Students who are specializing in historical Indo-European linguistics have more specific research skill requirements. Click here.

Options (MA, choose one; PhD, complete both)

1. Reading knowledge of a modern foreign language. This requirement may be satisfied in one of three ways:

a. Receiving a passing grade on a departmental foreign language translation test. These tests are offered once a semester by Romance Languages, Germanic and Slavic, and other departments.

b. Earning a grade of B or higher in any UGA foreign language course at the intermediate (2000) level or above.

c. Earning a grade of B or higher in a translation course, such as GRMN3500 Techniques of Translation, FREN2500 French for Reading Knowledge, or SPAN2500 Spanish for Reading Knowledge.

2. One of the following options:

a. Completion of STAT6210 Statistical Methods ISTAT6310 Statistical Analysis I, or LING6400 Quantitative Methods. (Students who took Quantitative Methods under the course number LING8180 will also have this counted toward their Research Skills requirement if they so choose.)

b. Completion of LING8880 Field Methods in Linguistics

c. Reading knowledge of a second mondern foreign language as established in (1) above.

Requirement for students in historical Indo-European linguistics

Much of the literature in historical Indo-European linguistics is written in German and French, so a reading knowledge of these languages is essential.

All students pursuing an MA in historical Indo-European linguistics should demonstrate a reading knowledge of German, as described in (1) above, by the end of their third semester. (Students who plan to apply to Ph.D. programs in Indo-European linguistics are strongly advised to present a reading knowledge of both French and German prior to applying to these programs.)

All students pursuing a PhD in historical Indo-European linguistics should demonstrate a reading knowledge of both German and French by the completion of their program of study.

Updated: 4/17/2015