Course Sequence - Joint Honours in Psychology and Linguistics

Joint Honours Psychology and Linguistics - 120 CREDITS (4 YEARS)


1 Note that LIN 3310, LIN 3320, LIN 3325 and LIN 3350 are prerequisites for some 4000-level courses. Therefore these courses should be taken as early as possible – generally in the winter of second year to ensure that students can enroll in more advanced courses later.
2 PSY3105 and PSY3128 are strongly recommended for students who plan to seek admission to graduate programs leading to the master’s in speech-language pathology.

Total1st year2nd year3rd year4th year
Total120 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

PHI1101 Reasoning and Critical Thinking

3 credits from:

ENG1120 Literature and Composition I: Prose Fiction

ENG1121 Literature and Composition II: Drama and Poetry

3 credits from:

PHI1102 Moral reasoning

PHI1103 Fundamental Philosophical Questions

PHI1104 Great Philosophers


48 credits (16 courses)

LIN1310 Introduction to Linguistics I : From Words to Utterances

LIN1320 Introduction to Linguistics II : The Sounds of Language

LIN2310 Introduction to Syntax

LIN2320 Introduction to Phonology

LIN3350 Psycholinguistics

6 credits from List A, 12 credits from List B, 3 credits from List C, 6 optional credits in Linguistics (LIN) 1, 6 optional credits in Linguistics (LIN) at the 3000 or 4000 level 1


48 credits (16 courses)

PSY1101 Introduction to Experimental Psychology

PSY1102 Introduction to Applied Psychology

PSY2105 Child Development

PSY2106 Quantitative Methods in Psychology I

PSY2174 Research Methods and Ethics

PSY2301 Biological Foundations of Behaviour

PSY2116 Quantitative Methods in Psychology II

PSY3108 Perception

PSY3301 Behavioural Neuroscience

PSY3307 Psychometric Methods

PSY3377 Cognition

6 optional PSY credits at the 4000 level

9 optional PSY credits 2

Electives12 credits (4 courses)

12 elective credits (4 courses)

3 credits = 1 course


List A

LIN3310Syntactic Theory 1
LIN3315 Introduction to Semantics 1
LIN3320 Phonological Theory 1
LIN3328 Morphology 1


List B

LIN2352Neurolinguistics 2
LIN2355Second Language Acquisition
LIN2358Communication Disorders 2
LIN3325Intermediate Phonetics 2
LIN3354 First Language Acquisition 2
LIN4325 Speech Production 2
LIN4326 Speech Acoustics 2
LIN4328 Clinical Phonetics and Phonology
LIN4952 Laboratoire en psycholinguistique / Laboratory in Psycholinguistics


List C

LIN2381 Varieties of English
LIN2782 Variétés de français
LIN2784 Le français du Canada
LIN4340Urban Dialectology I : Data Collection


1 These courses relate closely to fundamental theoretical issues in linguistics. It is therefore recommended that students planning to enrol in a master’s degree in linguistics select all of these courses.
2 These courses contain material that is directly relevant to the sciences underlying the practice of speech-language pathology and audiology. It is therefore recommended that students planning to enrol in a master’s program in speech-language pathology or audiology select from among these courses.

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