This class was tough.
This course is an amazing introduction to the Linguistics series but it's definitely not something you want to take if you're looking for a GPA booster. If you love Linguistics and the scientific study of language and you want to see if Linguistics is the major for you, then I recommend this course as it gives you a brief overview of all the things you will study as a Linguistics major.
I liked this course because it is the brief overview of all the different things you could expect to learn in other upper division classes. This class is a lot of work and it has taught me to manage my time better and learn crucial terms in Linguistics. If you are studying to be a speech pathologist, this is the course for you as you will learn the differences between voiced and voiceless sounds as well as learn how to read the IPA!
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Advice for students:
Go to class. Do the readings before class. Yes, you could just try to skim the passages and go to class without reading the material ahead of time but none of the information he is giving you will make zero sense if you don't do the material from the readings. He likes to highlight the information he expects you to understand and breaks down the different terms of the text so it's important to pay attention to lectures because most of it will be on the exams.