The following information should be available to students as a part of all
syllabi for this course.
Number: ENGL 2000
Catalog Name: American Speech
texts and other readings/materials
- To be determined
- 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.
will understand the basic concepts that inform language variation.
will recognize how language variation is shaped by historical, social,
educational, economic, and political conditions.
will develop critical-thinking and problem-solving skills by applying
the tools of language analysis to "real-world" situations.
will strengthen skills in oral and written communication through weekly
class presentations and regularly assigned writing projects.
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
- 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.