Course Description: A study of the origins, changes, and reasons for changes in the grammar, sounds, and vocabulary of English from the beginnings of the language to modern times.
Course Objectives: (1) To know enough phonology to trace the history of English pronunciation. (2) To understand the historical development of the grammatical structure, vocabulary, and orthography of English. (3) To learn dialectal distinctions and the role they play in our perceptions of ourselves and others. (4) To enhance our understanding and appreciation of English, both as a medium of communication and vehicle for literary expression, past and present.
Daily Grade: The daily grade will be made up of instructor assessments of students' homework and classroom participation.
Attendance: Regular attendance is expected. Repeated absences, whether excused or unexcused, could be detrimental to your daily grade, as could repeated late arrivals and/or early departures.
Students with Disabilities: If you need accommodation due to a disability, please make an appointment to see me, and bring a statement from Disability Support Services (4-2638).
Cheating and Plagiarism: All work done in this course must be your work only. Cheating and/or plagiarism could result in an "F" for the course. For details, see the Student Academic Integrity Policy.
Classroom Decorum: During class, you will be expected not to eat, sleep, chat, read extraneous material, leave and re-enter the classroom, or do other things that may distract the instructor or other students from the task at hand. Repeated instances of such behavior will have a negative impact on your daily grade. Cell phones should be turned off during class.
Note: This course may be repeated only once without the permission of the Academic Standards Committee.
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