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Undergraduate Program

As part of the English major, the linguistics emphasis provides students the opportunity for closer study of how language works and its connections with related fields such as anthropology, sociology, and psychology; the linguistics emphasis also leads to graduate study and careers in linguistics and teaching English as a second language.

In addition to university requirements for Foundational Studies, linguistics students complete:

  • ENGL 198: Introduction to English Studies
  • ENGL 275: Methods of Literary Study
  • ENGL 304: Argument (CID requirement)
  • LING 305: Introduction to Language Studies
  • Linguistics Structures Courses:
    • LING 312: Introduction to Phonetics and Phonology
    • LING 318: Introduction to Morphology and Syntax
  • A course in Language Acquisition, selected from the following:
    • LING 307: Linguistics in Education
    • LING 310: First and Second Language Acquisition
    • LING 327: Applied Linguistics in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
  • A course in Linguistic Diversity and Variation, selected from the following:
    • LING 321: Introduction to Sociolinguistics
    • LING 331: Politics of Language
  • LING 498: Capstone in Linguistics
  • Two 400-level courses (6 credits)
  • Upper division related electives (6 credits)
  • One or more language(s) other than English (12-16 credits)

Click here for the degree progress sheet.

Students in the linguistics capstone course present their work at the Undergraduate Research and Scholarship Conference

Students in the linguistics capstone course present their work at the Undergraduate Research and Scholarship Conference