Date: Sun, 24 Sep 1995 23:26:40 -0700 From: Rima & Kim McKinzey Subject: Linguistics as GE At 1:24 PM 9/24/95, Barbara Need wrote: >Well, for starters, Linguistics is NOT an English course (unless it >happens to be taught in an English Dept). It has value for persons >studying ANY language. It teaches you not how to use language, but >to understand how language is used: what its buidling blocks are, >how it changes, how society and societies use it to shape their >being. A suggestion: consider "Linguistics for the non-major." Do any of you word types remember having to take physics/calculus/chemistry courses designed for majors-and having to compete with pre-med majors? Profs in those areas were challenged to create courses around the question, "What about your subject does ANY Educated Person need to know?" kim