5: Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

General Information | Programs and Degrees Offered | Admission Information
Financial Assistance | Graduate Academic Regulations
Requirements for Specific Graduate Degrees | Departments and Programs | Faculty

Non-Departmental | Anthropology | Art | Asian and Middle Eastern | Asian Studies | Astronomy
Biochemistry | Biology | Biological and Physical Sciences | Biophysics | Cell and Molecular Biology
Cell Biology | Chemistry | Classics | Commerce | Drama | Economics | English | Environmental Sciences
French | German | Government and Foreign Affairs | Health Evaluation Sciences | History | Linguistics
Mathematics | Microbiology | Molecular Physiology and Biological Physics | Music | Neuroscience
Pharmacology | Philosophy | Physics | Psychology | Religious Studies | Russian and East European Studies
Slavic | Sociology | Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese | Statistics | Surgery

Program in Linguistics
Course Descriptions | Program Requirements

Course Descriptions

LNGS 501 - (3) (IR)
Synchronic Linguistics

Prerequisite: LNGS 701 and permission of instructor
A study of the theoretical foundations of major linguistic models with attention to problem solving and descriptive techniques. Emphasizes the American structuralist and transformational-generative models of language.

LING 502 - (3) (Y)
Historical and Comparative Linguistics

Prerequisite: LNGS 701 or permission of instructor
A study of linguistic change with attention to the methods of comparative and internal reconstruction.

LING 506 - (3) (IR)
Syntax and Semantics

Prerequisites: LNGS 701 and permission of instructor
Analysis and description of sentence structure and its relationship to meaning.

LING 507 - (3) (IR)
Syntactic Theory

Prerequisites: LNGS 701 and permission of instructor
A study of the major schools of syntactic theory.

LING 509 - (3) (Y)
Teaching English as a Second Language

Prerequisites: LNGS 701 and permission of instructor
Study of the theory, problems, and methods in teaching English as a second language, with attention to relevant areas of general linguistics and the structure of English.

LING 525, 526 - (3) (SI)
Romance Linguistics

LING 545 - (3) (IR)
Language Learning and Teaching

LNGS 591 - (3) (O)
Grammatical Concepts in Foreign Language Learning

Exploration of concepts such as tense, mode, voice, subject, object, and predicate, and their applications in various languages.

LNGS 601 (2) (SS)
Between Two Cultures, Between Two Languages

Virginia teachers examine the relationship of language to culture and the motivational differences between native and non-native speakers learning standard English.

LNGS 701, 702 - (3) (Y)
Linguistic Theory and Analysis

LING 897, 898 - (3) (S)
Non-Topical Research

LING 901, 902 - (3) (S)
Directed Research

Special Areas   Students should choose electives in one or more of the following areas: anthropology, comparative Latin and Greek, English language study, Germanic linguistics, Indic linguistics, philosophy, psychology, romance linguistics, Slavic linguistics.

The following courses in special and related areas are available in other departments to satisfy the special area requirement (see course description and prerequisites under the appropriate academic departments).

Anthropology

ANTH 504 - (3)
Linguistic Field Methodology

ANTH 540 - (3)
Linguistic Anthropology

ANTH 542 - (3)
Twentieth Century Linguistics

ANTH 545 - (3)
African Languages and Folklore

ANTH 549 - (3)
Selected Topics in Theoretical Linguistics and Linguistic Anthropology

ANTH 741 - (3)
Sociolinguistics

ANTH 745 - (3)
American Indian Languages

Asian and Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures

SANS 501, 502 - (3)
Elementary Sanskrit

Classics

GREE 505 - (3)
Comparative Greek and Latin Grammar

GREE 506 - (3)
The History of the Greek and Latin Languages

English Language and Literature

ENMD 501 - (3)
Introduction to Old English

ENMD 505, 506 - (3)
Old Icelandic

ENMD 905 - (3)
Studies in Early English Philology

ENMD 981, 982 - (3)
Studies in Old English

ENMD 983, 984 - (3)
Studies in Middle English

ENPG 981 - (3)
Philosophy of Composition

ENLS 801 - (3)
Language, Linguistics and Criticism

ENLS 805 - (3)
Language Change and Literary Study

ENLS 841 - (3)
Modern English Grammar

French Language and Literature

FREN 529 - (3)
Applied Linguistics: French

FREN 710 - (3)
Old French

FREN 711 - (3)
History of the French Language

FREN 712, 713 - (3)
Old Provencal I, II

Germanic Languages and Literatures

GERM 510 - (3)
Introduction to Middle High German and the History of the German Language

GERM 588 - (3)
Linguistic Approaches to Literature

Philosophy

PHIL 750 - (3)
Topics in Philosophy of Language

Psychology

PSYC 555 - (3)
Developmental Psycholinguistics

PSYC 711 - (3)
Psycholinguistics

PSYC 712 - (3)
Psychological Aspects of Language Behavior

PSYC 854 - (3)
Cognitive Development

PSYC 855 - (3)
Language Development

PSYC 885 - (3)
Language Development and Disorders

Slavic Languages and Literatures

RUSS 501 - (3)
Applied Russian Linguistics: Phonology and Morphology

RUSS 507, 508 - (3)
Problems in Methods of Teaching Russian

RUSS 521 - (3)
The Structure of Modern Russian

RUSS 522 - (3)
History of the Russian Language

RUSS 821 - (3)
Advanced Structure of Russian: Phonology and Morphology

RUSS 822 - (3)
Advanced Structure of Russian: Lexicology

SLAV 525 - (3)
Introduction to Slavic Linguistics

SLAV 592 - (3)
Selected Topics in Linguistics

SLAV 711 - (3)
Balkan Studies

SLAV 742 - (3)
Common Slavic

SLAV 743, 744 - (3)
Old Church Slavonic

SLAV 793 - (3)
Independent Study in Slavic Linguistics

SLAV 851 - (3)
History and Structure of East Slavic Languages

SLAV 853 - (3)
History and Structure of the South Slavic Languages

SLAV 854 - (3)
History and Structure of West Slavic Languages

SLAV 861, 862 - (3)
Seminar in Slavic Linguistics

Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese Languages and Literatures

SPAN 514 - (3)
Applied Linguistics in Spanish

SPAN 531 - (3)
Hispanic Sociolinguistics

SPAN 721 - (3)
The Phonology of Spanish

SPAN 730 - (3)
History of the Language


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