Exploring systems of language and logic in oral and written discourse, with a focus
on the role of the shared cultural assumptions, language style and the media of presentation
in shaping the form and content of argumentation.
Exploring the diverse structural patterns and social functions found in English; analyzing
the social, cultural, political, historical, and technological factors underlying
language change; developing critical thinking and effective argumentation in writing.
Core GE Area E: Human Understanding and Development
Introduction to what is known about how people successfully learn second languages,
with a focus on physiological, psychological, socio-cultural and linguistic factors
that affect second language acquisition and on skills and strategies that promote
language learning across the lifespan.