ENGL235 Take on the World: An Introduction to Linguistics (3 semester hours)

Would you like to be a better writer? Are you interested in learning a second language? Have you ever wondered how some people can write great speeches or read a literary passage, easily understanding the deeper, hidden meanings? Were you aware that languages comprised of gestures or sounds all carry their own unique structure (for example, American Sign Language or Khoisan in Africa, consisting of series of clicks)? Did you know that even animals have a linguistic structure through their calls, and insects like bees and ants use body movement to structure their communication? This course is your key to unlocking these questions and some of the best secrets of the English language. (Pre-requisite: ENGL101 or ENGL110)