Sounds, Words, Meanings, and More
Choose the Language concentration if you are interested in learning about language and languages. You will learn about the characteristics of human languages, their sound systems, the construction of words and sentences, how meanings are represented and communicated, and how all of these vary and change. You can study the ways in which languages are learned and taught.
Graduates of the Language concentration have found employment as English and English as a foreign Language teachers, Americorps multilingual leaders, and as project engineers, as well as going on to further study in teaching English as a second or foreign language and linguistics.
To find out what classes you take in this concentration, take a look at the Language Advising Check Sheet.
The Language concentration offers you the opportunity to study
Key aspects of language, including phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics, and discourse patterns
The history of English and the English of Chaucer and Shakespeare
Two foreign languages
Theories and practices in linguistics and second-language learning and teaching
The relationships between linguistic variation and social and cultural variation