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Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics (120 units)


Lower Division:

Take the following courses:

  • LING 101 Introduction to the World's Languages (3)
    Prerequisite: ENGL 100 or GE Composition (Area A1).
  • LING/ANTH 170 Introduction to Linguistics (3)
    Prerequisite/corequisite: Any GE Foundation course.

Upper Division:

Take the following courses:

  • LING 325 Modern English Grammar (3)
    Prerequisite: None
  • LING 329 Introduction to Language Acquisition (3)
    Prerequisite: None
  • LING 420 Phonology (3)
    Prerequisite: LING 170 or ANTH 170 or consent of instructor.
  • LING 421 Syntax (3)
    Prerequisite: LING 325.

Take eight courses (24 units) from the following:

  • LING 301, LING 363, LING 379, LING 401, LING 413, LING 423, LING 425, LING 426, LING 428, LING 433, LING 438, LING 460, LING 470, LING 472, LING 490 or LING 499.

Students may substitute up to 6 units of relevant upper-division coursework from other departments, with permission of the Linguistics Undergraduate Advisor.

Language Requirement

Students must complete a fourth semester-level course, or demonstrate equivalent proficiency, in a language other than English. Alternatively, a student may complete two second-semester level courses in two different languages, including at least one language from outside the Indo-European family. A list of applicable courses may be obtained from the undergraduate advisor. This may require 0-16 units of coursework, depending on the language studied and the student's initial placement level. Students with prior language experience can pass all or part of the language requirement by examination or other evidence.

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