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 & Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences

Majors will fulfill at least 6 -- and can fulfill up to 14 -- of the 26 required Hub units.

The courses are required for the major in Linguistics and Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences are listed here.

Through the specific courses required for the major (CAS LX 250 Introduction to Linguistics, LX 321 Syntax, LX 331 Semantics & Pragmatics), students satisfy 6 of the BU Hub requirements:

  • 2. Scientific and Social Inquiry:
    • Scientific Inquiry II (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, 331) √√

2 additional hub units will come from choosing LX 301 Phonetics & Phonology to satisfy the requirement for a course in Phonetics.

  • 2. Scientific and Social Inquiry:
    • Scientific Inquiry II (LX 301) √
  • 3. Quantitative Reasoning: I (LX 301) √

Electives offer the possibility of fulfilling additional Hub requirements. 2 or 3 additional Linguistics electives at or above the 300-level are 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, 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, or 496)
    • 4. Diversity, Civic Engagement, and Global Citizenship: Ethical Reasoning (LX 391)
    • 5. Communication: Writing-Intensive (LX 367); 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, up to 14 Hub units can be fulfilled through the courses that make up the joint major.

 

Overview:

Majors will fulfill at least 6 -- and can fulfill up to 14 -- of the 26 required Hub units.

For suggestions about courses to satisfy additional Hub units, see
http://www.bu.edu/linguistics/UG/hub/lx-hub.html.

  Courses satisfying  requirements   for the Linguistics  &  Speech,  Language,  and  Hearing Sciences Major 

LX
250

Intro to Linguistics

LX
331

Semantics

LX
301

Phonetics

LX
342

Lg., Race, and Gender

LX
346

Lg., Variation, Change

 

LX
349

Bilingualism

LX
360

Historical  linguistics
LX
367

Indigenous Languages 
LX
391

Field Methods

LX 394 or 496

Computational Linguistics

LX
433

Exp. Pragmatics

 

   
      Hub Requirements                           

Required for joint major 1 of 2 options
to satisfy Phonetics
requirement
Options for 2-3 Linguistics 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        
                     
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 & Intercultural Literacy courses— 1 unit each 

1 1         1* 1* 1*    

2 Global Citizenship & Intercultural Literacy courses— 1 unit each 


Ethical Reasoning— 1 unit 

                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 — 1 unit each 

              1      

2 Writing intensive courses— 1 unit each 

Oral and/or Signed Communication— 1 unit 

                     

Digital/Multimedia Expression— 1 unit 

                    1
                     
6. Intellectual Toolkit (6 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 minor.

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/ .