Courses Offered

LINGUIS 100 - The Diversity of Human Language (3 units; U)
Survey course on the nature and diversity of human language. Topics include language and society, dialects, language and culture, language acquisition, and language typology. Prereq: none.
LINGUIS 102 - Uncommonly Taught Language: Intensive First Semester: (5-7 units; U)
Intensive training in an uncommonly taught language, for students with no previous knowledge of the language. Retakable w/chg of language. FLL 102 & Linguis 102 are jointly offered; w/same topic, they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: none.
LINGUIS 103 - First Semester of an Uncommonly-Taught Language: (1-4 units; U)
Elementary training in an uncommonly-taught language (i.e. one not otherwise offered in any UWM program). Number of credits earned by the student is determined by the credit value assigned to section number. For students with no previous knowledge of the language. Retakable w/chg in language. FLL 103 & Linguis 103 are jointly offered; with same topic, they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: none.
LINGUIS 104 - Second Semester of an Uncommonly Taught Language: (3-4 units; U)
Continuation of FLL/Linguis 103 (Linguis 131). Number of credits earned by student is determined by the credit value assigned to section number. Retakable w/chg in language. FLL 104 & Linguis 104 are jointly offered; w/same topic, they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: FLL/Linguis 103(Linguis 131)(P) in same language.
LINGUIS 105 - First-Semester Hmong (3 units; U)
Beginning Hmong for students with no previous knowledge of the language. No cr for students w/cr in Hmong 107 or Hmong 108. Hmong 105 & Linguis 105 are jointly offered; they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: none.
LINGUIS 106 - Second-Semester Hmong (3 units; U)
Continuation of Linguis 105. No cr for students w/cr in Hmong 107 or Hmong 108. Hmong 106 & Linguis 106 are jointly offered; they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: Hmong 105/Linguis 105 (P).
LINGUIS 193 - First-Year Seminar: (3 units; U)
Specific topics are announced in the Schedule of Classes each time the class is offered. Open only to freshmen. Students may earn cr in just one L&S First-Year Sem (course numbers 192, 193, 194). Prereq: none.
LINGUIS 199 - Independent Study (1-3 units; U)
Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: 2.5 gpa, cons instr, & either Linguis 100 or any Linguis course 200 or above.
LINGUIS 200 - Aspects of Language: (3 units; U)
Selected topics involving innovative approaches to the study of language, particularly as related to other disciplines. Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: none.
LINGUIS 202 - Uncommonly Taught Language: Intensive Second Semester: (5-7 units; U)
Continuation of FLL/Linguis 102(Linguis 133). Retakable w/chg in language. FLL 202 & Linguis 202 are jointly offered; w/same topic, they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: FLL/Linguis 102(Linguis 133)(P) in same language.
LINGUIS 203 - Third Semester of an Uncommonly Taught Language: (3-4 units; U)
Continuation of FLL/Linguis 104(Linguis 132). Number of credits earned by student is determined by credit value assigned to section number. Retakable w/chg in language. FLL 203 & Linguis 203 are jointly offered; w/same topic, they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: FLL/Linguis 104(Linguis 132)(P) in the same language.
LINGUIS 204 - Fourth Semester of an Uncommonly Taught Language: (3-4 units; U)
Continuation of FLL/Linguis 203(Linguis 231). Number of credits earned by student is determined by the credit value assigned to section number. Retakable w/chg in language. FLL 204 & Linguis 204 are jointly offered; w/same topic, they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: FLL/Linguis 203(Linguis 231)(P) in same language.
LINGUIS 210 - Power of Words (3 units; U)
Dynamic role of language in interpersonal relations, social attitudes and behavior. Topics include: patterns of culture and language, language as identification; prejudice, politics, and advertisement. Prereq: none.
LINGUIS 211 - Origins of Words (3 units; U)
Vocabulary of English from historical origins to the present; how words and word patterns change over time under influences of both internal and external forces. Prereq: none.
LINGUIS 212 - Language and Gender (3 units; U)
How patterns of speaking reflect, perpetuate, and create our experience of gender; how gender interacts with race, class, socioeconomic status, age, occupational and social roles. Counts as a repeat of Linguis 200 with same topic. Prereq: none.
LINGUIS 213 - Grammar for Students of Foreign Languages (3 units; U)
An introduction to the grammatical concepts useful in studying foreign languages. Jointly offered with, & may be used to repeat, Classic 213, English 213, French 213, German 213, Italian 213, Polish 213, Russian 213, & Spanish 213. Prereq: none.
LINGUIS 289 - Internship in Linguistics, Lower Division (1-6 units; U)
Application of basic principles of linguistics in a business, organizational, educational, political, or other appropriate setting. One cr earned for academic work based on 40 hours in internship. Retakable to 6 cr max. Prereq: intro course in Linguis; 2.25 gpa; cons supervising faculty member.
LINGUIS 297 - Study Abroad: (1-12 units; U)
Designed to enroll students in UWM-sponsored program before course work level, content and credits are determined and/or in specially prepared program course work. Retakable w/topic chg. Prereq: acceptance for Study Abroad Prog.
LINGUIS 299 - Ad Hoc: (1-6 units; U)
Course created expressly for offering in a specified enrollment period. Requires only dept & assoc dean approval. In exceptional circumstances, can be offered in one add'l sem. Retakable w/chg in topic. Prereq: none; add'l prereqs may be assigned to specific topic.
LINGUIS 303 - Fifth Semester of an Uncommonly Taught Language: (3-4 units; U)
Continuation of FLL/Linguis 204(Linguis 232). Number of credits earned by student is determined by the credit value assigned to section number. Retakable w/chg in language. FLL 303 & Linguis 303 are jointly offered; w/same topic, they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: FLL/Linguis 204(Linguis 232)(P) in same language.
LINGUIS 304 - Sixth Semester of an Uncommonly Taught Language: (3 units; U)
Continuation of FLL/Linguis 303(Linguis 331). Number of credits earned by student is determined by the credit value assigned to section number. Retakable w/chg in language. FLL 304 & Linguis 304 are jointly offered; w/same topic, they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: FLL/Linguis 303(Linguis 331)(P) in same language.
LINGUIS 350 - Introduction to Linguistics (3 units; U)
Introduction to basic linguistic principles and concepts. Elementary analysis of sentence patterns, sound systems and language change. Prereq: jr st or a linguis course.
LINGUIS 390 - Fundamentals of Linguistic Analysis (3 units; U/G)
Introduction to the systematic analysis of language. Principles and methods of describing phonological and syntactic processes. Prereq: jr st & Linguis 350(P) or 400(P).
LINGUIS 400 - Introduction to English Linguistics (3 units; U/G)
Application of linguistic theory and techniques to modern English. Linguis/English 400 required of all English majors and minors in School of Education. Jointly-offered with & counts as repeat of English 400. Prereq: jr st; satisfaction of GER English Composition competency req.
LINGUIS 406 - Advanced English Grammar (3 units; U/G)
Continuation of English 403 with emphasis on the analysis of complex sentences and discourse syntax. English 406 & Linguis 406 are jointly offered; they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: jr st; satisfaction of GER English Composition competency req; English 403(P).
LINGUIS 410 - Literacy, Grammar, and Methodologies in ESL Education (3 units; U/G)
Grammatical and other linguistic concepts relevant to ESL education; implications for teaching language, reading and composition. Topics include language acquisition and grammatical problems in language/dialect variation. Prereq: jr st & Linguis 350(P).
LINGUIS 415 - First Language Acquisition (3 units; U/G)
Examination of research on what individuals know about their first language at different ages and the kinds of theories offered to explain these data. Prereq: jr st & Linguis 350(P); or grad st & cons instr.
LINGUIS 420 - Introduction to Second Language Acquisition (3 units; U/G)
Principles and methods of describing and comparing the structure of two or more languages with emphasis on the implications of this comparison for language learning. Prereq: jr st; Linguis 350(P) or equiv.
LINGUIS 430 - Language and Society (3 units; U/G)
The influence of society on language and of language on society. Language as social interaction, speech styles, social dialects; effects on language change. Prereq: jr st & Linguis 350(P).
LINGUIS 432 - Urban Dialects (3 units; U/G)
Study of language variation in urban areas. Structure of black English vernacular and its relation to other dialects. Social and educational implications of dialect variation. Prereq: jr st & Lingus 100 or 350.
LINGUIS 440 - Psycholinguistics (3 units; U/G)
A survey of the history, goals, methods, and findings of psycholinguistics. Principal topics: phonetic perception, speech production, syntactic processing, linguistic memory, meaning, and language acquisition. Prereq: jr st; Linguis 350(R) or Psych 101(R); or grad st & cons instr.
LINGUIS 450 - General Phonetics and Phonetics Practicum (3 units; U/G)
Study of linguistic phonetics, including articulatory physiology, acoustics, and speech perception. Practice in production and transcription of a wide variety of speech sounds. 3 hrs lec with practicum. Prereq: jr st.
LINGUIS 460 - Introduction to Phonology (3 units; U/G)
Basic properties of sounds, sound patterns, and sound processes of spoken language. Prereq: jr st & Linguis 350(P); or grad st & cons instr.
LINGUIS 464 - Introduction to Syntax (3 units; U/G)
Study of word and sentence formation in languages. Practice in analysis and argumentation using data from various languages. Prereq: jr st & Linguis 350(P); or grad st & cons instr.
LINGUIS 466 - Semantics (3 units; U/G)
The study of meaning in language; its role in grammatical description. Basic concepts used in semantic analysis and discussion of their place in grammatical theory. Prereq: jr st & Linguis 260(P) or 350(P) or Philos 211(P), or grad st & cons instr.
LINGUIS 468 - Language in its Various Forms: (3 units; U/G)
Analysis and description of various language types. Topics may include language change, language development, dialectology, and language typology. Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: jr st & Linguis 350(P); or grad st & cons instr.
LINGUIS 470 - Historical/Comparative Linguistics (3 units; U/G)
The study of language change; introduction to internal reconstruction and the comparative method; generative approaches to historical change. Prereq: jr st & Linguis 350(P); or grad st & cons instr.
LINGUIS 474 - Language Typology and Language Universals (3 units; U/G)
Comparison of phonetic, syntactic, and lexical patterns of different languages, with emphasis on deriving statements about properties of all languages or of significant subclasses of languages. Prereq: jr st & Linguis 350(P); or grad st & cons instr.
LINGUIS 476 - Linguistic Theory (3 units; U/G)
Survey of twentieth century American linguistic theories from traditionalism through American structuralism to generative grammar, including discussion of some current issues. Prereq: jr st & Linguis 350(P); or grad st & cons instr.
LINGUIS 489 - Internship in Linguistics, Upper Division (1-6 units; U)
Application of advanced principles of linguistics in a business, organizational, educational, political, or other appropriate setting. One cr earned for academic work based on 40 hrs in internship. Retakable to 6 cr max. Prereq: jr st; 300-level or above course in linguis; 2.25 gpa; cons supervising faculty member.
LINGUIS 490 - Field Methods (3 units; U/G)
Work with a native speaker of a foreign language. Gathering and collation of data. Evaluation of possible phonemic and grammatical analyses. Prereq: jr st & Linguis 350(P); or grad st & cons instr.
LINGUIS 497 - Study Abroad: (1-12 units; U/G)
Designed to enroll students in UWM sponsored program before course work level, content and credits are determined and/or in specially prepared program course work. Retakable w/chg in topic. Prereq: jr st; acceptance for Study Abroad Prog.
LINGUIS 499 - Ad Hoc: (1-6 units; U)
Course created expressly for offering in a specified enrollment period. Requires only dept & assoc dean approval. In exceptional circumstances, can be offered in one add'l semester. Retakable with change in topic. Prereq: jr st, add'l prereqs may be assigned to specific topic.
LINGUIS 520 - Advanced Second Language Acquisition: (3 units; U/G)
Readings, discussions, and analyses of current issues in second-language acquisition theory. Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: jr st; Linguis 420(P) or equiv.
LINGUIS 550 - Phonetics II (3 units; U/G)
Auditory phonetics; issues in speech production and speech acoustics; quantitative study of speech sounds in linguistic contexts; independent experimental research on topic selected by student. Prereq: jr st; Linguis 450(370)(P) or cons instr.
LINGUIS 560 - Advanced Phonology (3 units; U/G)
Fundamental issues in generative phonology; emphasis on comparing alternative models of phonological description. Prereq: jr st; Linguis 460(P).
LINGUIS 564 - Advanced Syntax (3 units; U/G)
Continuation of Linguis 464, with greater emphasis on the evaluation and justification of competing solutions and competing models of grammar. Prereq: jr st & Linguis 464(P).
LINGUIS 565 - Introduction to Adult/University Level TESOL (3 units; U/G)
Overview of the various approaches to teaching English as a second language (ESL) to adult/university-level learners. Jointly-offered w/& counts as repeat of English 565. Does not satisfy requirements in School of Educ. Prereq: jr st; satisfaction of English Composition competency req.
LINGUIS 566 - Advanced Semantics (3 units; U/G)
Readings, discussion, and analysis of current issues in formal semantics for natural language. Prereq: jr st; Linguis 466(P) or equiv; or grad st.
LINGUIS 567 - Materials for ESL Instruction (3 units; U/G)
Designed for prospective ESL/EFL teachers. Focus on planning and designing courses to meet the needs of specific populations of language learners. English 567 & Linguis 567 are jointly offered; they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: jr st; satisfaction of GER English Composition competency req; cons instr.
LINGUIS 569 - Internship in Teaching ESL to Adult Learners (3 units; U/G)
Designed to provide practical field experience in language teaching to adult/university-level ESL learners. English 569 & Linguis 569 are jointly offered; they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: jr st; satisfaction of GER English Composition competency req; cons instr.
LINGUIS 570 - Issues in Bilingualism (3 units; U/G)
Study of bilingual competence, bilingual community, and second language acquisition from sociolinguistic, psycholinguistic, and general linguistic standpoints. Anthro 570 & Linguis 570 are jointly offered; they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: jr st.
LINGUIS 699 - Independent Reading (1-3 units; U)
Advanced independent work under the supervision of a Linguis faculty or instructional academic staff member. Students must submit a study proposal. For more information, consult dept chair. Retakable w/chg in topic to 12 cr max. Prereq: jr st; 2.5 GPA; writ cons instr, dept chair, & asst dean for SAS.