Feb 01, 2023  
2022-2023 Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Catalog

ENG 161 - Introduction to Linguistics

3 credit hours - Three hours weekly; one term.
This course meets the Arts & Humanities General Education Requirement. 

Explore the nature of language and the development of the English language. Learn about the evolution, operation and acquisition of human language and its relation to animal communication. Investigate social and cultural influences on language and the development of dialects. Analyze the relationship between language, thinking and writing, and trace the development of various writing systems. No knowledge of a foreign language is necessary.

Note: Typically offered at MC and OL; spring term.