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AL 2101 INTRODUCTION TO LANGUAGE 3.0
Introduction to Language. (Same as ForL 2101.)
Nontechnical introduction to issues pertaining to language and languages, including language structure, first and second language acquisition, language variation (regional and social), and language change

AL 2102 LANGUAGES OF THE WORLD 3.0
Languages of the World. (Same as ForL 2102.)
Survey of the world's languages and an introduction to the variety of linguistic phenomena found in different languages.

AL 3021 INTRO TO LINGUISTICS 3.0
Introduction to Linguistics. (Same as ForL 3021.)
An introduction to the major areas of linguistics: phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, and semantics.

AL 3031 LANGUAGE IN SOCIETY - CTW 3.0
Language in Society.
Prerequisite: AL 3021 or ForL 3021 with grade of C or higher, or equivalent. (Same as ForL 3031.)
Introduction to sociolinguistics, focusing on the ways in which language serves the needs of the individual and society.

AL 3041 SECOND LANGUAGE ACQUISITION 3.0
Introduction to Second Language Acquisition.
Prerequisite: AL 3021 or ForL 3021 with grade of C or higher, or equivalent. (Same as ForL 3041.)
Introduction to processes of acquiring a second (foreign or additional) language. Compares the experiences of young children, adolescents, and adult-age language learners.

AL 3051 TEFL I: METHODS AND APPROACHES 3.0
TEFL I: Methods and Approaches.
Prerequisite: AL 3021 or ForL 3021 with grade of C or higher, or equivalent.
This is the first course in a two-course sequence designed to prepare individuals who plan on living abroad to serve as competent teachers of English as a foreign language (EFL). It features attention to adaptation to a new culture, historical and contemporary developments in English language teaching, and techniques for teaching listening, speaking, reading, writing, vocabulary, and grammar.

AL 4011 PHONETICS AND PHONOLOGY 3.0
Phonetics and Phonology.
Prerequisite: AL 3021 or ForL 3021 with grade of C or higher, or equivalent. (Same as ForL 4011.)
Description and classification of the sounds of human language; patterns of their occurrence and rules governing their use in various languages; emphasis on phonology in a generative framework.

AL 4012 MORPHOLOGY AND SYNTAX 3.0
Morphology and Syntax.
Prerequisite: AL 3021 or ForL 3021 with grade of C or higher, or equivalent. (Same as ForL 4012.)
Introduction to the basic concepts of syntax, including word classes, constituents, case systems, word order, and grammatical relations. Emphasis on comparison of syntax of a wide variety of languages.

AL 4111 SEMANTICS AND PRAGMATICS 3.0
Semantics and Pragmatics in Linguistic Theory.
Prerequisite: AL 3021 or ForL 3021 with grade of C or higher, or equivalent. (Same as ForL 4111.)
Broad range of topics in semantics, the study of how language communicates meaning, and in pragmatics, the study of how language is used to accomplish a speaker's intention.

AL 4121 HISTORICAL LINGUISTICS 3.0
Historical Linguistics.
Prerequisite: AL 3021 or ForL 3021 with grade of C or higher, or equivalent. (Same as ForL 4121.)
Comprehensive introduction to historical and comparative linguistics with a focus on causes and mechanisms of language change over time.

AL 4131 BILINGUALISM 3.0
Bilingualism.
Prerequisite: AL 3021 or ForL 3021 with grade of C or higher, or equivalent. (Same as ForL 4131.)
Comprehensive introduction to the phenomena, role, and function of bilingualism in the contemporary world with special emphasis on North America.

AL 4141 SPECIAL TOPICS 3.0
Special Topics in Language Studies.
Prerequisite: AL 3021 or ForL 3021 with grade of C or higher, or equivalent. (Same as ForL 4141.)
Topic varies according to instructor. May be repeated for a maximum of six semester hours.

AL 4151 COMMUNICATION ACROSS CULTURE - CTW 3.0
Communication across Cultures.
Prerequisite: AL 3021 or ForL 3021 with grade of C or higher, or equivalent.
Introduction to the role of culture in second language learning. This course focuses on learning about the communication of another cultural group to which you do not belong, and learning about effectively communicating with that group. This is the “second” or senior-level Critical Thinking through Writing course in our department.

AL 4161 TEFL II: PRACTICUM AND CLASSROOM PRACTICES 3.0
TEFL II: Practicum and Classroom Practices.
Prerequisites: AL 3051 and AL 3021 or ForL 3021 with grades of C or higher, or equivalent.
This is the second course in a two-course sequence designed to prepare individuals who plan on living abroad to serve as competent teachers of English as a foreign language (EFL). Its purpose is to complement the broader, and more theoretical, perspective of TEFL I by focusing on classroom practices (e.g., micro-teaching, classroom management, lesson planning) and building intercultural awareness and sensitivities.

AL 4980 INTERNSHIP 3.0
Internship.
Prerequisite: AL 2103, AL 3021, or ForL 3021 with grade of C or higher, or equivalent.
Coming Fall of 2012! Check back soon for more information.

AL 4999 DIRECTED READINGS 3.0
Directed Readings.