Welcome to the Department of Linguistics

The Department of Linguistics is home to a diverse community with a common interest in language,  one of the most crucial and fundamental traits that make us human.

Here you will find courses in linguistics (general linguistics and applied linguistics) as well as courses in modern languages. Our undergraduate programs in Linguistics offer a Minor in Linguistics and a BS degree in Computer Science + Linguistics in collaboration with the Department of Computer Science, College of Engineering. In modern languages, students can complete a two-years program and pursue advanced skills in Chinese, Korean, Japanese –three of the world’s most widely spoken languages with deep and rich cultural traditions. Our award-wining faculty are committed to student-centered pedagogy and we pursue linguistic research situated in real-world questions and applications. Through teaching and innovation, we facilitate students in pursuing a wide spectrum of opportunities for living enriched lives professionally and personally.

We are part of the School of Literatures, Cultural Studies and Linguistics

Fall 2021 Classes

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Thank you!
Fall 2021 classes will be offered on campus following the campus' guidelines. We are dedicated to bringing our students the best learning experience. Thank you for supporting each other and working very hard to navigate the challenges of the COVID Pandemic.
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LING 150 (Gen Ed): Introduction to the Study of Language, Required for the LING Minor; B or Better is prerequisite for the CS+LING major || LING 230 (NEW): Semantics, Pragmatics and Discourse; required for the CS+LING major; selective for the LING minor; fulfills Writing-in-the-Discipline Requirement || LING 300 (NEW): Special Topics in Linguistics Analysis: Vocabulary in Action: How do we learn, process and use words as multilinguals?
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Chinese 101 (4 credits). Three sections: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 1:00PM to 1:50 PM || 2:00PM to 2:50 PM || 3:00 PM to 3:50 PM. • Chinese 103 (4 credits) (B or better in CHIN103 meets the prerequisite for Chinese minor). Two sections: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 9:00AM to 9:50AM || 10:00AM to 10:50 PM. • Chinese 209 (3 credits), Advanced Chinese Language and Culture. Prerequisite is Grade C or better in CHIN104 or equivalent, required for Chinese minor. Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 12:00 Noon to 12:50 PM.
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Japanese 101 (4 credits). Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Two sections: 2:00PM to 2:50 PM || 3:00PM to 3:50 PM. • Japanese 103 (4 credits). Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Two sections: 10:00AM to 10:50 AM || 11:00AM to 11:50 AM.
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Korean 101 (4 credits). Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, 10:00AM to 10:50 AM. • Korean 103 (4 credits) Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, 1:00PM to 1:50 PM. KOR130 Understanding Korean History, Culture and Society through Contemporary Korean Films (3 credits, Gen ed, taught in English): Tuesday and Thursday, 11:00AM to 12:15PM.