Linguistics Curriculum

Linguistics Contact

Linguistics Director and Advisor
280 Bachelor Hall
(513) 529-5240

Major Requirements

For students starting a Linguistics major before Fall 2018

Students majoring in English/Linguistics before Fall 2018 must complete 39-42 semester hours

Core Courses
ENG/GER/ATH 219 Introduction to Linguistics 3
ENG 201 Special Topics in Language Awareness 1 3
ENG 202 Varieties of English: Dialect Diversity and Language Change 3
ENG 301 History of the English Language 3
Capstone course:
ENG 405 Advanced Linguistics: The Research Program of Noam Chomsky 3
or ENG 406 Discourse Analysis: Speech Acts in Context
Related courses
Related I:
Select nine hours (no more than two courses from one department) 9
Related II:
Select 9 hours from Groups 1 and 2 (no more than one course from Group 1) 9
Related III:
Select six or nine hours in one of the following: 6-9
Concentration in Foreign Language Linguistics (Take nine hours in a single foreign language at the 300 level or above)
Take six additional hours, selected from unused courses in related I and II
Total Credit Hours 39-42
1

ENG 201 is offered frequently, with each offering focusing on a different topic. Students are required to take ENG 201 once as a Core requirement; they may elect to take it up to two more times as a Related I requirement.

Related courses

Related I: Select 9 hours

CIT 154 Personal Computer Concepts and Applications 3
CSE 151 Computers, Computer Science, and Society 3
CSE 174 Fundamentals of Programming and Problem Solving 3
CSE 274 Data Abstraction and Data Structures 3
CSE 283 Data Communication and Networks 3
CSE 473/CSE 573 Automata, Formal Languages, and Computability 3
CSE 474/CSE 574 Compiler Design 3
CSE 486/CSE 586 Introduction to Artificial Intelligence 3
ENG 201 Special Topics in Language Awareness 3
ENG 226 Introduction to Creative Writing: Short Fiction and Poetry 3
ENG 302 Structure of Modern English 3
ENG 313 Technical Writing 3
ENG 327 Medieval Literature 3
ENG 408/508 Second Language Acquisition 3
ENG 410 Selected Topics in Linguistics 3
ENG 417/517 Second Language Writing and Reading: Teaching & Theory 3
ENG 615 TESOL Methods, Materials & Assessment 3
FRE 341 Conversation and Current Events in France 3
FRE 361 French Pronunciation 3
GER 471 Linguistic Perspectives on Contemporary German 3
PSY 374 Psychology of Language and Thought 3
SPA 101 Beginning ASL I 4
SPA 223 Theories of Language Development 3
SPA 334 Clinical Phonetics and Articulation Disorders 3
SPN 311 Grammar Review and Introductory Composition 3
SPN 312 Introduction to Spanish Language/Linguistics 3
SPN 481/SPN 581 Spanish Phonology and Syntax 3
SPN 482/SPN 582 Spanish Dialectology 3
SPN 483/SPN 583 History of the Spanish Language 3
SPN 484/SPN 584 Second Language Acquisition: Spanish 3

 Related II: Select 9 hours

Group 1
Select one course of the following: 3-4
Language and Power
Language and Culture in Native North America
Ethnographic Field Methods
Research Methods
Applied Sociological Research
Empirical Research Methods
Group 2
Select two courses of the following: 6-8
Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology
Ethnography of Communication
Adolescent Language Arts I
Adolescent Language Arts II
Language Teaching and Learning I
Language Teaching and Learning II
Introduction to Mathematical Logic
Formal Logic
Symbolic Logic
Survey of Perception, Action, and Cognition
Learning and Cognition
Psychology of Language and Thought
Seminar in Cognition
Nonverbal Communication
Intercultural Communication

Note: Foreign language courses taken to fulfill the Related requirements may not count toward the foreign language concentration.

Students seeking the Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics meet the College of Arts and Science writing in the major requirement by completing the following course/s: ENG 201 and ENG 405 or ENG 406.

 

For students starting a Linguistics major Fall 2018 or after

An incoming student starting Fall 2018 and majoring in English/Linguistics must complete 36 semester hours distributed as follows:

Core Courses (15 hours)

Students must take 15 hours semester hours of Core Courses offered by various departments (English, GRAMELAC, Spanish and Portuguese, Anthropology).

Students must take all of these courses:

  • ENG/GER/ATH 219 – Introduction to Linguistics
  • ENG 201 – Special Topics in Language Awareness (May be repeated twice for credit with the topic changes.) 
  • ENG 202 – Varieties of English: Dialect Diversity and Language Change
  • ENG 301 – History of the English Language 
    or ENG 302 – Structure of Modern English
  • ENG 405 Capstone - Advanced Linguistics: The Research Program of Noam Chomsky (3 hours) 
    or
    ENG 406 Capstone - Discourse Analysis: Speech Acts in Context (3 hours) 

Tracks (12 credits)

Select one of the following three tracks:

Applied Linguistics

Educational Strategies for Non-Majors
Language Teaching and Learning I
Language Teaching and Learning II
Structure of Modern English (if not used in the core)
Second Language Acquisition
Selected Topics in Linguistics (variable topics as applicable)
Theories of Language Development
Clinical Phonetics and Articulation Disorders
Senior Seminar in Communication Disorders (Variable topics as applicable; permission of instructor required)
Second Language Acquisition: Spanish

Foreign Languages and Linguistics

At least two of the courses must be in the same foreign language. Foreign language literature or culture courses taught in English translation do not count toward this track.

Courses taken at the 200 level or above in the following languages may count toward this track: Arabic, American Sign Language, Chinese, Greek, Hebrew, Japanese, Korean, Latin, and Russian.

Courses taken at the 300 level or above in the following languages may count toward this track: French, German, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish.

Sociocultural Linguistics

Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology
Language and Power
Language and Culture in Native North America
Ethnographic Field Methods
Ethnography of Communication
Special Topics in Language Awareness (variable topics as applicable)
Introduction to Literary and Cultural Studies
History of the English Language
Selected Topics in Linguistics (variable topics as applicable)
Conversation and Current Events in France
Linguistic Perspectives on Contemporary German
Introduction to the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma
Psychology of Language and Thought
Spanish Language and Hispanic Culture I
Spanish Language and Hispanic Culture II
History of the Spanish Language

Intercultural Communication

Electives (9 credits)

Choose from among the unused courses in the pre-approved tracks, and/or from the list of electives below. 

Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology
Native North America: Anthropological Perspectives
Global Media, Ethnography, and Film
Travelers, Migrants, and Refugees: Transnational Migration and Diasporic Communities
Language and Power
Language and Culture in Native North America
African Oral Traditions
Doctors, Clinics, and Epidemics
Ethnographic Field Methods
Ethnography of Communication
Personal Computer Concepts and Applications
Computers, Computer Science, and Society
Fundamentals of Programming and Problem Solving
Data Abstraction and Data Structures
Data Communication and Networks
Automata, Formal Languages, and Computability
Compiler Design
Introduction to Artificial Intelligence
Special Topics in Language Awareness
Digital Writing and Rhetoric: Composing with Words, Images and Sounds
Introduction to Creative Writing: Short Fiction and Poetry
Introduction to Literary and Cultural Studies
History of the English Language
Structure of Modern English
Technical Writing
Medieval Literature
Asian/Asian American Studies
Selected Topics in Linguistics (variable topics as applicable)
Visual Rhetoric
Writing for Global Audiences
Conversation and Current Events in France
French Pronunciation
Linguistic Perspectives on Contemporary German
Introduction to the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma
Introduction to Mathematical Logic
Formal Logic
Symbolic Logic
Survey of Perception, Action, and Cognition
Learning and Cognition
Psychology of Language and Thought
Seminar in Cognition
Theories of Language Development
Clinical Phonetics and Articulation Disorders
Grammar Review and Introductory Composition
Introduction to Spanish Language/Linguistics
Spanish Language and Hispanic Culture I
Spanish Language and Hispanic Culture II
Selected Topics in Spanish Language and Hispanic Culture
Spanish Phonology and Syntax
Spanish Dialectology
History of the Spanish Language
Second Language Acquisition: Spanish
Research Methods
Applied Sociological Research
Empirical Research Methods
Intercultural Communication



photo of Meghan SaunierI love the Intro Linguistics class I'm taking right now, and so many classes can be related to communication and media and other things.



Meghan Saunier [CAS website], mass communication