Linguistics Major - Bachelor of Arts
Linguistics is the study of one of the most important characteristics of human beings-- language. It cuts across the boundaries between the sciences and the humanities. The program is an excellent liberal arts major or pre-professional major for law, medicine, clergy, and others. It is a particularly appropriate major for students who want to teach English as a foreign language. Dual or double majors with a foreign language, business administration, and the like, are quite feasible.
Core Courses (4 courses/16 credits)
|LING 405*||Introduction to Linguistics||4|
|LING 605||Intermediate Linguistic Analysis|
Usually offered in the fall, take 405 first
|LING 793||Phonetics and Phonology|
Usually offered in the fall; take 605 first
|LING 794||Syntax and Semantic Theory|
Usually offered in the spring; take 605 first
*Linguistics majors who have only a single major may not use LING 405 or 505 to satisfy a General Education or Discovery requirement.
Two years' college study
Of one foreign language or American Sign Language (ASL)
One of the following
Two additional elective courses
#Students may count either PSYC 512 or 513 towards the Linguistics major or minor, but not both.
Choose one of the following to do during your senior year:
- LING 779: Linguistic Field Methods
- LING 695 or 696: Senior Honors Thesis
- Other courses may be substituted, with the permission of the student’s adviser and the Linguistics Committee, when they are pertinent to the needs of the student’s program.
- Linguistics majors who have only a single major may not use LING 405 or 505 to satisfy a Discovery Program requirement.