Requirements

Five upper division courses from a cross-disciplinary list, including the core course, UGIS 120 Introduction to Applied Language Studies. The following courses will count toward this minor; others might be added at a later date. They consist of upper division courses and graduate seminars that undergraduates may take with permission of the instructor. All courses should be taken for a letter grade. Studens may only share one class between their major and the ALS minor.

Upper Division Courses

UGIS 120: Introduction to Applied Language Studies

(All students must take this course; it is usually offered in fall)

This course is about language as people use it, learn it, adapt it, and think about it in real-world settings. The overall methological frame we will use to analyze language use will be discourse analysis, which we will study for the first half of the semester. Along the way, and especially in the second half of the semester, we will consider topics such as language learning and teaching, language socialization, bi-/pluri-/multilingualism, language policy and planning, computer-mediated communication, stylistics, translation, intercultural communication, language and symbolic power, political and commercial rhetoric. We will explore such questions as: How do people do things with words? How does language both reflect and construct contexts, values, beliefs and ideologies? How is language related to thought? How do people appropriate a new language and how does this affect their social and cultural identity? How can language both create problems and help solve them in the real world of politics, religion, medicine and academia? The course attempts to build bridges between theory and practice, and will involve fieldwork focused on the observation and analysis of language use in a variety of social and material contexts.

AFAM Studies 115: Language and Social Issues in Africa
Anthropology 107: Evolution of the Brain and Language
Anthropology 166: Language, Culture and Society
Anthropology 169C: Methods in Linguistic Anthropology
College Writing 121: Issues in Teaching English Internationally
Education 140AC: Literacy: Individual and Societal Development
Education 143: Introduction to Teaching English
English 179: Literature and Linguistics: the Linguistics of the Language Arts
French 103B: Language and Culture
French 131A: Translation and Debate (taught in French)
French 138: French for Teaching and Related Careers (taught in French)
French 146: Introduction to French Linguistics (taught in French)
French 173: Linguistics and Literature (taught in French)
French 201: History of the French language
German 103: Introduction to German Linguistics
Japanese 161: Introduction to Japanese Linguistics: Usage

Japanese 163: Translation: Theory and Practice
Linguistics 100: Introduction to Linguistic Science
Linguistics 106: Metaphor
Linguistics 124: Discourse
Linguistics 127: Cross-cultural Verbal Art
Linguistics 128: Linguistic Analysis of Literature.
Linguistics 150: Sociolinguistics
Linguistics 151: Language and Gender
Psychology 143: Language Acquisition
Rhetoric 103B: Approaches & Paradigms in the History of Rhetorical Theory
Spanish 166: Language and Style

Cross-Listed Courses

German C109/L&S180T: Language and Power
German C106/Education C145: Literacy through Literature
German C179/Spanish C179: Issues in Bilingualism
Linguistics/CogSci C104: The Mind, Language, and Politics
Linguistics C105/Cognitive Science C101: The Mind and Language
Linguistics C142/Cognitive Science C142 Language and Thought
Linguistics/Cognitive Science C147: Language Disorders
Linguistics C160/CogSci C140: Quantitative Methods in Linguistics
Psychology/Cognitive Science C124: Psycholinguistics

Graduate Courses (require instructor permission)

Anthropology 270B: Fundamentals of Language in Context
Education 240A: Language Study for Educators
Education 240C: Issues in First and Second Language Acquisition
Education 245A: Approaches to teaching English as a second language
Education 250C: Discourse Analysis
Education 250B: Second Language Acquisition
Education 250D: Language and Identity
French 206: Special Topics in French Linguistics
Psychology 290: Language Throughout the Lifespan