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Master of Arts in Linguistics - Option in General Linguistics

1. Take three courses in linguistic theory:

  • LING 620 Seminar in Syntactic Theory and Analysis (3)
    Prerequisite: LING 421.
  • LING 625 Seminar in Phonetics and Phonology (3)
    Prerequisite: LING 420.
  • LING 633 Discourse and Grammar (3)
    Prerequisite: LING 421 or consent of instructor.

2. Take three courses in language variation:

  • LING 540 Sociolinguistics (3)
    Prerequisite: Nine units of linguistics or consent of instructor.
  • LING 610 Historical Linguistics (3)
    Prerequisites: LING 420 and LING 421 or consent of instructor.
  • LING 650 Seminar in Bilingualism (3)
    Prerequisites: LING 329 or consent of instructor.

3. Take one course in language acquisition:

  • LING 539 Language Acquisition (3)
    Prerequisites: LING 329 or equivalent. Six units of linguistics or upper division psychology, or consent of instructor.

4. Take one course in linguistic research from the following:

  • LING 580/ANTH 570, LING 595, LING 596.

5. Elective courses: Select one (3 units, for thesis students) or three (9 units, for comprehensive exams students) from the following:

  • LING 423, LING 426, LING 470, LING 501, LING 533, LING 538, LING 575, LING 580/ANTH 570, LING 595, LING 596.

6. Culminating experience:

  • LING 697 Directed Research (1 unit; for comprehensive exams students), or
  • LING 698 Thesis (6 units; for thesis students)

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