Undergraduate Study in Linguistics
The UAF Linguistics Program offers both a major and a minor in linguistics.
The Bachelor of Arts degree in linguistics is built around a core curriculum of language classes and linguistic theory classes, plus an additional six courses in subfields of linguistics.
Study two different languages (other than English): 4 semesters of one language and 2 semesters of the second. UAF offers courses in many different languages.
- European Languages: French, German, Greek, Latin, Russian, Spanish
- Asian Languages: Chinese, Japanese
- Alaska Native Languages: Inupiaq, Yupik, Gwich'in, Koyukon
If you're already studying language, you may be well on the way to a linguistics degree!
Core Linguistics Classes
The core foundation in linguistics requires completion of the following six courses:
LING 101 -- Nature of Language
LING 318 -- Introduction to Phonetics and Phonology
sounds and sound patterns in language
LING 320 -- Introduction and Morphology
the structure of words
ENG 318 -- Modern English Grammar
the structure of the English language
LING 420 -- Semantics
A systematic exploration of the nature of meaning in human language
or LING 430 -- Historical Linguistics
the evolution of languages and genetic relationships between languages
LING 482 -- Seminar in Linguistics
The remaining six courses required for the degree can be chosen from a wide variety of topics in linguistics, including:
- Language & Culture
- Language & Gender
- Language Acquisition
- The Nature of Meaning
- Alaska Native Languages
- Second Language Teaching
- Language Policy