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SLATE course requirements offered in FALL 2019

Prerequisite: LING 400 – Introduction to Linguistic Structure – graduate section M4 only (4 graduate hours)*

NOTE 1: Courses should be registered for as G4 (4 hours)

NOTE 2: In consultation with teh student's advisor and with approval of the SLATE Director, the student may petition to substitute appropriate courses for those listed below.

Linguistics/Language Structure (2 courses)

Two courses that focus on the structure(s) of English or a second language:

  • LING 501: Syntax 1
  • LING 506: Topics in Computational Linguistics
  • LING 507: Formal Semantics 1
  • EIL 422: English Grammar for ESL Teachers
  • EIL 488: Phonology for Second Language Teachers

*NOTE: Students specializing in linguistics do not need to take LING 400. Instead, they must petitionto have one graduate-level linguistics course count in place of LING 400.

Sociolinguistics/Psycholinguistics (1 course)

  • LING 524 (cross-listed with several other Depts.): Dev Psycholinguistics
  • LING 525 (cross-listed with several other Depts.): Psycholinguistics
  • CI 562: Linguistics & the School Curriculum
  • PSYC 425 (G4): Psychology of Language

Second Language Studies (2 courses)

  • LING 489 (cross-listed in multiple Depts): Theoretical Foundations of SLA
  • LING 560: Seminar in Bilingualism
  • LING 588 (cross-listed in multiple depts.): Issues in Second Languaeg Testing Res
  • EPSY 563 (cross-listed with many Depts): Theories in Second Language Acquisition
  • EALC 588 MS: Materials Design & Evaluation for Language Teaching

Research Methods (2 courses)

One course from the following:

  • EIL 460/GER 460/ EPSY 487 (and others): Principles of Language Testing
  • EPSY 480: Educational Statistics
  • LING 490 (Special Topics): Neurolinguistic & ERP Methods (Instructor: Green)
  • PSYC 450 (Section G): Cognitive Psychophysiology
  • LING 514: Design and Methodology in Linguistic Research


An advanced course in quantitative or qualitative research (selected in consultation with student's advisor) that is related to the student's research topic including (but not limited to) courses on the following list:

  • EPSY 574: Quasi-Experimental Design
  • EPSY 575: Mixed Methods Inquiry
  • EPSY 578: Qualitative Inquiry Methods
  • EPSY 582: Advanced Statistical Methods
  • EPSY 583: Single Case Experimental Design
  • EPSY 584: Multivariate Analysis in Psychand Ed
  • EPSY 589: Categorical Data Analysis in Educational Psychology
  • EPSY 590 BAY: Bayesian Statistical Inference & Modeling
  • SHS 570: Quant Reasoning in Speech and Hearing Sciences
  • PSYC 506: Statistical Methods I

List of the courses offered in previous semesters