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FACULTY OF HUMAN

ITIES & EDUCATION

HANDBOOK

2010–2011

except where permission has been given to substitute two approved alternative courses for Caribbean Studies. The topic chosen for the Study, which must not be wholly identical with Faculty coursework undertaken by the student, must normally be chosen from the student’s major area of study and must be approved by the Moderator in Caribbean studies on the campus.

HUMN3900 Internship Prerequisite: Permission of the Director, EBCCI Creative Arts This course is designed to provide practical on-the-job experiences in planning, production, operation, marketing and performance to complement in-class coursework.

HUMN3901 Capstone/Thesis Project - (6 credits) Creative Arts - Semester I & II This year-long course will involve the production of a strong, well constructed, compelling work of art in film, theatre, writing and/or dance exhibiting the student’s unique voice and style. Students will work in teams and will be expected to participate in a minimum of two projects. Students will work in a variety of roles: one will be a major role and the other a minor role. The lecturer must approve all roles and projects. The students will work under close supervision of the lecturer and be expected to make class presentations and provide a journal of their activities.

LINGUISTICS (LING)

to identify various types of morphemes, perform morphological analyses, represent phrases and sentences in syntactic tree structures in a variety of languages.

LING1003 Essentials of English Grammar This course is designed to enable students to identify and discriminate the relationship between structure and meaning in English; to examine English structure along traditional grammatical lines; and to have a grammatical vocabulary with which to approach other kinds of structural analysis. Level II

LING1005 Introduction to Language (Replaces LING1401 and LING1402) This course is a general introduction to language. Without examining the technical aspects of the discipline of linguistics, the course looks at the arbitrary nature of language, its uniqueness to humans, its variation, and the application of language to make a difference to people’s everyday life.

LING1301 Language and Communication in the Caribbean I This course sensitizes students to the principal language varieties used in the communicative network of Caribbean speech communities, viz. the standard variety and the mass vernacular. Attention is focused on language use in traditional informal contexts in both the anglophone and non-anglophone territories; majority and minority languages in the Caribbean region, language and oral traditions and language and cultural identity.

Level I

LING1001 Introduction to Phonetics and Phonology (Replaces LING1401 and LING1402) This course introduces students to the principles of acoustic and articulatory phonetics and the fundamentals of phonemic analysis. It looks at the human anatomy and physiology used in the articulation of speech sounds. At the end of the course students will be able to carry out transcriptions and phonemic analyses of language data.

LING2004 Semantics Prerequisite: LING1001, LING1002 and LING1005 (or LING1401 and LING1402) This course examines the field of semantics, i.e. basic concepts such as meaning as a property of expressions abstracted from situations, speakers and hearers. The topics will include: basic concepts - reference, universe of discourse, sense, semantics vs syntax, and semantics vs pragmatics.

LING1002 Introduction to Morphology and Syntax (Replaces LING1401 and LING1402) This course introduces students to the formal approaches to the structure of words (Morphology) and sentences (Syntax) in English and other languages. At the end of the course students will be able

LING2007 Pragmatics This course deals with meaning as it varies in different contexts. The focus is on language in communication or on meaning in relation to speaker situation.

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