The Tri-Co Linguistics Department offers two majors:
- Linguistics and Language
- All Linguistics and Linguistics and Languages course majors must take one course or seminar from each of the following three lists:
- Sounds: LING H115 at HC or LING045, 052 at SC
- Forms: LING H113 at HC or LING050 at SC
- Meanings: LING H114 at HC or LING026, 040 at SC
- All majors are required to take the structure of a non-Indo-European Language, typically LING282 at HC, or LING061, 062, 064 at SC.
- All majors must take two elective courses in Linguistics or related fields.
- In addition, all majors are required to write a senior thesis in the fall of their senior year in LING100 (Research Seminar). This thesis constitutes the comprehensive requirement. The course can be taken for one or two credits.
Students may minor in linguistics through Haverford by completing six credits in the following three areas of study:
- Mandatory Foundation Courses (three credits):
- LING H113 or LING S050 Introduction to Syntax
- LING H114 or LING S040 Introduction to Semantics
- LING H115 Phonetics and Phonology
- Synthesis Courses (choose one):
- LING H282 Structure of Chinese
- LING H382 Topics in Chinese Syntax and Semantics
- LING S060 Structure of Navajo
- LING S062 Structure of American Sign Language
- LING S064 Structure of Tuvan
- Elective Courses (choose two):
- LING/PSYC H238 The Psychology of Language
- LING B101 Introduction to Linguistics
- LING H240 Literature and Cognition
- LING/PHIL H253 Analytic Philosophy of Language
- LING/PHIL H260 Historical Introduction to Logic
- LING/ANTH B281 Language in the Social Context
- LING/CMSC B325 Computational Linguistics
- LING/SPAN H365 The Politics of Language in the Spanish-Speaking World
- LING/EAST H382 Topics in Chinese Syntax and Semantics
Departmental Honors for Bi-Co Majors
Honors will be granted, at the discretion of the faculty members, to those senior majors who have consistently distinguished themselves in major-related course work (typically with a GPA of 3.7 or higher), active and constructive participation in the intellectual life of the department, and an outstanding senior thesis. A senior major may receive high honors if deemed exceptional in all three areas.