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Programs and courses in Linguistics are administered by the Linguistics Coordinator.
An undergraduate degree in linguistics provides opportunities to study the formal, functional and systemic nature of language and languages as both social and cognitive phenomena. Although a discipline in its own right, linguistics has cognate relationships with many disciplines, suggested by the interdisciplinary nature of many of the courses in the program. Faculty members from:
and other disciplines participate.
The Bachelor of Arts (BA) is a well-established, foundational degree and requires the requirements listed below alongside general graduation requirements.
A major in linguistics requires a minimum of thirty-nine (39) credit hours, including:
A Concentration in linguistics requires a minimum of twenty-four (24) credit hours in linguistics including:
An honours degree requires a minimum of sixty (60) credit hours including:
A minor in linguistics requires a minimum of twenty-four (24) credit hours in linguistics including:
The Certificate in Linguistics provides an opportunity to explore the structure and function of languages and how their systematic nature makes human communication possible. The Certificate in Linguistics is designed to provide a foundation in linguistics to complement study in related fields, such as:
The program consists of thirty (30) credit hours and is intended primarily for students already holding degrees in any discipline.
Admission to the certificate program requires a formal application for admission. Students taking the certificate while completing a bachelor’s degree must obtain official approval of the Coordinator for Linguistics. Students majoring in Linguistics at Saint Mary’s University are not eligible for this program.
With the permission of the Coordinator for Linguistics, one of these courses can be other than a Linguistics course. Typically, this course would be one suitable for the student’s objectives, such as an upper level class in a second language, formal logic or computing studies.
Fifteen (15) of the thirty (30) credit hours must be completed at Saint Mary’s University. A minimum GPA of 2.00 out of 4.3 in this Certificate Program is required for graduation.
In September 2002, the Provincial Department of Education’s Minister’s Advisory Committee on Teacher Certification approved the Certificate in Linguistics program in general for teacher certification purposes. Any teacher interested in pursuing this certificate program for teacher certification purposes must request individual approval of the program from the Registrar - Teacher Certification prior to registration in this program.
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