LING 111

Vocabulary Study

3 Undergraduate credits
Effective August 1, 1998 – Present

Graduation requirements this course fulfills

This course increases the size of a student's vocabulary, and teaches methods for continuing to learn, remember and use new words after the course is over. The emphasis is on developing and enriching a college-level vocabulary, important for students in any field. Words are learned by studying where they come from and how they are put together, making it easier to remember what they mean and how to use them. The course also emphasizes grammar, dictionary skills and usage.

Learning outcomes

General

  • Employ syntax and usage appropriate to academic disciplines and the professional world.
  • Locate, evaluate, and synthesize in a responsible manner material from diverse sources and points of view.
  • Select appropriate communication choices for specific audiences.
  • Understand/demonstrate the writing and speaking processes through invention, organization, drafting revision, editing and presentation.
  • Participate effectively in groups with emphasis on listening, critical and reflective thinking, and responding.
  • Construct logical and coherent arguments.

Minnesota Transfer Curriculum

Goal 1: Communication

  • Understand/demonstrate the writing and speaking processes through invention, organization, drafting, revision, editing and presentation.
  • Participate effectively in groups with emphasis on listening, critical and reflective thinking, and responding.
  • Locate, evaluate, and synthesize in a responsible manner material from diverse sources and points of view.
  • Select appropriate communication choices for specific audiences.
  • Construct logical and coherent arguments.
  • Use authority, point-of-view, and individual voice and style in their writing and speaking.
  • Employ syntax and usage appropriate to academic disciplines and the professional world.