Linguistics and Anthropology

A minimum of 42 credits in Linguistics and Anthropology including all of the following:
ANTHRO 102 Archaeology and Prehistory or ANTHRO 103 Human Origins and Variation
ANTHRO 104 Culture, Society and People
ANTHRO 105 Language, Culture and Communication
LINGUIST 201 How Language Works:  Introduction to Linguistic Theory
LINGUIST 401 Introduction to Syntax
LINGUIST 402 Speech Sounds and Structure
LINGUIST 414 Introductory Phonetics for Linguists

One of the following courses:
ANTHRO 281 Research Methods in Anthropology
ANTHRO 394RI Ethnography in Action
ANTHRO 397EF Ethnographic Field Methods
ANTHRO 497EN Endangered Languages
LINGUIST 404 Field Methods

One of the following Comparative & Historical Linguistics courses:
ANTHRO 397MG Languages of Mexico and Guatemala
LINGUIST 391B Indigenous Languages of North America
LINGUIST 495C Morphology
LINGUIST 505 Historical Linguistics

One of the following courses in Language and Society:
ANTHRO 360 Language in Culture and Society
ANTHRO 597LP Language Preservation

One of the following courses in Primate Behavior, Prehistory, or Archaeology:
ANTHRO 269 North American Archaeology
ANTHRO 317 Primate Behavior
ANTHRO 368 Old World Prehistory

Two electives:
Two additional three-credit courses in Linguistics or Anthropology numbered 200 and above.

Junior Year Writing requirement:
The Junior Year Writing (JYW) requirement is met by taking LINGUIST 305 (which is currently offered in the Fall semester) or LINGUIST 350.  The Junior Year Writing requirement does not need to be satisfied in your junior year.

Common requirements for all majors:
A grade of C or better must be earned in any course used to satisfy major requirements.

College of Humanities and Fine Arts requirement:

  • Foreign Language: All students must demonstrate proficiency in a foreign language at the intermediate level.

See the Undergraduate Program Guide for more details about College requirements.

University Graduation requirements:

See the Undergraduate Program Guide for more details about University graduation requirements, including General Education requirements.