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2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Applied Linguistics, B.A.

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Return to: 3110 Department of Applied Linguistics and English as a Second Language  

NOTE: Students completing AL 3021, AL 3041, AL 3051, AL 3101, and AL 4161 will receive the certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language if they apply for it.

Degree Requirements

Area F: Courses Appropriate to the Major Field (18 Hours)

Choose two of the following (6 Hours)

World language requirements (3-12 Hours)

  • World language through the 2002 level (0-9): Students must complete world language courses through level 2002 in one world language or demonstrate equivalent proficiency through examination (e.g., Advanced Placement, CLEP, or other approved examination procedures). American Sign Language (ASL) may be taken for your entire four-semester language series.
  • Less commonly taught World language (3): Students must complete at least one semester of a less commonly taught language (LCTL) (i.e., any language other than French, German, Latin, Spanish, or Italian) and are strongly encouraged to study a non-Indo-European language to fulfill this requirement. This requirement is in addition to the four-semester language series, unless the language studied through 2002 is an LCTL. American Sign Language is considered an LTCL for the purposes of fulfilling this requirement.
  • A student may include world language study through course 1002 in area C; in this case, additional electives may be taken in Area F to attain 18 credit hours.

Select Additional Elective Courses

Students who complete their world language requirement through examination or use their world language courses in a minor must choose additional electives at the 1000/2000 level to reach 18 credit hours in Area F. Applied linguistics students are encouraged to study additional languages to fulfill these requirements.

Select additional elective courses from the following to complete 18 hours in Area F

Area G: Major Courses (30 Hours)

Students must complete AL 2021 or successfully pass the departmental placement test to enroll in AL 3021 .

Required courses (6 Hours)

Note: AL 3031  is a prerequisite to AL 4151 . AL 4241  may have other prerequisites, depending on its topic. Take AL 3031  and choose one CTW course (the other may be used as an elective under #4 or #5 below).

Major Requirements (9 Hours)

AL 3021  is a prerequisite to the courses in this area. Choose three (the fourth may be used as elective under #4 or #5 below)

Additional Upper-Level Electives

Additional Upper-Level Electives in the Department of Applied Linguistics and ESL. (9)

One Signature Experience Elective

Choose one course from the following. Other relevant electives inside or outside the department may be taken with departmental approval. (3)
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Any 3xxx or 4xxx course taken while on study abroad or international exchange
  • Any 3000- or 4000-level world language course (including American Sign Language) in your world language
  • An extra AL CTW course (AL 4151  or AL 4241 , not taken for requirements above)
  • An extra Linguistic Analysis elective (AL 3041 , AL 4011 , AL 4012 , or AL 4111 , not taken for requirements above)
  • An approved course in an allied field (see department for approval)

Area H: Minor and Additional Courses

  1. Students majoring in applied linguistics are not required to take a minor.
  2. Students majoring in applied linguistics must take additional courses as electives to complete a minimum of 120 total hours and 39 residency hours. Students are strongly encouraged to choose electives from the lists above in cognate disciplines such as Anthropology, World Languages, Sociology, Speech Communication, Psychology, Philosophy, History, Religious Studies, English, Education, etc.

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