented languages.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Describe the main steps of the programming languages and compare the syntax, semantics, naming conventions of the programming languages.
  • Explain the commands for defining data types and control statements in programming languages.
  • Describe the syntax for writing procedures and passing parameters into the functions.
  • Explain the scopes rules for declaring local and global variables.
  • Discuss the syntax for creating a recursion to allow a function to repeat similar operations.
  • Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of the high-level programming languages.
  • Design and implement dynamic structures using high-level programming languages.
  • Discuss the syntax of the object-oriented programming languages and develop applications using object-oriented programming languages.

 
Sociolinguistics of the Deaf   (DES-412)   3.00 s.h.  
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An examination of the theories and principles of sociolinguistics with specific reference to sign language variation in the context of the U.S. deaf community. Topics include concepts of sociolinguistics, methodology, describing language variation, social determinants of language variation, interactional determinants of language variation, language attitudes, and language policy and planning. 
History of the English Language I   (ENG-401)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
Explores the origins, evolution and expansion of the English language while focusing on the specific structure of the language and on the concept that language is a reflection of society.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Demonstrate understanding of Old, Middle, Modern and American English
  • Demonstrate understanding of differences between English speech and writing in various English-speaking countries
  • Demonstrate understanding of the etymological basis of the English language
  • Demonstrate proficiency in mechanisms of language-changes over time and the historical, social, and political conditions related to these changes
  • Demonstrate understanding of phonology, morphology, syntax, lexicon, and semantics of the various historical periods of the English language
  • Demonstrate understanding of principles of etymological and semantic change
  • Demonstrate ability to use a historical dictionary
  • Demonstrate general linguistic features of Old and Middle English
  • Demonstrate understanding of the social contexts and mechanisms of language change
  • Ability to demonstrate awareness of several problems in the origin and nature of the English language
  • Demonstrate ability to transcribe modern English speech phonetically
  • Use an example of Old, Middle and Renaissance literature in England to identify and analyze these periods of the changes and development of the English Language

 
Introduction to Linguistics   (LIN-200)   3.00 s.h.  
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The nature and structure of language; the basic techniques for analyze- ing linguistic structures; phonological, morphological, syntactic and sematir structure of languages, language and dialects; language change; the comparative method in linguistics; human and animal communication; differences between first and second language learning. 
Language and Propaganda   (LIN-350)   3.00 s.h.  
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The study of the use of language to manipulate and influence opinions via advertising, innuendo, jargon, emotive language, etc. 
Language Development in Individual Species   (ANT-356)   3.00 s.h.  
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Animal communication. Theories of the origin of language. Biological basis of language. Cross-cultural comparison of language development in children. 
Introduction to Programming in Ada   (CIS-271)   3.00 s.h.  
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INTRODUCTION TO PROGRAMMING IN ADA. This course exposes the student to the Department of Defense sponsored language ADA. The course stresses the functionality of ADA as a system design language as well as a structured special purpose language. Topics include: the basic language; program units; specifications; unit bodies; types; information hiding. 
Introduction to Programming in Ada   (COS-212)   3.00 s.h.  
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INTRODUCTION TO PROGRAMMING IN ADA This course exposes the student to the Department of Defense sponsored language ADA. The course stresses the functionality of ADA as a system design languages as well as a structured special purpose language. Topics include: the basic language; program units; specification; unit bodies; types; information hiding. This course presents java as a general-purpose object-oriented programming language for the World Wide Web. This course introduces the student to object-oriented programming in Java. Students will learn to program in Java to develop applets and applications. Content includes the Java API, developing animations, handling the user interface, developing network applications, and combining Java with other tools. 
Assembly Language   (COS-231)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
Assembly Language is designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills you will need to write assembly language programs. A series of exercises assigned at regular intervals throughout the course will give you the opportunity to gain practical programming experience.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Discuss the hardware of the personal computer.
  • Describe machine-language code and hexadecimal format.
  • Indicate the steps involved in assembling, linking, and executing a program.
  • Write programs in assembly language that handle the keyboard and screen and disk input and output.
  • Write programs in assembly language that perform arithmetic and table searches and sorts.
  • Write programs in assembly language that convert between ASCII and binary formats.
  • Trace machine execution as an aid to debugging.
  • Write macro instructions.

 
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