Academic Calendar 2022-2023

Linguistics – Major (Arts) – Bachelor of Arts (Honours)


Subject:  Administered by the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures.
Plan:  Consists of 60.00 units as described below.
Program:  The Plan, alone, or in combination with a Minor in another subject, and with sufficient electives to total 120.00 units (114.00 units for students admitted prior to September 2017), will lead to a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Degree.

Requirements for this program have been modified. Please consult the 2021-2022 Calendar for the previous requirements.

1. Core
A. Complete the following:
LING 100Introduction to Linguistics6.00
B. Complete the following:
LING 202Canadian English3.00
C. Complete the following:
LING 310Phonetics3.00
LING 320Phonology3.00
D. Complete the following:
LING 330Morphology3.00
LING 340Syntax3.00
E. Complete the following:
LING 415Semantics3.00
2. Option
A. Complete 3.00 units from the following:3.00
LING at the 300-level or above
B. Complete 12.00 units from the following course list:12.00
C. Complete 9.00 units from the following:9.00
Linguistic Diversity and Identity
Semiotics: Interpreting the World
Introduction to Romance Philology
D. Complete 12.00 units from the following:12.00
Elective Courses60.00
Total Units120.00

3. Additional Requirements

A. Only one of the following courses may be counted towards this Plan: LING 501 or LING 505

4. Notes

A. Students should note that many of the LING_Maj_Option courses, particularly in CISC, FREN, PHIL, PSYC, SOCY require prerequisites.

B. Course prerequisites for Option Courses should be taken early in the program (i.e. first and second year).

C. A maximum of 6.00 units from courses offered by other Faculties and Schools may be counted toward the program and/or Plan requirements. This includes courses in BMED, COMM, GLPH, LAW, NURS and courses in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science.

Linguistics Course Lists

The following lists contain courses offered through other Departments. In accordance with Academic Regulation 2.5 (Access to Classes), students do not have enrolment priority in all of these courses. Access to these courses may only be made available during the Open Enrolment period, and then only if space permits.


Courses must develop competence in at least one of the following skills: reading, writing, or speaking and listening in a language other than English.
LLCU 101Beginning Indigenous Language and Culture I3.00
LLCU 102Beginning Indigenous Language and Culture II3.00
PORT 103Beginning Portuguese and Culture l3.00
PORT 104Beginning Portuguese and Culture ll3.00
*Excluding GREK 430.


Options in the Linguistics Major Plan
CISC 223Software Specifications3.00
CISC 360Programming Paradigms3.00
CISC 465Semantics of Programming Languages3.00
COGS 201Cognition and Computation3.00
COGS 300Programming Cognitive Models3.00
ENGL 206History of English Language3.00
FREN 363Histoire de la langue française3.00
FRST 105Reading French3.00
LLCU 110Linguistic Diversity and Identity3.00
LLCU 200Semiotics: Interpreting the World3.00
LLCU 201Introduction to Romance Philology3.00
PHIL 260Introduction to Logic3.00
PHIL 359Philosophy of Language3.00
PHIL 362Further Studies in Logic3.00
PHIL 459Current Issues in the Philosophy of Language3.00
PSYC 221Cognitive Psychology3.00
PSYC 251Developmental Psychology3.00
PSYC 271Brain and Behaviour I3.00
PSYC 305Introduction to Comparative Cognition3.00
PSYC 321Psycholinguistics3.00
PSYC 352Cognitive and Language Development3.00
PSYC 353Atypical Development3.00
PSYC 370Brain and Behaviour II3.00
PSYC 452Developmental Psycholinguistic3.00
PSYC 485Special Topics in Psychology II3.00