2004 - 2005 Calendar

FACULTY OF ARTS

LINGUISTICS PROGRAMS AND REGULATIONS

GENERAL DEGREE

1) Many courses formerly offered by the Department of Linguistics have been renumbered or renamed. Students who have taken Linguistics courses at Memorial University of Newfoundland may not obtain credit for renumbered or renamed courses which the student has already taken. Students should consult with an advisor in the Department of Linguistics to ensure that they are taking the appropriate courses.

2) Prerequisites may be waived in special cases by the Head of the Department.

3) Students majoring in Linguistics must complete 36 credit hours in Linguistics, which must include the (6) courses numbered 1103/2103, 1104/2104, 3000, 3100, 3201, 3500, plus 18 credit hours in courses chosen from 2210, 3104, 3105, 3155, 3212, 3310, 3500, 3850, 4100, 4110, 4150, 4201, 4210, 4350, 4400, 4500, 4700. Of these 18 credit hours, 9 must be at the 4000 level.

NOTES: 1) Students intending to pursue graduate work in Linguistics should include 3500, 4201 and at least one of 4100 and 4110 in their programs.
2) In planning a Major, students are required to consult with an advisor in the Department of Linguistics to ensure that their proposed program is possible within the constraints of course scheduling and prerequisites.


HONOURS AND JOINT HONOURS DEGREES

1) See General Regulations for the Degree of Bachelor of Arts (Honours).

2) An Honours degree in Linguistics must include 60 credit hours in Linguistics courses of which the following are required: 1103/2103, 1104/2104, 2210, 3000, 3100, 3104, 3201, 3500, 3850, 4100 (and/or 4110), 4201, 4999, and at least one of 4150, 4210, 4350, 4400, 4500, 4700. Students should choose courses in consultation with their Honours Essay supervisor, to ensure that the needs and interests of the individual candidate are met, and to take into account the availability of courses which the department is able to offer. The Honours or Joint Honours student must also meet a language requirement of 6 credit hours or the equivalent in a second language. Under very special circumstances the Head of the Department may prescribe 6 credit hours in advanced courses in English dialectology in place of the above second language requirement.

3) Linguistics may also be combined with another subject or subjects to constitute a Joint Honours degree. The required courses listed above for the Honours degree, except for 4999, will also be required for any Joint Honours degree in Linguistics. A total of 48 credit hours in Linguistics, which may include 4999, is required for Joint Honours in Linguistics. Students should consult their Department of Linguistics advisor to ensure that they select courses which complement their other Honours Subject of Specialization.

MINOR PROGRAMS

1) General Minor

Courses eligible for the General Minor in Linguistics are Linguistics 1100/2100, 1103/2103, 1104/2104, 2105, 2210, 3000, 3100, 3104, 3105, 3150, 3155, 3201, 3212 or 3220, 3310, 3850, 4100, 4110, 4150, 4201, 4210, 4310, 4350, 4400, 4500, 4700. Students are required to complete 24 credit hours chosen from these courses, and must include 1103/2103, 1104/2104, and at least 6 credit hours from 3000, 3100, 3104, 3201, 3500, 3850.

For students taking the General Minor who want to specialize in careers related to linguistics, it is recommended that they choose 24 credit hours from the following sets of courses.

a) Courses Recommended for Potential Speech Language Pathologists (choose 24 credit hours from the following):

Linguistics 1100/2100, 1103/2103, 1104/2104, 2210, 3000, 3100, 3104, 3155, 3201, 3500, 3850, 4150, and 4700.

The above list is intended for those who plan to study Speech Pathology at another university. Please note that Speech Pathology is not offered at this University. Students should also plan to meet the requirements of the program to which they will apply. These often include course work in Biology, Psychology, Statistics as well as other fields.

b) Courses Recommended for French Majors (choose 24 credit hours from the following):

Linguistics/French 3302, 3310, 3311, 4310; Linguistics 1100/2100, 1103/2103, 1104/2104, 2210, 3000, 3100, 3104, 3150, 3155, 3201, 3500, and 3850.

c) Courses Recommended for English Linguistics (choose 24 credit hours from the following):

Linguistics/English 2400, Linguistics/English 2401, Linguistics 1100/2100, 1103/2103, 1104/2104, 2210, 3000, 3100, 3104, 3105, 3155, 3201, 3212, 3500, 3850, 4100, 4110, 4210, Linguistics/English 4403, 4420, 4421.

d) Courses Recommended for Potential Teachers in Native and Northern Schools (choose 24 credit hours from the following):

Linguistics 2060, a course on the structure of a Native Language of Canada (available in the series 1530-2023 or 4050 and 4051), plus Linguistics 1100/2100, 1103/2103, 1104/2104, 2210, 3000, 3100, 3104, 3105, 3150, 3155, 3201, 3500, 3850, 4150.

2) Concentration in Linguistics for Bachelor of Education (Primary/Elementary) Students

A minimum of 18 credit hours in Linguistics is required for students who are doing a concentration in the discipline. The program is as follows:

Linguistics 1100/2100, 1103/2103, 1104/2104, 2210, 6 credit hours in courses chosen from Linguistics 3000, 3100, 3104, 3105, 3150, 3155, 3201, 3212, 3500, 3850, including at least one 3000-level course. Students are urged to include more than the minimum number of linguistics-related courses in their program.


Please direct inquiries to deanarts@mun.ca


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