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2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

EDU 3200 - Language Acquisition and Social Processes

Credits: 4
This course will examine all facets of language acquisition and usage from the perspective of neo-classical educational linguistic theory. The writings of renowned linguists (Chomsky, Whorf, Goodman, Thomason, Fishman, deSaussure, Bernstein, Spolsky, et al.) will be explored and applied to both modern and postmodern views of language. Issues of communication, policy, power, knowledge, dominance, conflict, gender, socioeconomic status, and bilingual education will be discussed, especially as those issues impact the success, or failure, of students in the U.S. public school system. This course will also address how children learn a first or second language.  A field project will be required.