Certificate in Linguistics

The Certificate in Linguistics provides students with a foundation in the science of language. From theoretical models of language to the study of language use and variation, this program engages students in a field that enhances analytical abilities and critical thinking while also providing practical skills in foreign language or American Sign Language. Students majoring in Speech, Language, & Hearing Science, foreign languages, Psychology, Anthropology, Computer Science, Education, and English are likely to find the Certificate especially valuable.

Students wishing to declare and pursue the Certificate in Linguistics should contact the undergraduate academic advisor for the Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders, Marc Johnson (e-mail: marc.johnson@temple.edu).

The Certificate in Linguistics will be awarded to students who complete the following requirements. There are three paths to completion of this certificate for three different sets of students, as shown below.

For Speech, Language & Hearing Science Majors:

CSCD 1108Introduction to Linguistics3
CSCD 2049Language and the Brain3
CSCD 2202Sociolinguistics3
CSCD 3297Syntax3
or CSCD 3231 Principles of Syntax
CSCD 4730Topics in Communication Sciences and Disorders3
Foreign Language or American Sign Language Third-Semester Course 13
Total Credit Hours18
1

The first- and second-semester course prerequisites for the Foreign Language or American Sign Language third-semester course must be fulfilled before taking that course. One or both prerequisites can be waived by placement testing. The requirement can also be waived by coursework or placement testing beyond the third-semester course. For more information see the undergraduate academic advisor for the Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders, Marc Johnson (e-mail: marc.johnson@temple.edu).

For Students with Majors Other than Speech, Language & Hearing Science Who Have Already Completed a Foreign Language or American Sign Language Third-Semester Course:1

CSCD 1108Introduction to Linguistics3
CSCD 2049Language and the Brain3
CSCD 2202Sociolinguistics3
CSCD 3297Syntax3
or CSCD 3231 Principles of Syntax
CSCD 4730Topics in Communication Sciences and Disorders3
Total Credit Hours15
1

The first- and second-semester course prerequisites for the Foreign Language or American Sign Language third-semester course must be fulfilled before taking that course. One or both prerequisites can be waived by placement testing. The requirement can also be waived by coursework or placement testing beyond the third-semester course. For more information see the undergraduate academic advisor for the Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders, Marc Johnson (e-mail: marc.johnson@temple.edu).

For Students with Majors Other than Speech, Language & Hearing Science Who Have Not Completed Any Foreign Language or American Sign Language Courses:

CSCD 1108Introduction to Linguistics3
CSCD 2049Language and the Brain3
CSCD 2202Sociolinguistics3
CSCD 3297Syntax3
or CSCD 3231 Principles of Syntax
CSCD 4730Topics in Communication Sciences and Disorders (Foreign Language or American Sign Language Third-Semester Course) 13
Foreign Language or American Sign Language First-Semester Course 13-4
Foreign Language or American Sign Language Second-Semester Course 13-4
Foreign Language or American Sign Language Third-Semester Course 13
Total Credit Hours24-26
1

The first- and second-semester course prerequisites for the Foreign Language or American Sign Language third-semester course must be fulfilled before taking that course. One or both prerequisites can be waived by placement testing. The requirement can also be waived by coursework or placement testing beyond the third-semester course. For more information see the undergraduate academic advisor for the Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders, Marc Johnson (e-mail: marc.johnson@temple.edu).