Language, Culture, and Society Concentration
Robert A. Rubinstein
Office: 405A Maxwell Hall
Consult the Course Catalog for specific requirements.
Equivalent or alternative courses may be substituted for any of the courses listed below by approval of the program. Be aware that certain courses may have prerequisites.
Linguistics Core Courses (12 Credits)
- LIN 601 - Introductory Linguistic Analysis 3 credit(s)
- LIN 631 - Phonological Analysis 3 credit(s)
- LIN 641 - Syntactic Analysis 3 credit(s)
- LIN 674 Topics in Sociolinguistics 3 credit(s)
Concentration Area Required Courses (6 Credits)
- LIN 672 – Language, Culture and Society 3 credit(s), and
- LIN 673 - Language Variation and Change 3 credit(s)
Concentration Area Elective Courses (6 Credits)
Select 2 courses from the list in consultation with the concentration advisor.
- CRS 630 - Intercultural Communication 3 credit(s)
- LIN 605 – Linguistic Structure of English 3 credit(s)
- LIN 606 – Field Methods of Linguistics 3 credit(s)
- LIN 612 - Pragmatics: Meaning and Context 3 credit(s)
- LIN 621 - Introduction to Methodology of Teaching Languages: English/Foreign Language Teaching 3 credit(s)
- LIN 622 - Advanced Methods of Teaching Languages: English/Foreign Language Teaching 3 credit(s)
- LIN 626 - Structure of Standard Arabic 3 credit(s)
- LIN 661 - Introduction to Historical Linguistics 3 credit(s)
- LIN 671 - Dimensions of Bilingualism and Multiculturalism 3 credit(s)
- LIN 681 - Global Communication Through World Englishes 3 credit(s)
- SPA 637 Intro to Spanish Linguistics 3 credit(s)
An advanced “Structure of Modern Language or History of Language” course, or an area studies course, may be taken with approval of the concentration advisor and the Program.
Foreign Language Requirement (6 Credits)
The student must have the equivalent of advanced language competency in a European language or one year of non-Western language. If language competency is already achieved, students may take 2 additional elective courses.
In substitution for six of the elective credits, the student may prepare a thesis under the supervision of the concentration advisor and other faculty participating in the Program and on a topic approved by the Program.