Linguistics and English, BA

The combined major in linguistics and English allows students to pursue their interests in these two fields simultaneously. Courses in the major are drawn from both fields, with courses like History of English (LING 3454) serving to integrate knowledge in the two fields. Thus, students not only gain knowledge in the core areas of linguistics and the skills needed to analyze and understand language patterns but also develop historical and cultural understandings of various literary traditions, genres, and strategies, as well as strengthening and honing their skills in expository writing.

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.

BA Language Requirements

All BA students are required to complete the BA language requirements.

Linguistics Requirements

Introductory Linguistics
LING 1150Introduction to Language and Linguistics4
Intermediate/Advanced Linguistics
LING 2350Linguistic Analysis4
LING 3412Language and Culture4
LING 3422Phonetics and Phonology4
LING 3450Syntax4
Linguistics Electives
Complete three of the following:12
ASL Linguistics
African-American English
African Languages
Applied Linguistics
Romance Linguistics
Structure of Spanish
Structure of French
Linguistics in Education
Issues in Linguistics
Language and Gender
Topics in Linguistics
Historical Linguistics
Seminar in Linguistics
Symbolic Logic
Philosophy of Language
Psychology of Language
Language and the Brain
Psychology of Reading
Cognitive Development
Laboratory in Psycholinguistics
Laboratory in Cognition
Seminar in Psycholinguistics
Seminar in Cognition
Seminar in Cognitive Neuroscience

English Requirements

Literature Backgrounds
ENGL 1700Global Literature to 15004
Literature Survey Courses
Complete three of the following:12
Black Poetry and the Spoken Word
Trouble in Utopia
Animals, Objects, Humans
Reading and Writing in the Digital Age
British Literature to 1800
British Literature 1800 to Present
American Literature to 1865
American Literature 1865 to Present
Global Literature 1500 to Present
The Modern Short Story
The Modern Novel
Modern Poetry
Contemporary Poetry
Contemporary Fiction
Postcolonial Literature
Multiethnic Literatures of the U.S.
Asian-American Literature
U.S. Latino/a Literature
Native American Literature
Horror Fiction
Science Fiction
What Is Nature? (Abroad)
The Literature of Science
American Women Writers
Literature and Politics
Film and Text Abroad
Film and Text
Psychology and Literature
Children’s Literature
The African-American Novel
Representing Gender and Sexuality in Literature
Topics in Genre
Topics in Postcolonial Literature
Topics in Comparative Textual Studies
Shakespeare Course
Complete one of the following:4
Introduction to Shakespeare
Shakespeare’s Comedies
Shakespeare’s Tragedies
Literature before 1800
Complete one of the following:4
Introduction to Shakespeare
The Bible
Medieval British Literature
Shakespeare’s Comedies
Shakespeare’s Tragedies
16th-Century British Literature
17th-Century British Literature
18th-Century British Literature
Revolution and Revolt in Early American Literature
Early African-American Literature
Topics in Early Literatures Abroad
Medieval Romance and Modern Readers
Bedrooms and Battlefields: Hebrew Bible and the Origins of Sex, Gender, and Ethnicity
Topics in Early Literatures
Topics in Shakespeare
Topics in 17th- and 18th-Century Literatures
Literature after 1800
Complete one of the following:4
20th-Century British Literature
Major 20th-Century British Novelists
Romantic Poetry
Victorian Literature
19th-Century British Fiction
19th-Century American Novels
The American Renaissance
American Realism
Modern American Literature
Modern African-American Literature
Modern Film and Global Culture
Contemporary American Literature
The Modern Bestseller
Irish Literary Culture Abroad
Contemporary Israeli Literature and Art Abroad
Emerson and Thoreau
From Kafka to Kushner: Modern and Contemporary Jewish Literature
19th-Century Major Figure
20th- and 21st-Century Major Figure
Topics in 19th-Century Literatures
Topics in 20th- and 21st-Century Literatures

Linguistics/English Combined-Major Requirements

Experiential Learning
Complete one of the following options, or complete a study abroad:4-8
Junior/Senior Honors Project
Junior/Senior Honors Project 1
and Junior/Senior Honors Project 2
Directed Study
Experiential Education Directed Study
Integrative Course
LING 3454History of English4

Junior/Senior Seminar

ENGL 4710Capstone Seminar4
or ENGL 4720 Capstone Project
or LING 4654 Seminar in Linguistics

Linguistics and English Combined-Major Credit Requirement

Complete 68 semester hours in the major.

Program Requirement

128 total semester hours required

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

Year 1
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
LING 11504LING 23504Vacation0Vacation0
ENGW 11114Literature survey course4  
MATH 12154Foreign language core course4  
 16 16 0 0
Year 2
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
LING 34544LING 34504Vacation0Co-op0
ENGL 17004Linguistics elective4  
Foreign language core course4Shakespeare elective4  
 EESC 20001  
 16 17 0 0
Year 3
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
Co-op0LING 34224Elective4Co-op0
 Literature survey course4Elective4 
 Literature before 1800 elective4  
 ENGW 33154  
 0 16 8 0
Year 4
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
Co-op0LING 34124Elective4Co-op0
 Linguistics elective4Elective4 
 Literature survey course4  
 Literature after 1800 elective4  
 0 16 8 0
Year 5
Co-op0Linguistics elective4  
 Junior/senior seminar4  
 Foreign language core course4  
 Experiential learning research course or elective4  
 0 16  
Total Hours: 129