Hours53 Credit Hours
MAPMajor Academic Plan

Program Requirements

requirement 1 Complete 1 course
Professionalization course:
requirement 2 Complete 1 course
Complete the following prerequisite course:
requirement 3 Complete 4 courses
Complete the following core courses:
requirement 4 Complete 2 courses
Complete two courses from the following:
requirement 6
Complete university course work (or the equivalent) to a 200-level or higher in any single foreign language including American Sign Language. (For those wishing for Spanish language proficiency credit, their course work must include Spanish 106, or higher.) The language for this requirement may be the same language used to satisfy the GE Foreign Language option, but note that the GE foreign language option may require more coursework than this requirement for the Linguistics major. For non-native speakers of English, the university TOEFL requirement satisfies this requirement for the Linguistics major. Students intending to pursue graduate studies in linguistics are strongly encouraged to study a non-Indo-European language.
requirement 7 Complete 1 option
option 7.1 Complete 3 courses
Complete three courses from the following electives:
Note 1: Courses taken in requirements 4 and 5 cannot double count for requirement 7.
Note 2: Three hours of credit earned as part of a department-approved internship may be applied to requirement 7. These internship hours take the place of one course.
Note 3: Subject to approval by the Linguistics Area Coordinator, students may take up to two courses (6 hours total) taught outside of the department to satisfy requirement 7. These courses should have substantial linguistic content.
requirement 8 Complete 1 course
Complete the following capstone course:
Program Outcomes: 

Language Structure

Demonstrate knowledge of language structure, analytical techniques of linguistics, and linguistic theory in core and applied areas of linguistics.

Linguistic Artifacts

Be able to produce linguistic artifacts (e.g. analyses of grammars, grammatical subsystems, lexicons, computer programs, building corpora with digital tools, experiments) that draw on knowledge of core and applied areas of linguistics and linguistic theories.

We compared in the fall 2021 assesment meeting, different examples of artifacts, and how well those artifacts communicated analyses. There was a wide range of different types of artifacts, which were successful overall in helping to argue for an analysis.

Effective Communication

Be able to effectively communicate findings of linguistic analyses or research in writing and speaking.

We conducted comparative analyses of different types of linguistic artifacts' ability to contribute to analyses.