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Linguistics

Linguistics, the study of human language, is an interdisciplinary major, corollary major and minor at Carson-Newman University. Due to the interdisciplinary nature of the field, linguistics students are afforded a great deal of flexibility in designing their program of study. While all linguistics students are required to take courses in the various branches of linguistic analysis, students enjoy the option of combining this with coursework in Communication, Education, English, Foreign Languages, Philosophy, Psychology, and Sociology. The program in Linguistics is designed for students with academic or professional interest in Linguistics and offers students the unique opportunity to pursue this field of study in both a liberal arts tradition and a Christian context.

Requirements for the major (33 hours):

I. Introduction to linguistic inquiry/analysis

LING 220 Introduction to Linguistics (3 hrs.)

II. Knowledge of the structure of a foreign/second language

Foreign language 201/202 (at least 6 hours at second-year level) (6 hrs.)

III. Core curriculum (at least four of the following courses)

  • ENG 328 Advanced Composition, Grammar, and Language Skills (3 hrs.)
  • LING 305 Syntax (3 hrs.)
  • LING 310 Phonology (3 hrs.)
  • LING 327 Translation Theory
  • LING 415 Special Topics in Linguistics (can be repeated) (3 hrs.)
  • LING 420 Advanced Seminar in Linguistics (can be repeated) (3 hrs.)
  • LING 430 Language and the Brain/Psycholinguistics (3 hrs.)

IV. Interrelated courses (three of the following)

Any approved advanced course in French/English/German/Spanish (can be repeated with permission)

  • COMM 365 Technical Writing (3 hrs.)
  • EDUC 434 Teaching Modern and Classical Languages (3 hrs.)
  • LING 390 Independent Study (3 hrs.)
  • LING 415 Special Topics in Linguistics (can be repeated) (3 hrs.)
  • LING 420 Advanced Seminar in Linguistics (can be repeated) (3 hrs.)
  • PHIL 204 Principles of Logic and Science (3 hrs.)
  • MATH 201 Statistical Methods I (4hrs.)
    or PSY 203 Statistical Methods I
  • PSY 213 Statistics and Research Design (4 hrs.)

V. Capstone project

LING 475 Senior Project (3 hrs.)

Requirements for the corollary major (24 hours):

I. Introduction to linguistic inquiry/analysis

LING 220 Introduction to Linguistics (3 hrs.)

II. Knowledge of the structure of a foreign/second language

Foreign language 201/202 (at least 6 hours at second-year level) (6 hrs.)

III. Core curriculum (at least three of the following courses)

  • ENG 328 Advanced Composition, Grammar, and Language Skills (3 hrs.)
  • LING 305 Syntax (3 hrs.)
  • LING 310 Phonology (3 hrs.)
  • LING 327 Translation Theory (3 hrs)
  • LING 415 Special Topics in Linguistics (can be repeated) (3 hrs.)
  • LING 420 Advanced Seminar in Linguistics (can be repeated) (3 hrs.)
  • LING 430 Language and the Brain/Psycholinguistics (3 hrs.)

IV. Interrelated courses (two of the following)

Any approved advanced course in French/English/German/Spanish (can be repeated with permission)

  • COMM 365 Technical Writing (3 hrs.)
  • EDUC 434 Teaching Modern and Classical Languages (3 hrs.)
  • LING 390 Independent Study (3 hrs.)
  • LING 415 Special Topics in Linguistics (can be repeated) (3 hrs.)
  • LING 420 Advanced Seminar in Linguistics (can be repeated) (3 hrs.)
  • PHIL 204 Principles of Logic and Science (3 hrs.)
  • MATH 201 Statistical Methods I (3 hrs.)
    or PSY 203 Statistical Methods I
  • PSY 213 Statistics and Research Design (3 hrs.)

Requirements for the minor (six courses):

I. Introduction to linguistic inquiry/analysis

LING 220 Introduction to Linguistics (3 hrs.)

II. Knowledge of the structure of a foreign/second language

Foreign language 201/202 (at least 6 hours at second-year level) (6hrs.)

  • LING 305 Syntax (3 hrs.)
  • LING 310 Phonology (3 hrs.)

III. At least one of the following

Any approved advanced course in French/English/German/Spanish (can be repeated with permission)

  • COMM 365 Technical Writing (3 hrs.)
  • EDUC 434 Teaching Modern and Classical Languages (3 hrs.)
  • ENG 328 Advanced Composition, Grammar, and Language Studies (3 hrs.)
  • LING 327 Translation Theory (3 hrs.)
  • LING 390 Independent Study (3 hrs.)
  • LING 415 Special Topics in Linguistics (can be repeated) (3 hrs.)
  • LING 420 Advanced Seminar in Linguistics (can be repeated) (3 hrs.)
  • LING 430 Language and the Brain/Psycholinguistics (3 hrs.)
  • PHIL 204 Principles of Logic and Science (3 hrs.)
  • MATH 201 Statistical Methods I (4 hrs.)
    or PSY 203 Statistical Methods I (4hrs.)

Interested students should contact Dr. Andrea Menz (amenz@cn.edu), in the Department of Philosophy, Linguistics, and World Languages.

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