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Honors Programs

The Honors Programs 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 programs involve a more intensive examination of current issues in linguistics, and have two tracks.

Acceptance Criteria
Permission of the DUGS 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.

Honors Track in Language Structure and Theory

  • Core Honors Linguistics courses (12 credits): LIN 205, LIN 207, LIN 415, LIN 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

Honors Track in Language and Cognition

  • Core Honors Linguistics courses (12 credits): LIN 205, LIN 207, LIN 415, LIN 432
  • Required courses for track (12 credits)
  • Electives within the track (9 credits)
    • Any two additional Linguistics courses, including linguistics courses offered by the Chinese, German, Japanese, or Korean programs
    • 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