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2016-2017 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Linguistics, BA


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About the Program

Students in linguistics scientifically study languages of all kinds. Offering a flexible selection of courses, the program will help you develop the analytical and observational skills necessary to understand how language influences society and cultures around the world. Courses in linguistics cover the methods of analyzing language, roles of languages in societies, word formation processes, mechanisms of producing speech sounds, as well as broader skills such as systematic observation and description, and communicating clearly. Students learn ear training for discriminating speech sounds and analyze parts of speech, constituent phrases, sentence structure, representations, ambiguity, and applications of current theory. The program also offers a minor in Linguistics to complement other areas of study.

Please visit Linguistics for more information.

Degree Requirements and Supplemental Information

The full Program Requirements for 2016-17 Linguistics  include all Supplemental Information and selective lists of those categories which a student must fulfill in order to earn their degree. These are intended to be printer-friendly, but include less descriptive course detail.

Please see below for program requirements and the necessary degree fulfillments.

Linguistics-BA
LING
120 Credits

“C” or better in all major courses
A minimum GPA of B- (2.67/4.0) in the major overall

Liberal Arts Core Curriculum


Each liberal arts major is designed as a four-year plan of study and includes three types of courses: Major, Core, and Elective. Most students take five courses per semester, with some of each type.

Professional academic advisors meet individually with each of our students on a regular basis to help with course selection, academic planning, and career development, as well as to help students find additional resources on campus.

For the Liberal Arts Core Curriculum click here .

Departmental/Program Major Courses (33 Credits)


Area A. Introduction to Linguistics (3 credits)


Area D. Language Courses providing Typological Diversity (6 credits)


Two courses from any one of the following sequences or in another less commonly taught language (a language that has substantially different typological properties from those usually taught)

* This language must be different from the language used to satisfy the School Core requirement in OTHER LANGUAGES

Area E. Electives in Linguistics (9 credits)


Three courses chosen as specified, and subject to the Note below.**

** Any linguistics course(s) may be used except the courses used to satisfy requirements in A, B, or C. Only one research practicum or independent study course may be used.

Courses Which May be Used to Satisfy Requirement E


Note


For those students who are so advised, there are Additional Enrichment Opportunities. These credits will NOT count towards the major, but provide opportunities to participate in faculty research activities or obtain experience in global language issues through coursework and study abroad experience.

Research Option: Two research practicum courses with Linguistics focus (ENGL 49400 LING 49900 ) conducted under a faculty advisor; a research paper written with Linguistics focus under the supervision of a faculty advisor.

Global Option: Two “Global Perspective” courses; one Study Abroad Experience with Linguistics focus.

Other Departmental/Program Course Requirements (57 credits)


  • ENGL 10600 - First-Year Composition or
  • ENGL 10800 - Accelerated First-Year Composition
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  • COM 11400 - Fundamentals Of Speech Communication
  • Other Languages (Proficiency through Level IV in one language) - Credits Hours: 12.00
  • Mathematics - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Statistics - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Western Heritage - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • United States Tradition - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Other Cultures - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Aesthetic Awareness - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Racial and Ethnic Diversity - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Gender Issues - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Social Ethics - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Individual and Society - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Global Perspective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Natural Sciences - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Natural Sciences Lab - Credit Hours: 3.00

Electives (33 credits)


University Core Requirements


  • Human Cultures Humanities
  • Human Cultures Behavioral/Social Science
  • Information Literacy
  • Science #1
  • Science #2
  • Science, Technology, and Society
  • Written Communication
  • Oral Communication
  • Quantitative Reasoning
  • For a complete listing of course selectives, visit the Provost’s Website or click here .

Program Requirements


Fall 1st Year


15 Credits


Spring 1st Year


15 Credits


Fall 2nd Year


15 Credits


Spring 2nd Year


15 Credits


Fall 3rd Year


15 Credits


Spring 3rd Year


  • REQ C - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • REQ D - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Social Ethics - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Other Cultures - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Electives - Credit Hours: 3.00

15 Credits


Fall 4th Year


  • REQ D - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • REQ E - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Racial and Ethnic Diversity - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Electives - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Electives - Credit Hours: 3.00

15 Credits


Spring 4th Year


  • REQ E - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • REQ E - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Electives - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Electives - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Electives - Credit Hours: 3.00

15 Credits


Note


120 semester credits required for Bachelor of Arts degree.

2.0 Graduation GPA required for Bachelor of Arts degree.

32 credit hours at 30000 level or higher required for Bachelor of Arts degree.

Degree Requirements


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Foreign Language Courses


Foreign Language proficiency requirements vary by program.  For acceptable languages and proficiency levels, see your advisor:

American Sign Language, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, (ancient) Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

Critical Course


The ♦ course is considered critical. A Critical Course is one that a student must be able to pass to persist and succeed in a particular major.

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