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EUROPEAN STUDIES - LINGUISTICS DEGREES
European Studies Linguistics Program
Linguistics Minor


EUROPEAN STUDIES: LINGUISTICS

Marston Hall
206-281-2036
spu.edu/depts/fll

FACULTY:  Robert Baah, Kathryn Bartholomew, Michelle Beauclair, Owen Ewald, Katya Nemtchinova, Eric Vogt, Michael Ziemann
Linguistics Faculty:  Kathryn Bartholomew, Katya Nemtchinova, Michael Ziemann

The study of linguistics focuses on the nature of language itself and on human beings as creators and users of language. It explores systems of sound and meaning; phrase and sentence structure; linguistic diversity; both first- and second-language acquisition; and language change over time.

Linguistics majors generally prepare themselves to enter professional fields such as translation, teaching, and linguistic research.

Admission to the Major or Minor

Applicants for a Linguistics major or minor within the Department of Languages, Cultures, and Linguistics must have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher in all college work applicable to the BA degree and a 2.5 GPA in 10 credits of coursework at SPU in Languages, Cultures, and Linguistics, Linguistics, and/or European or Latin American Studies.

A student must complete the major or minor requirements in effect when the student is admitted to the major or minor.

Linguistics Program Requirements
Kathryn Bartholomew, Contact Person

Requirements for the Major
Minimum competency through the second-year sequence of a European language is required. Students must complete all non-credited and language proficiency requirements found on the Languages department page.

Requirements for the Minor

Linguistics and Cultural Studies


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