Sep 22, 2020  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Linguistics and French (BA)

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University Requirements:

College Requirements:

College Breadth Requirements:

The College Breadth requirements are in addition to the University Breadth requirement. Up to three credits from each of the University Breadth Requirement categories may be used to simultaneously satisfy these College of Arts and Sciences Breadth Requirements. Minimum grade C- required for courses used to satisfy College Breadth.

*If the grade earned is sufficient, a course may be applied toward more than one requirement (e.g., breadth and major requirements), but the credits are counted only once toward the total credits for graduation. If all but one course in a group has been taken in one department or program, a course cross-listed with that program will not satisfy the distribution requirement.

Foreign Language:

  • Completion of the intermediate-level course (107 or 202) in an ancient or modern language with minimum grades of D-.
    • The number of credits (0-12) needed and initial placement will depend on the number of years of high school study of foreign language.
      • Students with four or more years of high school work in a single foreign language, or who have gained proficiency in a foreign language by other means, may attempt to fulfill the requirement in that language by taking an exemption examination  through the Languages, Literatures and Cultures Department.


The math requirement must be completed by the time a student has earned 60 credits. Students who transfer into the College of Arts and Sciences with 45 credits or more must complete this requirement within two semesters.

Complete one of the following four options (minimum grade D-):

Option One:

Option Two:

One of the following:

Option Three:

Successful completion of any 200-level or higher mathematics course except: MATH 201 , MATH 202 , MATH 205 , MATH 251 , MATH 252 , MATH 253 , MATH 266 , and MATH 450 .

Option Four:

  • Successful performance on a proficiency test in mathematics administered by the Department of Mathematical Sciences (0 credits awarded).

Second Writing Requirement:

A Second Writing Requirement  approved by the College of Arts and Sciences. This course must be taken after completion of 60 credit hours, completed with a minimum grade of C-, and the section enrolled must be designated as satisfying the requirement in the academic term completed.

Major Requirements:

  • Students must earn a C- or higher in all courses required.
  • Students may not take courses pass/fail unless the course is graded solely on a pass/fail basis.
  • Credits may be counted only once toward a degree.
  • Students majoring in Linguistics and French and minoring in Cognitive Science may not use the same courses towards both, with the exception of LING 101 .
  • Students double majoring in Linguistics and French and Cognitive Science may not use the same courses towards both degrees, with the exceptions of LING 101  and CGSC 485 .

Foreign Language Component:


  Students who place out of FREN 107 , must take FREN 200  instead; the total credits for the major will then be 47 credits.

Additional Language Coursework:

  • TWO semesters of one language in a different language group (see advisor for details):
    • XXXX 105 (four credits)
    • XXXX 106 (four credits)

Linguistics Component:

Restricted Electives:

Three of the following (two must be at the 300 or 400-level):


  • At least one Restrictive Elective of any LING course (except for Independent Study courses).
    • No course may be used to satisfy more than one requirement in the major.


Linguistics and French majors may take either LLCU499 in the fall of the senior year (1cr.) or CGSC485, Seminar in Cognitive Science (3cr.) to fulfil the capstone requirement.


After required courses are completed, sufficient elective credits must be taken to meet the minimum credit requirement for the degree.

Credits to Total a Minimum of 124

Last Revised for 2018-2019 Academic Year

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