Ph.D. in Language Education

Linguistics/TESL Courses

LING 601 English Syntax--3 hours.  Study of the linguistic principles of English syntax from the perspective of current theories.

LING 612 The Structure of Old English--3 hours.   The linguistic aspects of Old English.

LING 613 Teaching English as a Second Language-3 hours.  Instruction and practice in the theory and skills of teaching English as a second language.  Observing ESL classes; diagnosing language problems; planning lessons and curricula; surveying ESL texts and related research.

LING 619 Studies In Linguistics--3 hours.  Topic changes from term to term; may be repeated for credit when topic is different.

LING 621 Phonetics and Phonology--3 hours.  Exploring the sounds of language and theories of their structure.

LING 622 Historical Linguistics--3 hours.  Study of the processes by which languages change through time.

LING 685 Proseminar in Linguistics--3 hours.  An analytical overview of linguistics as a field of study and as a profession in the U.S. and other countries.

LING 792 Applied TESL--3 hours.  Supervised experience in TESL/TEFL.  Focus on the development and strengthening of teaching skills.

Spanish Courses

601 Advanced Spanish Grammar - 3 hours. Study of the precepts of Spanish prescriptive grammar, Structural analysis of contemporary Spanish usage to illustrate the developing character of the language and its relationship to the norms established by grammarians.

607 Research and Bibliography in the Teaching of Spanish - 3 hours. A study of traditional and new bibliographical resources dealing with research and methodology in the teaching of foreign languages in general and Spanish in particular.

638 Spanish Poetry to the Golden Age - 3 hours. The development of the different currents in Spain during the Medieval period.

656 Cervantes: Don Quixote - 3 hours. The works of Cervantes, with special emphasis on Don Quixote.

695 Perspectives in Spanish - 3 hours. Individualized study in an area of Spanish language, literature, or culture, the topic to be determined by the academic and professional needs of the students in a given semester. this course may be repeated for credit under a different topic.