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 Italian & Linguistics

Majors will fulfill at least 9 -- and can fulfill up to 15 -- of the 26 required Hub units.

The 13 courses for the Italian & Linguistics major are listed here.

Linguistics courses

Students majoring in Linguistics will, through the 4 Linguistics courses required for the major (CAS LX 250 Introduction to Linguistics, LX 301 Phonetics & Phonology, LX 321 Syntax, 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 or three 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, LX 391 Field Methods, LX 394 Introduction to Programming for Computational Linguistics, CAS 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 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, 433)
  • 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 4 additional Hub credits, for a total of 12, can be attained by taking the 6 required Linguistics courses for the joint major.

Italian courses

Students are required to take CAS LI 350 or 351. Thus the following 1 Hub units will come from the required course:

  • 1. Philosophical, Aesthetic & Historical Interpretation:
    • Aesthetic Exploration (LI 350, 351) √

Students are also required to take one Italian language course at the LI 300 level, as well as four additional literature courses. Another LI course at or above the 300 level can be taken as an elective. Thus, it is possible to earn up to 3 additional Hub units from LI 312 Italian for the Professions and/or LI 313 Italian Media and Popular Culture.

  • 5. Communication:
    • Writing intensive (2 required) (LI 312, 313)
    • Oral and/or signed communication (LI 312, 313)

 

Overview:

Majors will fulfill at least 9 -- and can fulfill up to 15 -- of the 26 required Hub units.

Courses satisfying requirements for the Linguistics Major   

LX
250
LX
301
LX
331
LI
350 or 351
LX
342

LX
346
LX
349
LX
360
LX
367
LX
391
LX
433
LX 394 or 496 CAS LI 312 CAS LI 313
   
      Hub Requirements
Required for major Options for the 2-3 linguistics electives Option for LI 300 language course and 0-1 300-level Italian elective
1. Philosophical, Aesthetic & Historical Interpretation (3 units)                            

Philosophical Interpretation & Life’s Meanings—1 unit 

                           

Aesthetic Exploration—1 unit

      1                    

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    
                           
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*     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 

                        1 1

Digital/Multimedia Expression—1 unit 

                    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

   

2 Research & Information Literacy—1 unit each


2 Creativity/Innovation—1 unit each 

              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/ .