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University of Calgary Calendar 2017-2018 Faculty of Arts 4. Program Details 4.59 School of Languages, Linguistics, Literatures and Cultures 4.59.17 BA Honours Linguistics
4.59.17 BA Honours Linguistics


Students must adhere to the applicable Faculty of Arts requirements in 3.4 Graduation.


Students must successfully complete a minimum of 51 units (8.5 full-course equivalents) and a maximum of 72 units (12.0 full-course equivalents) in the Field of Linguistics while fulfilling the following requirements:

  1. Core: 27 units (4.5 full-course equivalent)Linguistics 201, 301, 303, 319, 341, 353, 401, 403 and 407.
  2. Capstone: 6 units (1.0 full-course equivalent) Linguistics 598.
  3. Experiential Course: 3 units (0.5 full-course equivalent) from: Linguistics 311, 313, 331, 441, 467, 505.
  4. Linguistics Options: At least 15 units (2.5 full-course equivalents) from the Field of Linguistics.
  5. Advanced Linguistics: Of the courses used to fulfill requirements 3-4 above:

    (a) at least 9 units (1.5 full-course equivalents) must be at the 400 level or above, and

    (b) at least 3 units (0.5 full-course equivalent) must be at the 500 level or above.


  1. Language: At least 6 units (1.0 full-course equivalent) from courses in languages other than English including the following courses on programming languages: Computer Science 217 and 219.
  2. Methods: At least 3 units (0.5 full-course equivalent) from the following list of formal-methods courses: Linguistics 560, Philosophy 279, 377, Psychology 312, Sociology 311 and Statistics 205.
  3. Supporting Courses: At least 3 units (0.5 full-course equivalent) from each of the following three disciplines: Anthropology, Philosophy and Psychology.


The BA Honours in Linguistics can be taken with Co-operative Education. See section 3.4.4 Co-operative Education Programs for information and requirements.

The BA in Linguistics can be taken with a concentration in Applied Linguistics or Speech-Language Sciences (see 4.59.18 or 4.59.19).


  • In special circumstances, the Undergraduate Advisor may approve the following substitute methods courses: Anthropology 411, Geography 339, Political Science 399 or Sociology 313.
  • Honours students, in particular, are strongly encouraged to meet specific degree requirements as early in their program as possible.
  • Students are strongly advised to take the Linguistics 301/401 sequence in a single academic year, and the Linguistics 303/403 sequence in a single academic year.
  • Linguistics 341 should be taken either before or concurrently with 303.
  • The Honours thesis must be completed during the last year. Students are governed by the Honours Thesis Guidelines available from the School of Languages, Linguistics, Literatures and Cultures.