Course Requirements

In addition to advanced coursework in the areas of their major fields, all students must complete the following foundational courses, normally in their first two years:

  • Linguistics 112/212: Syntactic Theory I/Syntactic Theory II
  • Linguistics 115/215: Phonological Theory I/Phonological Theory II
  • Linguistics 116/216: Semantic Theory I/Semantic Theory II
  • Linguistics 117r: Linguistic Field Methods
  • Linguistics 118: Historical and Comparative Linguistics (formerly Linguistics 224)

Second- and third-year students also take Linguistics 241r: Practicum in Linguistics. Linguistics 116b is not required of students concentrating in a language-intensive area of historical linguistics.