Sociolinguistics Emphasis

Sociolinguistics Emphasis – Curriculum Requirements

The following six courses are required:

ENGL 540 General Linguistics
ENGL 550 American English
ENGL 671 Phonology
ENGL 672 Syntax
ENGL 673 Discourse Analysis
ENGL 678 Sociolinguistics

Three courses must be chosen from the following:

ENGL 544 History of the English Language
ENGL 577 Language, Gender, and Power
ENGL 670 Methods and Materials in TESOL
ENGL 676 Semantics
ENGL 677 Language and Communication Across Cultures
ENGL 679 First and Second Language Acquisition
ENGL 695 Topics in English (Linguistics)
ENGL 705 Discourse and Rhetoric Across Cultures
ENGL 770 Research Methods in Applied Linguistics
ENGL 773 Seminar in Discourse Analysis
ENGL 778 Seminar in Sociolinguistics

Students may elect to write a thesis or may choose six hours of elective courses appropriate to their individual career choices. No more than 12 hours may be taken at the 500 level. At the end of the program, students must pass a comprehensive oral examination.

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