2018-19 Academic Catalog
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TESOL/Applied Linguistics Courses (TESOL)

Courses

TESOL 3550. Constructing Cross-Cultural Bridges — 3 hrs.

Within a Study Abroad experience, exploring multiple components of a specific culture firsthand; attention to the interrelationships among various cultural components such as history, religion, social values and practices, community organization, and language; course activities and requirements designed to increase intercultural understanding and effective interactions among individuals across different cultures. Satisfies LAC 6 Capstone Experience. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Same as CAP 3550) (Summer)

TESOL 3565. Intercultural Perspectives — 3 hrs.

An interdisciplinary approach for understanding intercultural perspectives and developing effective intercultural skills for meeting the challenges of today's interconnectedness of societies and cultures both locally and globally. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Same as CAP 3165 and GER 3334) (Variable)

TESOL 4110/5110 (630:130g). The Structure of English — 3 hrs.

Linguistic analysis of phonology, syntax, and semantics in modern American English; study of language development and regional and social variation. No credit if prior credit in TESOL 4120/5120 (630:125g). Prerequisite(s): junior standing or consent of TESOL major advisor. (Fall and Spring)

TESOL 4120/5120 (630:125g). Introduction to Linguistics — 3 hrs.

Examination of phonology, syntax, and semantics in a variety of natural and artificial languages; includes study of language development and regional and social variation. No credit if prior credit in TESOL 4110/5110 (630:130g). Prerequisite(s): junior standing or consent of TESOL major advisor. (Fall and Spring)

TESOL 4140/5140 (630:143g). History of the English Language — 3 hrs.

Developmental survey of the English language from its beginnings to the present as a product of linguistic change and variation, political history, and social attitude. Prerequisite(s): TESOL 4120/5120 (630:125g) or TESOL 4110/5110 (630:130g); junior standing. (Variable)

TESOL 4198 (630:198). Independent Study.

(Fall and Spring)

TESOL 4310/5310 (630:195g). Modern English Grammar and Usage — 3 hrs.

Intensive examination of English grammar, mechanics, and usage; rules of punctuation, spelling, syntax, and usage related to oral and written forms of English; discussion of the teaching of grammar. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Variable)

TESOL 4340/5340 (630:192g). English Grammar: Form and Function — 3 hrs.

Investigation of the grammatical system of English; focus on form as well as function. Strategies for analysis and teaching grammatical forms and functions. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. Prerequisite(s) or corequisite(s): TESOL 4120/5120 (630:125g) or TESOL 4110/5110 (630:130g). (Variable)

TESOL 4350/5350 (630:154g). Phonetics, Phonology, and Language Teaching — 3 hrs.

Sound systems of human languages, including articulatory phonetics, distinctive features, segmental and suprasegmental aspects. Application to teaching English and English pronunciation. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. Prerequisite(s) or corequisite(s): TESOL 4120/5120 (630:125g) or TESOL 4110/5110 (630:130g). (Variable)

TESOL 4510/5510 (630:165g). Language Development — 3 hrs.

Study of contemporary theory and research in first and second language acquisition with applications for teaching English to non-native speakers. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Variable)

TESOL 4520/5520 (630:163g). Cultural Aspects of Language and Language Teaching — 3 hrs.

Investigation of relationship between language and culture and the interactions among language, social institutions, cultural beliefs, and individual behavior. Applications for teaching English to non-native speakers. Prerequisite(s): TESOL 4120/5120 (630:125g) or TESOL 4110/5110 (630:130g); junior standing. (Variable)

TESOL 4540/5540 (630:160g). Sociolinguistics — 3 hrs.

Study of language and society, including language variation associated with such factors as geography, socioeconomic class, and gender. Prerequisite(s): TESOL 4120/5120 (630:125g) or TESOL 4110/5110 (630:130g); junior standing. (Variable)

TESOL 4710/5710 (630:190g). Applied English Linguistics for Teachers — 3 hrs.

Linguistic insights applied to study of language use--writing, reading, spelling, and vocabulary; for prospective and current teachers of English. Prerequisite(s): TESOL 4120/5120 (630:125g) or TESOL 4110/5110 (630:130g); junior standing. (Variable)

TESOL 4720/5720 (630:196g). Bilingual Education in the Public Schools — 3 hrs.

Historical development of bilingual education and current approaches to meeting the needs of limited English proficient students; special emphasis on the principles of content-based second language instruction and the role of language attitudes in policy making. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. Prerequisite(s) or corequisite(s): TESOL 4120/5120 (630:125g) or TESOL 4110/5110 (630:130g). (Variable)

TESOL 4760/5760 (630:194g). Principles and Practices in Language Teaching — 3 hrs.

Pedagogical principles and practical guidelines for developing effective teaching practice including adaptations for varied cultural contexts. Topics include the following: lesson planning; acquisition, design, and adaptation of instructional materials; curriculum development; and classroom management. Prerequisite(s): TESOL 4110/5110 (630:130g) or TESOL 4120/5120 (630:125g); junior standing. (Spring)

TESOL 4770. Undergraduate TESOL Practicum — 3 hrs.

Observation and practice teaching in elementary and secondary ESL classrooms. Emphasis on educational program models present in U.S. schools and on best practices in meeting the needs of English Language Learners in these environments. Attention to the requisites and realities of teaching within the State of Iowa, including assessment, reporting, and standards. Prerequisite(s) or corequisite(s): LANG 4740/5740 or TESOL 4760/5760 (630:194g). (Fall)

TESOL 6100 (630:201). Introduction to Graduate Study in TESOL/Applied Linguistics — 3 hrs.

Introduction to sources, tools, and techniques in graduate-level study and research in TESOL and language sciences. (Fall)

TESOL 6289 (630:289). Seminar in Language — 3 hrs.

Topic listed in Schedule of Classes. May be repeated for credit on different topics. (Fall and Spring)

TESOL 6297 (630:297). TESOL Practicum.

Graduate-level student teaching of English as a second language. Prerequisite(s): consent of instructor. (Fall and Spring)

TESOL 6510 (630:292). Second Language Acquisition — 3 hrs.

Historical background and methodology of second language acquisition research; current theories of acquisition and learning; role of individual and societal variables in language learning. (Variable)

TESOL 6740 (630:240). Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL) — 3 hrs.

Exploration of purposes, applications, and roles of computers in language learning and language testing; application to skills of reading, writing, listening, and speaking. Use of Internet resources and tools. (Variable)

TESOL 6760 (630:295). Language Testing — 3 hrs.

Examination of basic approaches and techniques for constructing and interpreting language tests. (Variable)