Linguistics Major (B.A.)
Linguistics is the study of one of the most important characteristics of human beings—language. It cuts across the boundaries between the sciences and the humanities. The program is an excellent liberal arts major or preprofessional major for education, law, medicine, clergy, and others. It is a particularly appropriate major for students who want to teach English as a second language. Dual majors with a foreign language, international affairs, business administration, and the like are quite feasible.
Students interested in the major should consult with the program coordinator or with any professor who teaches linguistics courses. To declare a major in linguistics, a student must meet with the linguistics coordinator to design a course of study. Information is available from the Advising Center, Hood House, and at cola.unh.edu/linguistics.
|LING 405||Introduction to Linguistics||4|
|LING 605||Intermediate Linguistic Analysis||4|
|LING 793||Phonetics and Phonology||4|
|Select one course in historical linquistics of the following:||4|
|Introduction to Comparative and Historical Linguistics|
|History of the English Language|
|History and Development of the Italian Language|
|History of Slavic Languages and Culture|
|Topics in Hispanic Linguistics and Cultural Studies (Subtopic A)|
|Two years of college study (or equivalent) of one foreign language||4-16|
|Select one of the following cognate specialties:||8|
One year study (or equivalent) of a second foreign language from a different language family or subfamily 1
|Psychology of Language 2|
|Select two elective courses from list below, one of which must be a 600- or 700- level LING or ENGL course 3||8|
|Discovery Program Capstone Experience:|
|LING 779||Linguistic Field Methods||4|
|or LING 695||Senior Honors|
Old English may count as the second foreign language if the first foreign language is not in the Germanic family.
History of the English Language or Sociolinguistics can be used as an elective if the other one is used for the Variation/Historical requirement.
|ANTH #670||Language and Culture||4|
|ANTH 795||Reading and Research (Subtopic B)||1-8|
|ANTH 796||Reading and Research (Subtopic B)||1-8|
|CMN 572||Analysis of Language and Social Interaction||4|
|CMN 666||Conversation Analysis||4|
|Communication Science and Disorders|
|COMM 738||Linguistics of American Sign Language||4|
|ENGL 606||Languages of the World||4|
|ENGL 715||Teaching English as a Second Language: Theory and Methods||4|
|ENGL 716||Curriculum, Materials and Assessment in English as a Second Language||4|
|ENGL 719||Sociolinguistics Survey||4|
|ENGL 727||Issues in Second Language Writing||4|
|ENGL 752||History of the English Language||4|
|ENGL 790||Special Topics in Linguistics||4|
|ENGL 791||English Grammar||4|
|LLC 791||Methods of Foreign Language Teaching||4|
|ITAL 733||History and Development of the Italian Language||4|
|LATN 795||Special Studies (when topic is appropriate)||4|
|LATN 796||Special Studies (when topic is appropriate)||4|
|LING 606||Languages of the World||4|
|LING 620||Applied Experience in Linguistics||1-4|
|LING 719||Sociolinguistics Survey||4|
|LING 790||Special Topics in Linguistics Theory||4|
|LING 795||Independent Study||1-4|
|LING 796||Independent Study||1-4|
|PSYC 512||Psychology of Primates 1||4|
|PSYC 513||Cognitive Psychology 1||4|
|PSYC 712||Psychology of Language||4|
|RUSS 733||History of Slavic Languages and Culture||4|
|SPAN 641||Spanish Phonetics||4|
|SPAN #645||Intro to Spanish Linguistics||4|
|SPAN 798||Topics in Hispanic Linguistics and Cultural Studies (Subtopic A)||4|
Other courses may be substituted, with the permission of the student's adviser and the linguistics committee, when they are pertinent to the needs of the student's program.
The required minimum overall GPA in major coursework is 2.0.
Candidates for a degree must satisfy all of the University Discovery Program requirements in addition to satisfying the requirements of each individual major program. Bachelor of arts candidates must also satisfy the foreign language proficiency requirement.
Linguistics majors may use one major-required course to satisfy one Discovery category requirement.