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LANGUAGE: THE CRUCIAL CONNECTION

AS DEFINED BY ERNEST BOYER in COLLEGE: THE UNDERGRADUATE EXPERIENCE IN AMERICA, p. 92-93

"The sending and receiving of sophisticated messages set human being apart from all other forms of life. As humans, we take infinite pains to reflect on and interpret our experiences. We capture feelings and ideas with symbols and send them on to others through a process we call language. Language, in its many manifestations, is at the heart of understanding who we are and what we might become. What are the theories of the origins of language? How do symbol systems shape the values of a culture? How are language, through great literature, enriched the lives and enlarged our vision? What are the possibilities and problems introduced by the information revolution? Learning about the power of language in the human experience and becoming proficient in more than one language are, we believe, essential aspects of the integrated core."

AS DEFINED BY OTHERS

Professor Ed Cell

WHAT ARE THE AREAS THAT COMPRISE LANGUAGE

    1. Etymology
    2. Language acquisition
    3. Semiotics
    4. Speech
    5. Languages-Japanese, Swahili, French, Spanish
    6. Sign language
    7. Psycholinguistics
    8. Organizational communication
    9. English literature
    10. African American literature

WEB SITES THAT APPLY

Visit Dave Wilton's Etymology page for the origins of words.

     

Examples of some online UIS courses for the language category.

    AAS-460 Topics in African-American Literature, Popular Fiction (4)

    COM-411 Computer-Mediated Interpersonal Communication (4)

    LIS-458 ECCE Memoirs Across Cultures. (Global Awareness) (4) (also identity category)

    LIS-460 Topics Course, Expatriate Paris 1900-1940 (4) (also heritage category) (LIS elective)

    COM-458 Media from a Liberal Arts Perspective (4) (also institutions) (LIS elective)

    COM-472 Political Communication in the United States (4) (also institutions category)

    CSC-320 Introduction to HTML/Web Development (4) (also art category)

    CSC-321 Intermediate HTML Design and Usability (4) (also art category) (CSC-320 Introduction to HTML is prerequisite)

    PHI-482 Philosophy of Language (4) (also identity category) (LIS-453 or LIS-472 are prerequisites)

    ENG-340  ECCE English Topics Course: Latino / Latina Literature (U.S. Communities) (4) (also identity category)

    MPH-438 ECCE Monsters, Medicine, and Myths (U.S. Communities) (4) (also nature category)

Examples of some on-ground UIS courses for the language category.

COM-362 Introduction to Public Relations (4)

COM-403 Feature Article (4)

COM-405 Editing (4)

COM-447 Media Criticism (4)

COM-447 Advertising (4) (also art category)

COM-468 Persuasion (4) (also identity category)

AAS-261 Survey of African American Literature (3) (you would need need to petition to have this 200-level course counted toward your 60 units of upper-division credit hour units) (also heritage category)

AAS-450 African American Topics Course: section on Harlem Renaissance (4)

ENG-275 Advanced Composition (4) (you would need need to petition to have this 200-level course counted toward your 60 units of upper-division credit hour units)

Any foreign language course will count.  If you have never studied a foreign language, please consider taking four semesters of a foreign language.  If you took a year or two or three in high school, go ahead and have yourself tested and jump into the intermediate language courses.  All the language courses are in the 100-level or 200-level, so you must petition to have them accepted, but we accept those petitions as a matter of course.  Foreign language courses include:

LNG-131 Elementary German I,  LNG-132 Elementary German II, LNG-231 Intermediate German I, LNG-232 Intermediate German II

LNG-121 Elementary Spanish I,  LNG-122 Elementary Spanish II, LNG-221 Intermediate Spanish I, LNG-222 Intermediate Spanish II

LNG-111 Elementary French I,  LNG-112 Elementary French II, LNG-211 Intermediate French I, LNG-212 Intermediate French II

LNG-161 Elementary Russian I,  LNG-162 Elementary Russian II, LNG-261 Intermediate Russian I, LNG-262 Intermediate Russian II

LNG-151 Elementary Japanese I,  LNG-152 Elementary Japanese II, LNG-251 Intermediate Japanese I, LNG-252 Intermediate Japanese II

LNG-141 Elementary Chinese I,  LNG-142 Elementary Chinese II, LNG-241 Intermediate Chinese I, LNG-242 Intermediate Chinese II

 

 

 

 

 

last edit on 11/09 by ejhi