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SLATE course requirements offered in SPRING 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 502: Phonology 1
  • LING 542: Phonology II
  • LING 541: Syntax II
  • LING 551: Pragmatic
  • 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
  • LING 550: Sociolinguistics II
  • SHS 571: Clinical Sociolinguistics

Second Language Studies (2 courses)

  • LING 489 (cross-listed in multiple Depts): Theoretical Foundations of SLA
  • CI 477: Bilingual ESL Methods & Materials
  • EIL 587: Seminar in Second Language Studies
  • EIL 455: Second Lang Reading & Writing
  • LING 588 (cross-listed in multiple depts.): Sem Second Lang Learn
  • SPAN 437: The Acquisition of Spanish

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)
  • LING 490 (Special Topics): Statistical Analysis for Linguistics (Instructor: Barlaz)
  • EIL 456: Language and Social Interaction I


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 587 (cross-listed with PSYC): Hierarchical Linear Models
  • EPSY 581(cross-listed with PSYC): Applied Regression Analysis
  • EPSY 575: Mixed Method Inquiry
  • EALC 588 (cross-listed in multiple Depts.): Adv Analytical Methods


List of the courses offered in previous semesters