VIL167 Introduction to Linguistics

Code VIL167
Name Introduction to Linguistics
Status Compulsory/Courses of Limited Choice; Courses of Free Choice
Level and type Undergraduate Studies, Professional
Field of study Languages
Faculty
Academic staff Antra Roskoša, Tatjana Smirnova, Oksana Ivanova, Imants Frederiks Ozols
Credit points 2.0 (3.0 ECTS)
Parts 1
Annotation Study course syllabus: language systems; language structure, origins and development; origins of writing; language classifications, etc. The course includes information on linguistics and its fields; history of linguistics and relevant research methods. The course is aimed at the students majoring in technical translation, researchers, academic staff, etc..
Goals and objectives
of the course in terms
of competences and skills
The study course facilitates students in acquiring the following competences and skills: the knowledge of basic linguistic concepts, the main periods of the history of linguistics; provides relevant background to make informed choice of information sources and to select materials for presentations and reports; ability to formulate and prove an opinion.
Learning outcomes
and assessment
Students are able to define basic linguistic terms and possess basic knowledge about the main periods of the history of linguistics. - Skills are evaluated at 4 seminars (tested/not tested) and at an exam (according to 10-point grading system).
Students are able to manage large volumes of information and select the necessary information. - Skills are evaluated at 4 seminars ((tested/not tested) and in 2 reports (according to 10-point grading system).
Students are able to find the relevant data in the original and secondary information sources, data bases, internet. - Skills are evaluated at 4 seminars ((tested/not tested) and in 2 reports (according to 10-point grading system).
Students are able to compare and critically analyze the information found in different sources. - Skills are evaluated at 4 seminars ((tested/not tested) and in 2 reports (according to 10-point grading system).
Students are able to analyze and critically evaluate linguistic theories proposed by different scholars. - Skills are evaluated at 4 seminars ((tested/not tested) and in 2 reports (according to 10-point grading system).
Students are able to do formatting of the reports and presentations using references. - Skills are evaluated in 2 reports (according to 10-point grading system).
Course prerequisites not specified

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