The linguistics concentration offers a program of study of language structure and use that begins with courses designed to introduce you to the following elements of the discipline of linguistics:
Study focuses on how these elements relate to the analysis of the English language. Beyond the introductory phase of your course work, you may choose from classes that cover a broad range of linguistic research, for example, into the relationship between language and culture, society, writing, and gender. You will emerge from your studies in this concentration with the skills and knowledge that enable you to investigate a variety of language issues in a rigorous and scientific manner.
For more information contact:
Frederick J. DiCamilla
Director of the Linguistics Program
Associate Professor of English
English majors must take at least 15 hours of 300/400 level courses in the major. A minimum grade of C is required in each course in this concentration.
Choose four from these courses:
In consultation with your advisor, choose four English courses at the 200-level or above, with at least two at the 300-or 400-level. At least three courses must be outside of the Language and Linguistics concentration and at least one course must be in Literature. Please see your advisor to have your program of study approved.
This concentration links with the Teaching English as a Second Language Certificate Program, which you can pursue in conjunction with the undergraduate degree. Also, to observe pragmatic applications of linguistic research, you can check out the Indiana Center for Intercultural Communication (ICIC) and the English for Academic Purposes Program (EAP), which are located on campus.
To help you guide your four-year college journey, consult your degree map for a snapshot of classes you will be taking to finish your degree.