College of Liberal Arts
Minimum Requirements for Degree: 120 credits
Linguistics is the study of language and covers a variety of subjects from theories of grammar and how we produce language to applications of linguistic knowledge in areas such as language teaching. The undergraduate degree program seeks to give an overview of the discipline to raise students’ awareness of the many aspects of that uniquely human phenomenon, language.
- Complete the general university requirements.
- Complete the B.A. degree requirements.
- Complete the following program (major) requirements:
a. Complete the following background-related requirements:**
Foreign or Native language (4 semesters or equivalent) and a second language (2 semesters).*** 12-16 credits
LING 101Nature of Language 3 credits
b. Complete the following:*
ENGL 318Modern English Grammar 3 credits
LING 318Introduction to Phonetics and Phonology 3 credits
LING 320Introduction to Morphology 3 credits
LING 430Historical Linguistics (3)
or LING 420Semantics (3) 3 credits
LING 482Seminar in Linguistics 3 credits
c. Complete 6 of the following:*
ANL 251Introduction to Athabascan Linguistics 3 credits
ANL 315Alaska Native Languages: Eskimo-Aleut 3 credits
ANL 316Alaska Native Languages: Indian Languages 3 credits
ANS 320WLanguage and Culture: Applications of Alaska 3 credits
ANTH/WMS 308W,OLanguage and Gender 3 credits
COMM 320Communication and Language 3 credits
ENGL 462Applied English Linguistics 3 credits
ENGL 472History of the English Language 3 credits
LING 216Languages of the World 3 credits
LING/ED 303W,OLanguage Acquisition 3 credits
LING 402Second Language Acquisition 3 credits
LING 410OTheory and Methods of Second Language Teaching 3 credits
LING 420Semantics 3 credits
LING 430Historical Linguistics 3 credits
LING 431Field Methods in Descriptive Linguistics 3 credits
LING 440WAspects of Bilingualism 3 credits
LING 450OLanguage, Policy and Planning 3 credits
- Minimum credits required 120
- Complete LING electives.**** 15 credits
- Minimum credits required 15
* Student must earn a C grade or better in each course.
**Where appropriate, these courses may be counted toward fulfillment of core
requirements or B.A. degree requirements, but not both.
*** It is recommended that at least one of the languages be other than an Indo-European
**** Three of these credits may be from related courses in other departments
listed in the linguistics major under 3c.