LING 10 FOUNDATIONS OF LANGUAGE
3 units • LG-P/NP • Three hours lecture; one hour lab by arrangement

This course facilitates language teaching, learning, interpreting, and the understanding of the structure and nature of language. Students analyze English, with opportunities to compare it to a language of their choice. Language acquisition, processing, production, the lan- guage instinct, and the similarity and universality among the world’s languages are discussed. Portions of instruction may be offered online; also offered fully online.

  • Advisories: Eligibility for ENGL 1A
  • Credit transferable: CSU, UC
  • General Ed. Credit: CSU, Area C2; IGETC, Area 3B; MPC, Area C
  • Syllabus

LING 15 INTRODUCTION TO LINGUISTICS
3 units • LG-P/NP • Three hours lecture

This course introduces students to the science of language, focusing on its role in social interaction, identity, and world view. First- and sec- ond-language acquisition, sign language, writing, gendered language, dialects, and language change are also examined. Also offered online. Advisories: Eligibility for ENGL 1A

  • Credit transferable: CSU, UC
  • General Ed. Credit: CSU, Area C2, D7; IGETC, Area 3B, 4G; MPC, Area C, D
  • Syllabus

LING 25 INTRODUCTION TO LANGUAGE AND GENDER
3 units • LG-P/NP • Three hours lecture

This course examines the linguistic differences associated with gender and how these differences affect the speaker’s identity and cultural roles. Opportunities for analyzing and discussing language in terms of gender are provided. Also offered as Women’s Studies 25; credit may be earned only once. Also offered online.

  • Advisories: Eligibility for ENGL 1A
  • Credit transferable: CSU, UC
  • General Ed. Credit: CSU, Area C2, D4; IGETC, Area 3B, 4D; MPC, Area C, D, E1, F
  • Syllabus

LING 30 INTRODUCTION TO THE HISTORY OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE
3 units • LG-P/NP • Three hours lecture

This course traces the linguistic history of English from its Indo- European roots to its current status as a global language. Students are introduced to the historical events, the languages, and the structural changes that have shaped English into its present form. Also offered online.

  • Advisories: Eligibility for ENGL 1A
  • Credit transferable: CSU, UC
  • General Ed. Credit: CSU, Area C2, D1; IGETC, Area 3B, 4A; MPC, Area C, D
  • Syllabus

LING 35 INTRODUCTION TO NONVERBAL COMMUNICATION
3 units • LG-P/NP • Three hours lecture

Of all human communication, 70% or more is nonverbal. This course introduces the evolutionary, biological, and environmental roots of nonverbal communication and how the body, face, eyes, voice, movement, distance, and time are used to communicate without words.  Nonverbal communication's role in forming and maintaining personal and non-personal relationships, as well as its use in establishing one's identity in society, is also presented. Also offered online.

  • Advisories: Eligibility for ENGL 1A
  • Credit transferable: CSU
  • General Ed. Credit: MPC, Area C, D, E1

LING 45 INTRODUCTION TO LANGUAGE AND SOCIETY
3 units • LG-P/NP • Three hours lecture

This course examines the interaction of language with society and the individual and how language establishes power, ethnicity, gender, and social identity. Students are also introduced to linguistic diversity in U.S. society today and methodology for sociolinguistic analysis of conversations. Also offered as Ethnic Studies 45; credit may be earned only once. Also offered online.

  • Advisories: Eligibility for ENGL 1A
  • Credit transferable: CSU, UC
  • General Ed. Credit: CSU, Area D3, D7; IGETC, Area 4C, 4G; MPC, Area C, D, F
  • Syllabus

LING 46 INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLINGUISTICS
3 units • LG-P/NP • Three hours lecture

This course introduces how people acquire a language, how they speak and understand a language, and how language is processed and represented in the brain. The biological and cultural foundations for language are also presented. Also offered online.

  • Advisories: Eligibility for ENGL 1A
  • Credit transferable: CSU, UC
  • General Ed. Credit: CSU, Area D1; IGETC, Area 4A;MPC, Area C, D
  • Online Course Syllabus

LING 49 INTRODUCTION TO DISCOURSE ANALYSIS
3 units • LG-P/NP • Three hours lecture

This course introduces theories and methodologies for the study of human discourse, or language in use. Discourse history, assumptions and principles, verbal and nonverbal communication, as well as soci- ety and culture’s roles in a variety of discourse genres are discussed. Opportunities to analyze both spoken and written discourse are offered. Also offered online.

  • Advisories: Eligibility for ENGL 1A
  • Credit transferable: CSU, UC
  • General Ed. Credit: MPC, Area A2, C, D
  • Online Course Syllabus

LING 50 INTRODUCTION TO STANDARD AMERICAN ENGLISH
3 units • LG-P/NP • Three hours lecture

This course presents the spoken and written English used by business, the media, and schools in the U.S. today. This course is designed for native speakers of other English dialects, native speakers of other languages, and those wishing to become more fluent with this main- stream form of English to increase their educational and employment success. Also offered online.

  • Credit transferable: CSU
  • General Ed. Credit: MPC, Area C, D, E2

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