Linguistics Courses

Are you curious about language? Is a subject that combines the arts and sciences appealing? Do you ask "why?" or "how?" in relation to language? Western Michigan University offers a number of linguistics courses for you to pursue this interest.

English

Development of Modern English (ENGL 3720)
Language in the Elementary School (ENGL 3740)
Language and Learning in Multilingual Classrooms (ENGL 3770)
Language Variation in American English (ENGL 4720)

World languages and literatures

French Phonetics (FREN 3200)
Introduction to the Study of French Linguistics (FREN 3260)
Studies in French Linguistics (FREN 4900)
The Nature of Language (LANG 2500)
Second Language Acquisition and Teaching (LANG 5580)
Foreign Language for Special Purposes (LANG 5800)
(may be cross-listed with any language prefix)

Spanish

Introduction to the Study of Spanish Linguistics (SPAN 3240)
Spanish Phonetics (SPAN 4540)
Studies in Spanish Linguistics (SPAN 5400) (formerly 4900)

Communication

Human Communication Theory (COM 2000)
Special Topics in Communication (COM 3050)
Female/Male Interaction (SOC 4790)

Speech pathology and audiology

Communication Disorders and Sciences (SPPA 2000)
Normal Language Acquisition (SPPA 2030)
Phonetics (SPPA 2040)
Speech Anatomy and Physiology (SPPA 2050)
Hearing Science (SPPA 2060)
Clinical Laboratory (SPPA 2070)
Phonemic Disorders (SPPA 3510)
Language Disorders in Children (SPPA 3540)

Independent study

(Departments of World Languages and Literatures and Spanish)
5500 in ARAB, CHIN, FREN, GER, GREK, JPNS, LANG, LAT, SPAN