Linguistics / Undergraduate Study

Linguistics and Italian BA

The major combines the basic courses of the general linguistics program with that of Italian. Students are exposed to Italian civilization, language and literature as well as enrich their knowledge about the nature, grammar, and history of human language at the same time.

Learning Outcomes

The Linguistics and Italian 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, Italian 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, Latin 1, 2, 3, one cultural anthropology course.

Transfer Students

Transfer applicants to the Linguistics and Italian 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 Italian, one year of Latin, one introduction to linguistics course, and one cultural anthropology course.

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

The Major

Required: Twelve upper-division courses as follows: Linguistics 103, 110, 120A, 120B, 165A or 165B (or 200A or 200B with a grade of A in 120A or 120B respectively and consent of instructor), two upper-division electives in linguistics, Italian 102A, 180, and three upper-division electives in Italian.