6 ECTS credits
150 h study time

Offer 2 with catalog number 1020932AER for all students in the 1st semester at a (A) Bachelor - preliminary level.

Semester
1st semester
Enrollment based on exam contract
Possible
Grading method
Grading (scale from 0 to 20)
Can retake in second session
Yes
Taught in
Dutch
Faculty
Faculty of Languages & Humanities
Department
Linguistics and Literary Studies
Educational team
Wim Vandenbussche (course titular)
Activities and contact hours

26 contact hours Lecture
90 contact hours Independent or External Form of Study
Course Content

This course offers a general introduction to the science of linguistics.  The students is presented with an overview of the important currents and trends in the history of linguistics, from the very onset until the present day (including structuralism, transformational generative grammar, sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics and cognitive linguistics)..  Crucial linguistic terms and skills will also be addressed.

 
Course material
Digital course material (Required) : Zowel de hoofdstukken uit handboeken en/of artikelen die als leermateriaal dienen, als  al het digitale cursusmateriaal worden gratis verspreid, Canvas
Additional info

Information for 2019/2020:  both the chapters from handbooks and the articles used as course material, as well as  all the digital course materials will be made available for free via Canvas.  Students are, accordingly, *not* required to buy a handbook.

 

This course is taught in Dutch.

 

Digital course material will be made available via the digital learning platform.

 
Learning Outcomes

General competencies

The students

-acquire an insight into the nature, focus and meaning of linguistics

-acquire an insight into the nature of linguistic research

-acquire an insight into the evolution of general linguistics from the onset of the discipline

-have an understanding of a number of fundamental linguistic theories, terms and concepts

-are able to carry out a partial study on ta linguistic topic under guidance, and are able to report on this study in a high quality short paper.

-master Dutch at the academic level that may be expected from a Ba1 student

 

Grading

The final grade is composed based on the following categories:
Written Exam determines 100% of the final mark.

Within the Written Exam category, the following assignments need to be completed:

  • Written Examination with a relative weight of 1 which comprises 100% of the final mark.

    Note: This examination is compulsory. The examination of multiple choice and free questions.

Additional info regarding evaluation

Information for 2019/2020: 

 

Written examination.

An extra assignment *may* be given;  if so, this will contribute towards 25% of the final grade.

 

A non-compulsory trial examination is organised for this course during the semester.  Those who pass the trial exam will get 2 extra grades (out of 20) for the real final exam.

 

The partial result of the paper will be transferred to the second exam session, if this result was 10/20 or higher. Students wishing to submit a new version of the paper send an email to the course titular (with the new paper) at the very latest before the start of the second exam session.

The partial result of the paper will be transferred to the next academic year, if this result was 10/20 or higher. Students wishing to submit a new version of the paper send an email to the course titular (with the new paper) at the very latest before the start of the first exam session of the next academic year.

Absence for a required part of the evaluation (either the examination or the paper) will result in an 'absent' grade code for the course.

Academic context

This offer is part of the following study plans:
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Bachelor of Psychology: Profile Work & Organisational Psychology and Clinical Psychology: Developmental Psychology (only offered in Dutch)
Bachelor of Psychology: profiel klinische psychologie: cognitieve en biologische psychologie en profiel klinische psychologie: orthopsychologie (only offered in Dutch)
Bachelor of Psychology: Profile Clinical Psychology: Cognitive & Biological psychology and Clinical Psychology: Developmental Psychology (only offered in Dutch)
Bachelor of Psychology: profiel klinische psychologie: orthopsychologie en profiel klinische psychologie: levenslooppsychologie (only offered in Dutch)
Bachelor of Psychology: Profile Work and Organisational Psychology and Profile Education (only offered in Dutch)
Bachelor of Psychology: Profiel klinische psychologie: cognitieve en biologische psychologie en Profiel onderwijs (only offered in Dutch)
Bachelor of Psychology: Profiel klinische psychologie: opvoedings- en gezinspsychologie en Profiel onderwijs (only offered in Dutch)
Bachelor of Psychology: Profile Profile Clinical Psychology: Developmental Psychology and Profile Education (only offered in Dutch)
Bachelor of Linguistics and Literary Studies: German-French (only offered in Dutch)
Bachelor of Linguistics and Literary Studies: French-Italian (only offered in Dutch)
Bachelor of Linguistics and Literary Studies: French-Spanish (only offered in Dutch)
Bachelor of Linguistics and Literary Studies: Dutch-English (only offered in Dutch)
Bachelor of Linguistics and Literary Studies: Dutch-French (only offered in Dutch)
Bachelor of Linguistics and Literary Studies: Dutch-Italian (only offered in Dutch)
Bachelor of Linguistics and Literary Studies: Dutch-Spanish (only offered in Dutch)
Bachelor of Linguistics and Literary Studies: Dutch-German (only offered in Dutch)
Bachelor of Linguistics and Literary Studies: English-German (only offered in Dutch)
Bachelor of Linguistics and Literary Studies: English-French (only offered in Dutch)
Bachelor of Linguistics and Literary Studies: English-Italian (only offered in Dutch)
Bachelor of Linguistics and Literary Studies: English-Spanish (only offered in Dutch)
Bachelor of Computer Science: Default track (only offered in Dutch)
Bachelor of Applied Language Studies: Nederlands-Frans (only offered in Dutch)
Bachelor of Applied Language Studies: Nederlands-Engels (only offered in Dutch)
Bachelor of Applied Language Studies: Nederlands-Duits (only offered in Dutch)
Bachelor of Applied Language Studies: Nederlands-Spaans (only offered in Dutch)
Bachelor of Applied Language Studies: Frans-Engels (only offered in Dutch)
Bachelor of Applied Language Studies: Frans-Duits (only offered in Dutch)
Bachelor of Applied Language Studies: Frans-Spaans (only offered in Dutch)
Bachelor of Applied Language Studies: Engels-Duits (only offered in Dutch)
Bachelor of Applied Language Studies: Engels-Spaans (only offered in Dutch)
Bachelor of Applied Language Studies: Duits-Spaans (only offered in Dutch)
Preparatory Programme Master of Arts in Linguistics and Literary Studies: one language - TTK (only offered in Dutch)
Preparatory Programme Master of Arts in Linguistics and Literary Studies: one language (only offered in Dutch)