Linguistic Honors Tracks

Overview

The Linguistics Honors tracks prepare students for graduate study in linguistics, cognitive science, and fields related to cognitive science, such as psychology. Majors become proficient at all levels of linguistic analysis, and gain an overview of theoretical issues.

The honors tracks provide a more intensive examination of current issues in linguistics, and have two concentrations: Language Stucture and Theory and Language and Cognition.

Acceptance Criteria

Permission of the Director of Undergraduate Studies and a minimum 3.0 GPA; grade of A- or better in both LIN 205 and 207, or a recommendation from 205 or 207 instructor. Students in Honors programs must maintain a GPA of at least 3.0 in the major.

Degree Requirements: Honors Track in Language Structure and Theory

  • Core Honors Linguistics courses (12 credits): LIN 205LIN 207LIN 415LIN 432
  • Required courses for track (12 credits): Two or three additional 400-level Linguistics courses in theoretical linguistics and three to six credits of LIN 497 (Honors Thesis) for a total of twelve credits
  • Electives within the track (12 credits): Any four additional Linguistics courses, including linguistics courses offered by the Chinese, German, Japanese, or Korean programs and one course from another department with approved linguistic content

Please visit the UB Undergraduate Catalog for further information about the Honors Track in Language Structure and Theory, including courses, acceptance criteria, requirements, study abroad, and career opportunities.

Degree Requirements: Honors Track in Language and Cognition

  • Core Honors Linguistics courses (12 credits): LIN 205LIN 207LIN 415LIN 432
  • Required courses for track (12 credits)
    1. Two of the following language development courses: LIN 320LIN 342LIN 355LIN 417LIN 455
    2. Two of the following courses on meaning: LIN 356LIN 413LIN 438
    3. Three credits of LIN 497 (Honors Thesis)
  • Electives within the track (9 credits)
    1. Any two additional Linguistics courses, including linguistics courses offered by the Chinese, German, Japanese, or Korean programs
    2. One course from another department with approved language and cognition content; allowable courses include (but are not limited to): CDS 301 Language Development, LAI 205 Intro to Child Development, PHI 215 Symbolic Logic, PSY 336 Development Psychology, PSY 341 Cognitive Psychology, PSY 343 Sensory Processes and Perception, SPA 382 Intro Sec Lang Acq Theory

Please visit the UB Undergraduate Catalog for further information about the Honors Track in Language and Cognition, including courses, acceptance criteria, requirements, study abroad, and career opportunities.

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