2015-17

Arizona State University
University Senate
Fall 2014

Senate Motion #2015-17

Motion Introduced by: Curriculum and Academic Programs Committee,  Kathleen Puckett, Chair

Date of First Reading: October 6, 2014

Date of Second Reading: November 3, 2014

Title of Motion: Request from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences – Department of English – for the establishment of a graduate degree – PhD in Linguistics and Applied Linguistics

Action Requested: The Curriculum and Academic Programs Committee recommends University Senate approval of a proposal submitted by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences – Department of English - for the establishment of a graduate degree – PhD in Linguistics and Applied Linguistics

Rationale: The doctoral program in Linguistics and Applied Linguistics focuses on the study of human language and the application of that study to the human condition. The curriculum will provide training in linguistics and applied linguistics with focused research in several areas such as phonetics, phonology, syntax, semantics, and pragmatics. Second language acquisition and second language teaching and learning, TESOL (teaching English to speakers of other languages), language contact and change including World Englishes, are also research possibilities in addition to sociolinguistics, language planning, discourse analysis, language and cognition.

Actions: 
Approved
Admin Response: 
Approved