Oct 22, 2021  
2020-2021 Catalog 
2020-2021 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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LING 101 - Introduction to World Languages

5 credits

Completion of ENGL 095 , or co-enrollment in ENGL 095 , or placement in ENGL& 101 .

This is a general survey course designed to introduce students to the historical and cultural aspects of world languages, including discussion of distribution, historical development, typology, and writing systems. This course explores the rich diversity of human languages through specific examples of syntax, vocabulary and writing drawn from a variety of languages without teaching any language in particular. This course is advised as an introduction for students considering foreign language study.

Theory Hours
5 theory hours.

AA Specified Elective
Satisfies Humanities Area G distribution or specified elective requirement for the AA degree.

Course Outcomes
• Acquire knowledge of historical development, typology, and geographic distribution of world languages
• Acquire and apply basic linguistic terminology
• Discover and describe parallels among world languages
• Analyze various language paradigms
• Recognize and examine the structure of a variety of writing systems (both alphabetical and non-alphabetical) throughout human history
• Develop a perspective to view foreign cultures and civilizations

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