Undergraduate Linguistics Major
You can create a major in Linguistics through the Bachelor of Philosophy Program
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
With the approval of the advisor, 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 402 - Syntax I (3 credits)
Principles of grammatical analysis in the generative framework; an overview of syntactic structures across languages.
- LING 404 - Phonology I (3 credits)
The analysis of the sound systems of human languages; focus on common phonological processes across languages and on the phonetics-phonology interface.
- 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.
- Graduate courses at the 500 level may be taken by advanced undergraduates on the recommendation of an advisor.