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Faculty of Arts (2014/2015)
11.18 Linguistics

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Linguistics course descriptions are found at the end of the Faculty of Arts section under Course Descriptions, Linguistics and are designated by LING.

11.18.1 General Degree

The general degree requires 12 courses, 36 credit hours.

  1. Students majoring in Linguistics must complete 36 credit hours in Linguistics, which must include the five courses numbered Linguistics 1100/2100, 1103/2103, 1104/2104, 3100, 3201 plus 21 credit hours in courses chosen from Linguistics 1105/2105, 2060, 2210, 2300, 2400, 2401, 3000, 3104, 3105, 3150, 3155, 3210, 3212, 3220, 3302, 3310, 3311, 3500, 3850, 3950-3960, 4010-4091, 4100, 4110, 4150, 4151, 4201, 4202, 4210, 4301, 4310, 4350, 4400, 4403, 4420, 4421, 4500, 4700, 4750, 4751, 4752, 4753, 4754, 4900, 4901, 4950-4960. Of these 21 credit hours, 9 must be at the 4000 level.

  2. 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.

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

Note:

Students intending to pursue graduate work in Linguistics should include Linguistics 3500, 4201 and at least one of 4100 and 4110 in their programs.

11.18.2 Honours Major

The honours major requires twenty courses, 60 credit hours and the joint honours requires sixteen courses, 48 credit hours.

  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: Linguistics 1103/2103, 1104/2104, 2210, 3000, 3100, 3201, 3210, 3500, 3850, 4100 (or 4110), 4201 (or 4202), 4999, and at least one of Linguistics 4010-4091, 4150, 4210, 4500, 4700, 4950-4960. 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.

  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 Linguistics 4999, will also be required for any Joint Honours degree in Linguistics. A total of 48 credit hours in Linguistics, which may include Linguistics 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.

11.18.3 Minor Programs
  1. The General Minor requires eight courses, 24 credit hours. The following courses are required:

    1. Linguistics 1103/2103 and 1104/2104;

    2. any 2 courses from the following list: Linguistics 3000, 3100, 3104, 3201, 3500, 3850; and

    3. an additional 12 credit hours selected from: Linguistics 1100/2100, 1105/2105, 2060, 2210, 2300, 2400, 2401, 3000, 3100, 3104, 3105, 3150, 3155, 3201, 3210, 3212, 3220, 3302, 3310, 3311, 3500, 3850, 3950-3960, 4010-4091, 4100, 4110, 4150, 4151, 4201, 4202, 4210, 4301, 4310, 4350, 4400, 4403, 4420, 4421, 4500, 4700, 4750, 4751, 4752, 4753, 4754, 4900, 4901, 4950-4960.

  2. Focus Area in Linguistics for B.Ed. (Primary/Elementary) Students (6 courses, 18 credit hours)

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

    1. Linguistics 1100 or 2100, 1103 or 2103, 1104 or 2104, 2210, and 6 credit hours in courses chosen from Linguistics 3000, 3100, 3104, 3105, 3150, 3155, 3201, 3210, 3212, 3500, 3850.

    2. Students are urged to include more than the minimum number of linguistics-related courses in their program.