Course Sequence - Honours BA with Major in Linguistics

Where does language begin? How does language work? Advances in research and new technologies are revolutionizing the way we answer these questions. Using the latest equipment and investigative approaches, our research laboratories make it possible for students to analyze spoken sounds, track eye movement and brain activity during language processing, explore language variation and acquisition, and probe dozens of other theoretical and empirical aspects of language including unfamiliar languages. These programs can serve as an entry point for a master’s degree in either speech-language pathology or audiology.

UNDERGRADUATE STUDIES

The Linguistics program at the University of Ottawa leads to an honours bachelor’s degree, which requires the equivalent of four years of university studies and 120 credits (40 courses).

Bachelor’s degree

  • Honours BA with Specialization in Linguistics
  • Honours BA with Major in Linguistics
  • Joint Honours BA in Psychology and Linguistics

Minor

  • Minor in Linguistics

Language of instruction

All first-year and second-year courses are available both in English and in French. Other courses may be given in English or in French. Students must herefore be prepared to do coursework and readings in either language. However, they can complete their assignments and examinations, and participate in class, in the official language of their choice.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

  • Linguist
  • Audiologist
  • Speech pathologist
  • Language teacher
  • Computational linguist

What can I do with my studies?

(www.sass.uottawa.ca/en) is a tool that provides information on career opportunities for graduates in linguistics.

 

HONOURS BA WITH MAJOR IN LINGUISTICS - 120 CREDITS (4 YEARS) 

3 credits = 1 course

Notes:
1 This course has variable topics.  Students may take this course twice
 
  Total 1st year 2nd year 3rd year 4th year
Total

120 credits 

(40 courses)

30 credits

(10 courses)

30 credits

(10 courses)

30 credits

(10 courses)

30 credits

(10 courses)

Core courses

12 credits

(4 courses)

ENG1100  Workshop in Essay Writing

3 course credits from: 
PHI1101 Reasoning and Critical Thinking 
PHI1301 Philosophy: Ideas and Arguments

3 course credits from: 
AHL1100 Introduction to  interdisciplinary study in the Arts1
AHL1900 Initiation aux études interdisciplinaires en Arts / Introduction to interdisciplinary study in the Arts
ENG1120  Literature and Composition I: Prose Fiction 
ENG1121  Literature and Composition II: Drama and Poetry

 
3 course credits from: 
AHL1100 Introduction to  interdisciplinary study in the Arts1
AHL1900 Initiation aux études interdisciplinaires en Arts / Introduction to interdisciplinary  study in the Arts
PHI1102 Moral reasoning
PHI1103 Fundamental Philosophical Questions
PHI1104 Great Philosophers
PHI1302 Philosophy: Themes and Texts
 

 

 

 

 

Linguistics

42 credits

(14 courses)

Fall: 
LIN1310 Introduction to Linguistics: From Words to Utterances     
LIN1320 Introduction to Linguistics: The Sounds of Language

Winter: 
LIN2310 Introduction to Syntax 
LIN2320 Introduction to Phonology
 

 

3 optional course credits in linguistics (LIN) at the 3000 or 4000 level 

6 optional course credits in linguistics (LIN) at the 4000 level

9 credits from:
LIN3310     Syntactic Theory     
LIN3315     Introduction to Semantics     
LIN3320     Phonological Theory     
LIN3325     Intermediate Phonetics     
LIN3328     Morphology


12 optional course credits in linguistics (LIN)

Minor or major

42 credits (14 courses)


 

30 credits (10 courses)

Mandatory major or minor added after first year

Students must add a second module, either a major (42 course credits) or minor (30 course credits), selected from a number of disciplines offered at the Telfer School of Management or at the faculties of Arts, Engineering, Science, Health Sciences or Social Sciences. The faculties of Science and Engineering also offer many majors and minors. However, these majors require 51 to 60 course credits.
Note that secondary school prerequisite courses may be required for the second module.

Electives

24 or 36 credits 

(8 or 12 courses)

The number of elective courses varies according to the second module:
•    In the major option, students must take 24 elective course credits (8 courses).
•    In the minor option, students must take 36 elective course credits (12 courses). 

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