Note that the UGA Bulletin is the official source for all degree requirements. In case of any discrepancies between the information here and the Bulletin, the Bulletin takes precedence.

General Education Core Curriculum

It is important to work toward completing the General Education Core Curriculum requirements during the first few years of college, whether at UGA or another institution.

We do not specify any courses for Areas I, II, IV, or V. For Area III, we recommend PHIL 2500(H) or STAT 2000 or STAT 2100H, but these courses are not required; do not worry if you have advanced placement or other credit that already satisfies this area. It is always a good idea to attempt to take courses that simultaneously fulfill Core requirements and your University- or College-wide requirements, whenever possible. This reduces the amount of time spent taking courses that are not directly relevant to your major and make it easier to pursue a double major, if desired. See below for more information.

Core Area VI: Major-Related Courses

  1. LING2100 The Study of Language (or LING 2100H or LING 2100E)
  2. Competency in a language other than English through the fourth semester of study
  3. Competency in another language other than English through the second semester OR competency in two other languages other than English for one semester each.

The languages used to satisfy parts (2) and (3) above must be from different language families. Please see the list of languages offered at UGA for more information about language families and potential languages to study.

University and Franklin College Degree Requirements

In addition to completing the UGA Core Curriculum requirements (above), you must satisfy the University-wide degree requirements and Franklin College degree requirements.

A helpful tip: any courses that are used to fulfill major requirements, general electives, or the Core Curriculum may simultaneously satisfy the University or Franklin requirements. Look for courses that do double duty (or ask your advisor) and you will save yourself some time and effort.

Major requirements: 8 courses (24 credit hours)

As of Fall 2018

Required courses (which should be taken as soon as possible after completion of LING 2100 and declaration of the major):

  • LING 3060 Phonetics and Phonology
  • LING 3150 or LING 3150W Generative Syntax

Choose 2 courses from the following list:

  • LING(CMSD) 3120 Language Development
  • LING(ENGL) 4170/6170 Second Language Acquisition or LLED 5730/7730 L1 and L2 Acquisition and Development
  • LING 3250 Morphology
  • LING 3350 Language, Mind, and Brain
  • LING 3830 Languages of the World
  • LING 4022/6022 Advanced Phonetics and Phonology
  • LING 4160/6160 Semantics
  • LING 4400/6400 Quantitative Methods
  • LING 4530/6530 Finite State Linguistics
  • LING 4720/6720 Language Typology and Linguistic Universals

Choose 2 courses from the following list:

  • LING 3850 Language, Politics, and Identity
  • LING(ENGL) 4080 Language Variation and the Linguistics of Speech
  • LING 4210/6210 Intro to Indo-European Studies
  • LING(ENGL) 4886 Text and Corpus Analysis
  • LING 4690/6690 Historical Linguistics
  • LING 4710/6710 Languages in Contact
  • LING(CMLT) 4740/6740 Discourse Analysis
  • LING 4770/6770 Historical Sociolinguistics
  • LING 4860/6860 Sociolinguistics
  • LING(CMLT) 4870/6870 Language, Gender, and Culture

Plus: Any 2 additional LING courses (6 hours) at the 3000/4000-level, which may include no more than 3 hours of directed reading courses (LING 3990, LING 4960H, LING 4970H, LING 4980H).

 

[Students who declared the Linguistics major before Fall 2018 are subject to the following degree requirements:

Required courses (which should be taken as soon as possible after completion of LING 2100 and declaration of the major):

  • LING3060 Phonetics and Phonology
  • LING3150 Generative Syntax

Choose 2 courses from the following list:

  • LING3250 Morphology
  • LING3830 Languages of the World
  • LING4160 Compositional Semantics
  • LING(ENGL)4170 Second Language Acquisition
  • LING4022 Advanced Phonetics and Phonology
  • LING4690 Historical Linguistics
  • LING4710 Languages in Contact
  • LING(CMLT)4740 Discourse Analysis
  • LING(ANTH)4860 Sociolinguistics
  • LING(ENGL)4886 Text and Corpus Analysis
  • LING(CMSD)3120 Study of Language Development OR LLED5730 First and Second Language Acquisition and Development

Choose any 4 additional LING courses at the 3000/4000-level.]

Updated: 7/12/2018