ENGL 2000 (American Speech)
The following information should be available to students as a part of all syllabi for this course.
Number: ENGL 2000
Catalog Name: American Speech
Required texts and other readings/materials
- To be determined by instructor.
- An investigation of the varieties of speech communities in America, emphasizing the practical applications of dialectology and discourse analysis.
- A further specific description pertaining to this section of the course may be added.
- Students will understand the basic concepts that inform language variation.
- Students will recognize how language variation is shaped by historical, social, educational, economic, and political conditions.
- Students will develop critical-thinking and problem-solving skills by applying the tools of language analysis to "real-world" situations.
- Students will strengthen skills in oral and written communication through weekly class presentations and regularly assigned writing projects.
- Students will appreciate how language variation is related to issues of professional vocation, cultural diversity, information technology, and lifelong learning.
- Oral and written communication will be characterized by clarity, critical analysis, logic, coherence, persuasion, precision, and rhetorical awareness (Core Curriculum learning outcomes I)
- Speeches, papers, facilitated discussions, presentations, examinations, etc. as determined by the instructor.
- All sections must include at least (10) ten pages of writing in order to meet departmental expectations.
- Departmental plagiarism policies
- Other policy statements specific to this class should be included on the syllabus.
- Dates for completion of all assignments should be provided.
- MLA style should be emphasized and required on out of class essays.