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  Dec 15, 2017
 
 
    
2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Department of Linguistics and Technical Communication


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Main Departmental Office
Auditorium Building, Room 317

Mail address:
1155 Union Circle #305298
Denton, TX 76203-5017
940-565-4458
Fax: 940-369-8976

Undergraduate Advising Office
Auditorium Building, Room 317

Brenda Sims, Chair

Faculty 

 

The Department of Linguistics and Technical Communication offers students the opportunity to immerse themselves in the study of language—its structure, use, design and application. Students may specialize in linguistics, English as a second language or professional and technical communication. The faculty encourages students to take courses in all the areas represented and seek new synergies between these distinct, yet interrelated fields.

The Department of Linguistics and Technical Communication has outstanding faculty from diverse backgrounds with diverse research interests motivated by a common interest in language structure and use. The department is recognized as a pioneer program for an interdisciplinary study that integrates linguistics and technical communication and that will lead to new avenues of investigation and practical applications with local, national and international relevance.

The Department of Linguistics and Technical Communication is home to a unique internationally recognized program for the interdisciplinary study of language. The faculty’s research and teaching directly benefit the immediate community by disseminating knowledge that has relevance for diverse cultures; races and ethnicities; and for professional, business and industrial communities.

The mission of the Department of Linguistics and Technical Communication is to promote the interdisciplinary

  • study of language and language acquisition, rhetoric and technical communication;
  • analysis of techniques that clarify and enrich human communication;
  • examination of structures, design and intent of discourse;
  • application of research to real-world issues through local and international community outreach programs, community-based practicums, internships and corporate consulting; and
  • independent and collaborative research and teaching.

Programs of Study

The Department of Linguistics and Technical Communication offers the following undergraduate programs:

The department also offers a minor in technical writing  and an undergraduate certificate in technical writing .

Endorsement in English as a Second Language

For information on certification for public schools, contact the College of Education .

Graduate Degrees

The Department of Linguistics and Technical Communication offers the following graduate programs:

  • Master of Arts with a major in professional and technical communication;
  • Master of Arts with a major in English as a second language; and
  • Master of Arts with a major in linguistics.

The department also offers a graduate academic certificate in teaching English to speakers of other languages.

For additional information, consult the Graduate Catalog.

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