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Linguistics

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School of Humanities and Sciences

Explore the principal areas of linguistics (phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics, historical linguistics, and sociolinguistics) and gain the skills to do more advanced work in these subfields.

What You'll Study

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.

Degrees Offered

  • BA
  • Coterm

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Exploratory Courses

LINGUIST 1

Introduction to Linguistics

LINGUIST 150

Language and Society

LINGUIST 156

Language, Gender, & Sexuality (FEMGEN 156X)

LINGUIST 30N

Linguistic Meaning and the Law

LINGUIST 47N

Languages, Dialects, Speakers