2004-2005 UAF Catalog  


College of Liberal Arts
Linguistics Program
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B.A. Degree

Minimum Requirements for Degree: 120 credits

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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.

Major—B.A. Degree

  1. Complete the general university requirements.
  2. Complete the B.A. degree requirements.
  3. 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 101—Nature of Language 3 credits

    b. Complete the following:*

    ENGL 318—Modern English Grammar 3 credits

    LING 318—Introduction to Phonetics and Phonology 3 credits

    LING 320—Introduction to Morphology 3 credits

    LING 430—Historical Linguistics (3)
    or LING 420—Semantics (3) 3 credits

    LING 482—Seminar in Linguistics 3 credits

    c. Complete 6 of the following:*

    ANL 251—Introduction to Athabascan Linguistics 3 credits

    ANL 315—Alaska Native Languages: Eskimo-Aleut 3 credits

    ANL 316—Alaska Native Languages: Indian Languages 3 credits

    ANS 320W—Language and Culture: Applications of Alaska 3 credits

    ANTH/WMS 308W,O—Language and Gender 3 credits

    COMM 320—Communication and Language 3 credits

    ENGL 462—Applied English Linguistics 3 credits

    ENGL 472—History of the English Language 3 credits

    LING 216—Languages of the World 3 credits

    LING/ED 303W,O—Language Acquisition 3 credits

    LING 402—Second Language Acquisition 3 credits

    LING 410O—Theory and Methods of Second Language Teaching 3 credits

    LING 420—Semantics 3 credits

    LING 430—Historical Linguistics 3 credits

    LING 431—Field Methods in Descriptive Linguistics 3 credits

    LING 440W—Aspects of Bilingualism 3 credits

    LING 450O—Language, Policy and Planning 3 credits
  4. Minimum credits required 120


  1. Complete LING electives.**** 15 credits
  2. 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 language.
**** Three of these credits may be from related courses in other departments listed in the linguistics major under 3c.

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