Are you someone who is interested in the way language works? If so, then the Linguistics programs at UIC might be for you!

Linguistics is the scientific, analytical study of language and its structure. We look at things like sound, grammar, syntax, stylistics, and discourse to understand how meaning is made and how communication happens. We also strongly believe in interdisciplinary approaches to linguistics and focus on how linguistics can be applied in the real world.

There are many different ways to explore linguistics and many different facets to our department! You can pursue an interdisciplinary BS in Computer Science and Linguistics, a Minor in Linguistics, and general education and advanced courses in linguistics. Have questions? Contact our advising team here. 

Spring 2021 Classes

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LING 150 Introduction to the Study of Language

Gen Ed credits in Individual and Society | Required for Linguistics Minor | Prereq for CS+Linguistics Major
Synchronous online
Tues/Thurs 2-3:15

LING 160 Language and Society

Gen Ed credits in Individual and Society and US Society | Required for Linguistics Minor | Required for the CS+Linguistics Major
Asynchronous online

LING 220 Introduction to Phonetics and Phonology (NEW!)

Required for CS+Linguistics Major | Selective for Linguistics Minor | Essential skills for speech pathology, language teaching, natural language processing
Synchronous online
Tues/Thurs 11-12:15

LING 260 Bilingualism, Language Contact and Language Acquisition

Gen Ed credits in Individual and Society and US Society | Selective for CS+Linguistics Major | Required for Linguistics Minor
Synchronous online
Tues/Thurs 12:30-1:45

Download the spring 2021 course flyers