College of Arts & Sciences
Department and Program Learning Objectives

Majors in Linguistics will be able to:

Show proficiency in linguistic analysis for the major grammatical modules:  phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, and semantics. (1,2,6,7,9)

 Demonstrate a basic knowledge of the allied fields of language change (historical linguistics), linguistic diversity (sociolinguistics), the physical basis of language (neurolinguistics), and the acquisition, processing, and production of language (psycholinguistics). (1,2,6,7,9)

 Apply principles of linguistic analysis to coursework across the curriculum.(2,6)

 Identify those formal characteristics that unify all human languages, so-called "linguistic universals" - those features that are believed to be part of our human genetic endowment. (1,3)

 Develop the knowledge and skills for admission to and success in graduate study in Linguistics or a related field. (1,2,6,7,8)

 Apply their specialized knowledge to a range of societal issues, including language prejudice, language death, Deaf Culture and sign, and language pathology. (3,4,5)

 Develop the ability to write and present orally according to the norms of the discipline through the offering of W2 courses, and written and oral presentation assignments in 200- and 300-level courses. (6,7,8)

Numbers in parentheses reflect related Educational Goals..

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