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 & L
inguistics

 

Major in Linguistics & Philosophy

Majors will fulfill at least 8 -- and can fulfill up to 15 -- of the 26 required Hub units.

The 13 courses for the Linguistics major are listed here. It is possible to satisfy up to 15 of the 26 Hub units through courses taken for this major.

In Linguistics, 4 specific courses are required (CAS LX 250 Introduction to Linguistics, LX 301 Phonetics & Phonology, LX 321 Syntax, LX 331 Semantics & Pragmatics). Thesee 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) √√
Also required are one additional course in formal syntax, semantics, or pragmatics + 1 or 2 additional electives at or above the 200-level. The electives can 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, 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 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, 346), Social Inquiry I or II (LX 349)
  • 3. Quantitative Reasoning: II (LX 394, 433, 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, or 496)
    • Creativity/Innovation [two required] (LX 360, 433)
    • Teamwork and Collaboration [two required] (LX 205, LX 235, LX 342, 346, 391)

Thus, the Linguistics courses taken for the joint major can satisfy up to 12 Hub units.


In Philosophy, 1 of the following is required: CAS PH 100 Introduction to Philosophy, CAS PH 110 Great Philosophers, or CAS PH 160 Reasoning & Argumentation. These will satisfy the following Hub reuqirements:

  • 1. Philosophical, Aesthetic, and Historical interpretation: Philosophical interpretation and life's meanings (PH 100 (Hub status pending approval), PH 110, PH 160).
  • 1. Philosophical, Aesthetic, and Historical interpretation: Historical consciousness (PH 110).

Also required are 4 specific courses (CAS PH 310 History of Modern Philosophy, CAS PH 360 Symbolic Logic, CAS PH 463 Philosophy of Language, plus CAS PH 422 Analytic Philosophy or CAS PH 443 Philosophy of Mind) + 1 or 2 Philosophy electives. Electives can include: CAS PH 248 Existentialism, CAS PH 266 Mind, Brain, and Self, or CAS PH 350 History of Ethics, which would satisfy the following Hub requirements:

  • 4. Diversity, Civic Engagement, and Global Citizenship: Ethical reasoning (CAS PH 248, CAS PH 350)
  • 5. Communication: Writing Intensive [2 required] (CAS PH 266)

Thus, up to 15 Hub units total can be satisfied by courses taken in satisfaction of requirements for the Linguistics & Philosophy major.

 

Overview:

Majors will fulfill at least 8 -- and can fulfill up to 15 -- of the 26 required Hub units.

 

Courses satisfying requirements for the Linguistics & Philosophy Major   

LX
250
LX
301
LX
331
LX 205 LX 235 LX
342

LX
346
LX 349 LX 360
LX
367
LX
391

LX
394
or
496
LX 433 PH 100
(pend-
ing)
PH 110 PH 160 PH 248 PH 260 PH 350 CAS AR 348 Gods, Graves & Pyramids CAS CS 101 Intro to Computing or
CAS CS 103 Intro to Internet Tech.
CAS EN 122 Medieval Worlds CAS EN 130 Science/ Fiction CAS EN 170
The Graphic Novel
COM CM 323 Design & New Media
     
      Hub Requirements
Required for major Options for 1-2 Linguistics electives Options for 1 introductory Philosophy course Options for 1-2 Philosophy electives Other courses that might fill in some of the gaps
1. Philosophical, Aesthetic & Historical Interpretation (3 units)                                                  

Philosophical Interpretation & Life’s Meanings—1 unit 

                          [1] 1 1 1 1 1            

Aesthetic Exploration—1 unit

                                      1   1 1 1 1

Historical Consciousness—1 unit 

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

The Individual in Community—1 unit

    1         1*                                  

2 Global Citizenship & Intercultural Literacy courses—1 unit each 

1   1 1*         1* 1* 1*                            

2 Global Citizenship & Intercultural Literacy courses—1 unit each 

Ethical Reasoning—1 unit 

        1           1           1   1       1    
                                                 
5. Communication (6 units)

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

                                                 

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

                                                 

2 Writing intensive —1 unit each 

                  1               1   1     1    

2 writing intensive —1 unit each 

Oral and/or Signed Communication—1 unit 

        1   1                                    

Digital/Multimedia Expression—1 unit 

                        1               1     1 1
                                                 
6. Intellectual Toolkit (6 units)

2 Critical thinking—1 unit each 

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

2 Critical thinking—1 unit each 

2 Teamwork/Collaboration—1 unit each 

      1 1 1         1                     1      

2 Teamwork/Collaboration—1 unit each 

2 Research & Information Literacy—1 unit each

                      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

 

Recommended options for capacities that may not be otherwise covered:

1. Aesthetic exploration

  • CAS AR 348 Gods, Graves, and Pyramids: Ancient Egyptian Religion & Ritual (also satisfies Historical consciousness; a Writing intensive course)
  • CAS EN 122 Medieval Worlds (also counts for Historical consciousness and Teamwork/Collaboration)
  • CAS EN 130 Science/Fiction (also counts for Ethical reasoning; counts as a Writing intensive course)
  • CAS EN 170 The Graphic Novel (also counts for Digital/multimedia expression and Creativity/innovation)
  • COM CM 323 Design & New Media (also counts for Digital/multimedia expression and Creativity/innovation)

1. Historical consciousness

  • CAS AR 348 Gods, Graves, and Pyramids: Ancient Egyptian Religion & Ritual (also counts for Aesthetic exploration; a Writing intensive course)
  • CAS EN 122 Medieval Worlds (also counts for Aesthetic exploration and Teamwork & Collaboration

4. Ethical reasoning (one unit)

  • CAS EN 130 Science/Fiction (also counts for Aesthetic exploration; counts as a Writing intensive course)

5. Writing-intensive courses (two units)

  • CAS AR 348 Gods, Graves, and Pyramids: Ancient Egyptian Religion & Ritual (also satisfies Aesthetic exporation and Historical consciousness)
  • CAS EN 130 Science/Fiction (also counts for Aesthetic exploration and Ethical reasoning)

5. Oral and/or signed communication (one unit)

5. Digital/Multimedia Expression (one unit)

  • CAS CS 101 Introduction to Computing
  • CAS CS 103 Introduction to Internet Technologies
  • CAS EN 170 The Graphic Novel (also counts for Aesthetic interpretation and Creativity/innovation)
  • COM CM 323 Design & New Media (also counts for Digital/multimedia expression and Creativity/innovation) 6. Research and Information Literacy

6. Teamwork/Collaboration (two units)

  • CAS EN 122 Medieval Worlds (also counts for Aesthetic exploration and Historical consciousness )

6. Creativity/Innovation (two units)

  • CAS EN 170 The Graphic Novel (also counts for Aesthetic interpretation and Digital/multimedia expression)
  • COM CM 323 Design & New Media (also counts for Digital/multimedia expression and Creativity/innovation)

6. Life Skills (one unit)

[You're on your own]

 

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