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

Minor in Linguistics

Minors will fulfill at least 8 -- and can fulfill up to 13 -- of the 26 required Hub units.

6 courses are required for the Linguistics minor, including 4 specific core courses plus 2 electives.

Through the 4 courses required for the minor (CAS LX 250 Introduction to Linguistics, LX 301 Phonetics & Phonology, LX 321 Syntax, LX 331 Semantics & Pragmatics), students 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) √√

Electives offer the possibility of fulfilling additional Hub requirements. 2 additional Linguistics electives at or above the 200-level are required; options include CAS LX 205 Origins of Writing, CAS LX 235 Language & Law, 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; LX 391 Field Methods; LX 394 Introduction to Programming for Computational Linguistics, LX 433 Experimental Pragmatics, and LX 496 Introduction to Programming for Computational Linguistics, among many others.

    • 1. Philosophical, Aesthetic, and Historical interpretation: Historical consciousness (LX 205, 360).
    • 2. Scientific and Social Inquiry: Social Inquiry I (LX 342, LX 346); Social Inquiry I or II (LX 349)
    • 3. Quantitative Reasoning: II (LX 394, 433, or 496)
    • 4. Diversity, Civic Engagement, and Global Citizenship: Ethical Reasoning (LX 235, 391)
    • 5. Communication:
      • Writing-Intensive (LX 367)
      • Oral and Signed Communication (LX 235)
      • Digital/Multimedia Expression (LX 433)
    • 6. Intellectual Toolkit:
      • Research and Information Literacy [two required] (LX 367, 394)
      • Creativity/Innovation [two required] (LX 360, 433)
      • Teamwork and Collaboration [two required] (LX 205, LX 235, LX 342, LX 346, LX 391)
    Thus, up to 12 Hub units can be fulfilled through the 6 courses that make up the Linguistics minor.

 

 

Overview:

Minors will fulfill at least 8 -- and can fulfill up to 13 -- of the 26 required Hub units.

Courses satisfying requirements for the Linguistics Minor   

LX 250 Intro to Linguistics LX 301 Phonetics LX 331 Semantics LX 205 Origins of Writing LX 235
Language & Law
LX 342
Lg., Race & Gender

LX
346
Lg., Variation, Change

LX 349 Bilingualism LX 360
Historical Linguistics
LX 367
Indig. Lgs.
Latin
America
LX 391
Field
Methods
LX 394 or 496 Computational Linguistics LX 433
   
      Hub Requirements
Required for minor Options for 2 Linguistics minor electives
1. Philosophical, Aesthetic, & Historical Interpretation (3 units)                          

Philosophical Interpretation and Life’s Meanings—1 unit 

                         

Aesthetic Exploration—1 unit

                         

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
         

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                    
                         
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*          

2 Global Citizenship and Intercultural Literacy courses—1 unit each 

1   1 1*         1* 1* 1*    

2 Global Citizenship and Intercultural Literacy courses—1 unit each 

Ethical Reasoning—one unit 

        1           1    
                         
5. Communication (6 units)

Freshman writing (e.g., WR 120)—1 unit 

                         

Research writing course (e.g., WR 150)—1 unit 

                         

2 writing-intensive courses—1 unit each 

                  1      

2 writing-intensive courses—1 unit each 

Oral and/or Signed Communication—1 unit 

        1                

Digital/Multimedia Expression—1 unit 

                        1
                         
6. Intellectual Toolkit (8 units)

2 courses in critical thinking—1 unit each 

1 1 1         1*          

2 courses in critical thinking—1 unit each 

2 courses in Teamwork/Collaboration—1 unit each 

      1 1 1 1       1    

2 courses in Teamwork/Collaboration—1 unit each 

2 courses in Research and Information Literacy—1 unit each

                      1  

2 courses in Research and Information Literacy—1 unit each

2 courses in Creativity/Innovation—1 unit each 

                  1   1 1

2 courses in 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 minor.

 


Automatically satisfied by required courses

Can be satisfied by courses counting for the minor
Cannot be satisfied by courses counting for the minor

 

For suggestions about fulfilling other Hub units, see also: http://www.bu.edu/linguistics/UG/hub/lx-hub.html

 

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