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The Linguistics Major
Although the department prefers that prospective majors present a cumulative GPA of 2.50 or higher, it will accept students who meet the following minimum qualifications:
Applicants who do not meet the minimum qualifications may appeal and may submit materials in addition to transcripts clarifying any aspect of past course work. See adviser for information on appeal procedure.
The Linguistics Major
The following is an outline of the required courses for the Linguistics major:
Introductory course in linguistics. (5 credits)
Core courses (25 credits):
Language courses (30 credits):
Elective courses (20 credits):
Total credits: 50, in addition to required language courses
Double Majors Involving Linguistics
Courses used to satisfy the requirements for a second major may also be used to satisfy applicable Linguistics major requirements, such as the language and elective requirements.
There is no College or University rule to the effect that courses which are potentially applicable to two majors must count exclusively towards one major or the other.
The Elective Requirement
Generally, any upper division courses (300 level or higher) in Linguistics or Romance Linguistics which you have not already used to satisfy the core course or language requirements may be applied to the elective requirement, with the exception that introductory linguistics courses may not be used to fulfill the elective requirement. Additionally, LING 220 and 270 may count towards the elective requirement. You are required to take one of LING 432, 442, or 481 for the core course requirement. You may use the others toward the Linguistics Elective requirement.
Many departments on campus offer classes that are related to linguistics. These may be counted toward the Linguistics Elective requirement. See the list of approved elective courses in other departments.
Linguistics Department Course Offerings
For current course offerings, consult the Time Schedule.
For complete lists and descriptions of the department's course offerings, consult the General Catalog:
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