Linguistics Department

Human Health Building, Room 1024
433 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4452
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(248) 370-2175
Fax: (248) 370-3144


Linguistics & Applied
Language Studies Courses
Frequency of
Course Offerings
The following list indicates the frequency with which our regular courses are taught. LIN and ALS courses which are in the course catalog but which do not appear below are taught on a less regular basis as the need and interest arise. We will attempt to adhere to this schedule as best we can so that undergraduate and graduate students can plan their programs and meet their requirements in a timely manner.

Course Number

Course Name


LIN 4302/5502HistoricalEvery year (usually Fall)
LIN 4303/5503Intro. PhonologyEvery Winter
LIN 4304/5504Intro. SyntaxEvery Fall
LIN 4305/5505Phonetic TheoryEvery Winter
LIN 4307/5507Intro. SemanticsEvery year (usually Winter)
LIN 4403/5603Phonological TheoryEvery Fall
LIN 4404/5604Syntactic TheoryEvery Winter
LIN 4407/5607Semantic TheoryEvery other year
LIN 4409/6609Studies in the Structure of a LanguageEvery other year (usually Fall)
LIN 4470The History of LinguisticsEvery Winter
ALS 4317/5517Models of Second Language AcquisitionEvery Summer 1
ALS 4334/5534Language Development in ChildrenEvery Fall
ALS 4335/5535PsycholinguisticsEvery other year (usually Fall)
ALS 4374/5574Cross-Cultural CommunicationEvery other year (usually Winter)
ALS 4375/5575Language and CultureEvery year (usually Winter)
ALS 4376/5576Language and SocietyEvery other year (usually Fall)
ALS 4418/5518Teaching English as a Second LanguageEvery Fall and Winter
ALS 4419/5519PracticumEvery Fall, Winter and Summer 1
ALS 4438/5538Theory and Practice in Language TestingEvery Fall
ALS 5530Language AcquisitionEvery summer
ALS 5570Language, Culture, and SocietyEvery Winter
ALS 6630Language PedagogyEvery Winter
ALS 6631Curriculum and Material DesignEvery Summer 1
ALS 6632Assessment and ComplianceEvery Summer 1
ALS 6640ESL PracticumEvery Summer 2

The English as a Second Language (ESL) Institute offers classes in ESL to help individuals improve English language skills (speaking, accent reduction, listening comprehension, reading, writing and vocabulary development). These courses are intended for university students, faculty and staff as well as international students, business personnel and other individuals. These classes can be taken as continuing education classes (CEU) as well as for credit. Students should contact the English as a Second Language Institute for additional information.

ESL Courses

Note that hese courses cannot be used to satisfy any portion of the University requirement in writing proficiency. Students need to earn a B- or above to pass all ESL courses. All semesters are 8 weeks long:  Fall I, Fall II, Winter I, Winter II, Summer I and Summer II