2013-14 Undergraduate Catalog
Previous Page :: 2013-14 Catalog Home
SPU Home


European Studies Linguistics Program
Linguistics Minor


Marston Hall

FACULTY:  Robert Baah, Kathryn Bartholomew, Michelle Beauclair, Owen Ewald, Katya Nemtchinova, Eric Vogt, Michael Ziemann
Linguistics Faculty:  Kathryn Bartholomew, Katya Nemtchinova, Michael Ziemann

The study of linguistics focuses on the nature of language itself and on human beings as creators and users of language. It explores systems of sound and meaning; phrase and sentence structure; linguistic diversity; both first- and second-language acquisition; and language change over time.

Linguistics majors generally prepare themselves to enter professional fields such as translation, teaching, and linguistic research.

Admission to the Major or Minor

Applicants for a Linguistics major or minor within the Department of Languages, Cultures, and Linguistics must have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher in all college work applicable to the BA degree and a 2.5 GPA in 10 credits of coursework at SPU in Languages, Cultures, and Linguistics, Linguistics, and/or European or Latin American Studies.

A student must complete the major or minor requirements in effect when the student is admitted to the major or minor.

Linguistics Program Requirements
Kathryn Bartholomew, Contact Person

Requirements for the Major
Minimum competency through the second-year sequence of a European language is required. Students must complete all non-credited and language proficiency requirements found on the Languages department page.

Requirements for the Minor

Linguistics and Cultural Studies

Print this Page


Copyright © 2014 Seattle Pacific University.
Web Content Disclaimer.
General Information: 206-281-2000
3307 Third Avenue West, Seattle, WA 98119-1997, U.S.A.

How did this page do?
Click here to rate it!