Joint Psychology and Linguistics Requirements after Fall 2013

I. Basic Psychology Requirements:

  • PSYC 110 Intro to Psych I: Psychobiology and Cognition
  • PSYC 111 Intro to Psych II: Development, Social Behavior and Indiv. Diff.
  • PSYC 200 Laboratory Methods
  • QTM 100 Introduction to Statistical Inference

    *** Please refer to the *note below on PSYC 110 & 111.

II. Basic Linguistics Requirements

  • LING 101 History of the American Languages
  • LING 201 Foundations of Linguistics
  • LING 401 Language, Mind and Society

III. Cognition Requirements:

  • PSYC 215 Cognition or PSYC 310 Cognitive Development
  • PSYC 309/LING 309 Brain and Language or PSYC 316/LING 316 Language Acquisition

IV. Three electives (two linguistics, one psychology) and Directed Study course are required:

  • LING elective - Each semester, there are a number of courses cross-listed between Linguistics and both social science departments (e.g., Anthropology) and humanities departments (e.g., English, Middle Eastern Studies, French and Italian).
  • LING elective - Each semester, there are a number of courses cross-listed between Linguistics and both social science departments (e.g., Anthropology) and humanities departments (e.g., English, Middle Eastern Studies, French and Italian).
  • PSYC elective -note that there are many relevant Psychology courses offered regularly on such topics as animal communication, non-verbal communication, and emotion and communication.

V. Directed Research course (4 credit hours):

  • Directed Study (Psyc or Ling 499) - Students complete the major by engaging in a research project with a faculty supervisor (LING 499 or PSYC 499 - Directed Research). This project involves research and analysis based on either original data collection or comprehensive theoretical reading.

*Note: 

Oddities in Intro Psych:
A/P Credit: Students who received a score of 4 or 5 on the AP Examination in Psychology will be granted an exemption from PSYC 111. The student will still be required to complete 11 courses total for the major, including the first half of the Introductory Requirement, PSYC 110. Students who receive A/P credit will need to take AN ADDITIONAL PSYCHOLOGY ELECTIVE to fulfill the major.

Transfer Credit: Students who took a one-semester Intro course at another college will probably receive credit for PSYC 111. The student will be required to take 12 additional courses in the major, including the first half of the Introductory Psychology Requirement, PSYC 110.