Degree Options

The Department of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics offers courses in linguistics leading to B.A. and Honours B.A. degrees, with 30-credit, 42-credit and 54-credit major concentrations.

BA Program

Students take at least 30 credits in linguistics, including AP/LING 1000 6.0, AP/LING 2110 3.0, AP/LING 2120 3.0, AP/LING 2130 3.0, AP/LING 2140 3.0 and one of either AP/LING 3120 3.0 or AP/LING 3140 3.0, and an additional 9 credits in linguistics at the 3000 or 4000 level.

Note:

    • Students who want the option to switch to an Honours program should take both AP/LING 3120 3.0 and AP/LING 3140 3.0, since both these courses are prerequisites for most 4000 level courses.
    • Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies legislation specifies that, for a BA degree, at least 18 credits must be at the 3000 or 4000 level, of which a minimum of 12 must be in the major subject.

Honours BA Program

Students take at least 42 credits in linguistics, including AP/LING 1000 6.0; AP/LING 2110 3.0; AP/LING 2120 3.0; AP/LING 2130 3.0; AP/LING 2140 3.0; AP/LING 3120 3.0; AP/LING 3140 3.0; and an additional 12 credits at the 4000 level.
The following courses are compulsory in all Honours linguistics degree programs: AP/LING 1000 6.0, AP/LING 2110 3.0, AP/LING 2120 3.0, AP/LING 2130 3.0, AP/LING 2140 3.0, AP/LING 3120 3.0 and AP/LING 3140 3.0.

Note:

    • Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies legislation specifies that, for an Honours BA degree (120 credits), students must take at least 18 4000 level credits, including at least 12 credits at the 4000 level in each major.
    • Entry to honours (4000 level) courses is restricted to students who have an overall C+ average (Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies legislation) AND at least C+ in the prerequisite courses (Program regulations).

Specialized Honours BA Program

Students take at least 54 credits in linguistics, including AP/LING 1000 6.0; AP/LING 2110 3.0; AP/LING 2120 3.0; AP/LING 2130 3.0; AP/LING 2140 3.0; AP/LING 3120 3.0; AP/LING 3140 3.0; and an additional 12 credits at the 4000 level.

Honours (Double Major) BA Program

The Honours BA program described above may be pursued jointly with any other Honours Bachelor's degree program in the Faculties of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies, Environmental Studies, Fine Arts, or with a major in Earth and Atmospheric Science or Physics and Astronomy in the Faculty of Pure and Applied Science.

Honours (Double Major) Interdisciplinary BA Programs

Linguistics may be linked with any Honours (Double Major) Interdisciplinary BA program in the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies. Students must take 36 credits in Linguistics and 36 credits in the Interdisciplinary program. Courses taken to meet Linguistics requirements cannot also be used to meet the requirements of the Interdisciplinary program. Students in these interdisciplinary programs must take a total of at least 18 credits at the 4000 level, including at least 6 credits in Linguistics and 6 credits in the Interdisciplinary program. For further details of requirements, see the listing for the specific Honours (Double Major) Interdisciplinary BA programs.

Honours (Major/Minor) BA Program

The Honours BA program described above may be pursued jointly with any Honours Minor Bachelor's degree program in the Faculties of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies, Environmental Studies or Fine Arts, or with a Minor in Biology, Chemistry, or Physics and Astronomy in the Faculty of Pure and Applied Science.

Honours (Minor) BA Program

The Honours Minor BA program described may be combined with any approved Honours BA program that offers a major/minor option in the Faculties of Environmental Studies, Health, Liberal Arts and Professional Studies, or Science, the School of the Arts, Media, Performance and Design, or the Lassonde School of Engineering. For further details on requirements, refer to the listings for specific Honours programs that may be pursued jointly with other Faculties.

The Honours Minor in Linguistics comprises at least 30 credits in linguistics, including AP/LING 1000 6.0, AP/LING 2110 3.0, AP/LING 2120 3.0, AP/LING 2130 3.0, AP/LING 2140 3.0 and one of either AP/LING 3120 3.0 or AP/LING 3140 3.0, and an additional 9 credits in Linguistics, including at least six credits at the 4000 level.

Note:

  1. In any of the programs described above, a student taking both AP/LING 1000 6.0 and AP/LING 2060 6.0 will be required to complete an additional 3 credits in linguistics to satisfy the linguistics component of the degree.
  2. Effective Fall/Winter 2005-06, a new course, Fundamentals of Morphological Analysis: AP/LING 2130 3.0, is required for all students majoring and minoring in Linguistics. The standard grand-parenting arrangement will apply for continuing students; that is, students admitted to the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies prior to 2005-06 will be permitted to continue in and graduate under the former program requirements.