Linguistics and Philosophy

At least 42 credits in courses distributed between Philosophy and Linguistics, including those listed below.

Required Linguistics courses (20 credits):
LINGUIST 201 How Language Works:  Introduction to Linguistics Theory
LINGUIST 401 Introduction to Syntax
LINGUIST 402 Speech Sounds and Structure, or LINGUIST 414 Introduction to Phonetics or LINGUIST 370 The Sounds of Englishes
LINGUIST 411 Introduction to Language Acquisition or LINGUIST 350 Syntax and Dialects of English
LINGUIST 509 Introduction to Computational Linguistics or LINGUIST 394BI Language and Cognition or LINGUIST 412 Language Processing and the Brain or LINGUIST 492B Computational Linguistics:  Use     and Meaning
LINGUIST 510 Introduction to Semantics

Required Philosophy courses (12 credits):
PHIL 310 Intermediate Logic
PHIL 542 Topics in Epistemology or 551 Metaphysics
PHIL  341 Introduction to Metaphysics or PHIL 342 Introduction to Epistemology

One of the following Logic Electives:
PHIL 511 Modal Logic
PHIL 512 Philosophy and Logic
PHIL 513 Mathematical Logic I
PHIL 514 Mathematical Logic II

One of the following Electives:
PHIL 335 20th Analytic Philosophy
PHIL 346 Introduction to Philosophy of Language
PHIL 350 Introduction Philosophy of Science
PHIL 553 Topics in the Philosophy of Science
PHIL 546 Topics in the Philosophy of Language
PHIL 555 Topics in the Philosophy of Mind

At the discretion of the directors of undergraduate studies in each department, other senior-level courses in Linguistics and Philosophy may be substituted for those listed.

Junior Year Writing requirement

The Junior Year Writing (JYW) requirement is met by taking LINGUIST 305, LINGUIST 350, or PHIL 400.  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.