Beginning with the Class of 2020

Students who pursue a major in linguistics should take ten courses beyond Linguistics 1. Linguistics majors should also take two foreign language courses in addition to the College's foreign language requirement. They may fulfill this requirement by taking two courses in a single language beyond the first-year level in the same language as used to fulfill the College requirement. Alternatively, one or both of these additional language courses may be in a different language not closely related to the first. Linguistics 8 and Linguistics 35 may be used to fulfill one or both of these additional language courses; if used in this way, however, Linguistics 8 and Linguistics 35 may not also be counted towards the major.

The ten courses for the major should be constituted as follows:

  1. Linguistics 22
  2. Linguistics 20 or 21
  3. One course in the 30s (Linguistics 33, 35)
  4. At least three additional courses in the 20s, 30s, 40s, or 50s
  5. Four more courses in Linguistics, including one that satisfies the requirement for a culminating activity, which may be met in one of three ways:
    (a) Completing a senior Honors thesis (Linguistics 86-87)
    (b) Taking an advanced seminar in linguistics (Linguistics 80)
    (c) Carrying out a one or two term independent study project (Linguistics 85)
  6. Of the courses not used to satisfy the culminating activity requirement under 5, students may substitute up to two courses from the following, in consultation with an advisor: Anthropology 9, Education 58, French 35, Philosophy 6 and 34, Russian 48. Certain courses not listed here, such as advanced seminars in various departments, may also be counted towards the major with permission of the Chair.
  7. Majors may not include more than two courses designated as Linguistics 11.