This course explores the workings of human language, addressing such questions as how do we learn our native language, how do we use it? What is good language? Why is it so hard to learn a second language? Who makes the rules of a language? Social and scientific language issues are discussed, making this course a tool for general learning.
Pre Requisites: Degree students only, with fewer than 30 credits when they entered UMass Boston.Students may complete only one 100G course (First Year Seminar).