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Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics
 

Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics

The Undergraduate Major in Linguistics requires 30 credit hours of coursework:  four required courses and a set of electives chosen in consultation with an advisor.  The electives may be chosen from one or more of the following areas: (a) language structure; (b) language variation and change; (c) language acquisition and processing; (d) sociolinguistics and discourse/pragmatics, (e) linguistics and a language. In the senior year, majors must register for and complete LIN 5993 Writing Intensive Requirement (0 credits).  This course is to be taken in conjunction with a linguistics course that requires a term paper.  In the final semester of study, assessment of knowledge in the major is determined in an exit interview conducted by members of the faculty.

The Undergraduate Minor in Linguistics requires 18 credit hours of coursework:  four required courses and a set of electives chosen in consultation with an advisor.


Required Courses for both Majors and Minors

LIN 5290 Phonology 3 Credits
LIN 5300 Syntax 3 Credits
LIN 5700 Introduction to Linguistic Theory 3 Credits

In addition, all students must take one course in language use. The language use course involves either the analysis of speech data acquired in fieldwork or theories that address language use. Appropriate courses include:

LIN 5210 Arabic Sociolinguistics 3 Credits
LIN 5310 Language and Culture 3 Credits
LIN 5320 Language and Societies 3 Credits
LIN 5760 American Dialects 3 Credits
LIN 5770 Sociolinguistics 3 Credits
LIN 6710 Psycholinguistics 3 Credits
LIN 6720 Topics in Language: Field Methods 3 Credits
LIN 6720 Topics in Language: Pidgins and Creoles 3 Credits
LIN 6720 Topics in Language: Pragmatics 3 Credits
LIN 6720 Topics in Language: Language Variation 3 Credits

Elective Courses
The remaining courses are electives chosen in consultation with an advisor.  Courses may be chosen from any one or more of the following areas:

(a) Language Structure
LIN 1850/1860 -- Symbolic Logic: Cr. 3
LIN 2720 -- Basic Concepts in Linguistics: Cr. 3
LIN 2730 -- Languages of the World: Cr. 3
LIN 3700 -- Structure of English: Cr. 3
LIN 5050 -- Advanced Symbolic Logic: Cr. 4
LIN 5200 -- Modal Logic: Cr. 4
LIN 5220 -- Introduction to Chinese Linguistics: Cr. 3
LIN 5230 -- Structure of Arabic: Cr. 3
LIN 5240 -- Grammar of Chinese: Cr. 3
LIN 5570 -- Philosophy of Language: Cr. 4
LIN 5730 -- English Grammar: Cr. 3
LIN 6710 -- Psycholinguistics: Cr. 3
LIN 6720 -- Topics in Language: Morphology: Cr. 3
LIN 6720 -- Topics in Language: Semantics: Cr. 3
LIN 6720 -- Topics in Language: Field Methods: Cr. 3
LIN 6720 -- Topics in Language: Typology: Cr. 3
FRE 6400 -- Introduction to French Linguistics: Cr. 3
SPA 6400 -- Introduction to Hispanic Linguistics: Cr. 3

(b) Language Variation and Change
LIN 2730 -- Languages of the World: Cr. 3
LIN 5100 -- Languages of Asia: Cr. 3
LIN 5310 -- Language and Culture: Cr. 3
LIN 5320 -- Language and Societies: Cr. 3
LIN 5760 -- American Dialects: Cr. 3
LIN 5770 -- Sociolinguistics: Cr. 3
LIN 6720 -- Topics in Language: Historical Linguistics: Cr. 3
LIN 6720 -- Topics in Language: History of English: Cr. 3
LIN 6720 -- Topics in Language: Language Variation: Cr. 3
LIN 6720 -- Topics in Language: Typology: Cr. 3
LIN 6720 -- Topics in Language: Morphology: Cr. 3
LIN 6720 -- Topics in Language: Field Methods: Cr. 3

(c) Language Acquisition and Processing
LIN 3080 -- Cognitive Psychology: Cr. 3
LIN 5080 -- Phonetics: Cr. 3
LIN 5310 -- Language and Culture: Cr. 3
LIN 5360 -- Normal Language Acquisition & Usage: Cr. 3
LIN 5750 -- Theories of Second Language Acquisition: Cr. 3
LIN 5760 -- American Dialects: Cr. 3
LIN 6710 -- Psycholinguistics: Cr. 3
FRE 5200 -- French Phonetics and Pronunciation: Cr. 3
SLP 5300 -- Introduction to Speech-Language Pathology: Cr. 3
SPA 5200 -- Spanish Phonetics: Cr. 3

(d) Sociolinguistics and Discourse/Pragmatics
LIN 5210 -- Arabic Sociolinguistics: Cr. 3
LIN 5310 -- Language and Culture: Cr. 3
LIN 5320 -- Language and Societies: Cr. 3
LIN 5730 -- English Grammar: Cr. 3
LIN 5760 -- American Dialects: Cr. 3
LIN 5770 -- Sociolinguistics: Cr. 3
LIN 6720 -- Topics in Language: Pragmatics: Cr. 3
LIN 6720 -- Topics in Language: Language Variation: Cr. 3
LIN 6720 -- Topics in Language: Language & Gender: Cr. 3
LIN 6720 -- Topics in Language: Historical Linguistics: Cr. 3

(e) Linguistics and a Language
The student may complete up to nine credits in advanced language skills or in the linguistics of the chosen language as part of their electives. These credits are to be selected in consultation with an advisor.

 

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