Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, College of Arts and Sciences
Graduate Courses in Languages, Literatures, and Cultures (LLC)
Additional offerings by the department include courses in French (FRE) and Spanish (SNH)
James Fogelquist, Department Chair
Languages, Literatures and Cultures (LLC)
LLC 5500. Independent Study (1-3).F;S.
LLC 5525. Product of Learning (3).On Demand. An on-going research/pedagogical project in thesis or portfolio form. Graded on an S/U basis.
LLC 5530-5549. Selected Topics (1-4).On Demand.
LLC 5550. Structure of Modern English for TESL (3).On Demand. This course will investigate the structure of the English language from the viewpoint of modern linguistics. Focus will be placed on the role of grammar in the second language classroom and methods of teaching grammar in a communicative context. Prerequisites: two years of a language other than English and LLC 2050 (Say What? Language in Mind and Society) or ENG 3610 (Studies in the Principles of Language). [Dual-listed with LLC 4550.]
LLC 5551. Materials and Methods in TESL (3).On Demand. A survey of various methods and materials to teach English to speakers of other languages. Discussion will focus on factors affecting how curricula are developed to most effectively teach speaking, listening, reading, writing, and culture to ESL students. Central to this course will be: an emphasis on various methods used to teach ESL holistically and in the context of a particular content; assessment; materials and resources; and the growth and development of the field of ESL. Prerequisites: two years of a language other than English and LLC 2050 (Say What? Language in Mind and Society) or ENG 3610 (Studies in the Principles of Language). [Dual-listed with LLC 4551.]
LLC 5555. Practicum in TESL (3).On Demand. This course provides future ESL teachers with experience teaching English to speakers of other languages in a supervised setting. As a part of this course, students complete a project/portfolio for use in future instruction. Prerequisites: two years of a language other than English and LLC 2050 (Say What? Language in Mind and Society) or ENG 3610 (Studies in the Principles of Language), LLC 3010 (Second Language Acquisition), LLC 3020 (Language, Society and the Teaching of ESL), and LLC 5550. May be taken concurrently with LLC 5551. [Dual-listed with LLC 4555.]
LLC 5590. Issues in Teaching Languages and Cultures (3).F. Alternate years. An examination of current methodologies for teaching and research in second language learning across varied instructional settings, with practical applications that reflect an evolving standard of professionalism for language teachers. A textbook along with recent publications on the National Standards for Language Teaching are the core readings for the course, with additional articles placed on reserve in the Library. Offered alternate years with LLC 5601.
LLC 5600. Linguistics (3).SS. Study of sounds/intonation, word formation, syntax, semantics, pragmatics and their application to learning a second language. Different theoretical approaches will be explained. Students will apply linguistic concepts to problems in a variety of languages. The course will also demonstrate how linguistics analyzes dialects and resolves problems of language learning and teaching.
LLC 5601. Bilingualism and Second Language Acquisition (3).F. Alternate years. An examination of competing views of second language acquisition which inform the way languages are taught. Introduction to a variety of research methods and practices typically used to study and assess student learning. The course culminates in the design of a second-language acquisition project by the student. Offered alternate years with LLC 5590.
LLC 5989. Graduate Research (1-9).F;S. This course is designed to provide access to University facilities for continuing graduate research at the master's and specialist's levels. Graded on an S/U basis. LLC 5989 does not count toward a degree.