BA: Language, Society, and Communication Concentration


Language, Society, and Communication prepares students for careers in the media, public relations, business and industry. Majors explore the central role that language plays in society, social interaction, and communication.

Courses in Language, Society, and Communication focus on basic issues of the structure and the use of language. Electives focus on specific social and cultural contexts in America, and on methods for studying the use of language in distinctive contexts.

Acceptance Criteria

Minimum 2.0 overall GPA; minimum 2.5 GPA in LIN 205 and 207

Degree Requirements

  • Core Linguistics courses (12 credits): LIN 205LIN 207LIN 301LIN 302
  • Required courses for concentration (12 credits): Four Linguistics courses with sociolinguistic, communication, or cultural content, including relevant courses offered by the Chinese, German, Japanese, or Korean programs
  • Electives within the concentration (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

Contact Us

Robert Hoeing

Robert Hoeing

Director of Undergraduate Studies; Associate Professor

Specialties: German Syntax, Syntactic Theory, and Business German

639 Baldy Hall

Phone: (716) 645-0130