College of Arts and Sciences

Department of English and Linguistics - Language Concentration

English Language Concentration Goals

Graduates will demonstrate particular strengths in:

  • Understanding the rules of operation and social connections of natural languages, especially English
  • Knowing the evolution of the English language
  • Using the analytical and descriptive tools of English linguistics


Credits in two additional courses in linguistics (including AUS 306), the English language, anthropological linguistics (including ANTH L200 and L400), or psycholinguistics (including AUS 181, 182, 309; PSY 426, 526) credits: 6 

One of the following Credits: 3

  • LING L103 - Introduction to the Study of Language
  • LING L303 - Introduction to Linguistic Analysis

One of the following Credits: 3

  • ENG G301 - History of the English Language
  • ENG L304 - Old English Language and Literature

One of the following Credits: 3

  • COM 521 - Theories of Rhetoric
  • ENG W310 - Language and the Study of Writing
  • ENG W462 - Studies in Rhetoric and Composition
  • LING L360 - Language in Society


The department recommends the study of a second foreign language with a foreign-language minor.

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