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Master of Arts in Linguistics - Option in General Linguistics

1. Take all of the following courses (15 units):

  • LING 580/ANTH 570 Field Methods (3)
    Prerequisite: LING 420 and LING 421, or consent of instructor.
  • LING 610 Historical Linguistics (3)
    Prerequisites: LING 420 and LING 421 or consent of instructor.
  • LING 620 Seminar in Syntactic Theory and Analysis (3)
    Prerequisite: LING 421.
  • LING 625 Seminar in Phonetics and Phonology (3)
    Prerequisite: LING 420.
  • LING 633 Discourse and Grammar (3)
    Prerequisite: LING 421 or consent of instructor.

2. Take one of the following courses in language variation (3):

  • LING 540 Sociolinguistics (3)
    Prerequisite: Nine units of linguistics or consent of instructor.
  • LING 650 Seminar in Bilingualism (3)
    Prerequisites: LING 329 or consent of instructor.

3. Take one of the following courses in research methods (3 units):

  • LING 595 Qualitative Methods (3)
    Prerequisites: Advancement to candidacy for the M.A. in linguistics. LING 301 or equivalent.
  • LING 596 Quantitative Methods (3)
    Prerequisites: Advancement to candidacy for the M.A. in linguistics. LING 301 or equivalent

4. Take two (for thesis route) or four (for comprehensive exam route) of the following courses (6 or 12 units):

  • LING 470, LING 501, LING 533, LING 538, LING 540, LING 575, LING 580, LING 595, LING 596, LING 650.

6. Completion of one of two culminating experiences:

  • A. A thesis and its accompanying oral defense and oral examination (LING 698, 6 units).
  • B. The comprehensive examination and its accompanying graduate paper (LING 697, 1 unit).

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