Concentration Requirements

Linguistic Studies Worksheet

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

  • Linguistic Studies 250 (Ling 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 Jeremy Loebach (, Director of Linguistic Studies, for more information.

List of pre-approved courses:

Asian Studies 126: Language in Japanese Society
Asian Studies 240: Talking in Japan and the U.S.: Language, Identity, and Beyond
Asian Studies 282: Second Language Acquisition and Pedagogy in an Asian Context
Asian Studies 300: Topics in Asian Studies (only when topic is “East Asian Languages and Linguistics”)
Computer Science 121*: Principles of Computer Science or Physics 130*: Analytical Physics I
Computer Science 125*: Computer Science for Scientists and Mathematicians
Computer Science 251*: Software Design and Implementation
*Only one of these courses (CS121/PHYS130, CS125 or CS251) may be taken for the concentration
Computer Science 276: Programming Languages
Computer Science 333: Theory of Computation
Education 245: Teaching and Learning English Grammar
Education 250: Second Language Acquisition
Education 321: Teaching of Reading 5-12
Education 345: Teaching of Communication Arts/Literature, 5-12
Education 347: Teaching ESL: K-12
Education 348: Assessment of ESL: K-12
Education 352: Methods in EAL and World Language Instruction
Education 353: Teaching of World Languages, K-12
French 272: Contemporary France
French 372: Topics in Francophone Studies (when topic is “Langue, Identité et Politique dans la Littérature Francophone” or “Translation: An Art or Science?”)
German 272: Turning Points in German History (when topic is “History of German Migration“)
Greek 231: Intermediate Greek
Greek 253: New Testament Greek
Greek 375: Homer and Greek Epic
Latin 231: Intermediate Latin
Latin 235: Medieval Latin
Linguistic Studies 245: Roles of Language in the Context of Equity and Diversity
Linguistic Studies 396: Directed Undergraduate Research
Music 263: Lyric Diction I & Music 264: Lyric Diction II (must complete both to count as one)
Norwegian 244: The Sámi: Traditions in Transition
Norwegian 260: Germanic Linguistics
Norwegian 372: Topics in Norwegian Literature and Culture (only when the topic is “TV & Språk”)
Norwegian 396 DUR: CAT Tools for Norwegian (taught by Prof. Kari Dorer only)
Philosophy 240: Formal Logic
Psychology 222: Psychology of Hearing
Psychology 237: Cognitive Psychology
Psychology 339: Cognitive Neuroscience
Psychology 341: Infant Development
Psychology 396: Directed Undergraduate Research (when topic is “Research in Auditory Cognition”)
Sociology/Anthropology 234: Native North American Cultures and Religions
Sociology/Anthropology 242: Contemporary Native American Issues
Spanish 270: Spain’s Cultural and Linguistic Legacy (abroad) (when taught by Maggie Broner)
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
Spanish 315:  Comparative “Hispanidades”(when taught by Maggie Broner)
Theatre 200: Training the Speaking Voice

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

Linguistic Studies Category C Agreement Form