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B.A. Major Requirements

Language: CLAS Language Proficiency Requirement
Required Course Work (30 Credit Hours)

Core Requirements
LING 106 Introductory Linguistics or LING 107 Introductory Linguistics, Honors
LING 110 Language and Mind or LING 111 Language and Mind, Honors
LING 305 Phonetics I
LING 312 Phonology I
LING 325 Syntax I
Acquisition & Processing (One of the following courses):
LING 415 Second Language Acquisition
LING 425 First Language Acquisition
LING 435 Psycholinguistics
LING 438 Neurolinguistics
Analysis & Description (One of the following courses):
LING 447 North American Indian Languages
LING 570 The Structure of Japanese
LING 572 The Structure of Chinese
LING 575 The Structure of: ______
LING 370 Introduction to the Languages of Africa
LING 441 Field Methods in Linguistic Description
LING 308 Linguistic Analysis
LING 327 Morphology
LING 331 Semantics
Capstone (One of the following courses):
LING 420 Capstone: Research in Linguistic Science
LING 421 Capstone: Typology – The Unity and Diversity of Human Language
Elective Hours (2 additional Linguistics courses at the junior/senior level):
Six (6) additional credit hours of electives in Linguistics, taken at the junior/senior level, chosen by the student in consultation with their Linguistics advisor.
To graduate with honors in Linguistics, a student must complete LING 496 (Honors Essay in Linguistics) in addition to the degree requirements. The student must have a GPA of at least 3.5 in Linguistics and a GPA of 3.25 in all courses.

ATTENTION! Degree Requirements vary based on KU admissions date and whether a student opted in or out of the new CORE requirements. Meet with the Director of Undergraduate Studies to confirm degree requirements.


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