GE Offerings

Core General Education Courses

Core GE Area D1 Human Behavior

LING 20: The Nature of Language

Introduction to the nature of language as a social institution and practice in observing language structure and use in local communities. (3 units)

Core GE Area A3 Basic Skills: Critical Thinking and Writing

LING 21: Language and Thinking

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. (3 units)

CORE GE Area E: Human Understanding and Development

LING 22: Language Across the Lifespan

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. (3 units)


SJSU Studies Courses

Area R: Earth and Environment

Ling 123: Sound and Communication

Basic acoustics and nature of sound as applied to the study of vocal communication by humans and other animals. Voice communication as transmission of a speech code via sound. Prerequisite: Completion of core GE, satisfaction of Writing Skills Test and upper division standing. For students who begin continuous enrollment at a CCC or a CSU in Fall 2005 or later, completion of, or corequisite in a 100W course is required.


Area S: Self, Society & Equality in the U.S.

Ling 129: Culture, Language, and Ethnicity in the U.S.

The role of language in the formation of culture and ethnicity in the U.S. Language and culture contact between indigenous, colonial and immigrant peoples. Prerequisite: Completion of core GE, satisfaction of Writing Skills Test and upper division standing. For students who begin continuous enrollment at a CCC or a CSU in Fall 2005 or later, completion of, or corequisite in a 100W course is required.


Area V: Culture, Civilization, and Global Understanding

Ling 122: English as a World Language

A survey of the ways and the purposes which English is used in diverse societies and cultures around the world, including the United States; implications for international and cross-cultural communication. Prerequisite: Completion of core GE, satisfaction of Writing Skills Test and upper division standing. For students who begin continuous enrollment at a CCC or a CSU in Fall 2005 or later, completion of, or corequisite in a 100W course is required.


Area Z: Written Communication II

LLD 100W: Writing Workshop

Advanced composition. Instruction and practice in reading, discussing and writing about issues germane to the student's major field of study. Prerequisite: Completion of core GE, satisfaction of Writing Skills Test and upper division standing.

LLD 100WB: Writing Workshop for Business Students

Instruction and practice in reading, oral interaction and writing activities germane to the genres of the business world. Prerequisite: Completion of Core GE, satisfaction of the Writing Skills Test, and upper division standing.