General Linguistics Track
The general linguistics track of the major consists of a minimum of 33 semester hours. This includes 12 hours of required courses and 21 hours chosen from linguistic electives covering a broad range of subfields within the discipline.
This flexibility allows students to design the program to tailor their own interests and double-major in a variety of fields.
(12 semester hours)
- 200 Language, Society and the Mind
- 300 Introduction to Descriptive Linguistics
- 405 Introduction to Phonology
- 408 Introduction to Syntax
(21 semester hours)
The 21-hours of electives may be drawn from any courses offered by the department of Linguistics with some restrictions. At least 15-hours (generally 5 courses) must be at the 400-level and one elective course must be designated as a Writing Across the Curriculum within the department of Linguistics.
Up to 6-hours (generally 2 courses) of elective credit in Linguistics may be in courses from other departments (such as Anthropology, Computer Science, English, Languages, Cultures & International Trade, English, Philosophy, among others) subject to approval from the Linguistics Department.
General Electives in Linguistics (Any Level)
- Two Courses
General 400-Level Electives
- Four Courses
WAC Elective in Linguistics* (pick 1 from the list below)
*Also fulfills requirement for 5th 400-level course. Each of these courses may also be taken to fulfill the 400-level requirement.
- LING 406: Introduction to Historical Linguistics
- LING 452: Field Methods in Linguistics
- LING 470: Theoretical Foundations of ESL and Bilingual Education
Up to 6-hours (generally 2 courses) of elective credit in Linguistics may be in courses from other departments (such as Anthropology, Computer Science, English, Languages, Cultures, & International Trade, English, Philosophy, etc.), subject to approval from the Linguistics Department.
Sample 33-Hour Degree Program
- LING 200: Language, Society and the Mind (required)
- LING 300: Introduction to Descriptive Linguistics (required)
- LING 405: Introduction to Phonology (required)
- LING 408: Introduction to Syntax (required)
- LING 201: Language Diversity in the USA (elective)
- LING 302: From Esperanto to Dothraki: The Linguistic Reality of Invented Languages. (elective)
- LING 406: Introduction to Historical Linguistics (elective, WAC)
- LING 415: Sociolinguistics (elective)
- LING 445: Psycholinguistics (elective)
- LING 470: Theoretical Foundations of ESL and Bilingual Education (elective, WAC)
- LING 473: Computer Assisted Language Learning (elective)