General Linguistics

In conjunction with the Linguistics Program, English also offers a concentration in English Linguistics which provides a background in both literature. Students interested in Teaching English as a Second Language, which prepares students for the particular concerns of second-language acquisition and pedagogy, may pursue the Teaching English as a Second Language Certificate Program through the Anthropology Department. Please note that the Teaching English as a Second Language (ESL) Certficiate Program is not a stand-alone route to licensure. For licensure requirements, refer to the College of Education section in this catalog.

Bachelor of Arts - English; Linguistics Concentration

College Humanities & Sciences

Degree Specific Credits: 51

Required Cumulative GPA: 2.0

Catalog Year: 2017-2018

General Education Requirements

Information regarding these requirements can be found in the General Education Section of the catalog. 


English Core Courses15
Upper Division Requirements27
Upper Division English Electives3
Upper Division Writing Courses6
Modern or Classical Language major requirement
Total Hours51

English Core Courses

Rule: Must complete the following courses:

LIT 110LIntro to Lit3
Choose 2 courses from the following:
LIT 202LThe Environmental Imagination3
Literary Histories
Genres, Themes, Approaches
LIT 300Literary Criticism3
LIT 327Shakespeare3
Total Hours12

Minimum Required Grade: C

Upper Division Requirements

Rule: Complete nine courses (27 credits).

Note: ENLI 465/LING 465 and LING 470 do not carry pre-requisites. LING 470 is a pre-requisite for all other LING courses above 470 (e.g. 471+).

Select 27 credits from the following:27
Structure of Eng for Tchrs
Linguistic Analysis
Phonetics and Phonology
Generative Syntax
Historical Linguistics
Linguistic Field Methods
Learner Language
Total Hours27

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Upper Division English Electives

Rule: Complete one course

Note: Please note that these courses carry pre-requisites.

LIT 349LMedieval Lit3
or LIT 350L Chaucer
Total Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Upper Division Writing Courses

Rule: Complete two courses (6 credits).

Note: LIT 300 is open only to English majors who have completed the Pre-English curriculum and have declared a major option.

Note: LIT 300 is the pre-requisite for most other 300- and 400-level LIT courses, including LIT 327. FILM 320 substitutes for LIT 327.

LING 473Language and Culture3
LIT 327Shakespeare3
or FILM 320 Shakespeare and Film
Total Hours6

 Minimum Required Grade: C-

Modern or Classical Language major requirement

Rule: Complete the 202-level proficiency in either a modern or classical language other than English

Note: Students may either take four sequential semesters (101, 102, 201, 202) of a modern or classical language or exemplify proficiency through examination (available through the Modern and Classical Languages and Literature Department).

Minimum Required Grade: C-