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2012 - 2013

BA in Linguistics
(47–53 hours*)


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  1. Complete the following prerequisite:
  2. Complete the following courses:
  3. Complete 15 credit hours (to a 200-level or higher) of university-level course work (or the equivalent) in a single foreign language (American Sign Language also qualifies). Students intending to pursue graduate studies in linguistics are strongly encouraged to study a non-Indo-European language. Non-native speakers of English may elect to use English to fill this requirement. They may choose to earn the credit by special examination or by taking classes (ESL 301, 302, 303, 304, and 305).
  4. Complete one of the following options:
    1. Complete an approved university minor in one of the following areas (approx. 18-21 hours): TESOL, linguistic computing, or editing.
    2. Complete 15 hours of approved electives:
      1. Nine credit hours from linguistic (Ling) courses other than those in items 1 and 2 above.
      2. Six credit hours from:
          Any additional linguistics (Ling) courses.
          Any English language (ELang) courses (except ELang 223).
          ANTHR 309 : Language, Culture, and Society. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
          ANTHR 309 : Language, Culture, and Society. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
          WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring
          DESCRIPTION: Linguistic anthropology as a way of doing ethnography; language as symbolic form, vehicle of thought, and instrument of social interaction; speech events as cultural texts.

          Course Outcomes


          PHIL 420 : Philosophy of Language. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
          PHIL 420 : Philosophy of Language. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
          WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Summer Contact Department
          PREREQUISITE: PHIL 205; Phil 300 or equivalent.
          DESCRIPTION: Meaning and reference, synonymy, metaphor, exemplification, translation; linguistic, artistic, and perceptual symbol systems.

          Course Outcomes


          PSYCH 375 : Cognition. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
          WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring; Summer
          PREREQUISITE: Psych 302, 303, 304; or instructor's consent.
          DESCRIPTION: Perceptual organization; information processing; cognitive development; relationships between sensory analysis, perception, memory, learning, language, and problem solving.
          NOTE: Contains content featured in the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).

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          PSYCH 376 : Language Development. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
          PSYCH 376 : Language Development. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
          PREREQUISITE: Psych 302, 303, 304; or instructor's consent.
          DESCRIPTION: Principles of language acquisition including communicative development in infancy, sematic and syntactic development, language and literacy in the school years, and effects of brain damage.

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*Hours include courses that may fulfill university core requirements.



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