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Master of Arts in Linguistics - Option in Language and Culture

1. Take all of the following courses (12 units)

  • LING 533 Ethnography of Communication (3)
    Prerequisite: Graduate standing.
  • LING 540 Sociolinguistics (3)
    Prerequisite: Nine units of linguistics or consent of instructor.
  • 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 research methods: (3 units)

  • LING 580/ANTH 570 Field Methods (3)
    Prerequisite: LING 420 and LING 421, or consent of instructor.
  • 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.

3. Take four (for thesis route) or six (for comprehensive exam route) of the following courses (12 or 18 units):

  • LING 470, LING 501, LING 538, LING 539, LING 575, LING 580, LING 595, LING 596, LING 610, LING 650, ANTH 630

4. 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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