Linguistics, Certificate of Achievement

Linguistics is the science of language. Students who receive a Certificate of Achievement in Linguistics have demonstrated that they are familiar with and can apply linguistic principles in the analysis of syntax, phonology, historical linguistics, discourse analysis, and sociolinguistics.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the program, students will be able to:

  • Apply linguistic principles to the analysis of written and spoken language.
  • Analyze and interpret human thought, achievement, and expression relevant to such branches of knowledge as philosophy, literature, and/or the fine and performing arts, and to communicate the results.
  • Critically examine and comprehend human nature and behavior, social traditions, and institutions.
  • Analyze how physical, social, emotional, and/or intellectual factors contribute to wellness and healthful living.
  • Examine interactions and interconnections across cultures.

Certificate of Achievement Requirements

Required Core
LING 10Foundations of Language3
LING 15Introduction to Linguistics3
LING 25Introduction to Language and Gender3
LING 45Introduction to Language and Society3
Select 6 units from the following:6
Introduction to the History of the English Language
Introduction to Nonverbal Communication
Introduction to the Psychology of Language
Introduction to Discourse Analysis
Introduction to Dialects from Here and There
Total Units18

Please refer to the graduation requirements section of the Catalog for information about degree and certificate requirements including Reading and Writing, Mathematics, Information Competency, and General Education requirements.