Linguistic Studies (LNGST)

Linguistic studies encompasses all areas related to the scientific study of the nature, structure, and function of language. Linguistic studies treats language both as a fundamental human faculty and as a changing social institution.

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Typical First-Year Schedule

Fall
  • FYS 120 or WRIT 120 or Conversation Program
  • World Language
  • Any prerequisite for the 200-level electives you plan to use in the concentration.
  • OLE Core/Elective
Interim
  • OLE Core/Elective
Spring
  • FYS 120 or WRIT 120 or Conversation Program
  • World Language
  • OLE Core/Elective
  • OLE Core/Elective
Additional Information

Most students do not begin the concentration until they have decided on majors that are compatible with the requirements. For many students, this happens in the sophomore year.

Declaring early allows you a chance to pre-register for LNGST 250, our one and only core course that is required of all students.

CREDIT FOR PREVIOUS COURSEWORK
  • Nothing at this time.
Placement
  • Students planning to take courses in a foreign language that count towards the concentration (Spanish, Greek, Latin, etc.) should consult the placement requirements for those departments.
Informational Events

Nothing available at this time.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Director, Linguistic Studies – Jeremy Loebach (loebach@stolaf.edu)