Linguistics Major: Sample 4-Year Plan

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
TRU 110 (any section)
Elementary or Intermediate Foreign Language
Liberal Studies Program (LSP) coursework (including ENG 190)

SPRING - Semester 2

LING 224 or LING 250
Elementary or Intermediate Foreign Language
Liberal Studies Program (LSP) coursework

FALL - Semester 3

LING 315, 318, or 319 course (or spring second year)
Intermediate Foreign Language
Liberal Studies Program (LSP) coursework (including STAT 190)

SPRING - Semester 4

LING 308, 324, 325, or 414 - 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, 431, 432, or 433 (a "core area" course)
Liberal Studies Program (LSP) coursework (including JINS)
BS Requirement Course

SPRING - Semester 6

LING 430, 431, 432, or 433 (a "core area" course)
Liberal Studies Program (LSP) coursework

FALL - Semester 7

LING 300+ elective

SPRING - Semester 8

LING 498 (Senior Seminar)

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 the Center for Academic Excellence 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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