Linguistics as a Subject Major
There are three structured options you may consider for your BA. These are BA in Linguistics, BA in English and Linguistics, and BA in Language and Linguistics. The minimum requirements for these options are presented below. Students are encouraged to consult with departmental course advisors before enrolling for any of these majors. For linguistics, please contact the programme coordinator; for languages including English, contact the department concerned.
|100-level:||LING 111; and one paper from LING 112, COMS 101, MAOR 131, or any 100-level language paper in one of the approved languages listed below. Note: The approved languages are Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Japanese, Latin, Mäori, Portugese, and Spanish.|
|200-level:||LING 214, LING 215, and one further LING 200 paper|
|300-level:||Any four LING 300 papers|
English and Linguistics Major
|100-level:||Any 100-level ENGL paper (excluding ENGL 126), LING 111|
|200-level:||Any two 200-level ENGL papers, and LING 214, LING 215|
|300-level:||Any two 300-level ENGL papers, and two 300-level LING papers.|
Language and Linguistics Major
|100-level:||LING 111, and two papers in one language from the approved languages, namely Chinese, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Japanese, Latin, Mäori, Portugese, and Spanish.|
|200-level:||LING 214, LING 215, and two papers in the language continued at 100-level|
|300-level:||Two 300-level LING papers, and two 300-level papers in the language continued from 200-level.|
Linguistics as a Subject Minor
The minor in Linguistics is an attractive option for those who plan to major in areas such as languages, communication studies, anthropology, education, and information or computer science.
|100-level:||LING 111; and one paper from LING 112, COMS 101, or any 100-level language paper in one of the approved languages, namely Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Japanese, Latin, Mäori, Portuguese, and Spanish.|
|200-level:||LING 214 and LING 215|
|300-level:||Any one 300-level LING paper|
TESOL as a Subject Minor
The study and practice of Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) continues to grow exponentially as a major segment of the international education industry. English is the global lingua franca, the language learned and used by more second language speakers than any other language and the language most widely distributed across the world. TESOL practitioners are constantly required and recruited from English-speaking countries. The TESOL Minor is a useful option for students intending to make a career of teaching English as a foreign language in New Zealand or overseas. It is also very useful for someone seeking temporary employment while travelling abroad for an extended period.
The TESOL minor structure is:
|100-level:||LING 111 and LING 112.|
|200-level:||LING 231 and one of LING 214, LING 215 or EDUC 252.|
|300-level:||one of LING 331, LING 319 or LING 332.|
Note: This minor cannot be taken in conjunction with the major in linguistics but can be taken in conjunction with the major in English and linguistics, the major in language and linguistics or any other major(s).
The TESOL minor is subsumed in the linguistics major. Students majoring in linguistics, who have taken the relevant TESOL papers, will (on application) be provided with a letter from the TESOL co-ordinator indicating that the TESOL minor requirements have been met.
Note that the TESOL minor does not qualify students for primary or secondary school teacher registration. Students who wish to acquire a formal teaching qualification for New Zealand schools (other than language schools) are advised to approach the College of Education.
For further information, please contact: Dr Moyra Sweetnam Evans