As explained in the “Linguistics Concentration Requirements” section of this handbook, there is a crucial difference between the Linguistics with Related Field track or the Linguistics with MBB track and a joint concentration with Linguistics and another field. Thus, for example, a student in “Linguistics with Psychology” as a related field or in Linguistics with MBB is solely under the jurisdiction of the Linguistics Department, while a student with a joint concentration in Linguistics and Psychology is under the jurisdiction of both the Linguistics and Psychology departments–that is, he or she needs to fulfill the requirements for joint concentration outlined by both fields. A student in “Linguistics with Psychology” as a related field graduates with a concentration in Linguistics; a student in Linguistics with MBB also graduates with a concentration in Linguistics and is awarded a certificate by the MBB program. A joint concentrator would graduate with a concentration in both Linguistics and Psychology.
Joint concentrations must be approved by both participating concentrations. Typically, joint concentrators take six courses in Linguistics and six in the joint field and write a thesis that to some degree combines the two fields. Note that the same course cannot be counted as a required course for both fields simultaneously. Courses in the joint field should be selected in consultation with the Head Tutor of that field. Under usual circumstances, the following courses will be taken: Linguistics as primary field: Linguistics 97r or Linguistics 98a (1 term), Linguistics 110 or Social Analysis 34, Linguistics 112a, Linguistics 115a, Linguistics 120 or Linguistics 122, one additional half-courses in Linguistics.
Joint concentrators ordinarily also enroll in two terms of senior tutorial in the primary field (the field listed first). Thesis advisers may be drawn from either of the two departments, subject to approval by the two Head Tutors.