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Generalist Track

This track is the best option for students who wish to combine elements of theoretical linguistics and teaching ESL/EFL in their degree program or who are preparing for further coursework in a related field such as Law, Speech Pathology, Sociology, Psychology, etc. Students pursuing this track are encouraged to work closely with the Undergraduate Studies Coordinator in Linguistics to identify the courses that will best serve their needs.

Required Courses

  • • LING 200 Language, Society and the Mind --OR-- LING 201 Language Diversity in the USA
    • LING 300 Introduction to Descriptive Linguistics

Additional Courses

In addition to the two courses required of all Linguistics majors (LING 200 or 201 and LING 300, students choose 27 credit hours of coursework in Linguistics (courses with a LING prefix). At least 12 credit hours must be at the 400-level, the remaining 15 credit hours may be at the 300- or 400-level. Six of the 27 credit hours may be taken outside of the Linguistics Program with the prior approval of the Undergraduate Studies Coordinator in Linguistics.