University of Hawaii at Hilo Catalog 2014–2015

B.A. in Linguistics Requirements

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Group 1. General Education Basic, Area, and Integrative Requirements in effect Fall 2011

Students may choose to graduate under the General Education Basic, Area, and Integrative requirements and graduation requirements in force at the time they entered the UH System, when they entered UH Hilo, or when they graduate, provided there is no break in enrollment lasting longer than one semester.

Students should meet with their academic advisor to ensure that they enroll in courses that will enable them to meet these requirements as well as requirements for the major and for graduation. Some courses may meet both General Education requirements and major requirements.

The new GE basic, core, and integrative requirements and lists of certified courses are posted at hilo.hawaii.edu/academics/gened/.

Group 2. Major Requirements (and Assigned Credits)

46 Semester Credits

  1. Core Courses
    • LING 102 Introduction to Linguistics (3)
    • LING 311 Phonetics and Phonology (3)
    • LING 321 Morphology and Syntax (3)
    • LING 490 Research and Methods in Linguistics (3) 
       
  2. Select one of the 3 areas below as an area of concentration and take at least 3 courses in that area. From the other 2 areas, take at least 1 course. (15)

    STRUCTURE/GRAMMAR

    • LING 345: Historical and Comparative Linguistics
    • ENG 324: Modern English Grammar
    • LING 410: Semantics and Pragmatics
    • JPNS 451: Structure of Japanese I
    • JPNS 452: Structure of Japanese II
    • KHAW 453: Hawaiian Phonetics & Phonology
    • KHAW 454: Hawaiian Morphology and Syntax

    APPLIED/SOCIOLINGUISTICS

    • LING 347: Pidgins and Creoles
    • LING 356: Language and Gender
    • LING 412: Discourse Analysis
    • LING 432: Critical Applied Linguistics **
    • LING 442: Languages in Hawai'i **
    • ANTH 331: Language in Culture & Society
    • ENG 350: Second Language Acquisition Theory
    • JPNS 345: Methods for Teaching Japanese

    LANGUAGE MAINTENANCE, REVITALIZATION, AND POLICY

    • KIND 240: Culture Revitalization Movement
    • LING 432: Critical Applied Linguistics **
    • LING 442: Languages in Hawai'i **
    • LING 434: Indigenous Languages of North America
    • LING 445: Explorations in Bilingual and Immersion Education
    • KHAW 455: Hawaiian: A Polynesian Language
    • KHAW 496: Hawaiian Studies Seminar

      ** Listed in two areas but counts toward only one.

  3. THREE additional semester hours in Linguistics (or other related and approved field) at the 300 level or above (3).

  4. 16 university credits in second/auxiliary language study, 4 credits of which must be in a different language from the other credits. In certain circumstances, students may substitute demonstrated fluency in a second/auxiliary language in lieu of up to 8 credits. (16)

    Notes:
    1.    Students must earn at least a 2.0 GPA in major requirement courses.
    2.    At least 45 semester hours must be earned in courses at the 300-400 level.
    3.    To earn a Bachelor of Arts degree in Linguistics, students must fulfill the requirements for the major AND meet all of the University’s other baccalaureate requirements. (Please see the chapter on Baccalaureate Degree Requirements in the Catalog.)
    4.    Students should always check course prerequisites and the frequency with which courses are offered. 

Total Minimum Semester Hours Required for the B.A. in Linguistics

120 Semester Hours

Notes

  1. Students must earn at least a 2.0 GPA in courses required for the major.
  2. At least 45 semester hours must be earned in courses at the 300–400-level.
  3. To earn a Bachelor of Arts degree in Linguistics, students must fulfill the requirements for the major and meet all of the University’s other baccalaureate degree requirements. (Please see the Baccalaureate Degree Requirements in this Catalog.)
  4. Students should always check course prerequisites and the frequency with which courses are offered.
  5. To ensure progress toward degree completion, students are strongly encouraged to meet with an advisor each semester before registering.