Degree Requirements

Applied Linguistics and Multilingualism Degree Requirements (effective Fall 2017)

There are 60 overall credits required for the Applied Linguistics and Multilingualism major (10 lower-division and 50 upper-division) and completion of level 6 of a foreign langauge.  See Program Major Requirements below for a breakdown of the credit requirements.  

Foundation/Gateway courses

Two lower-division courses (10 credits)

  • APLX 80 (introduction to Applied Linguistics)
  • LING 50 (Introduction to Linguistics)

Two upper-division courses (10 credits)

  • LING 101 (Phonology 1)
  • LING 111 (Syntactic Structures) or LING 112 (Syntax 1)

Core Course (5 credits)

  • APLX 101 (Second Language Acquisition)

Advanced Language Proficiency (10 credits)

Students must take at least two upper-division courses in their language of specialization. This requirement can be fulfilled by taking courses offered in the Department of Languages and Applied Linguistics (e.g., Chinese 103 - Advanced Chinese: Lanauge and Society), in the Literature Department (e.g., LIT 183P - Xenophobia in German Literature and Culture) or through a study abroad program (please consult advisor regarding transferable courses prior to taking them).

Four Upper-Division Electives (20 credits)

At least three of these courses have to be APLX courses

APLX elective options:

  • APLX 102 (Bilingualism)
  • APLX 112 (Language and Gender)
  • APLX 113 (Intercultural Communication)
  • APLX 115 (Language and Power)
  • APLX 116 (Discourse Analysis)
  • APLX 135 (Second Language Teaching)

**Non-APLX elective options:

  • ANTH 139 (Language and Culture)
  • ANTH 143 (Performance and Power)
  • EDUC 141 (Bilingualism & Schooling)
  • LING 117 (Pragmatics)
  • LING 120 (Structure of English)
  • LING 154 (Language & Social Identity)
  • LING 155 (Language & Cognition)
  • LING 157 (Psycholinguistics and Linguistic Theory)
  • LING 181 (Structure of Romance Language)
  • LING 182 (Structure of Spanish)
  • LING 183 (Structure of French)
  • LING 186 (Structure of German)
  • LING 187 (Structure of Japanese)
  • LIT 101 and/or 102 (Translation)
  • PSYC 105 (Children's Thinking)
  • PSYC 120D (Deafness and sign Language)
  • PSYC 124 (Psychology of Reading)
  • PSYC 125 (Psychology of Language)
  • PSYC 137 (Mind, Body and the World)

**Not all courses are offered every quarter/year; please consult current catalog for the most recent course offerings.

Capstone course (5 credits)

  • APLX 190 (Senior Research Seminar); spring quarter offering only.  This course also satisfies the DC requirement for the major.