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Linguistics and Critical Thinking

LINGUISTICS NEWS

The first Borough of Manhattan Community College conference on Language, Society, and Culture - "Exploring Language Across the Disciplines" -  took place on May 26th, 2011.  The conference featured guest speaker Dr. Kate Menken of Queens College, faculty presentations, and student posters. 

The department's linguistics group has also launched a Language, Society, and Culture FIG (Faculty Interest Group) through CETLS.  Check the CETLS calendar in the fall to join us for a meeting or other event. The FIG provides a forum for coordinating the conference and also sharing relevant research interests with members of other departments.

CRT100 Critical Thinking

3 crs. 3hrs.


Critical Thinking presents reasoning and problem-solving techniques. It begins with a description of the thinking process and proceeds to examine areas such as identifying and defining problems; understanding the roles of evidence, interpretation, and perception in reasoning; distinguishing between belief and knowledge; understanding the role of language; techniques for organizing information; and methods for building and analyzing arguments.

This is a liberal arts and social science elective course (cross-listed with PHI115) and is open to the general student population. Students placed in remedial courses must be at the 095 level (e.g., ESL095, ACR095, ENG095) in order to register for CRT100.

LIN100 Language and Culture

3 crs. 3hrs.

This course focuses on the study of Language and Culture. Students will learn about bilingual/bidialectal families and bilingual education, language and gender, literacy in a changing, technological society, child language acquisition and different dialects and registers of English. The readings will draw on works in linguistics, literature and related fields. Students will work on critical reading, producing writing based on the classroom readings in connection with their own experiences and background.

This is a liberal arts and social science elective course (cross-listed with ANT115) and is open to the general student population. Online and Writing Intensive sections are offered on a regular basis. 

Students must have passed or placed out of ESL062, ENG088 and ACR094 in order to register for LIN100.

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