Concentration Requirements

The Linguistic Studies Concentration consists of a minimum of FIVE courses:

  • English 250 , English Language and Linguistics
  • THREE approved departmental offerings at any level (with no more than two of these three courses within the same department)
  • ONE approved Level III course

You also have the option of receiving concentration credit through Independent Study, Independent Research, or off-campus study.  Contact Rika Ito (ito@stolaf.edu), Director of Linguistic Studies, for more information.

Category A: Courses that focus on Linguistics
Asian Studies 126/226: Japanese Language in Society
Asian Studies 240: Talking in Japan and the U.S.: Language, Identity, and Beyond
Asian Studies 300: East Asian Languages and Linguistics (only if the topic of this course is on this issue.)
Education 245: Teaching and Learning English Grammar
Education 353: Teaching of World Languages
Philosophy 240: Formal Logic
Psychology 222: Psychology of Hearing
Spanish 276: Spanish as a First and Second Language
Spanish 311: Language in Society
Theatre 200: Voice and Phonetics

Category B: Courses that are related to Linguistics
Asian Studies 126: Japanese Language in Society
Asian Studies 240: Talking in Japan and the U.S.: Language, Identity, and Beyond
Asian Studies 300: Topic: East Asian Languages and Linguistics (this topic only)
Computer Science 121: Principles of Computer Science, or Computer Science 125: Computer Science for Scientists and
Mathematicians, or Computer Science 251: Software Design and Implementation (at most, one of these)
Computer Science 276: Programming Languages
Computer Science 333: Theory of Computation
Education 245: Teaching and Learning English Grammar
Education 246: English Language Learners: Issues in Education
Education 321: Teaching of Reading 5-12
Education 345: Teaching of Communication Arts/Literature
Education 347: Teaching ESL: K-12
Education 348: Assessment of ESL: K-12
Education 353: Teaching of World Languages
French 272: Contemporary France
Greek 231: Intermediate Greek
Greek 253: New Testament Greek
Greek 375: Homer and Greek Epic
Latin 231: Intermediate Latin
Latin 235: Medieval Latin
Norwegian 244: The Sámi: Traditions in Transition
Philosophy 240: Formal Logic
Psychology 222: Psychology of Hearing
Psychology 237: Cognitive Psychology
Psychology 339: Cognitive Neuroscience
Psychology 341: Infant Behavior and Development
Psychology 396: Research in Auditory Cognition
Sociology/Anthropology 234: Native North American Cultures and Religions
Sociology/Anthropology 242: Contemporary Native American Issues
Sociology/Anthropology 249: Indigenous Peoples
Spanish 274: Contemporary Issues in the Spanish-Speaking World (when taught by Maggie Broner)
Spanish 276: Spanish as a First and Second Language
Spanish 311: Language in Society
Theater 200: Training the Speaking Voice

Category C: Course counts for Linguistic Studies credit after consultation with instructor and Linguistic Studies Director

NOTE: For the class of 2015, it is recommended to take at least one course from the Category A list.  If you have any questions, contact Professor Rika Ito (ito@stolaf.edu).