Undergraduate Linguistics Major
You can create a major in Linguistics through the Letters, Arts, and Sciences program in Liberal Arts.
If you are interested in pursuing a major in Linguistics, please contact Dr. Janet van Hell (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Undergraduate Linguistics Minor Requirements
Requirements for the minor: 18 credits
Prescribed Courses: 9 Credits
- LING 001 (3) = Study of Language OR LING 100 (3) = Foundations of Linguistics
- LING 402 (3) = Syntax I
- LING 404 (3) = Phonology I
Additional Courses: 9 credits
Select 9 additional credits from LING offerings (for example courses, see below)
With the approval of the Director, certain linguistics courses from related departments may be counted towards the minor.
- LING 401 - Introduction to Linguistic Theory (3 credits)
A survey of the principles of modern linguistic analysis; current approaches to phonology, morphology and syntax of human languages.
- LING 429/PSYCH 426 - Language and Thought (3 credits)
Relations between language and cognition; cognitive implications of normal and impaired language development; cognition and bilingualism.
- LING 446 - First Language Acquisition (3 credits)
How children learn their first language; psycholinguistic aspects of lexical, syntactic, semantic, and phonological development.
- LING 447 - Bilingualism (3 credits)
Explores the social and psychological aspects of bilingualism; topics include languages in contact, transference, maintenance and loss.
- LING 448 - Sociolinguistics (3 credits)
Issues in the study of language in its sociocultural context; analysis of social dialects and speech styles.
- LING 449 - Semantics I (3 credits)
The study of meaning in human language; problems and methods of analysis in linguistic semantics; study of sense, reference, compositionality, quantification, presupposition, and sentence-level meaning.
- LING 457/PSYCH 457 - Psychology of Language (3 credits)
Overview of psychological research and theory on language processes, including speech perception, word recognition, meaning representation, comprehension, and language acquisition.
- LING 493 - Field Methods (3 credits)
Primary linguistic investigation of a language different from English; field work with a native speaker; data gathering; linguistic analysis.
- LING 496 - Independent Studies (3 credits)
Creative projects, including research and design, which are supervised on an individual basis and which fall outside the scope of formal courses.
- Graduate courses at the 500 level may be taken by advanced undergraduates on the recommendation of an advisor.