Linguistics is a department in the College of Letters and Science. The department used to be housed in the 2nd floor of Sproul Hall, and due to a shortage of office space several faculty members had their offices off-campus in a suite at the corner of B St. and 2nd (200 B St., Suite A). Eventually, they moved to Kerr, where the department is currently housed, with the majority of offices on the 2nd floor. For detailed course and faculty info not found below please see the [WWW]department web site. Also, note that the major requirements have changed starting Fall 2007.

UC Davis now has a Linguistics Club.


Lower Division

LIN 1: Intro to Linguistics - An introductory course for majors and non-majors alike, this introduces all the areas of linguistics: phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, and semantics. It also may include a discussion of language features and language acquisition, and sections on the evolution and genealogy of languages or sociolinguistics.

LIN 20, 21, 22, 23: 20 - Oral English, 21-23: Reading and Writing for Non-Native Speakers

Upper Division

If you are planning on majoring or minoring in Linguistics (except "Linguistics for Language Teachers" minor) you will need to take these two classes:

Most, but not all of the courses below require LIN 1 and 103A/B:

There's also graduate and Ph.D. programs.

Some faculty members

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