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Graduate Linguistics Courses

<h2>LING 5010 - Grammar in Language Learning and Teaching</h2><p>An online self-paced introduction to grammar.</p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> </p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 1</p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> May not be retaken.</p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> 1.0 lecture</p><p>Eligible Grades: F,CR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I</p>
<h2>LING 5150 - Distributed Learning Courseware - Basics</h2><p>First course in a sequence designed to provide training in developing instructional courseware. Investigation into language teaching related to use of media, focusing on media integration and portability. Video, audio, and multimedia, including audio and video recording, editing, integration into web pages, animations, and other means of distribution, including synchronous and asynchronous audio, video-conferencing, streaming, and experimentation with audio and video related portable devices.</p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> </p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 4</p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> May not be retaken.</p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> 3.0 lecture, independent study</p><p>Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I</p>
<h2>LING 5160 - Distributed Learning Courseware - Interactive Design</h2><p>Second course in a sequence designed to provide training in developing instructional courseware. Investigation into language teaching related to interactive technologies, targeting each of the various language skills: listening, speaking, reading, writing, and grammar. Each of these skills will be addressed through use of CMC, such as weblogs, chat, virtual audio boards, textual discussion boards, as well as web-based materials, course management systems, video-conferencing, telephony, portable devices, and other related technologies as appropriate.</p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> </p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 4</p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> May not be retaken.</p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> 3.0 lecture</p><p>Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I</p>
<h2>LING 5330 - Introduction to Psycholinguistics</h2><p>Study of linguistic behavior and psychological mechanisms responsible for it.</p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> </p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 4</p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> May not be retaken.</p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> 4.0 lecture</p><p>Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I</p>
<h2>LING 5500 - Introduction to Linguistics</h2><p>Technical introduction to linguistics, devices of language description, and methods of linguistic analysis. </p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> </p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 4</p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> May not be retaken.</p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> 3.0 lecture</p><p>Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I</p>
<h2>LING 5510 - Computers in Language Teaching I</h2><p>First class of the CALL Series and is the required class for all master's linguistics students. Provides background on the history of CALL, as well as current trends in the field. Students will explore a variety of theoretical and practical topics related to CALL. They will also learn to create, edit, and distribute instructional materials.</p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> LING 5500 or concurrent or Linguistics major</p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 4</p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> May not be retaken.</p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> 3.0 lecture</p><p>Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I</p>
<h2>LING 5520 - Computers in Language Teaching II</h2><p>Second class expands upon the theory and materials creation of 5510. Primary focus is placed upon the creation, use, and distribution of current technologies for language teaching. Among the topics in this class are Javascript, Hot Potatoes, Multimedia, and Course Management Systems. Students will create, edit, and distribute instructional materials. They will also each create a customized course using a CMS (Course Management System), such as Moodle.</p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> LING 5510</p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 4</p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> May not be retaken.</p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> 3.0 lecture</p><p>Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I</p>
<h2>LING 5600 - Introduction to Phonetics</h2><p>Phonetics is the study of the sounds of language. The purpose of this course is to familiarize students with the theoretical principles of this field and the methods by which it is studied. With the presence of computers containing sound cards and free software for acoustic analysis, it is now possible for students to become active participants in their acquisition of phonetic concepts. Therefore, in addition to learning from readings, lectures, discussions, and assignments, students will have several opportunities to analyze the speech of themselves and others. </p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> </p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 4</p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> May not be retaken.</p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> 3.0 lecture</p><p>Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I</p>
<h2>LING 5610 - Introduction to Phonology and Morphology</h2><p>Introductory course in analysis of sound systems of natural languages.</p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> </p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 4</p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> May not be retaken.</p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> 3.0 lecture</p><p>Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I</p>
<h2>LING 5700 - Syntactic Description of English</h2><p>Focuses on the prominent structural patterns observed in various phrases and sentences in English. The approach is descriptive rather than explanatory. The students learn how to analyze syntactic patterns of English objectively and how to express them in grammatical terminology.</p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> </p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 4</p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> May not be retaken.</p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> 3.0 lecture</p><p>Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I</p>
<h2>LING 5701 - Grammar and Syntax</h2><p>Familiarizes students with philosophical foundations and theoretical argumentation of Chomskyan generative grammar known as the Principles and Parameters Approach. The approach is explanatory as well as descriptive. Students learn how to develop theoretical hypotheses to account for syntactic phenomena and how to improve the accounts by continuous testing and revision of the hypotheses.</p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> </p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 4</p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> May not be retaken.</p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> 4.0 lecture</p><p>Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I</p>
<h2>LING 5750 - Language Learning</h2><p>Introduction to theories of first and second language acquisition and their implications for language teaching methodology.</p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> LING 5500 or Linguistics major</p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 4</p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> May not be retaken.</p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> 4.0 lecture</p><p>Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I</p>
<h2>LING 5760 - Second Language Acquisition Research and Theory</h2><p>Research and theories of second language acquisition.</p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> </p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 4</p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> May not be retaken.</p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> 3.0 lecture</p><p>Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I</p>
<h2>LING 5800 - Methods and Materials in TEFL</h2><p>Second language teaching theory and methodology, with emphasis on teaching English as foreign language and language materials and course design.</p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> LING 5750 or concurrent or Linguistics majors</p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 4</p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> May not be retaken.</p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> 3.0 lecture</p><p>Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I</p>
<h2>LING 5820 - Introduction to English for Specific Purposes</h2><p>This course surveys the literature that has contributed to the growth of the field of English for Specific Purposes (ESP). ESP refers to the branch of language teaching and research in which English-language course content and teaching approaches are derived from an analysis of language use in a specific context. The course examines the key theories, principles, and ideas that form the basis of current approaches to ESP. Included in the course are more practical questions of needs analysis, curriculum design, materials development, and assessment.</p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> LING 5800 or concurrent</p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 4</p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> May not be retaken.</p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> 3.0 seminar</p><p>Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I</p>
<h2>LING 5830 - Assesing Language Abilities: Proseminar in TEFL Testing</h2><p>Advanced research in special problems in testing English as a second or foreign language. </p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> LING 5800 or concurrent or Linguistics majors</p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 4</p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> May not be retaken.</p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> 3.0 lecture</p><p>Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I</p>
<h2>LING 5850 - Historical Linguistics</h2><p>Study of genealogical and typological classification of languages, methods of historical analysis, and change in language systems. </p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> LING 5610 or 560</p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 4</p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> May not be retaken.</p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> 3.0 lecture</p><p>Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I</p>
<h2>LING 5860 - Semantics and Pragmatics</h2><p>Introduction to semantics and pragmatics and their interface.</p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> </p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 4</p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> May not be retaken.</p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> 3.0 lecture</p><p>Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I</p>
<h2>LING 5880 - Special Topics in Applied Linguistics</h2><p>Critical examination of basic assumptions, approaches, and methods of particular subfields of applied linguistics.</p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> </p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 4</p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> May be repeated for a maximum of 8.0 hours.</p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> 3.0 lecture</p><p>Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I</p>
<h2>LING 5900 - Special Topics in Linguistics</h2><p>Specific course content will vary with offering.</p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> </p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 1 - 15</p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> May be repeated.</p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> 1.0 lecture</p><p>Eligible Grades: A-F,CR,PR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I</p>
<h2>LING 5901 - Sociolinguistics and Bilingualism</h2><p>Examines language varieties and their social functions with implications for educational policy and national language planning. The course introduces students to different approcahes to sociolinguistic research and the application of sociolinguistic theories and research in addressing contemporary issues. The course also intruduces students to the basic aspects of bilingual education from the historical legal, sociological, linguistic, and educational perspectives. </p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> </p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 4</p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> May not be retaken.</p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> 3.0 lecture</p><p>Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I</p>
<h2>LING 5912 - Internship in TESOL</h2><p>Practice in ESL teaching, instructional support, and/or program administration. </p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> Permission required</p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 1 - 3</p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> May be repeated for a maximum of 6.0 hours.</p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> 3.0 field experience/internship</p><p>Eligible Grades: F,CR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I</p>
<h2>LING 5920 - Language Teaching Practicum</h2><p>Supervised graduate student teaching. Required twice for all M.A.--TESOL majors and all teaching associates.</p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> LING 5800 or concurrent</p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 2</p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> May be repeated for a maximum of 4.0 hours.</p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> 4.0 practicum</p><p>Eligible Grades: F,CR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I</p>
<h2>LING 5921 - CALL Teaching Practicum</h2><p>Provides students with supervised opportunities to teach English online to students at Ohio University affiliated institutions, including Chubu University, Hong Kong Baptist University, Al-Baha University and others. Students will apply practices related to language teaching methods, materials design and computer assisted language learning. They will also be responsible for creating instructional materials and environments used in the practicum. Students will have opportunities to focus on general English as well as specific language skills, including writing for academic purposes, pronunciation, business English, and other foci as appropriate.</p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> LING 5510 and 5520</p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 2</p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> May be repeated for a maximum of 4.0 hours.</p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> 4.0 practicum</p><p>Eligible Grades: F,CR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I</p>
<h2>LING 5922 - Practicum in Teaching Foreign Languages</h2><p>Provides pedagogical support to Linguistics TAs teaching Chinese, Japanese, Swahili, Arabic, English as a Second language and other languages taught in the Linguistics department.</p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> Permission required</p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 1</p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> May be repeated for a maximum of 6.0 hours.</p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> 1.0 practicum</p><p>Eligible Grades: F,CR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I</p>
<h2>LING 5923 - Teaching Linguistics</h2><p>Provides pedagogical support to Linguistics TAs teaching Linguistics courses especially LING2700 and LING3500</p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> Permission required</p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 1</p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> May be repeated for a maximum of 6.0 hours.</p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> 1.0 practicum</p><p>Eligible Grades: F,CR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I</p>
<h2>LING 5940 - Research Experience in Linguistics</h2><p>Students will have an opportunity to gain research experience by working with faculty on their research areas.</p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> Permission required</p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 1 - 3</p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> May be repeated for a maximum of 6.0 hours.</p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> 3.0 research</p><p>Eligible Grades: F,CR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I</p>
<h2>LING 6000 - Studies in Linguistics</h2><p>Directed individual investigation of particular area of interest in linguistics.</p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> Permission required</p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 1 - 4</p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> May be repeated.</p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> 1.0 tutorial</p><p>Eligible Grades: A-F,CR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I</p>
<h2>LING 6090 - Colloquium in Linguistics</h2><p>Regularly scheduled lectures on topics related to theoretical and applied linguistics.</p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> </p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 1</p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> May be repeated for a maximum of 4.0 hours.</p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> 1.0 seminar</p><p>Eligible Grades: F,CR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I</p>
<h2>LING 6610 - Phonological Structures of English</h2><p>Introduction to pedagogical issues related to the teaching of listening and speaking in ESL/EFL settings.</p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> </p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 4</p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> May not be retaken.</p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> 3.0 lecture</p><p>Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I</p>
<h2>LING 6710 - Grammar in use</h2><p>Introduction to pedagogical issues related to the teaching of English grammar in ESL/EFL settings.</p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> LING 5701</p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 4</p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> May not be retaken.</p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> 3.0 lecture</p><p>Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I</p>
<h2>LING 6850 - An Introduction to the Teaching of Second Language Reading and Writing</h2><p>Theories and applications of reading and writing research. </p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> LING 5800</p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 4</p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> May not be retaken.</p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> 3.0 lecture</p><p>Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I</p>
<h2>LING 6900 - Special Topics in Linguistics</h2><p>Specific course content will vary with offering.</p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> </p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 1 - 15</p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> May be repeated.</p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> 1.0 lecture</p><p>Eligible Grades: A-F,CR,PR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I</p>
<h2>LING 6950 - Thesis</h2><p>Advanced research culminating in thesis.</p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> Permission required</p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 4</p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> May be repeated for a maximum of 8.0 hours.</p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> 3.0 thesis/dissertation</p><p>Eligible Grades: A-F,CR,PR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I</p>