The plan listed below is designed to provide suggestions for sequencing your major courses, but there are also other ways to sequence most majors. This plan is meant to provide aid in early, provisional planning. Please consult with your academic advisor to make strategic academic decisions about which courses to take each semester.

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Sample Four Year Plan: Linguistics (BS)

FALL - Semester 1

LING 238: Introduction to Linguistics
Elementary or Intermediate Foreign Language
Liberal Studies Program (LSP) coursework (including ENG 190: Writing as Critical Thinking)

SPRING - Semester 2

LING 224: Topics in Linguistics or LING 250: English Linguistics for the Classroom
Elementary or Intermediate Foreign Language
Liberal Studies Program (LSP) coursework

FALL - Semester 3

LING 315: Structure and History of Romance Languages or LING 318: Structure and History of English or LING 319: Structure and History of a Language or Language Family (or spring second year)
STAT 190: Statistics
Intermediate Foreign Language
Liberal Studies Program (LSP) coursework (including STAT 190: Basic Statistics)

SPRING - Semester 4

LING 308: Principles of Second Language Teaching, LING 324: Topics in Sociolinguistics, LING 325: Language and Gender or LING 414: Language and the Mind - a "Research on Language in Use" course (or fall second year)
Intermediate Foreign Language
BS Requirement course
Liberal Studies Program (LSP) coursework

FALL - Semester 5

LING 430: Syntax, LING 431: Morphology, LING 432: Phonetics and Phonology, OR LING 433: Semantics and Pragmatics (a "core area" course)
Liberal Studies Program (LSP) coursework (including Junior Interdisciplinary Seminar/JINS)
BS Requirement Course

SPRING - Semester 6

LING 430: Syntax, LING 431: Morphology, LING 432: Phonetics and Phonology, OR LING 433: Semantics and Pragmatics (a "core area" course)
Liberal Studies Program (LSP) coursework

FALL - Semester 7

LING 300+ elective
Liberal Studies Program (LSP) coursework

SPRING - Semester 8

LING 498: Linguistics Senior Seminar
Liberal Studies Program (LSP) coursework

Structure and History of Language course options include LING 315: Structure and history of Romance Languages, LING 318: Structure and History of English, and LING 319: Structure and History of a Language or Language Family.

Research on Language in Use course options include CML 308: Principles of Second Language Teaching, LING 308: Principles of Second Language Teaching, LING 324: Topics in Sociolinguistics, LING 325: Language and Gender, and LING 414: Language and the Mind.

Core Areas of Analysis course options include LING 430: Syntax, LING 431: Morphology, LING 432: Phonetics and Phonology, and LING 433: Semantics and Pragmatics.

Elective course options include approximately 20 courses including ENG 332: Old English, ENG 419: Linguistics and Literary Criticism, SPAN 503: Topics in Hispanic Linguistics, GERM 432: Grimms' Maerchen and German Dialectology, FREN 425: Phonology and Advanced Grammar, and LING 520: ESOL Assessment Strategies for K-12 Learners among others.

Department chair: please contact Jonathan Vieker with any updates to the plan above.

This is a sample course sequence to illustrate class offerings for this major. The Office of the Registrar is responsible for certifying completion of degree requirements based on requirements specified in Truman's Official Catalog.

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