Interdisciplinary Linguistics, Certificate
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Linguistics bridges the social sciences and humanities, applying scientific methods and perspectives to the study of language, a fundamental human behavior and social institution. The Interdisciplinary Linguistics certificate offers a focused program of study in the structure, acquisition, and/or social functions of language, drawing on theories and methodologies of one or more disciplines. The goal of the program is to enhance students’ abilities to reason about language by providing opportunities to analyze the sounds, words, sentences and/or meanings of natural language; to describe variation and change in natural language; and to form and test hypotheses about language by collecting, organizing, and analyzing linguistic data. While not in itself a professional certification, a linguistics certificate could enhance the career options of students majoring or minoring in computer science, English, languages, teaching English as a second/foreign language, elementary and secondary education, among others.
|Twelve semester credits, including:|
|ENGL 221||Introductory English Linguistics||3|
|Select nine credits of linguistics electives from the following courses:||9|
|Language in Culture and Society|
|Phonetics: Theory and Application|
|American Sign Language Semantics|
|American Sign Language Linguistics|
|Topics in the Structure of English|
|Topics in Language in Society|
|Seminar in Linguistic Research|
|Second Language Acquisition Theory|
|The German Sound System|
|Structure of German in Contrast|
|Philosophy of Language|
|Phonetics and Pronunciation|
|Survey of Hispanic Linguistics|
|Spanish Sociolinguistics in Latin America/USA|
|Seminar in Hispanic Linguistics Research|
Note: Students may not pursue the Interdisciplinary Linguistics certificate and the English Linguistics major or the Spanish Linguistics major as their first and second degree programs for purposes of graduation. Also, if the Interdisciplinary Linguistics certificate is a student's second program, courses that count in the certificate may not be applied to the student's major for purposes of graduation.