Linguistics Major

Students must also complete the Undergraduate Registration Requirement and the degree requirements of their home school.

Course Title
Department Courses (12 units)
3 introductory courses:
Sound Patterns in Human Language
Formal Analysis of Words & Sentences
9 courses beyond the 200 level: 1,2
Should include these three: 3
Fundamentals of Laboratory Phonology
Fundamentals of Syntax
Fundamentals of Meaning
Related Courses (4 units)
Selected with the linguistics director of undergrad­uate studies.

Honors in Linguistics

In the spring or summer before senior year, eligible students majoring in linguistics are invited to participate in the honors program, under the supervision of a faculty advisor. Criteria include completion of prerequisite and core coursework and sufficiently high grades in the major and overall. Students then undertake the research and writing of a thesis in conjunction with 2 additional linguistics courses beyond those required for the major. These courses may be selected from LING 398-0 Undergraduate Seminar in LinguisticsLING 399-0 Independent Study, and 400-level courses.

Students whose theses and grades meet program criteria are recommended to the college for graduation with honors. For more information see the director of undergraduate studies and the catalog entry for Honors in the Major.