The mission of the undergraduate program in Linguistics is to provide students with basic knowledge in the principal areas of linguistics (phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics, historical linguistics, and sociolinguistics) and the skills to do more advanced work in these subfields. Courses in the major also involve interdisciplinary work with connections to other departments including computer science, psychology, cognitive science, communication, anthropology, and foreign language. The program provides students with excellent preparation for further study in graduate or professional schools as well as careers in business, social services, government agencies, and teaching.
East Asian Studies
Explore -- deeply and rewardingly -- the rich legacy of literature written in English, past and present.
Pursue course work at all levels in the language, cultures, literatures, and intellectual histories of the French tradition.
Independently investigate complex environmental problems caused by human activities in interaction with natural changes in the Earth system.