Linguistics - TESOL / SLAT (Second Language Acquisition & Teaching) Option, B.A.
Bachelor of Arts Degree Requirements
Linguistics Major - TESOL/SLAT (Second Language Acquisition and Teaching)
A B.A. with a major in linguistics requires 36-46 units completed, depending on which option, the General Education requirement, specific course/skill requirements, and electives and remaining degree requirements totaling at least the 120 units required for a B.A.
In each option, students receive a basic grounding in the nature and structure of human language. The option in Teaching English as a Second Language provides students with a foundation for teaching ESL, or for graduate study in teaching ESL. This degree is especially useful when combined with a California teaching credential.
2. General Education requirements (49 units)
3. Other requirements (9 units)
American Government and Institutions (PLSI 2), Multicultural and International (MI), and Upper-division writing
4. Sufficient elective units to meet required total units (varies)
5. Total units (120)*
* G.E. and MI courses can be double-counted with major requirements. The writing requirement may be met by taking the upper-division writing exam. See advisor for details.
- CR/NC grading is not permitted in the linguistics major.
- See advisor for list of approved electives.
- Students who have studied a language in high school or community college, or who by culture and experience have a certain level of proficiency, must consult with an advisor in the language to determine their placement in lower- or upper-division coursework.
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