Linguistics is traditionally defined as the study of the nature and structure of human language.
A student majoring in linguistics may expect a broad liberal education in literature, anthropology, mathematics, and philosophy around a core of language. The student will gain a substantial familiarity with several languages and types of linguistic structure and will become conversant with the formal theories of linguistic analysis and the historical study of language.
Linguistics is also available as a minor through the English department.
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Strengths of the program
- Courses introduce you to several languages and types of linguistic structure, formal theories of linguistic analysis, and the historical study of language.
- Gain a broad liberal education in literature, anthropology, mathematics, and philosophy around a core of language.
Core courses include:
-Introduction to the Study of Language
– History of the English Language
– Speech, Thought, and Culture
Professor, Department of English