Courses Offered

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 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 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 460 - Accounting Analysis and Control (3 units; G)
Prepares managers to critically analyze, interpret and use financial statements, cost reports, and other financial information provided by accountants and accounting systems. Prereq: grad st & Bus Adm 703(P).
LINGUIS 464 - History of Christianity, East and West: to 1500 (3 units; U/G)
Development of the institutional church; major church leaders; theological and doctrinal changes; worship, liturgy, and arts of Christendom; Christianity and social change. Prereq: jr st; satisfaction of GER English Composition competency req.
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 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 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 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 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 590 - Number Theory (3 units; U/G)
Number theoretic functions; distribution of primes; Diophantine approximation; partitions; additive number theory; quadratic reciprocity. Prereq: jr st, grade of C or better in both Math 232(P) & 341(P); or grad st.
LINGUIS 708 - Topics in German Civilization: (3 units; U/G)
In-depth study of selected topics of German civilization. Critical analysis and practical application of texts and teaching aids. Recommended for present and future high school teachers. Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: jr st; German 332(426)(P); German 333(R) & 334(R).
LINGUIS 748 - Oral Language, Cognition, and Literacy (3 units; G)
Psychological and linguistic bases of speaking, reading, and writing in children and adults from diverse populations. The importance of language and cognition for literacy development. Ed Psych 748 & Linguis 748 are jointly offered; they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: grad st; college-level course in language acquisition or reading or child development or linguistics or cons instr.
LINGUIS 760 - Research Methods in Linguistics and ESL (3 units; G)
Introduction to basic research methodology in linguistics and ESL. English 760 & Linguis 760 are jointly offered; they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: grad st; cons instr.
LINGUIS 763 - Morphology (3 units; G)
A graduate-level introduction to morphological theory. Prereq: grad st; Linguis 460(P) & 464(P) or equiv.
LINGUIS 765 - Pragmatics (3 units; G)
Investigation of selected topics in the relationship between linguistic expressions and those who use them. Prereq: grad st; Linguis 466(P) or cons instr.
LINGUIS 769 - Topics in Linguistics: (3 units; G)
Advanced-level study of a topic relevant to linguistics; may be contemporary or historical. Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. English 769 & Linguis 769 are jointly offered; w/same topic, they count as repeats of one another w/same topic. Prereq: grad st; cons instr.
LINGUIS 789 - Internship in Teaching ESL to Adult Learners (1-6 units; G)
Field experience in teaching English as a second language to adult learners. Open only to grad students in Linguis specializing in ESL. Retakable to max 6 cr. English 789 & Linguis 789 are jointly offered; they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: grad st; English/Linguis 567(P); cons instr.
LINGUIS 798 - Internship in Linguistics (1-3 units; G)
Application of advanced principles of linguistics in an internship experience in a business, organizational, educational, political, governmental or other appropriate setting. One cr earned for academic work based on minimum 40 hrs in internship. Paper or project req'd. Prereq: grad st.
LINGUIS 801 - Seminar in Syntax and Semantics: (3 units; G)
Advanced topics in the theory of syntax, including but not limited to, syntactic description, variation, and typology. Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: grad st
LINGUIS 802 - Seminar in Phonology and Phonetics: (3 units; G)
Advanced topics in phonological theory, including, but not limited to, phonological description, variation, and typology. Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: grad st
LINGUIS 803 - Seminar in Language Acquisition: (3 units; G)
Theory of adult language acquisition, including, but not limited to, interpretation of learner errors, description of acquisition strategies, and analysis of learning sequences. Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: grad st
LINGUIS 804 - Seminar in Language Variation: (3 units; G)
Advanced topics in social dialects, including, but not limited to, language variation, social markers, and the concept of a standard language. Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: grad st
LINGUIS 805 - Seminar in English Language: (3 units; G)
Advanced-level seminar addressing specific topics in English language, both contemporary and historical. Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. English 805 & Linguis 805 are jointly offered; w/same topic, they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: grad st; English/Linguis 400(P).
LINGUIS 888 - Candidate for Degree (0 units; G)
Available for students who must meet minimum credit requirement. Fee for 1 cr assessed. Prereq: grad st.
LINGUIS 990 - Research in Linguistics (1-3 units; G)
Research and writing of the doctoral dissertation under the supervision of the major professor. Prereq: grad st
LINGUIS 999 - Independent Reading for Doctoral Students (1-3 units; G)
Individual work directed by a member of the graduate faculty; for doctoral students unable to secure needed content in regular courses. Prereq: grad st; cons instr