Honors Major in Linguistics

Honors Advisor

Cynthia Clopper, clopper.1@osu.edu
Oxley 24, 1712 Neil Ave.

Office Hours: TBA

Honors students majoring in linguistics are expected to follow a course of study which is more challenging than the regular major, including a more specific analytic prerequisite (higher level logic or statistics), a 30 credit-hour requirement, an area-depth requirement consisting of a sequence of two (typically) upper-level courses in one subject area, and a required research seminar.

(At least 33 credits, excluding prerequisites)

Coursework

A. Prerequisite Course Work (9 credits)

-- These courses do not count toward the minimum number of hours required in the major.
-- Only the introductory course must be completed before starting the major.

1. Introductory course in linguistics: (3 credits)

  • Linguistics (H)2000 or 5000

2. Language requirement (one of the following): (3 credits)

  • Advanced foreign language course beyond 1103 (preferably at the 2000 level and taught in the foreign language)
  • Linguistics 4550 or 5551 (Field Methods) This requirement may also be satisfied by 3 credit hours at any level in a second not closely related language, by permission.

3. Analytic prerequisite (one of the following):(3 credits)

  • Linguistics 2001, 2051, or H2052
  • Philosophy 2500
  • Mathematics 2366
  • Statistics 1350 or 1450
  • Psychology 2220

B. Major Core Courses (12 credits)

-- These courses are required  and may be taken in any order.
-- It is advised that you take at least one of these courses in your first year.

  • Phonetics: Linguistics 4100
  • Syntax: Linguistics 4200
  • Phonology: Linguistics 4300
  • Semantics: Linguistics 4400

C. Two courses from the following list (6 credits)

-- Choose one course each from two different areas.

  • Historical Linguistics: Linguistics 3901 or 5901
  • Sociolinguistics: Linguistics (H)3602, 3603, or 5601
  • Psycholinguistics: Linguistics (H)3701 or 5701
  • Field Methods: Linguistics 4550 or 5551 (may not be used concurrently to satisfy the language prerequisite)

D. Ling4780 Undergraduate Research Seminar in Linguistics (3 credits)

-- This course should be completed at least one year before graduation.
-- Prerequisite: at least 1 4000-level course
 

E. Two-course Sequence, from among the following (6 credits)

-- Other sequences can be chose with approval by the linguistics honors advisor.
-- These courses cannot be used to also satisfy a linguisics elective course.

  • Computational Linguistics: Linguistics 5801, 5802
  • Sociolinguistics: Linguistics 5601, 5602
  • Field Methods: Linguistics 4550, 5551 or 5552
  • Historical linguistics: 3901, 5901
  • Phonetics: Linguistics 5101, 5102
  • Syntax: Linguistics 5201, 5202

F. Two elective courses not used to satisfy requirements a-d (6 credits)

-- Up to 3 credit hours of independent study directed towards a coherent topic, supervised by a faculty member, may be used towards fulfilling the elective requirement. 
The proposed research and faculty supervisor must be approved in advance with the honors advisor.

  • Language & Formal Reasoning: 2001
  • Language and Advertising: 3367.02
  • Language and the Mind: (H)3701
  • Languages and Social Identity in the U.S.: (H)3602
  • Languages across Cultures: 3603
  • Words and Meaning: 3401
  • Language and Computers: (H)3802
  • Codes and Code-Breaking: 3801
  • Language & the Black Experience: 4601
  • Morphology: 4350, 5351
  • Language Endangerment and Language Death: 4597.01
  • Language and the Law: 4597.02
  • Phonetics: 5101, 5102
  • Syntax: 5201, 5202
  • Phonology: 5301, 5302
  • Historical Linguistics: 5901
  • Cognitive Science: 5612
  • Psycholinguistics: (H)3701, 5701
  • Field Methods: 4550, 5551, 5552
  • Sociolinguistics: 5601, 5602, 5651
  • Semantics: 5001, 5401, 5402
  • Computational Linguistics: 5801, 5802

Some possible configurations of elective linguistics courses keyed to related areas:

  • Computational Linguistics: 5801, 5802
  • Anthropological Linguistics: 3367.01, 3602 or 3603, 4550 or 5551, 5601
  • Computer and Information Science: 5612, 5001, 5801, 5802
  • Education: 3602, 3701, 5701
  • Electrical Engineering: 4100, 5101, 5102; or 5001, 5801, 5802
  • Foreign Language: 5101 and 5102, or 5201 and 5202, or 5301 and 5302
  • Philosophy: 5612, 5001, 5401, 5402
  • Political Science: 2367.01, 3602 or 3603, 5601
  • Psychology: 3701, 5612, 5701
  • Sociology: 2367.01, 3602 or 3603, 5601
  • Speech and Hearing Science: 3701, 5101, 5102, 5701
  • Women's Studies: 2367.01, 3602 or 3603, 5601, 5602
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