Prior Learning Assessment Course Subjects
- Sociolinguistics of the Deaf (DES-412) 3.00 s.h.
- 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.
- Language and Propaganda (LIN-350) 3.00 s.h.
- The study of the use of language to manipulate and influence opinions via advertising, innuendo, jargon, emotive language, etc.
- Intro Programming in Ada (CIS-271) 3.00 s.h.
- 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.
- Comparative Programming Languages (CMP-351) 3.00 s.h.
- 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, recursion, very high-level languages, dynamic structures, and object-oriented languages.
- The Story of Human Language (COM-339) 3.00 s.h.
- 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.
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 Brocas, Wernickes, and Conduction aphasia
- Discuss the impact that culture plays in Linguistic Determinism.
- Comparative Programming Languages (COS-351) 3.00 s.h.
- 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.
- Language Acquisition (DES-331) 3.00 s.h.
- The development of language in children. Includes various aspects of language (neurological, cognitive, phonological, morphological, syntactic, semantic, and pragmatic). Studies common language norms. Requires observation of children of various ages and discussion of their language patterns.
- Normal Language Development (DES-334) 3.00 s.h.
- Normal Language Development-Gives students a basic understanding of normal speech and language development from pre-school through adolescence, through and introduction to the theories and components of language and experience with language sampling.
- Introduction to Linguistics (LIN-200) 3.00 s.h.
- The nature and structure of language; the basic techniques for analyz- 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 Development in Individual Species (ANT-356) 3.00 s.h.
- Animal communication. Theories of the origin of language. Biological basis of language. Cross-cultural comparison of language development in children.
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