Courses

Please check the current version of the University Calendar for up-to-date information regarding the Linguistics program and prerequisites for individual courses in Linguistics.  Below you will find information on Directed Research Courses, Special Topics Courses and Prerequisite requirements

Directed Research Courses 

LING 375 is an independent study of a particular sub-area of linguistics. Normally offered as a reading course and directed research practicum through special prior arrangement. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor.

LING 475 is advanced independent study of a particular sub-area of linguistics. Normally offered as a reading course and directed research practicum through special prior arrangement. Prerequisite: LING 375 and Consent of Instructor.

The goal of these courses is to provide undergraduate students opportunities to participate in basic research as a complement to their undergraduate coursework and as a possible precursor to graduate studies in linguistics. These are also required courses for Honors students.

Special Topics In Linguistics

LING 399 and LING 499 are courses on special topics taught by arrangement between a student and individual faculty members. These are designed to allow students to pursue topics of special interest to them that might fall outside the regular course offerings, and are taught on an ad hoc basis at the discretion of the instructor.

Prerequisites

Information here is provided as a courtesy to help you get started planning your program. 

Courses with no prerequisites

  • Ling 101
  • Ling 102
  • Ling 323

Courses with only Ling 101 as a prerequisite

  • Ling 204
  • Ling 205
  • Ling 314
  • Ling 316
  • Ling 319 (Ling 204 and 205 recommended)
  • Ling 320 (Ling 204 recommended)
  • Ling 322
  • Ling 324
  • Ling 325

Courses with Ling 204 and/or Ling 205 as prerequisites

  • Ling 308 (Ling 204 AND 205 required)
  • Ling 309 (Ling 204 required)
  • Ling 310 (Ling 205 required)
  • Ling 321 (Ling 204 required)

Courses with Ling 309 as a prerequisite

  • Ling 401
  • Ling 407

Courses with Ling 310 as a prerequisite

  • Ling 405

Prerequisites for 500 level courses  (Undergraduates who have the required prerequisites may enroll in 5** level courses)

  • Ling 500, 515, 519 require 2 of 308, 309, or 310
  • Ling 509 requires 309 and one of 308 or 310
  • Ling 510 and 512 require 310 and one of 308 or 309
  • Ling 501 and 502 require 2 of 308, 309, or 310 and admission to the Honors Program

Note regarding prerequisites for courses

Please bear in mind that the prerequisites are in place for a reason: for certain classes, you need background knowledge from lower-level courses. Prerequisites cannot normally be waived unless you have taken equivalent courses at other institutions. It is the student's responsibility to take these requirements into account, and to plan his/her academic schedule accordingly. If you register for a course without having the prerequisites, or a waiver, you may be dis-enrolled or denied credit for the course after the fact.