The Linguistics concentration is for students who wish to focus on linguistics and teaching English as a second or foreign language, as well as literature, writing, and education. It is designed for students interested in all aspects of language and linguistics. It offers students the ability to study key theories in linguistics and second-language learning, functional aspects of language production and reception, and the impact of social and cultural contexts on language production and reception.

Effective Fall 2021

For graduation, an English major must attain a minimum grade point average of 2.000 in all Composition (CO) and English (E) courses.

Freshman
AUCCCredits
CO 150College Composition (GT-CO2)1A3
E 240Introduction to Poetry 3
E 270Introduction to American Literature (GT-AH2)3B3
SPCM 200Public Speaking 3
Foreign Language1 3-5
Arts and Humanities23B6
Biological and Physical Sciences3A4
Diversity and Global Awareness3E3
Quantitative Reasoning1B3
 Total Credits 31-33
Sophomore
 
Select one course from the following: 3
British Literature--Medieval Period to 1800 (GT-AH2)3B 
British Literature--After 1800 (GT-AH2)3B 
Additional History Elective - select one course from the following: 3
  
HIST XXX
  
Black Cinema and Media  
History of Political Thought  
Theatre History I  
PHIL *** Philosophy Elective 3
Foreign Language1 3-5
Biological and Physical Sciences3A3
Historical Perspectives3D3
Social and Behavioral Science3C3
Electives 6-8
 Total Credits 29
Junior
 
E 326Development of the English Language 3
E 341Literary Criticism and Theory4A,4B3
E 344Shakespeare 3
Select one course from the following: 3
Writing Arguments (GT-CO3)2 
Writing in the Disciplines: Arts and Humanities (GT-CO3)2 
Writing in the Disciplines: Sciences (GT-CO3)2 
Writing in the Disciplines: Social Sciences (GT-CO3)2 
Writing in the Disciplines: Education (GT-CO3)2 
Select one course from the following: 3
Syntax and Semantics  
Phonology, Morphology, and Lexis  
Pragmatics and Discourse Analysis  
Foreign Language1 5
Electives 7
 Total Credits 27
Senior
 
Select one course from the following not taken in the junior year: 3
Syntax and Semantics  
Phonology, Morphology, and Lexis  
Pragmatics and Discourse Analysis  
Select one course from the following: 3
Chaucer4C 
Topics in Literature and Language4C 
Foreign Language1 5
Upper-Division English/Composition (See list below)3 15
Electives4 5-7
 Total Credits 31-33
 Program Total Credits: 120

Distinctive Requirements for Degree Program:
For graduation, an English major must attain a minimum grade point average of 2.000 in all Composition (CO) and English (E) courses.

Freshman
Semester 1CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
CO 150College Composition (GT-CO2) X1A3
E 270Introduction to American Literature (GT-AH2) X3B3
Arts and Humanities  3B3
Diversity and Global Awareness  3E3
Quantitative Reasoning X1B3
 Total Credits   15
Semester 2CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
E 240Introduction to Poetry X 3
SPCM 200Public Speaking X 3
Arts and Humanities  3B3
Biological and Physical Sciences  3A4
L*** *** Foreign Language   3-5
AUCC 1B (Quantitative Reasoning) and CO 150 must be completed at the end of Semester 2.X   
 Total Credits   16-18
Sophomore
Semester 3CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
Select one course from the following:   3
British Literature--Medieval Period to 1800 (GT-AH2) X3B 
British Literature--After 1800 (GT-AH2) X3B 
Biological and Physical Sciences  3A3
Historical Perspectives X3D3
Social and Behavioral Sciences  3C3
Elective   3
 Total Credits   15
Semester 4CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
Additional History Elective   3
L*** *** Foreign Language   3-5
PHIL *** Philosophy Elective   3
Electives   3-5
AUCC 3A (Biological and Physical Sciences), AUCC 3B (Arts and Humanities), AUCC 3C (Social and Behavioral Sciences), E 240, E 270, and E 276 or E 277, plus one course of L*** *** must be completed by the end of Semester 4. X   
 Total Credits   14
Junior
Semester 5CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
E 341Literary Criticism and Theory X4A,4B3
E 344Shakespeare   3
Select one course from the following:   3
Writing Arguments (GT-CO3) X2 
Writing in the Disciplines: Arts and Humanities (GT-CO3) X2 
Writing in the Disciplines: Sciences (GT-CO3) X2 
Writing in the Disciplines: Social Sciences (GT-CO3) X2 
Writing in the Disciplines: Education (GT-CO3) X2 
L*** *** Foreign Language   5
 Total Credits   14
Semester 6CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
E 326Development of the English Language   3
Select one course from the following:   3
Syntax and Semantics X  
Phonology, Morphology, and Lexis X  
Pragmatics and Discourse Analysis X  
Electives   7
 Total Credits   13
Senior
Semester 7CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
Select one course from the following:   3
Chaucer X4C 
Topics in Literature and Language X4C 
L*** *** Foreign Langauge   5
Upper-Division English/Composition Courses (See list on Concentration Requirements Tab)   9
 Total Credits   17
Semester 8CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
Select one course from the following:   3
Syntax and SemanticsX   
Phonology, Morphology, and LexisX   
Pragmatics and Discourse AnalysisX   
Upper-Division English/Composition Courses (See list on Concentration Requirements Tab)X  6
ElectivesX  5-7
The benchmark courses for the 8th semester are the remaining courses in the entire program of study.X   
 Total Credits   14-16
 Program Total Credits:   120