Studying Language, Broadening our world

What can I do with this major?

A linguistics major is appropriate for students who are interested in further study in foreign languages or linguistics.

What are some interesting classes I may take?

  • Linguistic History of the English Language: The development of the English language from its Indo-European roots to the present, paying attention to the historical contexts and linguistic features of the language. 
  • Sociolinguistics: The objective of this course will be to look at language in its social and cultural contexts. This course presents the basic sociocultural variables (such as gender, age, and social status) and shows their relation to language use and language learning. Areas covered in this course will include bilingualism, dialectology, language variation and style with their relation to multi-cultural educational situations.

What internships or partnerships are available with this program?

Possible internships include working with Bible translation organizations, mission organizations, teaching English or a foreign language internationally or working with the literacy council.

What are grads doing now?

  • Moriah Sharp – Graduate student in TESOL at Wheaton Graduate School
  • Gabe Wilkinson – Teaches English as a Foreign Language in Japan