Because human language is a multifaceted object of study,
Linguistics is, by its nature, an interdisciplinary field. The undergraduate
major provides both an in-depth grounding in the field as well as
cross-disciplinary breadth. Students beginning a Linguistics major should take
LING 200, which is a prerequisite for many upper-level courses in the
department. All majors are required to take at least 9 courses (27 semester
hours) in Linguistics at the 300 level or above, including 5 core courses as
specified below (or otherwise listed in a particular concentration).
In addition, competency in 1 language other than English is required. This requirement may be satisfied by 2 courses in a foreign language at the 200 level or above or equivalent or at the 100 level or above for non-European languages. No more than one independent study course may be counted toward the major requirements.
Options in the list of core courses that are not used as core courses can count as electives for the major. The Linguistics major requires, in addition to 5 core courses and the language requirement, at least 4 advanced Linguistics electives (300 level or above).
Students interested in careers in medically oriented fields or speech technology are encouraged t met with the undergrad advisor to discuss the course most appropriate to their future plans.
The General Announcements (GA) is the official Rice curriculum. In the event that there is a discrepancy between the GA and any other websites or publications, the GA shall prevail as the authoritative source.
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