College of Arts and Sciences

Linguistics Program

Linguistics Curriculum

Considering Linguistics? 

 

The Linguistics Program offers two majors and two minors.

Majors offered:
1.  Linguistics
2.  Linguistics-TESOL Concentration

Minors offered:
1.  Linguistics    
2.  TESOL

Below are the requirements for each of these major and minor specializations.  Please note that students may also choose to combine a major in Linguistics with a minor in TESOL (a total of at least 13 courses*) or to complete a double minor in both Linguistics and TESOL (a total of at least 9 courses*).  (Please see Dr. Jennifer Ewald jewald@sju.edu for more information.)

Linguistics Major
Course requirements for the Linguistics Major include a general introduction to the field and at least one course in several of the main areas of linguistics (pragmatics, applied linguistics, sociolinguistics, and phonetics).  Specific course requirements and options are listed below. 

Linguistics Major (10 courses)
    LIN 101 Introduction to Linguistics       
    LIN 260 or LIN 340 (Pragmatics options)
    LIN 280 or LIN 301 (Applied Linguistics options)
    LIN 317 or LIN 401 (Sociolinguistics options)
    LIN 320 or SPA 466 or SPA 468 (Phonetics options)
    and, any 5 additional courses from the following: 
        LIN (any course number)
        ENG 381
        PHL 220, 240, 474, 475
        SOC 260
        SPA* 375, 380, 460, 461, 466, 467, 468, 480 (note: SPA courses are taught in Spanish)
 
           ILCs (any 3 of the following chosen in consultation with the LIN Major Advisor):
                EDU 151    Development, Cognition and Learning
                EDU 246    Literacy, Language and Culture
                ENG 206    Public Speaking and Presentation
                IHS 331     Statistics and Research Methodology
                IHS 465     Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorders
                LAT 411    Advanced Latin Grammar
                PSY 120    Lifespan Development
                PSY 222**Neuropsychology
                SPA 342    Advanced Spanish Grammar
                MCL 101-102 courses in a language other than that used to satisfy the GEP language requirement
                (e.g., American Sign Language, Chinese, French, German, Greek, Italian, Latin, Spanish)   

* Please note that students who are double majoring/minoring may count a maximum of 3 courses toward requirements in each area.
** Please note that this course has a prerequisite (PSY 100 Introductory Psychology) and also requires the instructor’s permission for registration for non-PSY students.  Students who are interested in taking PSY 222 should take PSY 100 to satisfy their GEP Social Science requirement.

Linguistics Major-TESOL concentration
Course requirements for the Linguistics Major-TESOL concentration include a general introduction to the field of linguistics, an English grammar course, a course on language acquisition, a language teaching methods course, phonetics, and a required internship in English language teaching. 

Linguistics Major-TESOL Concentration (10 courses)
LIN 101    Introduction to Linguistics
LIN 201    English Grammar for TESOL
LIN 280    Language Acquisition and Learning
LIN 301    Teaching Languages at Home and Abroad
LIN 320    Phonetics
LIN 490    TESOL Internship
and, any 4 additional courses from the following: 
       LIN (any course number)
       EDU 246
       ENG 345, 381
       PHL 220, 240, 474, 475
       SOC 260, 317
       SPA* 375, 380, 460, 461, 466, 467, 468, 480 (note: SPA courses are taught in Spanish)

           ILCs (any 3 of the following):
              EDU 151 (Development, Cognition and Learning)
              ENG 206 (Public Speaking and Presentation)
              HIS 203, 206, 207, 210 (all Historical Introductions to geographical areas of the world)
              IRT 201 (Geography)
              LAT 411 (Adv.Latin Grammar)
              POL 113 (Introduction to Comparative Politics)
              POL 115 (Introduction to International Politics)
              SPA 342 (Adv. Spanish Grammar)
              MCL 101-102 language courses in a language other than that used to satisfy the GEP language requirement
             (American Sign Language, Chinese, French, German, Greek, Italian, Latin, or Spanish)
              Other MCL linguistics courses as approved by advisor

* Please note that students who are double majoring/minoring may count a maximum of 3 courses toward requirements in each area.


Linguistics Minor
SJU offers a Minor in Linguistics that requires LIN 101 and any additional 5 linguistics courses. Several of these courses are cross-listed with courses in other departments and can also fulfill GEP requirements or requirements in those departments. Several courses fulfill other GEP and university-level requirements.


Note: If you take some of these courses for a major or minor in one of the language programs (e.g., Spanish), you may “double-dip” up to 3 times (i.e., 3 SPA courses can count for a major or minor in Spanish as well as for a Linguistics minor):

TESOL Minor


Courses offered in Linguistics:

LIN 101 Introduction to Linguistics (GEP Art/Lit)
LIN 150 First-Year Seminars in Linguistics: (GEP First-Year Seminar)
     Language, Linguistics, and the Real World
     Language, Communication, and Culture
LIN 201 English Grammar for TESOL
LIN 220 Logic (cross-listed with PHL 220)
LIN 240 Symbolic Logic (cross-listed with PHL 240)
LIN 260 Language and the Law (GEP Ethics-Intensive) (cross-listed with SOC 260)
LIN 280 Language Acquisition and Learning
LIN 301 Teaching Languages at Home and Abroad
LIN 317 Sociolinguistics (cross-listed with SOC 317) (GEP Social Sciences; GEP Diversity)
LIN 320 Phonetics
LIN 340 Communication in Social Contexts (GEP Social Science)
LIN 381 History of the English Language (cross-listed with ENG 381)
LIN 401 Bilingualism and Language Diversity (GEP Diversity)
LIN 470 Topics in Linguistics (check listings)
LIN 474 Language and Thought (cross-listed with PHL 474)
LIN 475 Language and Meaning (cross-listed with PHL 475)
LIN 490 TESOL Internship
LIN 491 Linguistics Internship
LIN 493/494 Independent Research in Linguistics
LIN 496/497 Course(s) Taken Abroad/Transfer Course(s)

Courses that also count for certain major/minor requirements in Linguistics and/or TESOL:
EDU 246 Literacy, Language, and Culture
ENG 345 Writing Fellows, Theory and Practice (GEP Writing-Intensive)
PHL 220 Logic (cross-listed with LIN 220)
PHL 240 Symbolic Logic (cross-listed with LIN 240)
PHL 474 Language and Thought (cross-listed with LIN 474)
PHL 475 Language and Meaning (cross-listed with LIN 475)
SOC 260 Language and the Law (GEP Ethics-Intensive) (cross-listed with LIN 260)
SOC 317 Sociolinguistics (cross-listed with SOC 317) (GEP Social Sciences; LIN Diversity)
SPA 342 Advanced Spanish Grammar
SPA 380 Introduction to Spanish Linguistics
SPA 460 A Linguistic Approach to Oral Communication: Analysis and Practice
SPA 461 Methods for Teaching Spanish
SPA 466 Spanish Dialectology
SPA 467 Language Contact and Politics in the U.S. (GEP Diversity)
SPA 468 Spanish Phonetics and Phonology
SPA 480 Topics in Spanish Linguistics
XXX 490 Directed Readings (check with faculty)

Who should I talk to about a major/minor in Linguistics or TESOL?
Dr. Jennifer Ewald, BE 330B, *1864, jewald@sju.edu
Dr. Elaine Shenk, BE 330A, *1849, eshenk@sju.edu