Linguistics and Cultural Anthropology, BS

The combined major in linguistics and cultural anthropology focuses on the relationship of culture to the institutions, interpersonal relations, and practices that make up their social structure while emphasizing the structure of human language and its involvement in social interaction and culture. Students examine how language both reflects and influences cultural phenomena and how it can be used as a tool to study those phenomena; and they apply their interests across a range of connected courses, co-op opportunities, and potential research projects.

Complete all courses listed below unless otherwise indicated. Also complete any corequisite labs, recitations, clinicals, or tools courses where specified and complete any additional courses needed beyond specific college and major requirements to satisfy graduation credit requirements.

University-Wide Requirements

All undergraduate students are required to complete the University-Wide Requirements.

NUpath Requirements

All undergraduate students are required to complete the NUpath Requirements.

Experiential Liberal Arts

All undergraduate students in the College of Social Sciences and Humanities are required to complete the Experiential Liberal Arts Requirement.

Linguistics Major Language Requirement

Complete two courses in the same language with a grade of C or higher. Proficiency at elementary level 2 or higher is required.

Linguistics Requirements

Note: A grade of C or higher is required for all courses in this section.

Introductory Linguistics
LING 1150Introduction to Language and Linguistics4
Intermediate/Advanced Linguistics
LING 2350Linguistic Analysis4
LING 3422Phonology4
LING 3442Sociolinguistics4
LING 3450Syntax4
LING 3456Language and Gender4
Linguistics Electives
Complete two of the following:8
ASL Linguistics
Phonetics
Morphology
Bilingualism
Semantics
History of English
Topics in Linguistics
Seminar in Linguistics
Psychology of Language
Laboratory in Psycholinguistics
Seminar in Psycholinguistics
Linguistics Research
Complete one of the following:4
Research Seminar in Linguistics
Directed Study Research
Junior/Senior Honors Project 1
and Junior/Senior Honors Project 2

Anthropology Requirements

Foundation Courses
ANTH 1101Peoples and Cultures4
ANTH 2305Global Markets and Local Culture4
ANTH 4600Senior Seminar4
Anthropology Advanced Area Courses
Complete three of the following:12
Ethnography of Southeast Asia
Latin American Society and Development
Native North Americans
Anthropology of Africa
Culture and Politics in Modern India
Anthropology Electives
Complete three ANTH courses not already taken.12

Linguistics/Anthropology Integrative Requirement

Integrative Course
LING 3412Language and Culture4

Anthropology Major Grade Requirement

A GPA of 2.000 for major courses is required.

Linguistics/Anthropology Combined-Major Credit Requirement

Complete 76 semester hours in the major.

Program Requirement

128 total semester hours required

Five Years, Three Co-ops in Summer 2/Fall

Year 1
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
LING 11504LING 23504VacationVacation
ANTH 11014ANTH 23054  
ENGW 11114LING 34124  
MATH 12154Foreign language course4  
 16 16 0 0
Year 2
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
LING 34224LING 34424VacationCo-op
Foreign language course4LING 34504  
Anthropology elective4Anthropology elective4  
Elective4Elective4  
 16 16 0 0
Year 3
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
Co-opLING 34564Elective4Co-op
 Linguistics elective4Elective4 
 Anthropology elective4  
 Elective4  
 0 16 8 0
Year 4
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
Co-opLinguistics elective4Elective4Co-op
 Anthropology advanced area course4Elective4 
 Anthropology advanced area course4  
 ENGW 33154  
 0 16 8 0
Year 5
FallHoursSpringHours  
Co-opANTH 46004  
 Anthropology advanced area course4  
 Linguistics research4  
 Elective4  
 0 16  
Total Hours: 128

Four Years, No Co-op

Year 1
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
LING 11504LING 23504VacationVacation
ANTH 11014ANTH 23054  
ENGW 11114LING 34124  
MATH 12154Foreign language course4  
 16 16 0 0
Year 2
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
LING 34224LING 34424VacationVacation
Foreign language course4LING 34504  
Anthropology elective4Anthropology elective4  
Elective4Elective4  
 16 16 0 0
Year 3
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
Anthropology elective4LING 34564VacationVacation
Anthropology advanced area course4Linguistics elective4  
Elective4Anthropology advanced area course4  
ENGW 33154Elective4  
 16 16 0 0
Year 4
FallHoursSpringHours  
Linguistics research4ANTH 46004  
Anthropology advanced area course4Linguistics elective4  
Elective4Elective4  
Elective4Elective4  
 16 16  
Total Hours: 128