REQUIRED TEXTBOOK: An Introduction to Language, Sixth Edition, by Fromkin and Rodman
REQUIRED MATERIALS: a three-ring binder (1 ½ to 2 inches), a pen, and a good attitude
ATTENDANCE: You are expected to be in class every meeting. You are allowed ONE excused absence (see Student Handbook for definition of excused) before you are dropped from class. Other absences must be discussed with me BEFORE the class (or the portion of the class) you will miss, and the absence will be allowed at the discretion of the instructor. I know emergencies come upjust be sure I am hearing from you!
NO LATE OR MAKE UP WORK WILL BE ACCEPTED UNLESS YOU HAVE CONTACTED ME FIRST--ALWAYS PLEASE CONTACT ME.
GRADES: You will be evaluated on the following:
WRITINGS: There will be three critical reviews of articles relevant to the study of language and a 1000 word research essay. All writings will need to be typed or word-processed and include appropriate documentation in MLA format.
RESEARCH JOURNAL/ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY: Read a minimum of five professional sources on a linguistic topic and write an annotated bibliography critically analyzing the theoretical basis, nature of evidence, and credibility of the findings of each article.
ORAL REPORT: Present an oral report on the research project.
TESTS: Chapter tests and a Final exam will be administered.
OTHER: Other in- and out- of class textbook assignments, quizzes and writings will compose the remainder of the grade for the semester.
This class uses group work--you will come to rely on each other through group activities and shared assignments. These types of assignments can not be made up if they are missed! It is your responsibility to contact me about any missed classes to discuss information or assignments you may miss.
You are expected to have the work assigned on a given day complete WHEN YOU COME TO CLASS.