Courses in Other Departments

COURSES IN COMMUNICATION SCIENCES AND DISORDERS

2322 APPLIED PHONETICS Required prior to formal program admission. Introductory study of the principles of phonetic science with practical application. Lecture and laboratory practice in phonetic transcription. Open to all students. Fall, spring, summer.

3300 PHONOLOGICAL ACQUISITION Required. A study of the development of the phonological system from birth through early elementary school years. Interactions of the sound system with other linguistic, motor, and cognitive behaviors will be identified. Lecture. Prerequisites: consent of instructor. Fall.

3320 LANGUAGE DISORDERS IN CHILDREN Required. A study of theories and practices pertaining to developmental, organic, and psychological language disturbances in children, including an overview of other disciplines involved in childhood language disorders. Lecture. Prerequisites: CSD 3321, consent of instructor. Summer.

3321 LANGUAGE ACQUISITION AND LITERACY Required. A study of normal speech and language acquisition and growth from first vocalization to abstract thought. Lecture. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Fall.

COURSES IN ENGLISH

3315 GENDER AND LANGUAGE For English majors and minors to satisfy upper-division elective requirement. An overview of the sociolinguistics of language and its relationships to gender. The course develops awareness of language as a system of rules, codes, and prescribed attitudes to gender roles. Lecture, discussion, writing. Prerequisite: One of the following: ENGL 2312, 2313, 2316, 2317, 2318. On demand.

4360 HISTORY AND STRUCTURE OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE  For English majors and minors to satisfy upper-division language or elective requirement.  A survey of English from the Anglo-Saxon to the modern period, focusing on the social, political, and literary matrix within which the language developed.  Lecture, discussion, writing.  Prerequisite: one of the following courses: ENGL 2312, 2313, 2316, 2317, 2318.  Every semester.

COURSES IN PHILOSOPHY

2310 INTRODUCTION TO LOGIC A required course for all philosophy majors and minors (may substitute PHIL 3310) and an elective for minors in linguistics. A course for any student wanting to improve reasoning abilities. Introductory study of correct inference in deductive, scientific, and everyday contexts. Included are classical and modern logic, the logic of science, the principles of definition, and the common errors of reasoning. Primarily lecture and task-oriented instruction. Fall, spring.

4330 PHILOSOPHY OF LANGUAGE An elective course for majors or minors in philosophy or Linguistics, but open to others with interest in the topic. An inquiry into the nature of language in its relations to consciousness, logic, social behavior and reality. Combines lecture and discussion. Spring even years.

COURSES IN PSYCHOLOGY

3325 COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY Survey of human mental processes such as thinking, memory, language, attention, and problem-solving. Human cognition will be studied from multiple perspectives: psychology, artificial intelligence, linguistics, human learning, and computer technology. Category II elective. Lecture. Prerequisite: PSYC 1300. Fall, spring, summer.

COURSES IN WORLD LANGUAGES, LITERATURES & CULTURES

4315 METHODS OF TEACHING SECOND LANGUAGES Modern methods of instruction in foreign language, English as a second language, and culture. Materials, planning, and classroom techniques are emphasized. Course goals will be accomplished through the use of lecture, discussion, written assignments, and field experiences. May not be presented as part of the foreign language major or minor requirements. This course is part of the ESL endorsement and foreign language teaching licensure curriculum at UCA. Prerequisites: Prerequisite: Admission to the teacher education program or consent of department chair. Fall.

4325 SECOND LANGUAGE ACQUISITION A study of the most common theories and research on second language acquisition (SLA), similarities and differences of first and second language acquisition, and the relevance of SLA to classroom teaching of second languages. Course goals will be accomplished through the use of lecture, discussion, written assignments, and field experiences. May not be presented as part of the foreign language major or minor requirements. This course is part of the ESL endorsement and foreign language teaching licensure curriculum at UCA. Prerequisite: Consent of department chair. Fall.

4330 SECOND LANGUAGE ASSESSMENT A study of second language assessment techniques and procedures. Construction and critique of instruments for assessing proficiencies in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Course goals will be accomplished through the use of lecture, discussion, written assignments, and field experiences. May not be presented as part of the foreign language major or minor requirements. This course is part of the ESL endorsement and foreign language teaching licensure curriculum at UCA. Prerequisites: Admission to the teacher education program or consent of department chair. Spring.