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Majors and Minors: Linguistics Major and Minor

Linguistics Major (37-38 semester hours)

Graduating with a Linguistics major

If you are planning to double major in Linguistics and Literature or Writing, please note that only three courses may count toward both majors, and ordinarily these three will be 295, 395, and either 380 or (for honors students) 399.

To receive a bachelor arts with a major in Linguistics, you must take the following courses:

  Courses Credits
Gateway English 295
NB: This course is a prerequisite for all 300-level literature courses in English
3
Language English 370: Linguistics 3
English 371: History of the English Language 3
English 372: Sociolinguistics 3
English 373: Stylistics and Discourse Analysis 3
1 from English 374, 375 3
Literature/Writing

2 from English 200-238, 300-322, 332-341 OR 260, 262-266, 360, 362
NB: At least 1 must be a literature course

6
Cognates/Electives SPAUD 216: Phonetics 4

1 from the list below or another cognate or English elective, as approved by advisor

Classics 242
CAS 231, 238, 240, 253, 260, 270, 305, 311, 327, 352, 384
Chinese 216
Dutch 309
French 302, 372
Geography 320
IDIS 301, 302, 356, 357
Japanese 216
Philosophy 173, 375, 378, 381
Psychology 201, 208, 333, 334
Religion 307
Sociology 153, 253
Spanish 301, 302, 310, 340, 341, 370
SPAUD 210, 212, 215, 311, 361, 384, 387

3-4
Experiential 1 from 380, 390, 399 3
Capstone English 395 3
Total   37-38

 

Linguistics Minor (21 semester hours)

Graduating with a Linguistics minor

  Courses Credits
  English 370 3
 

English 371

3
  CAS 140 3
  SPAUD 216 3
Electives Three electives chosen in consultation with advisor
NB: Only one interim may count toward the minor.
9
Total   21

 

Career options

What can you do with your Linguistics major? Find out what other Calvin English majors have done with their degrees, and learn more about internships and applying to grad school.