Program Planning for Major Requirements (Before 2020)

Sample Programs

Students who enter the program as freshmen can take the required coursework over four years. This allows for a great deal of flexibility in planning so that the student can take advantage of options to pursue a second major, a minor, additional language study, study abroad, etc.

A sample four-year program would be as follows:

Year 1Year 2
Fall – LING 301 Intro. Ling. Analysis
Winter – Lower Division Elective
Spring – LING 302 Intro. Ling. Behavior
Summer – Intensive Language
Fall – LING 411 Phonetics
Winter – LING 450 Phonology
Spring – Specialization Course #1
Summer – Intensive Language
Year 3Year 4
Fall – LING 435 Morphology & Syntax
Winter – LING 451 Functional Syntax
Spring – Specialization Course #2
Summer – Intensive Language
Fall – Specialization Course #3
Winter – Upper Division Elective
Spring – Proseminar

(1) Take a year abroad: combine major courses in years 3 and 4 into your senior year.
(2) Add the SLAT certificate. Note that the required courses for the certificate will count as the two non-seminar electives for major.

Transfer students and students changing their major to linguistics can complete the degree in linguistics within two years. Since a number of courses are taught only on an annual basis, care must be taken in planning a course of study so that the most efficient sequencing of courses is selected. Planning the program with the help of the undergraduate advisor is essential.

Summer Prior to Year 4

–Intensive Language (101-102-103) or (201-202-203)

Note: LING 301 is a pre-requisite for LING 411 and LING 435.  If LING 301 cannot be taken the Summer term prior to beginning the major, special arrangements with the instructor of LING 411 CAN BE made on a case by case basis for concurrent enrollment.

The above sample programs assume that the student will fit these courses to the language requirement of the department and the B.A. requirements of the University. A few elective courses in linguistics are also offered during Summer Session so that students have the option of further flexibility.