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Graduate Linguistics Courses

  • ARAB 5110 - Elementary Arabic I

    First course in a two-semester first year sequence.

    Credits: 1 - 4

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 4.0 lecture

    Eligible Grades: A-F,CR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

  • ARAB 5120 - Elementary Arabic II

    Second course of two-semester first-year sequence.

    Requisites: ARAB 5110

    Credits: 1 - 4

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 4.0 lecture

    Eligible Grades: A-F,CR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

  • ARAB 5210 - Intermediate Arabic I

    First course of two semester intermediate-level sequence.

    Requisites: ARAB 5120

    Credits: 1 - 4

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 4.0 lecture

    Eligible Grades: A-F,CR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

  • ARAB 5220 - Intermediate Arabic II

    Second course of two semester intermediate-level sequence.

    Requisites: ARAB 5210

    Credits: 1 - 4

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 4.0 lecture

    Eligible Grades: A-F,CR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

  • ARAB 5900 - Special Topics in Arabic

    Specific course content will vary with offering.

    Credits: 1 - 15

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 1.0 lecture

    Eligible Grades: A-F,CR,PR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

  • ARAB 5990 - Special Studies in Arabic

    Special studies in advanced Arabic studies.

    Requisites: Permission required

    Credits: 1 - 4

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 4.0 tutorial

    Eligible Grades: A-F,CR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

  • CHIN 5100 - Chinese Language and Culture: Preparing for Summer Study in China

    Designed to prepare students for participation in the OU summer study abroad program and the direct enrollment program in Beijing, China, both at the Beijing Language and Culture University.

    Requisites: CHIN 5120

    Credits: 2

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 2.0 lecture

    Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

  • CHIN 5110 - Elementary Chinese I

    Study of spoken and written Mandarin.

    Credits: 1 - 4

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 4.0 lecture

    Eligible Grades: A-F,CR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

  • CHIN 5120 - Elementary Chinese II

    Study of spoken and written Mandarin.

    Requisites: CHIN 5110

    Credits: 1 - 4

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 4.0 lecture

    Eligible Grades: A-F,CR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

  • CHIN 5210 - Intermediate Chinese I

    First course of two-semester intermediate-level sequence.

    Requisites: CHIN 5120

    Credits: 1 - 4

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 4.0 lecture

    Eligible Grades: A-F,CR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

  • CHIN 5220 - Intermediate Chinese II

    Second course of two-senster intermediate-level sequence.

    Requisites: CHIN 5210

    Credits: 1 - 4

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 4.0 lecture

    Eligible Grades: A-F,CR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

  • CHIN 5310 - Advanced Chinese I

    First course of an advanced two-course third-year sequence.

    Requisites: CHIN 5220

    Credits: 1 - 4

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 4.0 lecture

    Eligible Grades: A-F,CR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

  • CHIN 5320 - Advanced Chinese II

    Second course of an advanced two-course third-year sequence.

    Requisites: CHIN 5310

    Credits: 1 - 4

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture

    Eligible Grades: A-F,CR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

  • CHIN 5410 - Advanced Reading and Conversation

    Designed to meet the needs and demands of students who have completed the third year Chinese language courses yet who still would like to continue with their studies on Chinese language and culture Will significantly enhance students' Chinese proficiency level with authentic materials in different cultural settings.

    Requisites: CHIN 5320

    Credits: 1 - 4

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture

    Eligible Grades: A-F,CR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

  • CHIN 5420 - Advanced Chinese: Myth and Traditional Values

    Continues the 4th year Chinese language series to meet the needs and demands of students who have completed the third year Chinese language courses yet who still would like to continue with their studies on Chinese language and culture. Will significantly enhance students' Chinese proficiency level with authentic materials in different cultural settings.

    Requisites: CHIN 5320

    Credits: 1 - 4

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture

    Eligible Grades: A-F,CR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

  • CHIN 5900 - Special Topics in Chinese

    Specific course content will vary with offering.

    Credits: 1 - 15

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 1.0 lecture

    Eligible Grades: A-F,CR,PR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

  • CHIN 5990 - Special Studies

    Reading and discussion of arranged assignments in books, periodicals, and tapes on specific topics related to Chinese language and culture.

    Requisites: Permission required

    Credits: 1 - 4

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 4.0 lecture

    Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

  • ELIP 5100 - Critical Reading and Analysis

    This course is to assist graduate students in managing their academic reading load. Critical Reading and Analysis focuses on developing/improving efficient reading habits and techniques, improving reading rate and comprehension, increasing vocabulary, recognizing and developing information organization, and sharpening critical thinking skills. Students will also practice identifying the rhetorical style of texts. This course incorporates readings from various genres and readings from students' own fields.

    Credits: 3

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 seminar

    Eligible Grades: F,CR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

  • ELIP 5120 - Graduate Reading and Writing

    Designed to help international graduate students work toward their goal of becoming independent and skilled readers and writers in their disciplines. Course writing assignments focus on their disciplines and include summaries, response papers, and essays. The course also addresses plagiarism and citation of sources, ways to develop a more academic vocabulary, and grammar topics such as verbs, articles, and sentence control. Reading skills are strengthened using texts from students' academic courses. Whenever possible, students work on assignments they have for discipline-related courses, and individualized attention is given.

    Credits: 3

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 seminar

    Eligible Grades: F,CR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

  • ELIP 5140 - Academic Writing in Graduate Studies

    Graduate students develop the skills they need to become successful writers in their academic and post-academic careers. Course topics include writing a critique, annotated bibliography, and literature review. Strategies for organizing and developing thoughts, writing concisely in an academic style, and proofreading are also covered, as is following a citation style. Whenever possible, students work on assignments they have for discipline-related courses, and individualized attention is given.

    Credits: 3

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 seminar

    Eligible Grades: F,CR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

  • ELIP 5160 - Writing for Research

    Guides students through the process of writing up primary research following the guidelines/practices of their field. The intended audience is students writing up their research or research plan, such as writing a proposal, final research project, thesis, dissertation, or article for publication. Organizing and writing up the literature review, methods, results, and discussion sections will be covered. Additionally discussed are avoiding plagiarism, following a citation style guide, and using an academic writing style. Individualized attention is given.

    Credits: 3

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 seminar

    Eligible Grades: F,CR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

  • ELIP 5180 - Professional Writing in Public Administration

    Provide writing assistance for students in the Online Executive Masters of Public Administration Program in the Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs. As such, topics include finding, evaluating, and organizing content; building and supporting an argument; writing in a professional style appropriate for public administration; and using sources effectively while following APA style. Writing assignments will be tailored to meet the requirements of MPA coursework. The course consists of three modules, with one on-site visit per module and the remaining work to be completed via the online course management system. Student interaction occurs during on-site visits as well as via the online portion of the course.

    Credits: 1

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 1.0 seminar

    Eligible Grades: F,CR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

  • ELIP 5200 - English Pronunciation

    The major emphasis in this course is on helping international students improve their pronunciation of American English for overall intelligibility and comprehension. Topics include specific vowel and consonant sounds, intonation, rhythm, fluency, and word stress. The course also helps students improve their listening comprehension and practice using correct grammatical structures. Whenever possible, students work with material from their disciplines, and there is considerable individualized instruction. Awareness of American culture and conversation conventions is also discussed and practiced.

    Credits: 3

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 tutorial

    Eligible Grades: F,CR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

  • ELIP 5220 - Classroom Communication Skills for International Teaching Assistants

    The major emphasis in this class is on developing the language skills necessary for effective teaching, which include fluency, use of discourse markers, and the structural control needed for defining and explaining. In addition, considerable attention will also be given to the language necessary for effective interaction with undergraduate students, to meeting the pronunciation needs of both the class as a whole and the individual student and to the awareness of expectations for TAs and the academic situation in the United States generally.

    Credits: 3

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 seminar

    Eligible Grades: F,CR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

  • ELIP 5300 - Oral Communication in Graduate Studies

    The goal of this highly interactive course is to help international students improve their English oral communication skills and increase their confidence in order to help them succeed in the US academic community. Students explore strategies for effective public speaking and then practice giving presentations and asking questions as well as leading and participating in group discussions. Other topics include American culture, idioms, and engaging in and maintaining small talk. Students also have the opportunity to refine their pronunciation of individual sounds, rhythm, intonation, and word stress in spontaneous and planned spoken English.

    Credits: 3

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 seminar

    Eligible Grades: F,CR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

  • ELIP 5320 - Oral Communication for the Graduate Researcher and Presenter

    The goal of this course is to help students refine their communication and presentation skills for graduate and post-graduate work. Topics include defending a thesis/dissertation proposal, presenting at a conference/job talk, giving a poster session, and performing in an interview. Creating and effectively using slides and/or handouts will also be covered. In addition, organizing ideas, using clear discourse markers, using nonverbal language effectively, and maintaining a strong presentation presence will be integral to the course.

    Credits: 3

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 seminar

    Eligible Grades: F,CR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

  • ELIP 5900 - Special Topics in English Language Improvement Program

    Specific course content will vary with offering.

    Credits: 1 - 15

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 1.0 lecture

    Eligible Grades: A-F,CR,PR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

  • ELIP 6000 - Special Studies in Graduate Writing

    Directed individual investigation and practice of particular area of interest in graduate writing.

    Credits: 1

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 1.0 tutorial

    Eligible Grades: F,CR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

  • ELIP 6100 - Special Studies in Oral Communication

    Directed individual investigation and practice of particular area of interest in graduate writing.

    Credits: 1

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 1.0 tutorial

    Eligible Grades: F,CR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

  • ELIP 6900 - Special Topics in English Language Improvement Program

    Specific course content will vary with offering.

    Credits: 1 - 15

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 1.0 lecture

    Eligible Grades: A-F,CR,PR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

  • ILL 5890 - Women in Chinese Literature

    Introduces Chinese language, culture and society through Chinese literature, with the theme: women in China as reflected in literature. Chinese women have been a vital part of the culture. Women's role as reflected in Chinese literature provides a rich illustration of Chinese language, culture, and society. The readings offer a rich illustration of the dilemma of traditional expectations of women in various historical periods, and the ever changing roles of women as society changes.

    Requisites: CHIN 5320

    Credits: 4

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture

    Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

  • ILL 5900 - Special Topics in International Literature - Linguistics

    Specific course content will vary with offering.

    Credits: 1 - 15

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 1.0 lecture

    Eligible Grades: A-F,CR,PR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

  • JPC 5100 - Field Study in Japan

    Cultural orientation designed to prepare students for study abroad in Japan. Taught in English.

    Requisites: Permission required

    Credits: 0

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 2.0 lecture

    Eligible Grades: F,CR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

  • JPC 5500 - Japan: A Sociocultural Interpretation

    Focused readings in English designed to broaden students' understanding of Japanese culture for personal, academic, or professional purposes.

    Credits: 4

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 4.0 lecture

    Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

  • JPC 5900 - Special Topics in Japanese Culture

    Specific course content will vary with offering.

    Credits: 1 - 15

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 1.0 lecture

    Eligible Grades: A-F,CR,PR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

  • JPN 5110 - Elementary Japanese I

    Beginning course of two semester first-year sequence.

    Credits: 1 - 4

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 4.0 lecture

    Eligible Grades: A-F,CR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

  • JPN 5120 - Elementary Japanese II

    Study of spoken and written Japanese.

    Requisites: JPN 5110

    Credits: 1 - 4

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 4.0 lecture

    Eligible Grades: A-F,CR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

  • JPN 5210 - Intermediate Japanese I

    Study of spoken and written Japanese.

    Requisites: JPN 5120

    Credits: 1 - 4

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 4.0 lecture

    Eligible Grades: A-F,CR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

  • JPN 5220 - Intermediate Japanese II

    Study of spoken and written Japanese.

    Requisites: JPN 5210

    Credits: 1 - 4

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 4.0 lecture

    Eligible Grades: A-F,CR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

  • JPN 5310 - Advanced Japanese I

    Study of spoken and written Japanese.

    Requisites: JPN 5220

    Credits: 1 - 4

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 4.0 lecture

    Eligible Grades: A-F,CR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

  • JPN 5320 - Advanced Japanese II

    Study of spoken and written Japanese.

    Requisites: JPN 5310

    Credits: 1 - 4

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 4.0 lecture

    Eligible Grades: A-F,CR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

  • JPN 5380 - Spoken Japanese I

    Development of receptive and productive skills for extended oral discourse in a wide range of interpersonal communicative situations. Emphasis on sociocultural aspects of language use.

    Requisites: JPN 5220

    Credits: 1 - 4

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 4.0 lecture

    Eligible Grades: A-F,CR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

  • JPN 5390 - Spoken Japanese II

    This is the second course in this two course series. Specifically designed to strengthen the students' ability to communicate orally on various topics in both formal and informal settings.

    Requisites: JPN 5380

    Credits: 1 - 4

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 4.0 lecture

    Eligible Grades: A-F,CR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

  • JPN 5410 - Business Japanese I

    Adaptation of productive and receptive skills introduced in JPN 5110-5220 for use in the context of the contemporary Japanese workplace.

    Requisites: JPN 5120

    Credits: 1 - 4

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 4.0 lecture

    Eligible Grades: A-F,CR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

  • JPN 5440 - Fourth-Year Japanese I

    Beginning course of two course fourth-year sequence.

    Requisites: JPN 5320

    Credits: 1 - 4

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture

    Eligible Grades: A-F,CR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

  • JPN 5450 - Fourth-Year Japanese II

    Second course of a two course fourth-year sequence.

    Requisites: Permission required and JPN 5440

    Credits: 1 - 4

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture

    Eligible Grades: A-F,CR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

  • JPN 5480 - Readings in Japanese Culture I

    Social, political, and cultural aspects of modern Japan through readings, discussions, class reports, and short papers. All work will be done in Japanese.

    Requisites: JPN 5310

    Credits: 1 - 4

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture

    Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

  • JPN 5490 - Readings in Japanese Culture II

    Social, political, and cultural aspects of modern Japan through readings, discussions, class reports, and short papers. All work will be done in Japanese.

    Requisites: JPN 5480

    Credits: 1 - 4

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture

    Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

  • JPN 5900 - Special Topics in Japanese Language

    Specific course content will vary with offering.

    Requisites: WGS 3500

    Credits: 1 - 15

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 1.0 lecture

    Eligible Grades: A-F,CR,PR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

  • JPN 5990 - Special Studies

    Reading and discussion of arranged assignments in books, periodicals, and tapes on specific topics related to Japanese language and culture.

    Requisites: Permission required

    Credits: 1 - 4

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 4.0 lecture

    Eligible Grades: A-F,CR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

  • LING 5010 - Grammar in Language Learning and Teaching

    An online self-paced introduction to grammar.

    Credits: 1

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 1.0 lecture

    Eligible Grades: F,CR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

  • LING 5150 - Distributed Learning Courseware - Basics

    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.

    Credits: 4

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture, independent study

    Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

  • LING 5160 - Distributed Learning Courseware - Interactive Design

    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.

    Credits: 4

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture

    Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

  • LING 5330 - Introduction to Psycholinguistics

    Study of linguistic behavior and psychological mechanisms responsible for it.

    Credits: 4

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 4.0 lecture

    Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

  • LING 5500 - Introduction to Linguistics

    Technical introduction to linguistics, devices of language description, and methods of linguistic analysis.

    Credits: 4

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture

    Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

  • LING 5510 - Computers in Language Teaching I

    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.

    Requisites: LING 5500 or concurrent or Linguistics major

    Credits: 4

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture

    Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

  • LING 5520 - Computers in Language Teaching II

    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.

    Requisites: LING 5510

    Credits: 4

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture

    Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

  • LING 5600 - Introduction to Phonetics

    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.

    Credits: 4

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture

    Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

  • LING 5610 - Introduction to Phonology and Morphology

    Introductory course in analysis of sound systems of natural languages.

    Credits: 4

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture

    Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

  • LING 5700 - Syntactic Description of English

    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.

    Credits: 4

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture

    Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

  • LING 5701 - Grammar and Syntax

    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.

    Credits: 4

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 4.0 lecture

    Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

  • LING 5750 - Language Learning

    Introduction to theories of first and second language acquisition and their implications for language teaching methodology.

    Requisites: LING 5500 or Linguistics major

    Credits: 4

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 4.0 lecture

    Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

  • LING 5760 - Second Language Acquisition Research and Theory

    Research and theories of second language acquisition.

    Credits: 4

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture

    Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

  • LING 5800 - Methods and Materials in TEFL

    Second language teaching theory and methodology, with emphasis on teaching English as foreign language and language materials and course design.

    Requisites: LING 5750 or concurrent or Linguistics majors

    Credits: 4

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture

    Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

  • LING 5820 - Introduction to English for Specific Purposes

    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.

    Requisites: LING 5800 or concurrent

    Credits: 4

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 seminar

    Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

  • LING 5830 - Assesing Language Abilities: Proseminar in TEFL Testing

    Advanced research in special problems in testing English as a second or foreign language.

    Requisites: LING 5800 or concurrent or Linguistics majors

    Credits: 4

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture

    Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

  • LING 5850 - Historical Linguistics

    Study of genealogical and typological classification of languages, methods of historical analysis, and change in language systems.

    Requisites: LING 5610 or 560

    Credits: 4

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture

    Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

  • LING 5860 - Semantics and Pragmatics

    Introduction to semantics and pragmatics and their interface.

    Credits: 4

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture

    Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

  • LING 5880 - Special Topics in Applied Linguistics

    Critical examination of basic assumptions, approaches, and methods of particular subfields of applied linguistics.

    Credits: 4

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture

    Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

  • LING 5900 - Special Topics in Linguistics

    Specific course content will vary with offering.

    Credits: 1 - 15

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 1.0 lecture

    Eligible Grades: A-F,CR,PR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

  • LING 5901 - Sociolinguistics and Bilingualism

    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.

    Credits: 4

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture

    Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

  • LING 5912 - Internship in TESOL

    Practice in ESL teaching, instructional support, and/or program administration.

    Requisites: Permission required

    Credits: 1 - 3

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 field experience/internship

    Eligible Grades: F,CR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

  • LING 5920 - Language Teaching Practicum

    Supervised graduate student teaching. Required twice for all M.A.--TESOL majors and all teaching associates.

    Requisites: LING 5800 or concurrent

    Credits: 2

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 4.0 practicum

    Eligible Grades: F,CR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

  • LING 5921 - CALL Teaching Practicum

    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.

    Requisites: LING 5510 and 5520

    Credits: 2

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 4.0 practicum

    Eligible Grades: F,CR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

  • LING 5922 - Practicum in Teaching Foreign Languages

    Provides pedagogical support to Linguistics TAs teaching Chinese, Japanese, Swahili, Arabic, English as a Second language and other languages taught in the Linguistics department.

    Requisites: Permission required

    Credits: 1

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 1.0 practicum

    Eligible Grades: F,CR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

  • LING 5923 - Teaching Linguistics

    Provides pedagogical support to Linguistics TAs teaching Linguistics courses especially LING2700 and LING3500

    Requisites: Permission required

    Credits: 1

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 1.0 practicum

    Eligible Grades: F,CR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

  • LING 5940 - Research Experience in Linguistics

    Students will have an opportunity to gain research experience by working with faculty on their research areas.

    Requisites: Permission required

    Credits: 1 - 3

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 research

    Eligible Grades: F,CR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

  • LING 6000 - Studies in Linguistics

    Directed individual investigation of particular area of interest in linguistics.

    Requisites: Permission required

    Credits: 1 - 4

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 1.0 tutorial

    Eligible Grades: A-F,CR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

  • LING 6090 - Colloquium in Linguistics

    Regularly scheduled lectures on topics related to theoretical and applied linguistics.

    Credits: 1

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 1.0 seminar

    Eligible Grades: F,CR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

  • LING 6610 - Phonological Structures of English

    Introduction to pedagogical issues related to the teaching of listening and speaking in ESL/EFL settings.

    Credits: 4

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture

    Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

  • LING 6710 - Grammar in use

    Introduction to pedagogical issues related to the teaching of English grammar in ESL/EFL settings.

    Requisites: LING 5701

    Credits: 4

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture

    Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

  • LING 6850 - An Introduction to the Teaching of Second Language Reading and Writing

    Theories and applications of reading and writing research.

    Requisites: LING 5800

    Credits: 4

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture

    Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

  • LING 6900 - Special Topics in Linguistics

    Specific course content will vary with offering.

    Credits: 1 - 15

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 1.0 lecture

    Eligible Grades: A-F,CR,PR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

  • LING 6950 - Thesis

    Advanced research culminating in thesis.

    Requisites: Permission required

    Credits: 4

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 thesis/dissertation

    Eligible Grades: A-F,CR,PR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

  • OPIE 5100D - Foundations in English CORE Skills

    12 contact-hour core component of a full-time (20 hours/week) course in English as a second language for students at the beginning level whose ultimate aim is academic study. Core Skills class focuses on basic grammar and communication skills. Writing sometimes included. Focus is on American English for effective communication both inside and outside the classroom.

    Credits: 9

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 12.0 lecture

    Eligible Grades: ,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

  • OPIE 5101D - Foundations in English Listening/Speaking

    This course is one component of full-time study of English as a second language for students at the beginning level whose ultimate aim is academic study. Four hours of classroom instruction are designed to provide students with instruction and practice in basic listening and speaking for everyday communication.

    Credits: 4

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 4.0 lecture

    Eligible Grades: ,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

  • OPIE 5102D - Foundations in Reading and Writing

    This course is one component of full-time study of English as a second language for students at the beginning level whose ultimate aim is academic study. Four hours of classroom instruction are designed to provide students with instruction and practice in reading, vocabulary development, and sentence-level writing. If necessary, students will be introduced to the conventions of English language writing, including the alphabet, spelling, capitalization, and sentence-level punctuation. Students build their reading skills by learning reading strategies and practicing with readings and exercises from the textbook. Students build their vocabulary by learning new words and learning to determine the meaning of words from context clues and word analysis. Students work to develop sentence-level writing skills.

    Credits: 4

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 4.0 lecture

    Eligible Grades: ,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

  • OPIE 5200D - Elementary Core Skills

    12 contact-hour core component of a full-time (20 hours/week) course in English as a second language for students at the elementary level whose ultimate aim is academic study. Core Skills class focuses on basic grammar and communication skills. Writing sometimes included. Focus is on American English for effective communication both inside and outside the classroom.

    Credits: 9

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 12.0 lecture

    Eligible Grades: ,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

  • OPIE 5201D - Elementary Listening/Speaking

    This course is one component of full-time study of English as a second language for students at the elementary level whose ultimate aim is academic study. Four hours of classroom instruction are designed to provide students with instruction and practice in basic listening and speaking for everyday communication.

    Credits: 4

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 4.0 lecture

    Eligible Grades: ,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

  • OPIE 5202D - Elementary Reading/Writing

    This course is one component of full-time study of English as a second language for students at the elementary level whose ultimate aim is academic study. Four hours of classroom instruction are designed to provide students with instruction and practice in reading and vocabulary. Students build their reading skills by learning reading strategies and practicing with readings and exercises from the textbook. Students build their vocabulary by learning new words and learning to determine the meaning of words from context clues and word analysis. Students work to develop sentence-level writing skills and begin practice writing simple paragraphs.

    Credits: 4

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 4.0 lecture

    Eligible Grades: ,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

  • OPIE 5300D - Intermediate Core Skills

    Twelve contact-hour core component of a full-time (20 hours/week) course in English as a second language for students aiming at academic study. Students at this level do not take academic courses. Paragraph level writing competency is developed as students expand grammatical knowledge and explore the process of writing. Instruction and practice includes an introduction to the three-paragraph essay. Students begin to incorporate understanding of appropriate grammatical structures, vocabulary, and organization into the development of short essays. Common rhetorical modes are introduced and practiced. Students begin to develop editing skills.

    Credits: 9

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 12.0 lecture

    Eligible Grades: ,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

  • OPIE 5301D - Intermediate Listening/Speaking

    This course is one component of full-time study of English as a second language for students at the intermediate level whose ultimate aim is academic study. Four hours of classroom instruction are designed to provide students with instruction and practice in listening and speaking.

    Credits: 4

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 4.0 lecture

    Eligible Grades: ,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

  • OPIE 5302D - Intermediate Reading/Vocabulary

    This course is one component of full-time study of English as a second language for students at the intermediate level whose ultimate aim is academic study. Four hours of classroom instruction are designed to provide students with instruction and practice in reading and vocabulary development. Students build their reading skills by learning reading strategies and practicing with readings and exercises from the textbook. Students build their vocabulary by learning new words and learning to determine the meaning of words from context clues and word analysis. They also study and practice activities based upon the Academic Word List. This course includes instruction and practice in using an English-only dictionary.

    Credits: 4

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 4.0 lecture

    Eligible Grades: ,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

  • OPIE 5400D - High-Intermediate Core Skills

    Twelve contact-hour core component of a full-time (20 hours/week) course in English as a second language for students aiming at academic study. Students at this level do not take academic courses. Paragraph level writing competency is developed as students expand grammatical knowledge and explore the process of writing. More emphasis is placed on rhetorical modes and developing editing skills. Students begin to incorporate understanding of grammatical structures, appropriate vocabulary, and organization into more formally developed essays.

    Credits: 9

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 12.0 lecture

    Eligible Grades: ,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

  • OPIE 5401D - High-Intermediate Listening/Speaking

    This course is one component of full-time study of English as a second language for students at the high intermediate level whose ultimate aim is academic study. Four hours of classroom instruction are designed to provide students with instruction and practice in listening and speaking.

    Credits: 4

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 4.0 lecture

    Eligible Grades: ,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

  • OPIE 5402D - High-Intermediate Reading/Vocabulary

    This course is one component of full-time study of English as a second language for students at the high-intermediate level whose ultimate aim is academic study. Four hours of classroom instruction are designed to provide students with instruction and practice in reading and vocabulary development. Students build their reading skills by learning reading strategies and practicing with readings and exercises from the textbook. Students build their vocabulary by learning new words and learning to determine the meaning of words from context clues and word analysis. Students also study and practice with activities based upon the Academic Word List. This course includes instruction and practice in using an English-only dictionary.

    Credits: 4

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 4.0 lecture

    Eligible Grades: ,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

  • OPIE 5500D - Advanced Core Skills

    The Advanced CORE Skills is a 12 contact-hour CORE component of a full time (20 hours/week) course of study in English as a second language for students preparing for academic study in an American university. Students incorporate understanding of grammatical structures, appropriate vocabulary, and organization into formally developed essays. More emphasis is placed on rhetorical modes and developing editing skills. Reading comprehension and lexical skill development is emphasized along with the improvement of reading rate. Students learn to synthesize the various skills and strategies to which they have been exposed. Listening and speaking skill activities rely more heavily on academic task simulations and university-level expectations.

    Credits: 9

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 12.0 lecture

    Eligible Grades: ,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

  • OPIE 5600D - PreAcademic Core Skills

    The PreAcademic CORE Skills class is a 12 contact-hour CORE component of a full-time (20 hours/week) course of study in English as a second language for students preparing for academic study in an American university. Students incorporate understanding of grammatical structures, appropriate vocabulary, and organization into formally developed essays. More emphasis is placed on rhetorical modes and developing editing skills. Students increase their ability to use a variety of grammatical patterns and structures to express original ideas, to edit written text, and to paraphrase, summarize, and synthesize information and ideas in order to perform extended academic tasks orally and in writing. Reading comprehension and lexical skill development is emphasized along with the improvement of reading rate. Students learn to synthesize the various skills and strategies to which they have been exposed. Listening and speaking skill activities rely more heavily on academic task simulations and university-level expectations.

    Credits: 9

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 12.0 lecture

    Eligible Grades: ,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

  • OPIE 5701D - Academic Listening/Note-taking/Speaking

    This OPIE part-time level elective class aims to improve students' listening, note-taking, and speaking skills needed for successful academic work. Class time is spent on listening to academic mini-lectures, note-taking, discussions, and oral presentations.

    Credits: 3 - 4

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 4.0 lecture

    Eligible Grades: ,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

  • OPIE 5702D - Advanced Reading Skills

    This course provides students with both an understanding of the reading process and intensive practice in developing advanced-level reading strategies and skills. It is designed to improve reading comprehension, reading speed, academic vocabulary, and awareness of text structures and rhetorical patterns.

    Credits: 3 - 4

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 4.0 lecture

    Eligible Grades: ,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

  • OPIE 5703D - Pronunciation through Current Events

    This course will focus on improving the accuracy of students' speaking abilities. Students will have the opportunity to learn and practice the individual sounds, rhythm, intonation, and stress associated with spontaneous and planned spoken English. In addition, students will study current issues through the use of news-related listening materials and class discussions. These discussions of current events will provide the primary means for student improvement by enabling students to practice speaking in a relevant and engaging context.

    Credits: 3 - 4

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 4.0 lecture

    Eligible Grades: ,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

  • OPIE 5704D - Native Americans of the U.S.

    This course will help students further develop all English language skills while learning about Native American history, culture, and current social and political issues. Students will gather information from a variety of sources including newspaper and magazine articles, the Internet, videotapes, guest speakers, and field trips; they will use this information in discussions, presentations, and papers.

    Credits: 3 - 4

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 4.0 lecture

    Eligible Grades: ,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

  • OPIE 5705D - Public Speaking

    The Public Speaking Class develops speaking, listening, and presenting skills through discussion, demonstration, and extensive practice. This course is useful for both academic work and the workplace and will include both individual and team presentations.

    Credits: 3 - 4

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 4.0 lecture

    Eligible Grades: ,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

  • OPIE 5706D - Beefing Up Your Academic Vocabulary

    This course is designed to engage students in improving their vocabulary and using it accurately and fluently for academic purposes, i.e. understanding lectures, comprehending assigned readings, participating in class discussions, and writing academic papers. The course focuses on expanding the learner's core knowledge of vocabulary from the general service and academic word lists as well as strengthening the student's ability to effectively ascertain meaning by employing a variety of vocabulary skills, e.g. determining meaning from context, analysis of word parts and word forms, developing facility in effectively using a thesaurus and collegiate English-English dictionaries.

    Credits: 3 - 4

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 4.0 lecture

    Eligible Grades: ,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

  • OPIE 5707D - Intercultural Communication

    This course focuses on improving students' academic reading, composition, and presentation skills by introducing them to the fundamental concepts of intercultural and interpersonal communication and the problems of intercultural conflict.

    Credits: 3 - 4

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 4.0 lecture

    Eligible Grades: ,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

  • OPIE 5708D - Ecology and the Environment

    This course will help students further develop all language skills as well as learn about local ecology and worldwide environmental issues. Students will gather information from a variety of sources including newspaper and magazine articles, the Internet, videotapes, guest speakers, and field trips; they will use this information in discussions, presentations, and papers.

    Credits: 3 - 4

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 4.0 lecture

    Eligible Grades: ,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

  • OPIE 5709D - American Culture

    A general overview of American culture to increase awareness and understanding of the cultural values of the United States and other cultures. Provides cross-cultural activities for small group and class discussions, and topics for oral presentations, research, and writing projects. Academic English skill-building through reading, writing, listening and speaking activities, vocabulary study, paraphrasing, summarizing, research and oral reports, and group activities.

    Credits: 3 - 4

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 4.0 lecture

    Eligible Grades: ,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

  • OPIE 5710D - Stories in the News

    Students in this four contact-hour per week course will work to improve reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills while they study and report on current news stories and contemporary world issues.

    Credits: 3 - 4

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 4.0 lecture

    Eligible Grades: ,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

  • OPIE 5711D - U.S. Cities: a Comparison of History and Culture

    Through instruction in the history and cultural geography of two U.S. cities, (e.g. New York City and Los Angeles), students improve their academic English language skills in grammar, reading, vocabulary development, writing, listening, and speaking. Students practice language skills through discussion, oral presentations, written assignments, journal and essay writing, and by completing reading logs. Students also learn and develop research skills by accessing and gathering information from a variety of sources.

    Credits: 3 - 4

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 4.0 lecture

    Eligible Grades: ,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

  • OPIE 5712D - Americans at Work

    This course focuses on improving students' academic reading, composition, and presentation skills by introducing them to work as a cultural phenomenon, to the history of work in the U.S., and to American cultural values and beliefs about work.

    Credits: 3 - 4

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 4.0 lecture

    Eligible Grades: ,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

  • OPIE 5713D - English through Music

    This course is one component of either full-time or part-time study of English as a second language for students whose ultimate aim is full-time academic study. Four hours of classroom instruction are designed to provide students with instruction and practice in listening/speaking and reading while exploring American musical genres and American culture.

    Credits: 3 - 4

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 4.0 lecture

    Eligible Grades: ,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

  • OPIE 5714D - Adventures in Mythology

    Students in this course will work on improving their academic reading, vocabulary development, writing, listening, and speaking skills through the study of mythology and its role in cultural construction.

    Credits: 3 - 4

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 4.0 lecture

    Eligible Grades: ,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

  • OPIE 5715D - Oral Communication in University Classes

    The goal of this course is to improve students' oral communication skills in English for success in the U.S. academic community. Students explore aspects of language, the U.S. academic culture, and strategies for effective discussion and presentation. Students will have the opportunity to learn and practice the individual sounds, rhythm, intonation, and stress associated with spontaneous and planned spoken English. Students learn about the expectations for oral communication, including group discussion, teamwork and formal presentations in the context of the American university classroom. Students learn about and practice appropriate ways to agree, disagree, interrupt, critique, offer alternative perspectives or suggestions and facilitate both group discussions and team decision-making.

    Credits: 3 - 4

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 4.0 lecture

    Eligible Grades: ,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

  • OPIE 5802D - Reading for Academic Purposes

    Reading for Academic Purposes is an academic reading course for English as a Second Language students who are also permitted to take one academic course. Using authentic material, this course provides students with both an understanding of the reading process and practice in developing academic reading strategies and skills. The course is designed to improve reading comprehension, academic vocabulary, and awareness of text structures and rhetorical patterns.

    Credits: 3 - 4

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 4.0 lecture

    Eligible Grades: ,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

  • OPIE 5803D - Advanced Grammar

    Through this OPIE part-time level elective class, students will increase their ability to use a variety of grammatical patterns and structures to express original ideas, to edit written text, and to paraphrase, summarize, and synthesize information and ideas in order to perform extended academic tasks orally and in writing.

    Credits: 3 - 4

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 4.0 lecture

    Eligible Grades: ,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

  • OPIE 5804D - Grammar for Writing

    Through this OPIE part-time level elective class, students will increase their ability to use a variety of grammatical patterns and structures to express original ideas, to edit written text, and to paraphrase, summarize, and synthesize information and ideas in order to perform extended academic tasks orally and in writing.

    Credits: 3 - 4

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 4.0 lecture

    Eligible Grades: ,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

  • OPIE 5805D - Composition

    Through this OPIE part-time level elective class, students will increase their ability to write about familiar or prepared topics (up to three typed pages) with some precision and sufficient support. They will increase their ability to synthesize, summarize, and paraphrase information from articles and academic texts. Students will perform various academic writing tasks such as writing persuasive essays and integrating paraphrased or summarized sources into a text. They will increase their ability to use a variety of grammatical patterns and structures to express original ideas in writing.

    Credits: 3 - 4

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 4.0 lecture

    Eligible Grades: ,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

  • OPIE 5806D - Techniques for Gathering and Evaluating Research Information and for Research Writing

    This OPIE bridge-level elective class on Information Gathering (Techniques for Gathering and Evaluating Research Information) and Writing aims at providing international students with basic and, in some cases, advanced level information gathering and evaluating skills while at the same time improving their English language ability, particularly in the areas of reading, listening/speaking, and classroom interaction skills. Students will incorporate source material into their academic writing and will practice citing their sources.

    Credits: 3 - 4

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 4.0 lecture

    Eligible Grades: ,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

  • OPIE 5807D - Academic English Test Taking Strategies

    Academic English Test Taking Strategies is a part-time level integrated course in English as a Second Language for students who are also permitted to take one or two academic courses simultaneously. Four hours of classroom instruction (one hour a day, four days a week) are designed to provide students with high-level language skills development, with a specific focus on academic test-taking strategies for successful academic performance. Language skills are integrated and will include reading, listening, speaking, writing and grammar. Test-taking practice and strategy development will focus on open and closed-book exams, timed objective exams (including standardized tests), as well as both short-answer and full-essay exam formats.

    Credits: 3 - 4

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 4.0 lecture

    Eligible Grades: ,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

  • OPIE 5808D - Issues Through Film

    Students in this part-time level five session per week course (ordinarily four contact hours plus two hours viewing the assigned film) will work to improve speaking, reading, and writing as well as listening skills through a study of some of the traditional themes of USA cinema, and of movies that exemplify those themes.

    Credits: 3 - 4

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 4.0 lecture

    Eligible Grades: ,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

  • OPIE 5809D - Reading and Writing about Literature

    Through this OPIE Bridge ­level elective class, students will read classic and/or contemporary authentic works of fiction or non­fiction. They will analyze and discuss the books, use various strategies to improve their comprehension and vocabulary, learn about the socio­cultural contexts in which the books are set, and write several papers, both academic and creative, on the content and themes of the books. The books may vary from semester to semester. While particular topics and contexts will be examined depending on the books used, the books will serve as a basis to discuss cross­ cultural themes and topics as well.

    Requisites: Permission required or TOEFL: 500 and Comp:4

    Credits: 3 - 4

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 4.0 lecture

    Eligible Grades: ,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

  • OPIE 5900 - Special Topics in Ohio Program of Intensive English

    Specific course content will vary with offering.

    Credits: 1 - 15

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 1.0 lecture

    Eligible Grades: A-F,CR,PR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

  • OPIE 5900D - Special Studies in American English: Language and Culture

    Individual or small group independent or tutorial study classes set up to meet the needs of students unable to participate in standard classes. Content and objectives taken from standard classes but adapted to the individual or small group independent or tutorial method of delivery.

    Credits: 1 - 15

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 15.0 tutorial

    Eligible Grades: ,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

  • OPIE 5960D - Academic Core Skills 1

    Academic Core Skills 1 is a bridge level integrated course in English as a Second Language for students who are also permitted to take one academic course. Eight hours of classroom instruction (two hours a day, four days a week) focus on the development of academic English language skills including reading and writing, study skills, and academic performance skills needed for success in an academic program in the U.S. Students will increase their ability to paraphrase, summarize, and synthesize information from articles and academic texts. They will increase their ability to use a variety of grammatical patterns and structures to express original ideas in writing and to edit their written work. Listening and speaking will also be addressed.

    Credits: 6 - 8

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 8.0 lecture

    Eligible Grades: ,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

  • OPIE 5970D - Academic Core Skills 2

    Academic Core Skills 2 is a bridge level integrated course in English as a Second Language for students who are also permitted to take one or two academic courses simultaneously. Eight hours of classroom instruction (two hours a day, four days a week) are designed to provide students with high-level language skills development, with a specific focus on academic reading and writing skills, as well as academic performance and study skills. Students will increase their ability to paraphrase, summarize, and synthesize information from articles and academic texts and will begin to learn to evaluate academic source material.They will increase their ability to use a variety of grammatical patterns and structures to express original ideas in writing and to edit their written work. Students also work on academic listening and speaking skills.

    Credits: 6 - 8

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 8.0 lecture

    Eligible Grades: ,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

  • OPIE 5980D - Academic Core Skills 3

    This course is a bridge level support course in English as a Second Language for students who are also permitted to take two academic courses. Eight hours of classroom instruction (two hours a day, four days a week) are designed to provide students with high-level language skills development, with a specific focus on academic reading and writing skills, as well as academic performance and study skills.

    Credits: 6 - 8

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 8.0 lecture

    Eligible Grades: ,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

  • SWAH 5110 - Elementary Swahili I

    This course introduces learners to Swahili vocabulary and grammar. These are used as the foundation for promoting the four skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking. Emphasis will be on promoting the learners' ability to express themselves, describe their daily experiences and engage in basic conversations. Although East African texts (reading passages, music and poems) will be used to promote learners' understanding and appreciation of Swahili language and culture, non East African texts in Swahili might be sparingly used to achieve certain objectives. While the main focus of the course will be on enriching the students understanding of African culture through the learning of Swahili, students are expected to relate the Swahili culture with their everyday experiences. Learners will be involved in a semester long portfolio project comprised of biographical information about their everyday activities, or activities of other people, whether actual or fictional with an intention of applying all aspects of the materials covered in class. Specific information on this will be provided in the syllabus.

    Credits: 1 - 4

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 4.0 lecture

    Eligible Grades: A-F,CR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

  • SWAH 5120 - Elementary Swahili II

    This is the second course of two-semester first-year sequence. SWAH 5110 is a prerequisite for students who wish to enroll in this course. A continuation of where we left off in the fall quarter in covering the different types of nouns in Swahili. By now, students will have covered all the noun classes and will begin to see their relevance to various aspects of Swahili grammar. It will become clear that once you know the class of noun in question, the grammar can easily be derived from a consistent pattern. Learners will also broaden their vocabulary and they will be able to engage in more complex dialogues. Although some dialogues will be tailored to accomplish grammatical ends, we will also do dialogues for the sake of it in order to promote confidence in oral communication. Learners are encouraged to pay attention to the way the sample dialogues are structured and try to model their dialogues along similar lines. Learners are encouraged to test your skills to the limit without focusing too much on grammatical mistakes. The best language learners are the adventurous people who are willing to test anything they have learned, even when they do not do it correctly. In addition, listening tasks and labwork will be assigned to ensure that students are increasing their knowledge of Swahili. Some time will be set aside to do pronunciation drills to ensure that learners get their pronounciation right. To promote reading skills, the instructor will introduce some basic Swahili booklets to be used as class readers. Attempts will also be made to invite classroom guests who will speak in Swahili in order to give learners a chance to listen to accents other than their instructor's. A lot of the classroom exercises will involve conversation with a colleague. Attempts will be made to ensure that students speak with different people in each speaking task. Finally, updating of portfolio will continue. Material from new topics must be integrated into the students' portfolio in a creative way.

    Requisites: SWAH 5110

    Credits: 1 - 4

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 4.0 lecture

    Eligible Grades: A-F,CR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

  • SWAH 5210 - Intermediate Swahili I

    Study of spoken and written Swahili.

    Requisites: SWAH 5120

    Credits: 4

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 4.0 lecture

    Eligible Grades: A-F,CR,PR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

  • SWAH 5220 - Intermediate Swahili II

    Study of spoken and written Swahili.

    Requisites: SWAH 5210

    Credits: 1 - 4

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 4.0 lecture

    Eligible Grades: A-F,CR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

  • SWAH 5310 - Advanced Swahili I

    SWAH 5310 is the first of a two quarter series course of advanced Swahili. It is intended for students who have completed two years of Swahili or equivalent. The class focuses at discourse Swahili and rhetorical devices as used in East Africa by Swahili speakers. In addition learners are exposed to various elements of Swahili culture through authentic texts. Little attention is paid to grammar, but some aspects of grammar may be taught if the students identify problematic areas they would like to review with their instructor. Students study Swahili literary texts from East Africa and are able to engage in discussion on complex issues and topics. The background on Swahili culture is handled through the eyes of various authors as well as contemporary sources such as newspapers, movies and audio clips. In addition, different registers of Swahili are introduced with an aim of empowering students to be functional in a variety of communicative contexts. The course also emphasizes on practical application of Swahili in the learner's field of study. To accomplish this, vocabulary and terminologies of various disciplines are also introduced. At this level, students should begin using Swahili for academic purposes. In other words, they should be able to read literary texts (novellas, dramas, poetry and short stories), listen to Swahili news on the radio, make presentations in Swahili as well as write factual and fictional essays.

    Requisites: SWAH 5220

    Credits: 1 - 4

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 4.0 lecture

    Eligible Grades: A-F,CR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

  • SWAH 5320 - Advanced Swahili III

    SWAH 5320 is the second of a two quarter series course of advanced Swahili. It is intended for students who have completed SWAH 5310 or its equivalent. The class focuses on discourse Swahili and rhetorical devices as used in East Africa by Swahili speakers. In addition learners are exposed to various elements of Swahili culture through authentic texts. Little attention is paid to grammar, but some aspects of grammar may be taught if the students identify problematic areas they would like to review with their instructor. Students study Swahili literary texts from East Africa and are able to engage in discussion on complex issues and topics. The background on Swahili culture is handled through the eyes of various authors as well as contemporary sources such as newspapers, movies and audio clips. In addition, different registers of Swahili are introduced with an aim of empowering students to be functional in a variety of communicative contexts. The course also emphasizes on practical application of Swahili in the learner's field of study. To accomplish this, vocabulary and terminologies of various disciplines are also introduced. At this level, students should begin using Swahili for academic purposes. In other words, they should be able to read literary texts (novellas, dramas, poetry and short stories), listen to Swahili news on the radio, make presentations in Swahili as well as write factual and fictional essays.

    Requisites: SWAH 5310

    Credits: 1 - 4

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 4.0 lecture

    Eligible Grades: A-F,CR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

  • SWAH 5900 - Special Topics in Swahili

    Specific course content will vary with offering.

    Credits: 1 - 15

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 1.0 lecture

    Eligible Grades: A-F,CR,PR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

  • SWAH 5990 - Special Studies in Swahili

    SWAH 3990 is intended for students who have completed Advanced Swahili and would like to expand their knowldege of a specific topic or area in the language. There might be circumstances where student who have only had two years of Swahili would be allowed to enroll in the course. Ou students with a previous background in Swahili are also eligible to enroll in this course. The student who wishes to enroll in this course must come up with a topic, plan, and goals. Students work on their own and only meet with the instructor once a week.

    Requisites: Permission required

    Credits: 1 - 4

    Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture

    Eligible Grades: A-F,CR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I

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