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Linguistics Program

Linguistics Minor | Major Requirements | Special Programs in Liberal Studies Major, Concentration in Linguistics (BA)

Committee Members

Jeutonne Brewer, Department of English
Mary V. Compton, Department of Communication
Brenda Cox, Department of Curriculum and Instruction

Linguistics exists as a major and a minor in Special Programs in Liberal Studies. The goal of Linguistics is to provide students with a very broad back ground in the formal study of language and, in particular, how linguistics articulates with other disciplines in the humanities and social sciences. Students in linguistics have many opportunities to study formal linguistic analysis as well as traditional disciplines of rhetoric, philosophy, sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics, philology, and nonverbal communication. A Linguistics major is a liberally educated individual who is prepared for graduate work in several disciplines as well as further study for careers in teaching, especially in language arts, foreign languages, and communication studies. Linguistics effectively serves as a second major for majors in anthropology, speech and language pathology, English, communication studies, a foreign language, and education of deaf children. Linguistics majors who also double major in English, French, Spanish, and education of deaf children may also pursue "A" licensure in these areas as well as licensure in teaching English as a second language.

Special Programs in Liberal Studies Major,
Concentration in Linguistics (Bachelor of Arts)

Degree: Bachelor of Arts

Required: 122 semester hours, to include at least 36 hours at or above the 300 course level
AOS Code: U806

Major Requirements

Minimum 24 hours above the 100-level including the following core courses:

ATY 387; CSD 308 or EDC 240; ENG 321; PHI 310

Remaining courses to complete the major are to be chosen from the following electives: ATY 385, 585, 587; CSD 306; CST 502; CUI 525; ENG 260, 261, 510, 513, 553; FRE 411; SPA 416

Credit toward the major may also be received for special topics courses when a research project or paper is specifically related to the study of language, and the topic is approved by the student's faculty advisor in linguistics. Students are encouraged to study other languages including sign language for the deaf and non-western languages.

Linguistics Minor

Required: minimum of 15 semester hours

The minor in Linguistics consists of a minimum of 15 hours above the 100 level. Of these, 9 hours must be chosen from the core courses. The additional hours may be chosen from any of the courses listed above.


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