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Degree Plan

Major in Linguistics

I. Twelve semester hours of linguistics core courses:

LING 3310      Introduction to Language & Linguistics

LING 4302      Semantics & Pragmatics

LING 4303      Contemporary Syntax

LING 4305      Phonetics & Phonology

 

II. Any twelve semester hours from the following list of electives:

LING 3311      English Words

LING 3315      Language in Society

LING 3319      Language & Culture

LING 4311*    Special Topics in Linguistics

LING 4312      Old English Language           

LING 4313      1st Language Acquisition

LING 4314      History of the English Language

LING 4318      2nd Language Acquisition/ESL

LING 4319      American English Dialects

LING 4V20     Independent Study in Linguistics

*LING 4311 may be repeated once for credit toward the Linguistics degree with a change in topic and consent of the instructor

 

III. Three additional semester hours selected from II above or from the following courses:

LING 3312      Modern English Grammar

TED 4312       Methods of teaching English as a Second Language

SPA 4315        Methods of teaching Foreign Language (also FRE 4315 & GER 4315)

PHI 4345         Intermediate Logic

PHI 4353         Philosophy of Language

PSY 3311        Cognitive Psychology (prerequisites: NSC 1306 & MTH 1321)

 

IV. Required Courses in Other Fields:

Complete any four courses from the following less-commonly studied languages at the 1000- or 2000-levels:

ARA, ARB, CHI, GKB, GKC, HEB, JPN, KOR, RUS, SAN, SWA, American Sign Language (CSD 1405, 1406, 2301, 2302), or from the list below.

No more than two upper-level courses with the same prefix may count toward this requirement. No course counting toward the Arts and Sciences B.A. language requirement may also count toward this requirement.

ARA/REL 4303 (Aramaic); ARB 3301 (Advanced Arabic Grammar); CHI 3301 (Chinese Conversation, Composition, and Readings I); CHI 3302 (Chinese Conversation, Composition, and Readings II); CLA 4360 (Indo-European Language and Culture); GKB/GKC 3351 (Advanced New Testament Greek); JPN 3301 (Japanese Reading Development); JPN 3302 (Japanese Reading Skills); JPN 3303 (Japanese Conversation and Composition); LING 3V99 (Special Studies in Less-Commonly Studied Languages) REL 3309 (Advanced Biblical Hebrew I); REL 3310 (Advanced Biblical Hebrew II); REL 3320 (Advanced Classical and Biblical Greek I); REL 3321 (Advanced Classical and Biblical Greek II); RUS 3301 (Russian Conversation and Composition); RUS 3302 (Russian Reading Development); RUS 3310 (Russian Phonetics and Phonology); SYR/REL 4304 (Syriac).

The BA degree requires 36 hours of 3000- or 4000-level courses, which is the average number of hours required by most majors; however, you will only take 27 hours of 3000- and 4000-level courses in satisfying the LING degree requirements. Therefore, a LING major must take an additional 9 hours of 3000- or 4000-level courses to satisfy the BA requirements. These hours can be in pursuit of a second major, a minor, or just for pleasure.

 


Minor in Linguistics

I. Twelve semester hours of linguistics core courses:

LING 3310      Introduction to Language & Linguistics

LING 4302      Semantics & Pragmatics

LING 4303      Contemporary Syntax

LING 4305      Phonetics & Phonology

 

II. Any six semester hours from the following:

LING 3311      English Words

LING 3315      Language in Society

LING 4311*    Special Topics in Linguistics

LING 4313      1st Language Acquisition

LING 4314      History of the English Language

LING 4316      Cross-Cultural Linguistics

LING 4318      2nd Language Acquisition/ESL

LING 4319      American English Dialects

* You must earn a grade of C or better in courses used for the minor.


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