Michigan State University
Michigan State University
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Department of Linguistics & Germanic, Slavic, Asian and African Languages
Linguistics


DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

PRIMARY MAJOR IN LINGUISTICS (32-38 CREDITS)

The linguistics major provides students with a firm foundation in the scientific study of language. This page provides a brief summary of the requirements. For official details, consult the Academic Programs Catalog.

1) One of the following courses:

LIN 200, Introduction to Languages
LIN 401, Introduction to Linguistics

2) All of the following courses:

LIN 424, Introduction to Phonetics and Phonology
LIN 431, Introduction to Morphology
LIN 434, Introduction to Syntax
LIN 437, Semantics and Pragmatics
LIN 499, Senior Thesis Research

3) Five of the following courses:

LIN 225, Language and Gender
LIN 291, Special Topics in Linguistics
LIN 427, Laboratory Phonetics
LIN 450, Child Language Acquisition
LIN 455, Neurolinguistics
LIN 463, Introduction to Cognitive Science
LIN 471, Sociolinguistics
LIN 484, Data Analysis for Linguistics
LIN 490, Independent Study
LIN 491, Special Topics in Linguistics

4) Cognate Requirement (15 credits)

Selected courses must be from a single discipline or thematic area and be advisor approved. At least one course must be at the 300-400 level. Cognate requirement is waived if completing another major or minor.

5) College of Arts & Letters Experiential Requirement

Earn a minimum of 3 credits in one of the following experiential education options through an associated course approved by the College: internship, service/community engaged service learning experience, undergraduate research or creative project directed by a faculty member, a study abroad program, or a study away program.

ADDITIONAL MAJOR IN LINGUISTICS(30 CREDITS)

All of the requirements listed for the primary major in Linguistics under #1, #2 and #5 except for LIN 499 (Senior Thesis Research)