Course Descriptions

Linguistics - LING
Course Classification

Courses numbered 1-49 — are baccalaureate level (transfer) courses. Courses thus numbered are transferable to four- year institutions. Agriculture courses are designed to parallel the work taught in similar courses at California Polytechnic State University or at California State University, Fresno but may not carry the same number.

Courses numbered 50-99 — are associate degree level courses. Courses thus numbered are primarily for the student who does not plan to continue his/her education beyond the community college level; however, occupational education courses may transfer according to articulation agreements. Complete information on articulation is available through the Counseling Center.

Courses Numbered 100-201 — are non-transfer and are non-degree applicable; they are skill building or remedial.

Abbreviations for Degree, Non-Degree, and Transfer Courses

The following abbreviations designate degree applicable, transfer, and non-degree applicable courses:
(AA) Associate Degree
(CSU) Transferable to California State University System
(UC) Transferable to University of California System
(NDA) Non-Degree Applicable

  • LING-011
  • Introduction to Linguistics
  • Credit(s) 3

Introduction to Linguistics
LING 011 serves as a foundation for understanding language from an anthropological perspective, addressing such core questions as how, what, when, where, why with whom we communicate. This course surveys three core areas in linguistic anthropology: (1) structural linguistics (phonetics, phonology, morpholgy, and syntax, as well as the bicultural basis of language), (2) historical linguistics (origins, evolution, dialects, and language families), and (3) sociocultural linguistics (language acquisition in cultural context, relationship between language and culture, and issues of language conservation and loss). This course meets the content specifications in reading, language, literature, and linguistics in undergraduate teacher preparation to prepare students to think critically about the world.

Class Hours:
54 Lecture
ENG 051A
Transfers to:
ANTH 130