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ENGL 110 - Word Origins:CD



5.0 Credits
Traces history of and diverse influences on English. Explores word origins, cross-cultural borrowings, and cultural variations in English(es). Also covers basic patterns and eccentricities of English spellings, word forms, and meanings.
Course-level Learning Objectives (CLOs)
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Summarize the general pre-history and history of the English language, its evolution from localized dialects to a global language, and its growth into the many varieties of English(es) spoken today.
  2. Apply course-related knowledge and skills to identify and analyze issues related to diversity by a.) describing and explaining examples of, reasons for, and effects of cross-cultural borrowings in English; b.) describing and explaining examples of how English has influenced or was influenced by cultural, political, or historical events and trends (e.g., conflicts and injustices but also artistic movements and scientific/technical advances, etc.)
  3. Describe basic principles of etymology and how new words are borrowed or developed for varied purposes, including informal conversation, civic discourse, commerce, scientific naming, etc.
  4. Describe some of the major historical and contemporary influences on English words/word parts and explain how a basic grasp of those elements can be used decode unfamiliar words, create new words, and expand vocabularies.



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