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Theory and Practice of Language - Grammar and Usage
THEORY LANG
CLASS CODE: ENG 325 CREDITS:  3
DIVISION: LANGUAGE & LETTERS
DEPARTMENT: ENGLISH
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

DESCRIPTION: Introduces the study of the English language with an overview of grammar, history, usage, and semantics. (Required for English majors.)
TAUGHT: Winter, Summer, and Fall
CONTENT AND TOPICS: Grammar; history of English language; usage; semantics.
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES:

  1. Consider how language influences thinking.
  2. Understand the history of the English language.
  3. Apply principles of modern American usage and grammar.
  4. Compare traditional grammar (e.g. linguistic categories, sentence structures, and parts of speech) to other theories of grammar.
  5. Understand levels of usage and diction.
REQUIREMENTS: Know2ledge of terminology of traditional grammar; application of usage principles; 2,500 words of edited prose, including resource reports on various aspects of language, usage and semantics, and essays on how language shapes meaning.
PREREQUISITES:
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EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2001