Linguistics- Bachelor of Arts

For information, contact the Department of English, 356 Bachelor Hall, 513-529-5221.

The English department offers four majors: creative writingliteraturelinguistics, and professional writing. These concentrations lead to a Bachelor of Arts degree. 

Linguistics is the study of language. Linguists look at how people use language and try to find the rules that govern that use.

Program Requirements

(36 semester hours)

Core Courses
ENG/GER/ATH 219Introduction to Linguistics3
ENG 201Special Topics in Language Awareness (May be repeated twice for credit when the topic changes.)3
ENG 202Varieties of English: Dialect Diversity and Language Change3
ENG 301History of the English Language3
or ENG 302 Structure of Modern English
Capstone course:
ENG 405Advanced Linguistics: The Research Program of Noam Chomsky3
or ENG 406 Discourse Analysis: Speech Acts in Context
Tracks12
Select one of the following three tracks:
Applied Linguistics
Educational Strategies for Non-Majors
Language Teaching and Learning I
Language Teaching and Learning II
Structure of Modern English (if not used in the core)
Second Language Acquisition
Selected Topics in Linguistics (variable topics as applicable)
Theories of Language Development
Clinical Phonetics and Articulation Disorders
Senior Seminar in Communication Disorders (Variable topics as applicable; permission of instructor required)
Second Language Acquisition: Spanish
Foreign Languages and Linguistics
At least two of the courses must be in the same foreign language. Foreign language literature or culture courses taught in English translation do not count toward this track.
Courses taken at the 200 level or above in the following languages may count toward this track: Arabic, American Sign Language, Chinese, Greek, Hebrew, Japanese, Korean, Latin, and Russian.
Courses taken at the 300 level or above in the following languages may count toward this track: French, German, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish.
Sociocultural Linguistics
Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology
Language and Power
Language and Culture in Native North America
Ethnographic Field Methods
Ethnography of Communication
Special Topics in Language Awareness (variable topics as applicable)
Introduction to Literary and Cultural Studies
History of the English Language
Selected Topics in Linguistics (variable topics as applicable)
Conversation and Current Events in France
Linguistic Perspectives on Contemporary German
Introduction to the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma
Psychology of Language and Thought
Spanish Language and Hispanic Culture I
Spanish Language and Hispanic Culture II
History of the Spanish Language
Intercultural Communication
Electives9
Choose from among the unused courses in the pre-approved tracks, and/or from the list of electives below.
Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology
Native North America: Anthropological Perspectives
Global Media, Ethnography, and Film
Travelers, Migrants, and Refugees: Transnational Migration and Diasporic Communities
Language and Power
Language and Culture in Native North America
African Oral Traditions
Doctors, Clinics, and Epidemics
Ethnographic Field Methods
Ethnography of Communication
Personal Computer Concepts and Applications
Computers, Computer Science, and Society
Fundamentals of Programming and Problem Solving
Data Abstraction and Data Structures
Data Communication and Networks
Automata, Formal Languages, and Computability
Compiler Design
Introduction to Artificial Intelligence
Special Topics in Language Awareness
Digital Writing and Rhetoric: Composing with Words, Images and Sounds
Introduction to Creative Writing: Short Fiction and Poetry
Introduction to Literary and Cultural Studies
History of the English Language
Structure of Modern English
Technical Writing
Medieval Literature
Asian/Asian American Studies
Selected Topics in Linguistics (variable topics as applicable)
Visual Rhetoric
Writing for Global Audiences
Conversation and Current Events in France
French Pronunciation
Linguistic Perspectives on Contemporary German
Introduction to the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma
Introduction to Mathematical Logic
Formal Logic
Symbolic Logic
Survey of Perception, Action, and Cognition
Learning and Cognition
Psychology of Language and Thought
Seminar in Cognition
Theories of Language Development
Clinical Phonetics and Articulation Disorders
Grammar Review and Introductory Composition
Introduction to Spanish Language/Linguistics
Spanish Language and Hispanic Culture I
Spanish Language and Hispanic Culture II
Selected Topics in Spanish Language and Hispanic Culture
Spanish Phonology and Syntax
Spanish Dialectology
History of the Spanish Language
Second Language Acquisition: Spanish
Research Methods
Applied Sociological Research
Empirical Research Methods
Intercultural Communication
Total Credit Hours36

Students seeking the Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics meet the College of Arts and Science writing in the major requirement by completing the following course/s: ENG 201 and ENG 405 or ENG 406.