Linguistics Major Record of Progress Document

In order to successfully complete the linguistics BA degree, students must complete the major as officially described at this website. To assist students in this, the following table is provided. A copy should be printed and completed in consultation with the Director.
Core Requirements (12 hours)
Course, Semester Offered and Prerequisites SH Semester Taken Grade
Lin 100 - Introduction to Linguistics, Fall or Spring
[none]
3    
Lin 200 - Phonology, Phonetics & Morphology, Fall
[Lin 100]
3    
Lin 201 - Morphology, Syntax & Semantics, Spring
[Lin 100]
3    
Lin 300 - Theories of Linguistics Analysis, Fall
[Lin 200 and Lin 201]
3    
Cognates (24 hours)
Course, Semester Offered and Prerequisites SH Semester Taken Grade
Ant 344 - Language and Culture, Fall
[Ant 100, Lin 100 or Soc 100]
3    
Cog 376 - Computer Models of Language Representation and Processing, Fall
[Cog 166 and Lin 100]
3    
      Cog 1661 - Introduction to Cognitive Science, Fall or Spring
      [none]
3    
Eng 374 - History and Development of the English Language, Fall
[ Eng 271 or Lin 100)
3    
Phl 313 - Philosophy of Language, Spring
[3 hours in Philosophy or permission of the instructor]
3    
Psy 310 - Psycholinguistics, Spring
[Psy 100]
3    
      Psy 1001 - Introduction to Psychology, Fall or Spring
      [none]
3    
Cas 4442 - Semiotics and the Study of Meaning, Spring
[upper division standing, completion of all lower division requirements in the student's major]
3    

1 Cog 166 and Psy 100 may be taken either the freshman or sophomore year and must be taken before attempting any upper division coursework for this major.
2 Cas 444 is meant to be the final course taken in this major. While not a capstone course, per se, it will be most valuable after having had the various perspectives provided by the other cognate courses listed in the major.

Writing Plan (15 hours)
Course, Semester Offered and Prerequisites SH Semester Taken Grade
Lin 100 - Introduction to Linguistics, Fall or Spring
[none]
3    
Ant 344 - Language and Culture, Fall
[Ant 100, Lin 100 or Soc 100]
3    
Eng 374 - History and Development of the English Language, Fall
[Eng 271 or Lin 100]
3    
Phl 313 - Philosphy of Language, Spring
[3 hours in Philosophy or permission of the instructor]
3    
lower division course from approved writing course electives from the co-sponsoring programs/departments: Anthropology, English, Education, Modern Languages, Philosophy, Psychology, Communications Studies, Information Science, Computer Science
3    
GENERAL EDUCATION 2000
Course SH Semester Taken/Waiver Grade
Basic Skills
Writing 3    
Computer Literacy 3    
Critical Thinking 3    
Foreign Language 3    
Knowledge Foundations
Fine & Performing Arts 3    
Humanities 3    
Mathematics 3    
Natural Sciences 3    
Natural Sciences 3    
Social & Behavioral Sciences: Lin 100 - Introduction to Linguistics 3    
Social & Behavioral Sciences: Psy 100 - Introduction to Psychology 3    
American & Western Heritage
American History 3    
Western Civilization 3    
Human Diversity
Tolerance & Intolerance in the US 3    
Non-Western Civilizations 3    
Intellectual Issues
Explorations in the Natural Science 3    
Cultures and Civilizations or Self and Society 3    
Advanced Expository Writing (see Writing Plan above)
Upper Division Credit Hours (at least 42 needed)
Course SH Semester Taken Grade
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       

Other graduation requirements include:

  • a minimum of 122 credit hours
  • a minimum of 90 credit hours in liberal arts courses
  • a maximum of 48 hours in a single discipline
  • a minimum overall GPA of 2.00
  • a minimum GPA for courses applied to the major of 2.00
  • at least 60 hours from an accredited four year institution, 30 credit hours of which must be earned from Oswego
  • a minimum of one-half the major requirements taken at Oswego
See the College Catalog for details.