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Master of Arts in Linguistics - Option in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

Take all of the following courses (15 units):

Take all of the following courses:

  • LING 486 Second Language Teaching Methods (3)
    Prerequisites: LING 325 or consent of instructor.
  • LING 539 Language Acquisition (3)
    Prerequisites: LING 329 or equivalent. Six units of linguistics or upper division psychology, or consent of instructor.
  • LING 561 Second Language Curriculum Dev (3)
    Prerequisite: LING 325 or consent of the instructor.
  • LING 562 Second Language Testing and Assessment (3)
    Prerequisite: LING 325 or consent of the instructor.
  • LING 593 Practicum in TESOL (3)
    Prerequisite: LING 486.

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.

Take two of the following courses in language structure (6 units):

  • 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.

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

  • LING 533 Ethnography of Communication (3)
    Prerequisite: Graduate standing.
  • LING 540 Sociolinguistics (3)
    Prerequisite: Nine units of linguistics or consent of instructor.
  • LING 610 Historical Linguistics (3)
    Prerequisites: LING 420 and LING 421, or consent of instructor.
  • LING 650 Seminar in Bilingualism (3)
    Prerequisites: LING 420 and LING 421, or consent of instructor.

Students taking comprehensive exams must additionally take the following two courses (6 units):

  • LING 560 TESOL Composition (3)
    Prerequisite: None.
  • LING 575 Literacy and Linguistics (3)
    Prerequisite: Six units in linguistics or consent of instructor.

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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