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    Feb 25, 2024  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Linguistics, BA


A Bachelor of Arts with a major in linguistics ensures that you receive the proper training and knowledge to have a successful career in the field of linguistics. The curriculum allows you to immerse yourself in the study of language and to understand its structure, use, design and application.


Degree requirements

The following requirements must be satisfied for a Bachelor of Arts with a major in linguistics.

Hours required and general/college requirements


A minimum of 120 semester hours, of which 42 must be advanced, and fulfillment of degree requirements for the Bachelor of Arts degree as specified in the University Core Curriculum  in the Academics  section of this catalog and the College of Information  requirements.

Major requirements, 42 hours


Foreign language, 3–12 hours


Students must attain Intermediate II (2050) level (prerequisite for 2050 course is 2040; prerequisite for 2040 course is 1020; prerequisite for 1020 course is 1010).

Minor


Linguistics majors who would like to study cutting-edge practices and technologies managing linguistic data for computational and quantitative analysis may choose to minor in information science.

Electives


Hours required for electives may vary based on course selection and the University Core Curriculum requirements . Electives may be required to satisfy the advanced hour requirement (42) and/or the minimum total hours required for the degree. For specific information, see an academic advisor in the College of Information.

Other requirements


A minimum grade point average of 2.5 is required on all courses counted toward the major.

Four-year degree plan (example)


The following four-year plan is one example of a variety of ways in which you can complete your chosen degree in four years, and will serve as a guide for you to design your pathway to degree completion. Variations will depend on whether you need to take prerequisites or have college credit from exams or dual enrollment.

Year 1

Semester 1 Semester 2
Communication core    3 hours  Communication core   3 hours
Mathematics core   3 hours  Creative Arts core   3 hours
Social and Behavioral Sciences core   3 hours CLASS Foreign Language-elementary   3 hours
CLASS Foreign Language-elementary    3 hours Elective 3 hours
Elective 3 hours Elective 3 hours
Total 15 hours Total 15 hours

 

Year 2

Semester 1 Semester 2
American History core   3 hours  LING 3070 - Introduction to Linguistics   3 hours  
Component Area Option A core   3 hours  American History core   3 hours 
Language, Philosophy and Culture core   3 hours  Component Area Option B core   3 hours 
Life and Physical Sciences core   3 hours  Life and Physical Sciences core   3 hours 
CLASS Foreign Language-intermediate    3 hours  CLASS Foreign Language-intermediate   3 hours 
Total 15 hours Total 15 hours

 

Year 3

Semester 1 Semester 2
LING 4040 - Phonetics and Phonology: The Sound Patterns of Language   3 hours   LING 3080 - Language and Society   3 hours  
LING 4050 - Morphology   3 hours   LING 4055 - Syntax   3 hours  
Government/Political Science core   3 hours Government/Political Science core   3 hours 
Elective 3 hours  Linguistics Major elective 3 hours 
Elective 3 hours  Elective-advanced 3 hours 
Total 15 hours Total 15 hours

 

Year 4

Semester 1 Semester 2
LING 3090 - Discourse Analysis: Talking and Telling   3 hours   LING 4130 - Discovering Language from Data   3 hours  
LING 4060 - Scientific Methods   3 hours   LING 4950 - Senior Capstone Field Experience   3 hours  
Linguistics Major elective 3 hours  Linguistics Major elective 3 hours 
Linguistics Major elective 3 hours  Linguistics Major elective 3 hours 
Elective-advanced 3 hours  Elective 3 hours 
Total 15 hours  Total 15 hours