Affiliation: School of Arts & Letters
Linguistics is the study of human language. Students in the BS Linguistics program analyze the structure of language, study the relationship between language and society, gain insights into language development and learning, explore language and the mind, and investigate language in the context of culture.
NOTE: No grade of “D” in major courses will be accepted toward a Linguistics degree.
DEPARTMENTAL HONORS IN LINGUISTICS
Seniors who wish to graduate with Honors in Linguistics must meet the following requirements. Students complete a senior capstone research project in conjunction with the senior seminar course. The capstone project is judged according to eight criteria:
Command of linguistic terminology; Knowledge of linguistic theory;
Knowledge of previous scholarly work;
Scientific treatment of data;
Analysis of data;
Sensitivity to linguistic diversity;
Connection to other academic areas and real life endeavors; and
Command of academic discourse.
If the capstone project is deemed proficient in all outcomes and excellent in four or more, and if the student has at least a 3.50 cumulative GPA and a 3.70 GPA in the major at the time of graduation, s/he is awarded Departmental Honors in Linguistics. A student who has a 4.0 in the major can achieve Departmental Honors in Linguistics with three excellent and no inadequate scores.