Linguistics Curriculum

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
Code Title Credit Hours
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

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.

Capstone Course
Code Title Credit Hours
ENG 405 Advanced Linguistics: The Research Program of Noam Chomsky 3
or ENG 406 Discourse Analysis: Speech Acts in Context 3

Related Courses

Related I (9)

Select nine hours (no more than two courses from one department)

Related II (9)

Select nine hours from Groups 1 and 2 (no more than one course from Group 1)

Related III (6-9)

Select six or nine hours in one of the following:

  • 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


Related courses

 

Related I: Select 9 hours
Code Title Credit 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)
Code Title Credit Hours
ATH 361 Language and Power 3
ATH 364 Language and Culture in Native North America 3
ATH 425/ATH 525 Ethnographic Field Methods 3
SOC 262 Research Methods 3
SOC 462 Applied Sociological Research 3
STC 262 Empirical Research Methods 3
Group 2: Select two courses of the following (6-8)
Code Title Credit Hours
ATH 265 Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology 4
ATH 465/ATH 565 Ethnography of Communication 3
EDT 427/EDT 527 Adolescent Language Arts I 3
EDT 428/EDT 528 Adolescent Language Arts II 3
EDT 444/EDT 544 Language Teaching and Learning I 3
EDT 445/EDT 545 Language Teaching and Learning II 3
MTH 483/MTH 583 Introduction to Mathematical Logic 3
PHL 273 Formal Logic 4
PHL 373 Symbolic Logic 4
PSY 271 Survey of Perception, Action, and Cognition 3
PSY 374 Psychology of Language and Thought 3
PSY 470 Seminar in Cognition 3
STC 434 Nonverbal Communication 3
STC 436 Intercultural Communication 3

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
Code Title Credit Hours
EDT 311 Educational Strategies for Non-Majors --
EDT 444 Language Teaching and Learning I --
EDT 445 Language Teaching and Learning II --
ENG 302 Structure of Modern English (if not used in the core) --
ENG 408 Second Language Acquisition --
ENG 410 Selected Topics in Linguistics (variable topics as applicable) --
SPA 223 Theories of Language Development --
SPA 334 Clinical Phonetics and Articulation Disorders --
SPA 413 Senior Seminar in Communication Disorders (Variable topics as applicable; permission of instructor required) --
SPN 484 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.

Title
Sociocultural Linguistics
Code Title Credit Hours
ATH 265 Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology --
ATH 361 Language and Power --
ATH 364 Language and Culture in Native North America --
ATH 425 Ethnographic Field Methods --
ATH 465 Ethnography of Communication --
ENG 201 Special Topics in Language Awareness (variable topics as applicable) --
ENG 298 Introduction to Literary and Cultural Studies --
ENG 301 History of the English Language --
ENG 410 Selected Topics in Linguistics (variable topics as applicable) --
FRE 341 Conversation and Current Events in France --
GER 471 Linguistic Perspectives on Contemporary German --
IDS 259 Introduction to the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma --
PSY 374 Psychology of Language and Thought --
SPN 381 Spanish Language and Hispanic Culture I --
SPN 382 Spanish Language and Hispanic Culture II --
SPN 483 History of the Spanish Language --
STC 436 Intercultural Communication --

Electives (9 credits)

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

Code Title Credit Hours
ATH 265 Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology --
ATH 304 Native North America: Anthropological Perspectives --
ATH 345 Global Media, Ethnography, and Film --
ATH 358 Travelers, Migrants, and Refugees: Transnational Migration and Diasporic Communities --
ATH 361 Language and Power --
ATH 364 Language and Culture in Native North America --
ATH 366 African Oral Traditions --
ATH 378 Doctors, Clinics, and Epidemics --
ATH 425 Ethnographic Field Methods --
ATH 465 Ethnography of Communication --
CIT 154 Personal Computer Concepts and Applications --
CSE 151 Computers, Computer Science, and Society --
CSE 174 Fundamentals of Programming and Problem Solving --
CSE 274 Data Abstraction and Data Structures --
CSE 283 Data Communication and Networks --
CSE 473 Automata, Formal Languages, and Computability --
CSE 474 Compiler Design --
CSE 486 Introduction to Artificial Intelligence --
ENG 201 Special Topics in Language Awareness --
ENG/IMS 224 Digital Writing and Rhetoric: Composing with Words, Images and Sounds --
ENG 226 Introduction to Creative Writing: Short Fiction and Poetry --
ENG 298 Introduction to Literary and Cultural Studies --
ENG 301 History of the English Language --
ENG 302 Structure of Modern English --
ENG 313 Technical Writing --
ENG 327 Medieval Literature --
AAA 410 Asian/Asian American Studies --
ENG 410 Selected Topics in Linguistics (variable topics as applicable) --
ENG/IMS 411 Visual Rhetoric --
ENG/IMS 416 Writing for Global Audiences --
FRE 341 Conversation and Current Events in France --
FRE 361 French Pronunciation --
GER 471 Linguistic Perspectives on Contemporary German --
IDS 259 Introduction to the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma --
MTH 483 Introduction to Mathematical Logic --
PHL 273 Formal Logic --
PHL 373 Symbolic Logic --
PSY 271 Survey of Perception, Action, and Cognition --
PSY 372 Learning and Cognition --
PSY 374 Psychology of Language and Thought --
PSY 470 Seminar in Cognition --
SPA 223 Theories of Language Development --
SPA 334 Clinical Phonetics and Articulation Disorders --
SPN 311 Grammar Review and Introductory Composition --
SPN 312 Introduction to Spanish Language/Linguistics --
SPN 381 Spanish Language and Hispanic Culture I --
SPN 382 Spanish Language and Hispanic Culture II --
SPN 440 Selected Topics in Spanish Language and Hispanic Culture --
SPN 481 Spanish Phonology and Syntax --
SPN 482 Spanish Dialectology --
SPN 483 History of the Spanish Language --
SPN 484 Second Language Acquisition: Spanish --
SOC 262 Research Methods --
SOC 462 Applied Sociological Research --
STC 262 Empirical Research Methods --
STC 436 Intercultural Communication --
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