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THE LINGUISTICS PROGRAM OFFERS A MAJOR AND A MINOR:

- the major gives students a strong foundation in the linguistic core (areas 1 and 2, see below), then introduces them to broader, cross-departmental research areas (areas 3 and 4), and finally provides a culminating experience by means of a capstone course, the senior seminar

- the minor is designed for students who wish to complement their primary major without undertaking a full second major

- in addition, students who choose to double-major in linguistics and another major may be able to apply up to three courses from their other major towards the linguistics requirements (see the note at the bottom of section A below).


DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

A. LINGUISTICS MAJOR (32-36 credits)

Students must complete parts 1 through 5:

1. LING 2001 Introduction to Linguistics - 4 credits

2. Three of the following:

LING 3019 Morphology - 4 credits (same as SPEC 2720)
LING 3020 Phonology - 4 credits
LING 3021 Syntax - 4 credits
LING 3022 Semantics - 4 credits
LING 4000 Seminar in Linguistic Analysis - 4 credits

3. Two of the following:

ANTH 1300 People and Language - 3 credits
ANTH 3301 Language and Culture - 3 credits
ENGL 3520 History of the English Language - 3 credits (same as LING 3027)
LING 3023 Introduction to Natural Language Processing - 4 credits (same as CISC 2830)
LING 3026 Historical Linguistics - 4 credits (same as ANTH 3392)
LING 3028 Applied Linguistics - 4 credits (same as ENGL 3521)
LING 3029 Sociolinguistics - 4 credits (same as ANTH 3390 and ENGL 3524)
PHIL 3203 Introductory Formal Logic or PHIL 3204 Symbolic Logic - 3 credits
PHIL 3530 Philosophy of Language - 3 credits
PSYC 3540 Psychology of Language - 3 credits
PSYC 3541 Thought and Language - 3 credits
SPEC 1113 Phonetics - 3 credits
SPEC 2231 Speech and Language Development - 4 credits
(plus any prerequisites f the courses)

4. Two of the following:

ANTH 3310 Anthropology of Language, Sex and Gender - 3 credits
ANTH 2320 Texting and Talking - 3 credits
ANTH 3360 Language Loss: Culture, Politics, and the Self - 3 credits
CISC 2210 Introduction to Discrete Structures - 3 credits
CISC 3110 Advanced Programming Techniques - 4 credits
CISC 3130 Data Structures - 4 credits
CISC 3410 Artificial Intelligence - 3 credits
ENGL 3196 Orality, Literacy and Technology - 3 credits
ENGL 3522 Practical English Grammar - 3 credits
ENGL 3523 Introduction to Semiology - 3 credits
PHIL 3123 Twentieth Century Philosophy - 3 credits
PHIL 3220 Philosophy of Logic - 3 credits
PHIL 3420 Philosophy of Mind - 3 credits
PHIL 3422 Philosophical Issues in Cognitive Science - 3 credits
PRLS 4410 Bilingualism in the 21st Century - 4 credits
PRLS 4420 English as a New Language for Emergent Bilingual Children - 4 credits
PSYC 2600 Mind, Brain and Behavior - 3 credits
PSYC 3400 Statistical Methods in Psychological Research - 4 credits
PSYC 3530 Cognitive Psychology - 3 credits
PSYC 3580 Philosophy and Artificial Intelligence - 3 credits
SPEC 1178 Speech-Language and Hearing Science: Anatomy/Physiology - 4 credits
SPEC 1179 Speech-Language and Hearing Science: Acoustics - 4 credits
- a course in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures numbered 2021 or above, or Greek 4031 or above, or Latin 4131 or above, or Hebrew 3111 or above, or the equivalent
- any unused courses from parts 2 and 3 above
(plus any prerequisites of the courses)

Appropriate courses may be substituted for a total of not more than two courses in areas 3 and/or 4 with permission of the Linguistics Program director.

5. LING 4001W Seminar, a capstone seminar to be taken in the senior year - 4 credits


NOTE on double majoring: Note: When a student chooses to double major in linguistics and another major, up to three courses in parts 3 and 4 which are applicable towards the requirements of the student's other major may also be applied toward the requirements of the major in linguistics.


B. LINGUISTICS MINOR

A program of 13-16 credits as follows:
Linguistics 2001.
One course from area 2 of the major.
Two more courses chosen freely from area 2 and/or area 3 of the major.

Each course must be completed with a grade of C or higher. Courses presented for this minor may not be counted towards the major in any of the departments listed under area 3 of the linguistics major. Students should meet with the program director to plan a program suited to their interests and career plans.


Recommendation for prospective graduate students: Prospective graduate students in linguistics should develop reading fluency in one foreign language and competency in the linguistic structure of another.