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2013-2014 Graduate Studies Bulletin 
    
2013-2014 Graduate Studies Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

Linguistics (B.A.) and Linguistics: Forensic Linguistics (M.A.), Dual-degree Program


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Qualified undergraduate students may elect to enroll in a dual-degree program, combining their undergraduate bachelor’s degree in linguistics with a master’s degree in linguistics: forensic linguistics. The dual-degree program requires the successful completion of a total of 148 s.h., including at least 112 s.h. at the undergraduate level and 36 s.h. at the graduate level. The dual-degree program can be completed in five years, including at least one summer session. Students who are admitted to the graduate portion of the dual-degree program may count the graduate courses LING 202 - Phonetics and Phonology  (fall), and LING 206 - Sociolinguistics  (fall), LING 220 - Forensic Linguistics: Applications  (fall or spring), and LING 221 - Linguistic Field Methods  (spring) toward both the B.A. and M.A. degree requirements. These 12 s.h. will apply to the undergraduate degree in addition to the required 112 s.h. of undergraduate course work, for a total of 124 s.h. for the B.A.

Direct admission to the dual-degree program


Incoming first-year students entering Hofstra may apply for direct admission to this dual-degree program. Applicants must have a combined SAT score (in critical reading and mathematics) of 1170 (or an ACT score of 25) and an overall high school GPA of 3.5 (or be in the top 15 percent of their high school graduating class) in order to be considered for admission. First-year students admitted directly to the dual-degree program will be admitted automatically at the end of their junior year to the M.A. program in Linguistics: Forensic Linguistics provided they fulfill the following requirements:

  1. A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 and a GPA of 3.0 in linguistics courses at the time of application to the M.A. program, or upon completion of 92 s.h. of course work toward their B.A. degree in linguistics.
  2. Successful completion of LING 101, 171 or 172, SPCH 005A, and SPCH 102A or 010 by the end of the semester in which they apply for admission to the dual-degree program.
  3. Submission of two letters of recommendation.
  4. Interview with program director (in person, by phone, or by videoconference).
  5. Submission of written statement of professional interests and goals.

Admission to the dual-degree program for current Hofstra students


Qualified Hofstra students majoring in linguistics may apply, through the Office of Graduate Admissions, to the dual-degree Linguistics (B.A.) and Linguistics: Forensic Linguistics (M.A.) prior to successfully completing 92 semester hours of undergraduate course work. In order to qualify for admission to the dual-degree program, a student must have attained a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 at the time of application and a 3.0 in the linguistics major. Students admitted to the dual-degree program should note that admission to the M.A. portion of the dual-degree program requires the fulfillment of the following requirements:

  1. Completion of 92 credits with a 3.0 overall GPA.
  2. Successful completion of LING 101, 171 or 172; SPCH 005A, and SPCH 102A or 010 by the end of the semester in which they apply for admission to the dual-degree program.
  3. Submission of two letters of recommendation.
  4. Interview with program director (in person, by phone, or by videoconference).
  5. Submission of written statement of professional interests and goals.

Undergraduate Program Requirements


See the complete requirements for the B.A. degree as listed in the Undergraduate Bulletin.

The fulfillment of the following major requirements:

Successful completion of 30 s.h. as follows:

Required courses (12 s.h.)


  • LING 101 - (IS) Introduction to Linguistics Semester Hours: 3
     
  • LING 171 - (IS) Sociolinguistics Semester Hours: 3

or

  • LING 172 - (CC) Language and Society in Africa, Asia and Latin America Semester Hours: 3
     
  • SPCH 005A - Phonetics Semester Hours: 3
     
  • SPCH 102A - Normal Language Development Semester Hours: 3

or

  • SPCH 010 - (BH, CC) Multicultural Aspects of Communication and Communication Disorders Semester Hours: 3

Remaining 18 s.h.


The remaining 18 s.h., must include the graduate-level courses LING 202 , 206 , 220 , and 221 , taken in the senior year of undergraduate studies, 12 s.h.

The final 6 s.h. must be taken as some combination of the following:

  • Additional LING courses

OR
Courses selected from the following list:

  • ASL 191 - American Sign Language I Semester Hours: 3
  • ASL 192 - American Sign Language II Semester Hours: 3
  • PHI 165 - Philosophy of Language Semester Hours: 3
  • SOC 004 - (BH) Contemporary Society Semester Hours: 3
  • SPCH 006 - Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech Mechanisms Semester Hours: 3
  • SPCH 008 - Introduction to Hearing Science Semester Hours: 3
  • SPCH 101A - Experimental Psycholinguistics Semester Hours: 3
  • SPCH 103 - Introduction to Speech Science Semester Hours: 3
  • SPCM 033 - Nonverbal Communication in Human Interaction Semester Hours: 3
  • Or other appropriate courses specifically approved by a linguistics adviser.

Graduate Program Requirements – Total Semester Hours: 36


The M.A. portion of the dual-degree program requires 36 s.h. of graduate-level courses. The program is composed of three components: core curriculum; electives; and master’s thesis.

Core Curriculum Courses - Semester Hours: 21


Elective Courses - Semester Hours: 12


Four courses from the following in linguistics or, with the graduate program director’s permission, three from the following and one course in another relevant discipline:

Thesis - Semester Hours: 3


Suggested Five-Year Sequence (148 s.h.)


First Year


FALL
Course Semester Hours
LING 101 3
WSC 001 3
Foreign Language 1 3
Humanities Distribution (AA) 3
SPCH 005A 3
TOTAL 15

 

  SPRING
 Course  Semester Hours
 LING 171 or 172  3
 WSC 002  3
 Foreign Language 2  3
 Natural Sciences (NS) or Mathematics (MA) distribution  4
 LING Elective  3
 TOTAL  16

 

Second Year


FALL
Course Semester Hours
SPCH 102A or 010 3
Foreign Language 3 3
Humanities Distribution (CP) 3
Social Science Distribution (HP) 3
Natural Sciences (NS) or Mathematics (MA) Distribution 4
TOTAL 16

 

SPRING
Course Semester Hours
LING 152 3
Social Science Distribution (BH) 3
LING Elective 3
Foreign Language 4 3
Interdisciplinary Studies (IS) Distribution 3
TOTAL 15

 

Third Year


FALL
Course Semester Hours
LING 158 3
Natural Sciences (NS) or Mathematics (MA) Distribution 4
LING Elective 3
LING Elective 3
Cross-Cultural (CC) Distribution 3
TOTAL 16
SPRING
Course Semester Hours
LING 103 3
LING Elective 3
LING Elective 3
Social Science (BH) Distribution 3
Humanities (LT) Distribution 3
TOTAL 15

 

Fourth Year


FALL
Course Semester Hours
LING 202  3
Liberal Arts Elective 3
Liberal Arts Elective 3
LING 220  3
Physical Education Elective 1
Liberal Arts Elective 3
TOTAL 16
  
SPRING
 Course  Semester Hours
 Liberal Arts Elective  3
 Liberal Arts Elective  3
 LING Elective  3
 LING 221   3
 LING 206   3
 TOTAL  15

 Awarding of B.A. Degree: 124 s.h.

Summer Between Fourth and Fifth Years


Course Semester Hours
LING 290  3
LING 204  3
TOTAL 6

Fifth Year


FALL
Course
Semester Hours
LING 203 
3
LING 231 
3
LING 239 
3
TOTAL
9

 

 

SPRING
Course Semester Hours
LING 301  3
LING 205  3
LING 207  3
TOTAL 9

 

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