Course Evaluation Customization Form

Viewing: LINGUIST 61S, section 01


Term: 1188 - 1188
Instructor: Todd

Learning Goals

1. Understand what Linguistics is and what it means to study language scientifically:
(a) describe the differences between components of linguistic structure;
(b) describe how the scientific study of language can draw on aspects of history, society, technology, and psychology.

How well did you achieve this learning goal in this course?


2. Understand key themes and methodologies in the study of language evolution:
(a) explain what is meant by the term "language evolution";
(b) describe existing theories of language evolution;
(c) identify appropriate methodologies for supporting or challenging theories of language evolution;
(d) draw connections between theories of language evolution and their implications for continued language change.

How well did you achieve this learning goal in this course?


3. Begin to participate productively in scientific inquiry:
(a) read scientific literature;
(b) identify the hypothesis in a scientific paper and the evidence and argumentation used to support it;
(c) critically evaluate how well the evidence and argumentation in a scientific paper support the hypothesis;
(d) lead a discussion centered around a scientific paper;
[3-unit students only]
(e) write a proposal for a research project;
(f) conduct peer reviews for others' research proposals;
(g) present a research proposal orally and answer questions about it.

How well did you achieve this learning goal in this course?


Course Elements

How useful to you were the discussion sections?


How useful to you were the lectures?


How useful to you were the readings?


How useful to you were the writing assignments?


How useful to you was/were the In-class activities?


Additional Questions

How do you rate the instructor's time management?


How do you rate the instructor's use of feedback?


How do you rate the clarity and effectiveness of the instructor's lecture style?


What aspect(s) of the course did you enjoy the most?


What aspect(s) of the course did you enjoy the least?


How has taking this course affected your desire to learn more about linguistics?



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