Language Studies Major in Pre-Fall 2021 Catalog

The current Coursework Requirements for Language Studies Majors will take effect in Fall 2021. Students who entered UCSC prior to that quarter may elect to follow either the current degree requirements or the degree requirements published at the time they entered UCSC. This is guaranteed by their “Catalog Rights,” and more information may be found at the Registrar’s website.

The Language Studies major prior to Fall 2021 differed only in its Linguistics and Cultural Context Coursework Requirements. Prior to Fall 2021, Language Studies majors were not required to take LING 100 Phonetics 1, and instead were required to select two elective upper-division courses in Linguistics.

Pre-Fall 2021 Coursework Requirements

Two lower-division courses

  • LING 50 Introduction to Linguistics
  • LING 53 Semantics 1

Two named upper-division courses

  • LING 101, Phonology 1
  • LING 112, Syntax 1 or LING 111, Syntactic Structures

Two elective upper-division courses in linguistics

Choose any two 5-unit upper-division courses in linguistics (other than the named upper-division courses).

One upper-division course conducted in the language of concentration after level 6

Five further elective upper-division courses, in linguistics or cultural context

The major also requires five upper-division elective courses in linguistics or the cultural context of the language of concentration. Linguistics elective courses include any upper-division course offered by the Linguistics Department (except LING 101, 111, and 112). Cultural context courses are to be selected from among those approved by the department and include disciplines such as literature, history, and politics. These required cultural context courses are related to the language of concentration. Further advanced (upper-division) courses in the language of concentration may also be used as electives for the major. A master list of approved context electives is available in the UCSC general catalog, organized by language of concentration.

List of Approved Context Electives in the Upcoming Quarter