Title Instructors Location Time Description Cross listings Fulfills Registration notes Syllabus Syllabus URL
LING 001-910 Intro To Linguistics TR 05:30 PM-09:20 PM A general introduction to the nature, history and use of human language, speech and writing. Topics include the biological basis of human language, and analogous systems in other creatures; relations to cognition, communication, and social organization; sounds, forms and meanings in the world's languages; the reconstruction of linguistic history and the family tree of languages; dialect variation and language standardization; language and gender; language learning by children and adults; the neurology of language and language disorders; the nature and history of writing systems. Intended for any undergraduate interested in language or its use, this course is also recommended as an introduction for students who plan to major in linguistics. Natural Science & Math Sector
LING 071-980 American Sign Language I Kaitlyn Parenti TR 05:00 PM-07:00 PM Introduction to American Sign Language ( ASL ). Introduces ASL in a contextualized and conversational manner. Course includes receptive and expressive readiness activities, sign vocabulary and grammar, and an introduction to important topics and people within Deaf communities and Deaf culture.
LING 072-981 Amer Sign Language II Sarah Ruth TR 05:00 PM-07:00 PM Increased communication skill in American Sign Language (ASL). Expressive and receptive abilities are expanded upon via a contextualized and conversational manner Important topics to Deaf communities and Deaf culture are continued within online and in-class discussion. Penn Language Center Permission Needed
Prior Language Experience Required
LING 102-920 Intro To Socioling MW 05:30 PM-09:20 PM Human language viewed from a social and historical perspective. Students will acquire the tools of linguistic analysis through interactive computer programs, covering phonetics, phonology and morphology, in English and other languages. These techniques will then be used to trace social differences in the use of language, and changing patterns of social stratification. The course will focus on linguistic changes in progress in American society, in both mainstream and minority communities, and the social problems associated with them. Students will engage in field projects to search for the social correlates of linguistic behavior, and use quantitative methods to analyze the results. College Quantitative Data Analysis Req.
Society Sector