Major Requirements

Linguistics Major Requirements

The undergraduate major in linguistics may be obtained by pursuing either the general major option or the applied major option. Students must complete 30 credits in either the general major option or the applied major option. Students must complete at least 15 upper-division (numbered 300 and above) credits in the major in residence at UWM. The College of Letters and Science requires that students attain at least a 2.0 GPA on all credits in the major attempted at UWM. In addition, students must attain a 2.0 GPA on all major credits attempted, including any transfer work. The College also requires students to complete a research experience in their major. 

Major Options

General Linguistics Major Option

Basic Requirements
LINGUIS 350Introduction to Linguistics3
LINGUIS 450Introduction to Phonetics3
LINGUIS 461Introduction to Phonology3
LINGUIS 464Introduction to Syntax3
Special Requirements
Select at least three of the following:9
First Language Acquisition
Introduction to Second Language Acquisition
Language and Society
Semantics
Language in its Various Forms:
Historical/Comparative Linguistics
Language Typology and Language Universals
Advanced Phonology
Advanced Syntax
Morphology
Electives
Select 9 credits 19
Total Credits30

Applied Linguistics Major Option

Basic Requirements
LINGUIS 350Introduction to Linguistics3
LINGUIS 420Introduction to Second Language Acquisition3
LINGUIS/ANTHRO 570Issues in Bilingualism3
or LINGUIS 430 Language and Society
LINGUIS 450Introduction to Phonetics3
LINGUIS 461Introduction to Phonology3
LINGUIS 464Introduction to Syntax3
Special Requirements
Select at least two of the following:6
Literacy, Grammar, and Methodologies in ESL Education
First Language Acquisition
Urban Dialects
Psycholinguistics
Language in its Various Forms:
Introduction to Adult/University Level TESOL
Materials for ESL Instruction
Electives
Select 6 credits 16
Total Credits30

Linguistics Major Approved Electives

All linguistics courses not selected to meet a specific requirement in the option
All language courses (does not include literature courses)
The following courses offered by other units:
ANTHRO 105Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology3
ANTHRO 362System Failure: Globalization and Language Extinction3
ANTHRO 641Seminar in Anthropology: (with linguistics subtitle)3
COMMUN 320Nonverbal Communication3
COMMUN 350Intercultural Communication3
COMSDIS 230Introduction to Phonetics4
COMSDIS 240Normal Speech and Language Development3
COMPSCI 132Introduction to Computers and Programming3
COMPSCI 423Introduction to Natural Language Processing3
COMPSCI 431Programming Languages Concepts3
ENGLISH 211Aspects of the English Language:3
ENGLISH/LINGUIS 400Introduction to English Linguistics3
ENGLISH 402Theories of Language and Literature: (with language focus)3
ENGLISH 403Survey of Modern English Grammar3
FRENCH 392Phonetics3
GERMAN 371German Phonetics3
GERMAN 451Introduction to German Linguistics3
PHILOS 211Elementary Logic3
PHILOS 212Modern Deductive Logic3
PHILOS 511Symbolic Logic3
PHILOS 516Language and Meaning3
PHILOS 517Special Problems in the Philosophy of Language and Linguistics:3
SPANISH 341Introduction to Hispanic Linguistics3
SPANISH 444Spanish Syntax and Morphology3
SPANISH 541History of the Spanish Language3