Students who choose the Applied Linguistics concentration begin with our “gateway” courses: LING 210: Introduction to Language Structures (offered Spring semester only), which gives a grounding in phonetics/phonology, morphology, syntax, and semantics; and LING 290 (offered Spring semester only), an introduction to the field of Applied Linguistics. In addition, LING 210 serves as a prerequisite for a number of upper-level LING courses, and so should be taken early. After these, come our more technical courses, which cover the four structural areas of language more substantially, and explore ways in which linguistics reaches out to other disciplines (for example, sociolinguistics, neurolinguistics, language policy).
All courses applied to the major must be completed with a grade of C or higher.
Applied Linguistics (39 credits)
• 9 credits: MLL/LING/ENGL 190, MLL/LING 230, MLL 301 Although not required, MLL 191 is highly recommended.
• 12 credits: LING 210, 290, 310, 320
• 6 credits: LING 360, and either 450 or 490
• 12 additional credits of upper-level LING courses, 3 credits of which must be at the 400 level. One cognate course in another discipline (e.g., MLL 305 Introduction to Intercultural Communication; MLL 413 Language, Gender & Culture; MLL 470 L2 Acquisition and Learning: Theory to Practice; PHIL 345 Philosophy of Language; PSYC 316 Language and Thought; ENGL 407 Language in Society; ENGL 490 History of the English Language) and up to two language-specific linguistics courses (e.g., FREN 315; GERM/SPAN/RUSS 331, 332, 438) may substitute for an equivalent number of the elective LING courses, in consultation with the student’s major advisor.