Undergraduate Programme (BA)

The undergraduate programme in General Linguistics permits students to combine in a single field a variety of Arts and Social Science subjects and to develop their analytic skills in depth. Students are encouraged to explore with members of staff the many relationships of linguistics with other fields in order to discover the programme that best suits their individual goals and interests.

In the Department of Linguistics, students can investigate a variety of different languages and through such investigations, come to a better understanding of the shared structure and broad variation of the world’s languages. The BA programme provides a firm foundation so that those students who wish to do so can go on to pursue advanced studies in linguistics or go into a professional career in areas as diverse as teaching, marketing and public relations, journalism, publishing, international affairs and so forth.

The department offers a major and a minor in Linguistics. Detailed information on required coursework in the BA programme in linguistics can be found in the BA course syllabus and here. If you are majoring in Linguistics, we recommend you to choose one of several streams (concentrations) when selecting your courses. For an overview of courses offered this Below follows a summary of coursework requirements for the major and minor in Linguistics:

Major in General Linguistics:

Students wishing to major in General Linguistics must complete 72 credits including:

  • 6 credits taken from the introductory course LING1000, with a grade C- or above
  • 12 credits of introductory (1000-level) courses taken from any other Arts programme(s)
  • 54 credits of advanced courses with
    • 6 credits taken from LING2004
    • 6 credits taken from LING2050
    • 6 credits taken from either LING2009, LING2034 or LING2056
    • 30 credits taken from LING 2000- and 3000-level courses (with the option to take LING2009, LING2034 or LING2056)
    • 6 credits taken from a LING 3000-level capstone experience course

Minor in General Linguistics

Students wishing to major in General Linguistics must complete 36 credits including:

  • 6 credits taken from the introductory course LING1000, with a grade D or above
  • 30 credits taken from advanced LING 2000- and 3000-level courses

 

For a list of available courses this academic year (2021/22), please go to this page.