This course is a study in English-language awareness, with special attention to word origins, vocabulary development, metaphor, and semantic change. It focuses on the ways English words come into being, adapt, change, and expire. Some emphasis will be placed on the history of the English language as a cultural subject.
Prerequisite(s)/Course Notes: Prerequisite or corequisite: WSC 001, or permission of instructor. Credit given for this course or ENGL 103, not both. (Formerly Structure of English.)