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Students in this program complete a total of 120 undergraduate credits and 36 graduate credits. Of the 120 UG credits, 12 credits taken during the 4th year can be transferred as graduate credits and counted towards the 36 credits.
The following course requirements must be completed before the start of the 4th year.
Required Core Courses (9 credits)
LING 270S Introduction to Linguistics
LING 375X Linguistic Ecology and Language Endangerment
LING 470 Linguistic Analysis
Required Seminar (3 credits)
LING 494 Linguistics Seminar
Language Courses (8-10 credits)
8 to 10 credits of language courses (typically two semesters) taken at UM.
Note: This requirement cannot be satisfied by Foreign Language course credits used to satisfy the General Education Requirement.
Elective Courses (3 credits)
LING 473 Language and Culture
LING 474 Historical Linguistics
LING 475 Linguistic Field Methods
LING 477 Bilingualism
LING 478 Learner Language
LING 484 North American Indigenous Languages and Linguistics
CSD 210 Speech & Language Development
MCLG 410 Methods for Teaching Foreign Language
SPNS 305 Spanish Phonetics and Phonology
SPNS 400 Applied Linguistics
ANTY 476 Methods for Native Languages
During the Spring Semester of the 3rd year, students will fill out a pre-application form and submit it to the Director of the Linguistics Program before registering for the 4th year. Students must complete at least 96 credits before the start of the 4th year.
Students receive provisional sgraduate tatus and take the following four graduate level courses in the 4th year.
LING 571 Phonetics and Phonology or LING 572 Syntax
LING 494 Seminar
LING 477 Bilingualism and LING 574 Historical Linguistics
LING 478 Learner Language and LING 573 Language and Culture
During the Spring Semester of the 4th year, students apply to the graduate school for admission to the MA program. (See admissions page)
In order to pursue the 5-Year Combined BA/MA program, student academic performance must meet the Degree Standards indicated in article B2.000 of the Graduate School’s Academic Policies. Also, students must earn a BA by completing the graduation application prior to the start of the 5th Year, and transfer graduate course credits to the Linguistics MA program in the 5th year.
Students who successfully complete the above requirements:
Thesis and non-thesis options are available. Any student may elect to pursue the non-thesis option. Students wishing to pursue the thesis option must be approved to do so by the Linguistics Program faculty. Students whose proposals are approved may then elect to pursue the thesis option. The requirements for each option are listed below. See Course Catalog for course descriptions.
*Transferred courses taken in 4th year
*** If taken as a required course (see a. above), cannot be used for an elective course.
Provisionally accepted students whose academic performance in the 4th Year does not meet the Degree Standards but earn passing grades (C-) and achieve the required GPA (2.0) will apply for a terminal BA in Linguistics.
Students not accepted to the graduate program will earn a terminal BA in Linguistics by completing the following courses in their senior year.
updated on 10/28/2020