Undergraduate Programs

Linguistics concentration in the BA in English

The Linguistics concentration is theoretically oriented and provides a solid foundation in the major subfields of linguistics: phonology, syntax, and semantics. As part of their English degree, students who choose this concentration take an introductory course in linguistics and three additional courses chosen from a wide range of electives.

Minor in Linguistics

The minor in linguistics is a 15-credit program that can be combined with a major in any field of study. Students take two linguistics courses, which introduce them to the fundamental concepts of modern linguistic theory. They choose three electives from a wide range of options, which allow them explore how these concepts relate to various other disciplines.

Minor in Teaching English as a Second Language

The undergraduate minor in teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) introduces students to the issues involved in the learning and teaching of English to speakers of other languages. The minor in TESOL is an 18-credit hour program that combines linguistic theory, second language acquisition theory, and ESL teaching methods. This minor is a good preparation for students who are interested in teaching English as a Second Language (ESL) in a foreign country or at an adult ESL center in the United States.