Linguistics : Degrees & Policies

Degrees Offered

Undergraduate: BA, Minor
Concentrations: Applied Linguistics; Language, Society, and Communication; Language and Cognition
Graduate: MA, PhD
Concentrations (MA): General Linguistics, Germanic Linguistics, Sociolinguistics and Contact Linguistics

Linguistics - B.A.

Concentration in Applied Linguistics

Acceptance Criteria
Minimum GPA of 2.0 overall.
Minimum GPA of 2.5 in the prerequisite courses.

Advising Notes
Students are required to apply to the director of undergraduate studies for acceptance into the major. Students may apply to the major at any time, and are encouraged to discuss their academic plans with the director as early as possible. Students who have not completed the prerequisite courses may be accepted into the major on a provisional basis, pending successful completion of LIN 205 and LIN 207.

Prerequisite Courses
LIN 205 Introduction to Linguistic Analysis
LIN 207 Language, Society, and the Individual

Required Courses
LIN 301 Structure of English: The Sound System
LIN 302 Structure of English: Grammar and Lexicon
One of the following: LIN 315 Language in Its Social Setting, LIN 355 Child Language Development, or LIN 356 An Introduction to Contemporary Theories of Metaphor
One of the following: LIN 405 Bilingualism and Language Contact, LIN 421 Linguistic Anthropology, or LIN 493 Sociolinguistics
LIN 496 Internship (6 credits)
Four LIN electives (may apply one course with approved linguistic content from another department)

Summary
Total required credit hours for the major: 36

See Baccalaureate Degree Requirements for general education and remaining university requirements.

Recommended Sequence of Program Requirements
FIRST YEAR
Fall or Spring LIN 205, LIN 207

SECOND YEAR
Fall or Spring LIN 301, LIN 302; one of the following: LIN 315, LIN 355, LIN 356

THIRD YEAR
Fall Two LIN elective courses
Spring LIN 405, LIN 421 or LIN 493

FOURTH YEAR
Fall One 300/400-level LIN elective course
Spring One 300/400-level LIN elective course
Fall and Spring LIN 496

Concentration in Language and Cognition (L&C)

Acceptance Criteria
Minimum GPA of 2.0 overall.
Minimum GPA of 2.5 in the prerequisite courses.

Advising Notes
Students are required to apply to the director of undergraduate studies for acceptance into the major. Students may apply to the major at any time, and are encouraged to discuss their academic plans with the director as early as possible. Students who have not completed the prerequisite courses may be accepted into the major on a provisional basis, pending successful completion of LIN 205 and LIN 207.

Prerequisite Courses
LIN 205 Introduction to Linguistic Analysis
LIN 207 Language, Society, and the Individual

Required Courses
LIN 301 Structure of English: The Sound System
LIN 302 Structure of English: Grammar and Lexicon
Two of the following: LIN 320 Language and the Brain, LIN 355 Child Language Development, LIN 342 Introduction to Cognitive Science, LIN 417 Psycholinguistics, LIN 455 Language Acquisition
Two of the following: LIN 356 An Introduction to Contemporary Theories of Metaphor, LIN 413 Language and Cognition, LIN 421 Linguistic Anthropology, LIN 438 Semantics
Three LIN electives and one course with approved language and cognition content from another department.

Summary
Total required credit hours for the major: 36

See Baccalaureate Degree Requirements for general education and remaining university requirements.

Recommended Sequence of Program Requirements
FIRST YEAR
Fall or Spring LIN 205, LIN 207

SECOND YEAR
Fall or Spring LIN 301, LIN 302, one L&C required course

THIRD YEAR
Fall Two L&C required courses (or one L&C course from Linguistics and one course with language and cognition content from another department)
Spring Two L&C required courses (or one L&C course from Linguistics and one course with language and cognition content from another department)

FOURTH YEAR
Fall Two LIN electives, or one elective and one L&C required course
Spring One LIN elective course

Concentration in Language, Society, and Communication

Acceptance Criteria
Minimum GPA of 2.0 overall.
Minimum GPA of 2.5 in the prerequisite courses.

Advising Notes
Students are required to apply to the director of undergraduate studies for acceptance into the major. Students may apply to the major at any time, and are encouraged to discuss their academic plans with the director as early as possible. Students who have not completed the prerequisite courses may be accepted into the major on a provisional basis, pending successful completion of LIN 205 and LIN 207.

Prerequisite Courses
LIN 205 Introduction to Linguistic Analysis
LIN 207 Language, Society, and the Individual

Required Courses
LIN 301 Structure of English: The Sound System
LIN 302 Structure of English: Grammar and Lexicon
Four additional LIN courses with sociolinguistics, communication, or cultural content
Four LIN electives (may apply one course with approved linguistic content from another department)

Summary
Total required credit hours for the major: 36

See Baccalaureate Degree Requirements for general education and remaining university requirements.

Recommended Sequence of Program Requirements
FIRST YEAR
Fall or Spring LIN 205, LIN 207

SECOND YEAR
Fall or Spring LIN 301, LIN 302, one LIN required course

THIRD YEAR
Fall Two LIN required/elective courses (one may be from another department)
Spring Two LIN required/elective courses

FOURTH YEAR
Fall Two 300/400-level LIN elective courses
Spring One 300/400-level LIN elective course

Linguistics - Minor

Acceptance Criteria

Minimum GPA of 2.0 overall.
Minimum GPA of 2.5 in the prerequisite courses.

Prerequisite Courses

LIN 205 Introduction to Linguistic Analysis
LIN 207 Language, Society, and the Individual

Required Courses

LIN 301 Structure of English: Grammar and Lexicon
LIN 302 Structure of English: The Sound System
Two additional linguistics courses

Summary
Total required credit hours for the minor: 18

Updated: 13 Nov 2012 06:01:33 EST