Excerpt from the official Academic Programs Catalog.
Listed below are the approved requirements for the program from the official Academic Programs Catalog.
Students must consult their advisors to learn which specific requirements apply to their degree programs.
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College of Arts and Letters Department of Linguistics and Germanic, Slavic, Asian and African Languages Undergraduate Programs Linguistics
Linguistics is the scientific study of the nature of human language and the characteristics of particular languages. It is a field with close ties to many areas of study, such as English, foreign languages, psychology, sociology, anthropology, philosophy, history, mathematics, and speech and language pathology; majors may emphasize any one or more of these areas.
Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts Degree in Linguistics
The University requirements for bachelor's degrees as described in the Undergraduate Education section of this catalog; 120 credits, including general elective credits, are required for the Bachelor of Arts degree in Linguistics.
The University's Tier II writing requirement for the Linguistics major is met by completing Linguistics 499. That course is referenced in item 3. a. (2) below.
The requirements of the College of Arts and Letters for the Bachelor of Arts degree.
The following requirements for the major:
The following Linguistics courses (32 to 38 credits):
One of the following courses (3 or 4 credits):
Introduction to Language
Introduction to Linguistics
All of the following courses (14 credits):
Introduction to Phonetics and Phonology
Introduction to Morphology
Introduction to Syntax
Semantics and Pragmatics
Senior Thesis Research (W)
The completion of Linguistics 499 satisfies the capstone course requirement for the Linguistics major.
Linguistics electives: Additional credits in Linguistics courses as needed to meet the requirement of at least 32, but not more than 38, credits in courses in the major.