Major or Minor in Linguistics

Current and Upcoming Courses

Summer 2019

LING 305 [online]: Introduction to Language Studies

LING 307 [online]: Linguistics in Education

Fall 2019

LING 205: Language in Human Life [Satisfies DLS/FS requirements]

LING 305: Introduction to Language Studies

LING 318: Introduction to Morphology and Syntax

LING 321: Introduction to Sociolinguistics

LING 327: Applied Linguistics in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

LING 424: Capstone in Second Language Acquisition Research

LING 497: Languages of Native North America

Spring 2020

LING 305: Introduction to Language Studies

LING 310: First and Second Language Acquisition

LING 312: Introduction to Phonetics and Phonology

LING 418: Linguistic Typology

LING 498: Capstone in Linguistic Field Methods

Major in Linguistics

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 Foundations requirements, linguistics students complete:

  • ENGL 198: Introduction to English Studies
  • ENGL 275: Methods of Literary Study
  • ENGL 304: Argument
  • 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)

Minor in Linguistics

The linguistics minor provides students the opportunity to enroll in linguistics courses to enhance their major in anthropology, psychology, sociology, political science, international business, and language (including English). In addition to major and University Foundations requirements, linguistics minors complete:

  • strong>LING 305: Introduction to Language Studies
  • ONE Linguistics Structures Courses:
    • LING 312: Introduction to Phonetics and Phonology, or
    • LING 318: Introduction to Morphology and Syntax
  • >A course in Language Acquisition OR Linguistic Diversity and Variation, 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
    • LING 321: Introduction to Sociolinguistics
    • LING 331: Politics of Language
  • Two other linguistics courses (6 credits)