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Secondary Track: Linguistics

  • The following requirements are for freshman and transfer students that entered UCSD prior to Fall 2013.
  • For freshman and transfer students that entered UCSD after to Fall 2013, please find the current major requirements here.
    • A secondary track is NOT required for students entering UCSD Fall 2013 and later.

Secondary Track Information

  • To fulfill a secondary track, students must select five (5) 4-unit, upper-division, non-language courses selected from the approved list.
  • All courses must be taken for a letter grade of C- or better.
  • A secondary track CANNOT be the same as the primary track.

Linguistics Comprehensive Course List

All five (5) courses must be 4 units, upper-division and taken for a letter grade of C- or better.

All students are required to complete the following course:

  • LIGN 101. Introduction to the Study of Language

At least two (2) of the five (5) upper-division courses must be selected from the following:

  • LIGN 105. Law and Language
  • LIGN 108. Languages of Africa
  • LIGN 141. Language Structures
  • LIGN 143. Structure of Spanish
  • LIGN 150. Historical Linguistics
  • LIGN 155. Evolution of Language
  • LIGN 174. Gender and Language in Society
  • LIGN 175. Sociolinguistics
  • LIGN 176. Language of Politics and Advertising
  • LIGN 177. Multilingualism

The remaining two (2) upper-division courses may be selected from the following:

  • LIGN 100 – 199.
    • Note: A maximum of one (1) LIGN 199. Independent Study in Linguistics course may be applied toward the major via petition.

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