Applied Linguistics Major

Description: A program that focuses on language-related concerns in the everyday world, including language education, acquisition of first and additional languages, discourse analysis, language assessment, literacy, and language policy and planning. Includes instruction in linguistic theory; language teaching and learning; discourse analysis; language and cognition; and language, culture, and identity. Is Applied Linguistics the right major for you?
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Applied Linguistics Major

What Courses Do Applied Linguistics Majors Take?

The required and elective courses you would take for Applied Linguistics majors vary considerably among institutions. Courses are listed here that are illustrative of the breadth of topics you are likely to experience were you to major in this field.

  • Education
  • English
  • Linguistics
  • Phonetics
  • Writing
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