English Language

English Language
Hours51 Credit Hours
MAPMajor Academic Plan

Program Requirements

It is strongly recommended that Ling 198, a 2-credit-hour course, be taken early in a student's major. This course is recommended to help English Language majors focus on specific educational and occupational goals and to identify the career options or educational opportunities available to them. The course will introduce them to the resources needed for accessing information about graduate schools, internships, careers, and career development.
requirement 1 Complete 1 course
Complete the following prerequisite to all courses required for the English language major:
requirement 5 Complete 9.0 hours from the following option(s)
option 5.2 Complete up to 3.0 hours from the following course(s)
NOTE: Only one digital humanities and technology (DigHT) or linguistics computing (LingC) course can be used to fill this requirement.
requirement 6
Complete university course work (or the equivalent) to a 200-level or higher in any single foreign language, including American Sign Language. (This requirement varies for Spanish. See the Humanities College Advisement Center.) The language for this requirement may be the same language used to satisfy the GE Foreign Language option, but note that the GE Foreign Language option may require more coursework than this requirement from the English Language major. For non-native speakers of English, the university TOEFL requirement satisfies this requirement for the English Language major. A language relevant to the historical development of English is strongly recommended, namely Latin, French, German, or Classical Greek.
Program Outcomes

Linguistic Structures

Identify some linguistic structures of present-day and historical varieties of the English language in terms of sounds, sound patterns, word-formation processes, grammar, and meaning.

Linguistic Processes

Explain the general linguistic processes and social factors that influence structural change and variation within the English language.

Research Methods and Approaches

Carry out linguistic research using appropriate methods and approaches.