LING001: Introduction to Linguistics
A general introduction to the nature, history and use of human language, speech and writing.
Audience: Any Penn undergraduate interested in language or its use.
Although intended for a general audience, this course is also recommended as an introduction for students who plan to major in linguistics.
Text: George Miller, The Science of Words.
Other readings will be handed out in class, or will be made available via the course web pages.
The course will consist of two one-hour lectures and one one-hour recitation session per week. There will be a midterm and a final exam.
For more information about course structure, see the lecture notes for the introductory session.