Elective Courses for the M.A. Linguistics and M.A. TESOL Majors

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The following list of courses from outside the Department of LLD has been pre-approved by the LLD Curriculum Committee for students in both the MA Linguistics and the MA TESOL programs. What this means is that if you are looking for electives to take in any given semester, you may take one of these with the approval of your advisor. This does not, however, preclude the offering departments or instructors from setting their own prerequisites.

  • Engl 102: History of English
  • Fren 105: French Phonology
  • Fren 110: French Morphology and Syntax
  • Fren 220: Historical French Linguistics
  • Germ 105: German Phonology
  • Germ 110: German Morphology and Syntax
  • Span 105: Spanish Phonology
  • Span 110: Spanish Morphology and Syntax
  • Span 160B: Hispanic Linguistics
  • Span 220: Historical Spanish Linguistics
  • Span 225: Spanish Dialectology
  • Japn 110: Japanese Linguistics
  • Phil 158: Philosophy of Language
  • Psyc 135: Cognition
  • Psyc 236: Psychology of Language

List for MATESOL Majors Only


Students in the MA TESOL Program may also take one of the following courses in addition to the ones given above for elective credit with the approval of their advisor and the TESOL Coordinator.

  • EdTE 162: Literacy Development
  • EdTE 262: Classroom Issues in the Language / Literacy Development of L2 Learners
  • EdTE 225: Dual Language Instruction
  • EdTE 290A: ESL Curriculum: Theoretical Foundation
  • EdTE 290B: ESL Curriculum: Methods and Approaches
  • EdTE 290C: Research on Literacy across the Curriculum
  • EdTE 290F: Assessing L1 and L2 Literacy
  • EdSE 224: Methodologies for Second Language Learners in Special Education
  • EdIT 122: Microcomputers in Education

Possible MA TESOL Electives from Outside the Department (in consultation with and with the approval of your advisor)


The courses listed below are some possibly relevant courses that students may consider taking in consultation with and with the approval of their advisors, depending on the individual career goals of the student and the judgment of their advisor. Students MUST get the approval of their advisors BEFORE taking these courses for elective credit. Students may also find other relevant courses in the SJSU Catalog and should consult their advisors BEFORE taking them for elective credit.

  • AfAm 125 The Black Family
  • AfAm 130 Psychology of the Black Community
  • AfAm 210 Seminar in Afro-American History
  • AfAm 220 Socio-psychological Development of Black Community
  • AfrS 194 Colloqium in African Studies
  • Anth 131 Theories of Culture
  • Anth 149 Ethnographic Methods
  • Anth 170 Language and Culture
  • Anth 175 Indigenous Peoples of the Pacific Rim
  • Anth 176 Indians of California
  • AAS 125 Filipino Experience in the United States
  • AAS 160 Asian American Women
  • AAS 170 Special Topics in Asian American Studies
  • AAS 186 The Vietnamese Experience in America
  • AAS 187 Multiracial Asian Americans Experience
  • AAS 191 History of Chinese Americans
  • AAS 192 History of Japanese Americans
  • AAS 275 Asian American Communities
  • CD 150 Development of Communicative Competence
  • CD 262 Multicultural Issues in Child and Adolescent Development
  • CD 270 Seminar in Cognitive and Language Development
  • Comm 141 Small Group Communication
  • Comm 145 Rhetorical and Cultural Criticism
  • Comm 161 Communication and Culture
  • Comm 175 Non-verbal Communication
  • Comm 182 Communication in the Classroom
  • Comm 260 Seminar in Language and Social Interaction
  • EdCo 227 Dynamics of Community/School Relations
  • EdEl 103 Social-Multicultural Foundations of Education
  • EdEl 292 Writing Across Cultures and the Curriculum
  • EdSe 102 Language and Speech for the Normal and Exceptional Individuals
  • EdSe 107 Educating Students with Mild to Severe Disabilities
  • EdSp 112 Treatment and Management of Speech-Language Disorders
  • EdSp 113 Speech Science
  • EdSp 262 Speech and Language in a Cross-Cultural Society
  • EdSp 263 Issues in Bilingual/Cross-Cultural Assessment
  • EdSp 266 Psychological and Pragmatic Aspects of Speech and Language
  • EdAu 115 Introductory Hearing Science
  • EdTE 160 Integrating Asian Culture into the Classroom
  • EdTE 211 Developing Academic Language for Reading Across the Curriculum
  • EdTE 212 Leadership, Politics and Literacy Program Evalution
  • EdTE 213 Multicultural Literature for Children and Young Adults
  • EdTE 223 The Politics of Literacy
  • EdTe 250 Qualitative Research in Education
  • EdTE 281 Philosophy of Education
  • Engl 106 Editing for Writers
  • Engl 107 Professional Technical Writing
  • Engl 123 World Literatures
  • Engl 259 Seminar in Composition Studies
  • Chin 102 Chinese Culture
  • Fren 170 Translation and Comparative Stylistics
  • Ital 102 Italian Culture
  • Jpn 102 Japanese Culture
  • Port 102A Portuguese Culture
  • Span 102A Spanish Culture
  • Span 170 Basics of Translation
  • Span 202 Seminar in Hispanic Civilization and Culture
  • Hist 105A-B History of Africa
  • Hist 107 History of Southeast Asia
  • Hist 109A-B History China
  • Hist 110A-B History of Japan
  • Hist 162 Colonial Latin American History
  • Hist 163 Nineteenth Century Latin American History
  • Hist 164 Latin American in the Twentieth Century
  • Hist 166 Contemporary Mexico
  • Hist 186 Ethnicity and Race in the United States History
  • MAS 105 Chicanos: United States/Mexico Relations
  • MAS 125 Chicana/o Community Studies
  • MAS 200 Ideology and the Chicana/o Experience
  • MAS 205 Chicana/o History
  • MAS 210 Foundations of Chicana/o Studies
  • MAS 215 Chicanas/os and Education
  • MAS 225 The Impact of American Institutions on the Chicana/o Community
  • Phil 118 Latin American Philosophy
  • PolS 110 Ethnic Politics
  • PolS 142 African Politics
  • PolS 144 Middle Eastern Politics
  • PolS 145 Asian Politics
  • PolS 146 Latin American Politics
  • PolS 147 Third World Politics
  • PolS 156 Islam, Politics and the West
  • Psyc 150 Educational Psychology
  • Psyc 235 Seminar in Cognitive Psychology
  • Psyc 240 Research Design and Applied Psychometrics
  • Psyc 250 Advanced Educational Psychology
  • RelS 142 Contemporary Buddhism and its Roots
  • RelS 143 Spiritual Traditions of India
  • RelS 144 Chinese Traditions
  • RelS 151 Catholic and Protestant Traditions
  • RelS 153 Jewish Identity and Land
  • RelS 156 Islam, Politics and the West
  • SocS 177 Society and Education
  • Soci 102 Introduction to Statistics
  • Soci 116 Global Society