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 & Computer Science

Majors will fulfill at least 11 -- and can fulfill up to 16 -- of the 26 required Hub units.

The 15 courses for the Linguistics & Computer Science major are listed here: <http://ling.bu.edu/degrees/Linguistics-and-CS>.

Linguistics courses

Students will, through 3 of the Linguistics courses required for the major (CAS LX 250 Introduction to Linguistics, LX 301 Phonetics & Phonology, LX 331 Semantics & Pragmatics), satisfy 8 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) √√
  • 6. Intellectual Toolkit: Critical Thinking [two required] (LX 250, 301, 331) √√

Two additional Linguistics electives at or above the LX 300 level are also required. 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 391 Field Methods; and CAS LX 433 Experimental Pragmatics; 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)
  • 4. Diversity, Civic Engagement, and Global Citizenship: Ethical Reasoning (LX 391)
  • 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)

Thus, up to 3 additional Hub credits, for a total of 11, can be attained by taking the 6 required Linguistics courses for the joint major.

Computer Science courses

Students are required to take CAS CS 111 and 112 Introduction to Computer Science 1 and 2. Those courses will satisfy Quantitative Reasoning 2 and Creativity and Innovation (as well as Critical Thinking), fulfilling 3 more Hub units:

  • 3. Quantitative Reasoning: II (CAS CS 111, 112)
  • 6. Creativity/Innovation [two required] (CAS CS 111, 112)

Computational Linguistics

Students are required to take either CAS LX 496 Computational LInguistics or CAS CS 505 (pending approval) Natural Language Processing. The former fulfills one Hub unit for Research and Information Literacy.

  • 6. Research & Information Literacy [two required] (CAS LX 496)

Overview:

Majors will fulfill at least 11 -- and can fulfill up to 16 -- of the 26 required Hub units.

Courses satisfying requirements for the Linguistics Major   

LX
250
LX
301
LX
331
LX
342

LX
346
LX 349 LX
360
LX
367
LX
391
LX
433
CS
111
CS
112
LX
496
   
      Hub Requirements
Required for major Options for the 2 lx electives     option for CL or NLP
1. Philosophical, Aesthetic & Historical Interpretation (3 units)                          

Philosophical Interpretation & Life’s Meanings—1 unit 

                         

Aesthetic Exploration—1 unit

                         

Historical Consciousness—1 unit 

            1            
                         
2. Scientific & Social Inquiry (3 units)

Scientific Inquiry I—1 unit

1                        

Social Inquiry I—1 unit

      1 1
1
(SO)
             

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

The Individual in Community—1 unit

    1     1*              

2 Global Citizenship & Intercultural Literacy —1 unit each 

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          

2 Writing intensive —1 unit each


Oral and/or Signed Communication—1 unit 

                         

Digital/Multimedia Expression—1 unit 

                  1      
                         
6. Intellectual Toolkit (8 units)

2 Critical thinking—1 unit each 

1 1 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

2 Research & Information Literacy—1 unit each

2 Creativity/Innovation—1 unit each 

            1*     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/ .