Summer 2021 - LING 111 D100
The Wonder of Words (3)
Class Number: 1187
Delivery Method: Remote
Introduces students to theories about words and vocabulary. Explores topics such as the roots of the English vocabulary, how we create new words and how we learn them. Also discusses practical applications such as constructed languages for use in science fiction, and word recognition in artificial intelligence. Open to all students. Students with credit for LING 110 may not take this course for further credit. Breadth-Social Sciences.
MODE OF INSTRUCTION: Remote
MODE OF DELIVERY: Synchronous
PLATFORMS USED: Canvas, Zoom
- Two Quizzes (10% each) 20%
- Two Midterm exams (20% each) 40%
- Final Exam 40%
- Participation, including four self-assessed assignments: (unmarked)
This course may be applied towards the Certificate in Teaching English as a Second Language.
Students with credit for LING 110-3 and LING 111-3 (Introduction to English Vocabulary Analysis) may not take this course for additional credit. Linguistics program students cannot count this course towards their breadth requirements unless in joint or double majors, extended minor or double minors program.
TECHNOLOGY: Computer, Internet
MATERIALS + SUPPLIES:
A weekly slide deck will be available for download from the course Canvas site beginning in May 2021. New installments will be posted at regular intervals.
Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary. 2003. [11th edition]. Necessary for all assignments and quizzes (a hard copy preferred, but on-line version possible)
Department Undergraduate Notes:
Students should familiarize themselves with the Department's Standards on Class Management and Student Responsibilities.
Please note that a grade of “FD” (Failed-Dishonesty) may be assigned as a penalty for academic dishonesty.
All student requests for accommodations for their religious practices must be made in writing by the end of the first week of classes or no later than one week after a student adds a course.
ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS
SFU’s Academic Integrity web site http://www.sfu.ca/students/academicintegrity.html is filled with information on what is meant by academic dishonesty, where you can find resources to help with your studies and the consequences of cheating. Check out the site for more information and videos that help explain the issues in plain English.
Each student is responsible for his or her conduct as it affects the University community. Academic dishonesty, in whatever form, is ultimately destructive of the values of the University. Furthermore, it is unfair and discouraging to the majority of students who pursue their studies honestly. Scholarly integrity is required of all members of the University. http://www.sfu.ca/policies/gazette/student/s10-01.html
TEACHING AT SFU IN SUMMER 2021
Teaching at SFU in summer 2021 will be conducted primarily through remote methods, but we will continue to have in-person experiential activities for a selection of courses. Such course components will be clearly identified at registration, as will course components that will be “live” (synchronous) vs. at your own pace (asynchronous). Enrollment acknowledges that remote study may entail different modes of learning, interaction with your instructor, and ways of getting feedback on your work than may be the case for in-person classes. To ensure you can access all course materials, we recommend you have access to a computer with a microphone and camera, and the internet. In some cases your instructor may use Zoom or other means requiring a camera and microphone to invigilate exams. If proctoring software will be used, this will be confirmed in the first week of class.Students with hidden or visible disabilities who believe they may need class or exam accommodations, including in the current context of remote learning, are encouraged to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (firstname.lastname@example.org or 778-782-3112).