Linguistics / Undergraduate Study

Linguistics and French BA

The major combines the basic courses of the general linguistics program with that of French. Students are able to gain practical competence and basic knowledge of French, and enrich their knowledge about the nature, grammar, and history of human language at the same time.

Learning Outcomes

The Linguistics and French major has the following learning outcomes:

  • Ability to apply critical thinking skills through linguistic data analysis in phonetics, phonology, syntax, and at least one other subfield
  • Understanding of advanced theoretical concepts and/or analytical techniques in at least one subfield
  • Ability to write technical material in linguistics, including language description and theory-based analysis
  • Ability to access scholarly literature on language structure and use it in research

Preparation for the Major

Required: Linguistics 20, French 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 12, completion of the equivalent of the third term of a second foreign language.

Transfer Students

Transfer applicants to the Linguistics and French major with 90 or more units must complete as many of the following introductory courses as possible prior to admission to UCLA: two years of French, one introduction to linguistics course, one French literature course, and one year of a second foreign language.

Refer to the UCLA transfer admission guide for up-to-date information regarding transfer selection for admission.

The Major

Required: Eleven upper-division courses as follows: Linguistics 103, 110, 120A, 120B, 165A (or 165B), one upper-division elective in linguistics, French 100, 101, 105, 107, and one elective upper-division French course beyond the sixth term.