As a linguistic major at Saint Joseph's University, you have the opportunity to study four main areas of the linguistics: pragmatics, applied linguistics, sociolinguistics and phonetics. Course topics range from language learning, discourse analysis and language contact to language teaching methods and forensic linguistics. Several linguistics classes are cross-listed in other departments, such as sociology and philosophy, allowing students to integrate the study of linguistics with other fields of interest.
You can follow a general linguistics track, learn how languages work, where they originate, how they are used in society, how they change over time and how they are learned. Alternatively, the linguistics program offers a major concentration in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESOL) for students interested in teaching English at home or abroad.