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 Ying Zhou (zhou1@stolaf.edu), Director of Linguistic Studies, for more information.

Category A: Courses that focus on Linguistics

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: 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
Norwegian 260: Introduction to Germanic 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: Training the Speaking Voice

Category B: Courses that are related to Linguistics

Computer Science 121*: Principles of Computer Science
Computer Science 125*: Computer Science for Scientists and Mathematicians
Computer Science 251*: Software Design and Implementation
*Only one of these courses (CS121, CS125 or CS251) may be taken for the concentration
Computer Science 276: Programming Languages
Computer Science 333: Theory of Computation
Education 246: Educating and Advocating for English Learners
Education 250: Second Language Acquisition
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
French 272: Contemporary France
French 372: Topics in Francophone Studies (only when topic is “Translation: An Art or Science?”)
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 396: Directed Undergraduate Research
Norwegian 244: The Sámi: Traditions in Transition
Norwegian 372: Topics in Norwegian Literature and Culture (only when the topic is “TV & Språk”)
Psychology 237: Cognitive Psychology
Psychology 339: Cognitive Neuroscience
Psychology 396: 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 315: “Comparative Hispanidades”: Stories of Immigration, Translanguaging and Transnationalism in Spain and Argentina (when taught by Maggie Broner)

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

Linguistic Studies Category C Agreement Form