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Language Acquisition   (DES-331)   3.00 s.h.  
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The development of language in children. Includes various aspects of language (neurological, cognitive, phonological, morphological, syntactic, semantic, and pragmatic). Studies common language norms. Requires observation of children of various ages and discussion of their language patterns. 
Normal Language Development   (DES-334)   3.00 s.h.  
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Normal Language Development-Gives students a basic understanding of normal speech and language development from pre-school through adolescence, through and introduction to the theories and components of language and experience with language sampling. 
History of the English Language II   (ENG-402)   3.00 s.h.  
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Continued exploration of the origins, evolution and expansion of the English language while focusing on the specific structure of the language and on the concept that language is a reflection of society. 
Language Development in Individual Species   (ANT-356)   3.00 s.h.  
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Animal communication. Theories of the origin of language. Biological basis of language. Cross-cultural comparison of language development in children. 
Language and Propaganda   (LIN-350)   3.00 s.h.  
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The study of the use of language to manipulate and influence opinions via advertising, innuendo, jargon, emotive language, etc. 
The Story of Human Language   (COM-339)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
The Story of Human Language examines how language is created, acquired, and utilized. Topics examined in this course include the origin of language, differences between animal and human language, sound and word formation, language acquisition, verbal and nonverbal utilization, and its regional, social and cultural variations. These topics are fundamental to a greater understanding of human language and its use and origins. Lastly, this course provides an essential foundation for advanced courses in linguistics.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Identify how animal language differs from human language
  • Describe how sounds are created and articulated
  • Describe how language is learned and acquired
  • Demonstrate how meaning is conveyed in nonverbal and written language
  • Describe how humans first started using language
  • Explain the origins of language in terms of its social, physical, tool-making, and genetic source
  • Recognize the articulation of consonants and vowels in tongue position and placement
  • Compare and contrast verbal and written language
  • Compare and contrast the major changes from Indo-European to Modern English
  • Present ways in which language varies by regional, social, and cultural influences
  • Identify the cognitive abilities which led to the development of human language
  • Discuss the distinctions between communicative and informative signals in human and animal language
  • Explain what verbal and nonverbal clues listeners use for understanding
  • Use concrete examples to demonstrate the etymology of how language evolves into Common usage
  • Use examples to demonstrate the differences between the language disorders of Broca's, Wernicke's, and Conduction aphasia
  • Discuss the impact that culture plays in Linguistic Determinism.

 
Assembly Language   (COS-231)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
Assembly Language is designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills you will need to write assembly language programs. A series of exercises assigned at regular intervals throughout the course will give you the opportunity to gain practical programming experience.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Discuss the hardware of the personal computer.
  • Describe machine-language code and hexadecimal format.
  • Indicate the steps involved in assembling, linking, and executing a program.
  • Write programs in assembly language that handle the keyboard and screen and disk input and output.
  • Write programs in assembly language that perform arithmetic and table searches and sorts.
  • Write programs in assembly language that convert between ASCII and binary formats.
  • Trace machine execution as an aid to debugging.
  • Write macro instructions.

 
History of the English Language I   (ENG-401)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
Explores the origins, evolution and expansion of the English language while focusing on the specific structure of the language and on the concept that language is a reflection of society.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Demonstrate understanding of Old, Middle, Modern and American English
  • Demonstrate understanding of differences between English speech and writing in various English-speaking countries
  • Demonstrate understanding of the etymological basis of the English language
  • Demonstrate proficiency in mechanisms of language-changes over time and the historical, social, and political conditions related to these changes
  • Demonstrate understanding of phonology, morphology, syntax, lexicon, and semantics of the various historical periods of the English language
  • Demonstrate understanding of principles of etymological and semantic change
  • Demonstrate ability to use a historical dictionary
  • Demonstrate general linguistic features of Old and Middle English
  • Demonstrate understanding of the social contexts and mechanisms of language change
  • Ability to demonstrate awareness of several problems in the origin and nature of the English language
  • Demonstrate ability to transcribe modern English speech phonetically
  • Use an example of Old, Middle and Renaissance literature in England to identify and analyze these periods of the changes and development of the English Language

 
Language and Culture Deaf Communication   (DES-410)   3.00 s.h.  
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This course explores the relationships between language and culture from an anthropological and sociolinguistic point of view. Students are introduced to participant observation and the ethnographic interview as research tools for understanding the interplay between language and culture in the deaf community in which they participate. 
Language Development in Hearing Impaired   (DES-332)   3.00 s.h.  
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Theories of language development, comparing hearing and hearing impaired populations. Introduction to diagnosis and development of receptive and expressive language skills through a variety of techniques and modes designed for hearing impaired children. 
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