Note: This page is a work in progress, as the list of Hub courses is evolving.

Last updated May 10, 2020. In case of discrepancies between this page and official BU Hub information
in the Bulletin or on the Hub website, please rely on those official sources of information.

  Click for an overview of how Linguistics degree programs fit in with Hub requirements

 

Linguistics Degree Programs in relation to BU Hub Requirements

Major in Linguistics
Minor in Linguistics

Major in Linguistics & Computer Science
Major in Linguistics & Philosophy

Major in Linguistics & Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences
Major in Linguistics & African Languages
Major in French & Linguistics
Major in Italian & Linguistics
Major in Japanese & Linguistics
Major in Spanish & Linguistics

 

Major in Linguistics & African Languages

Majors will fulfill at least 13 -- and can fulfill up to 18 -- of the 26 required Hub units.

13 courses are required for the Linguistics & African Languages major, as listed here.

Required courses

Students majoring in Linguistics will, through 5 of the 7 courses required for the major (CAS LX 250 Introduction to Linguistics, LX 301 Phonetics & Phonology, LX 321 Syntax, LX 331 Semantics & Pragmatics, LX 391 Field Methods), satisfy 10 of the BU Hub requirements:

  • 2. Scientific and Social Inquiry:
    • Scientific Inquiry I (LX 250) √
    • Scientific Inquiry II (LX 301) √
  • 3. Quantitative Reasoning: I (LX 301) √
  • 4. Diversity, Civic Engagement, and Global Citizenship:
    • The Individual in Community (LX 331) √
    • Global Citizenship and Intercultural Literacy [two required] (LX 250, 331) √√
    • Ethical Reasoning (LX 391) √
  • 6. Intellectual Toolkit:
    • Critical Thinking [two required] (LX 250, 301, 331) √√
    • Teamwork and Collaboration (LX 391) √

Four additional electives are required, including:

  • 1-3 LX courses above the 300-level

Options include: CAS LX 342 Language, Race & Gender; CAS LX 346 Language Variation and Change; CAS LX 349 Bilingualism; CAS LX 360 Historical Linguistics; CAS  LX 367 Indigenous Languages of Latin America; CAS LX 394 Introduction to Programming for Computational Linguistics; CAS LX 433 Experimental Pragmatics; and CAS LX 496 Introduction to Computational Linguistics, among many others.

    • 1. Philosophical, Aesthetic, and Historical Interpretation: Historical consciousness (LX 360)
    • 2. Scientific and Social Inquiry: Social Inquiry I (LX 342, 346); Social Inquiry I or II* (LX 349)
    • 3. Quantitative Reasoning: II (LX 394)
    • 5. Communication: Writing-Intensive (LX 367); Digital/Multimedia Expression (CAS LX 433)
    • 6. Intellectual Toolkit:
      • Teamwork/Collaboration [two required] (LX 342, 346)
      • Creativity/Innovation [two required] (LX 360, 433)
      • Research and Information Literacy [two required] (LX 367, 394, or 496)
  • 1-3 courses in African Studies

Options include: CAS AN 351 Language, Culture & Society; AH 317 From Morocco to Timbuktu: Art and Architecture at the Saharan Crossroads; HI 237 Reconstructing the African Past, and ID 116 Africa Today: The Beat of Popular Culture, among many others.

    • 1. Philosophical, Aesthetic, and Historical Interpretation: Historical consciousness (HI 237)
    • 5. Communication: Writing-Intensive (); Digital/Multimedia Expression (AH 317)
    • 6. Intellectual Toolkit:
      • Creativity/Innovation [two required] (AH 317)
      • Research and Information Literacy [two required] (AN 351, ID 116)

Thus, up to 10 additional Hub credits, for a total of 18, can be attained by taking the courses required for the joint major.

 

Overview:

Majors will fulfill at least 10 -- and can fulfill up to 18 -- of the 26 required Hub units.

Courses satisfying requirements for the Linguistics Major   

LX
250
LX
301
LX
331
LX
391
LF
350
LF
351
LX
342

LX
346
LX 349 LX
360
LX
367
LX 394 or 496 LX 
433
AN
351
AH
317
HI
237
ID
116
   
      Hub Requirements
Required for major Options for the 1-3 LX electives Options for the 1-3 African Studies electives
1. Philosophical, Aesthetic & Historical Interpretation (3 units)                                  

Philosophical Interpretation & Life’s Meanings—1 unit 

                                 

Aesthetic Exploration—1 unit

        1 1*                      

Historical Consciousness—1 unit 

                  1           1  
                                 
2. Scientific & Social Inquiry (3 units)

Scientific Inquiry I—1 unit

1                                

Social Inquiry I—1 unit

            1 1
1
(SO)
        1      

Social Inquiry II or Scientific Inquiry II—1 unit 
Note that SCI or SO Inquiry II can alternatively substitute for SCi or SO Inquiry I, respectively

  1
(SCI)
                           
                                 
3. Quantitative Reasoning (2 units)

Quantitative Reasoning I—1 unit 

  1                              

Quantitative Reasoning II—1 unit 

                      1 1        
                                 
4. Diversity, Civic Engagement & Global Citizenship (4 units)

The Individual in Community—1 unit

    1           1*               1*

2 Global Citizenship & Intercultural Literacy —1 unit each 

1   1 1*           1* 1*     1* 1* 1* 1*

2 Global Citizenship & Intercultural Literacy —1 unit each 


Ethical Reasoning—1 unit 

      1                          
                                 
5. Communication (6 units)

FIrst-year writing (e.g., WR 120)—1 unit 

                                 

Writing,, research & inquiry
(e.g., WR 150)—1 unit 

                                 

2 Writing intensive —1 unit each 

        1 1         1            

2 Writing intensive —1 unit each

Oral and/or Signed Communication—1 unit 

                                 

Digital/Multimedia Expression—1 unit 

                        1   1    
                                 
6. Intellectual Toolkit (8 units)

2 Critical thinking—1 unit each 

1 1 1*           1*                

2 Critical thinking—1 unit each 

2 Teamwork/Collaboration—1 unit each 

      1     1 1                  

2 Teamwork/Collaboration—1 unit each 

2 Research & Information Literacy—1 unit each

                    1 1   1     1

2 Research & Information Literacy—1 unit each


2 Creativity/Innovation—1 unit each 

                  1     1   1    

2 Creativity/Innovation—1 unit each 

* The asterisk marks a Hub requirement that is satisfied by the course in question, but one that is already fulfilled by courses required for the major.



Automatically satisfied by required courses

Can be satisfied by courses counting for the major
Courses counting for the major do not satisfy this requirement

 

For suggestions of courses to fill other Hub units, see http://www.bu.edu/linguistics/UG/hub/lx-hub.html.

For more information about the Linguistics program, see http://ling.bu.edu/ .