Linguistics / Undergraduate Study

Linguistics and Scandinavian Languages BA

The major combines the basic courses of the general linguistics program with that of Scandinavian languages. Students are able to learn about Scandinavia through the study of its languages and literatures, as well as enrich their knowledge about the nature, grammar, and history of human language.

Learning Outcomes

The Linguistics and Scandinavian Languages 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, Scandinavian 1, 2, and 3, or 11, 12, and 13, or 21, 22, and 23, completion of the equivalent of the third term of a second foreign language.

Transfer Students

Transfer applicants to the Linguistics and Scandinavian Languages 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 either Swedish, Norwegian, or Danish, one introduction to linguistics 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 (or 200A or 200B with a grade of A in 120A or 120B respectively and consent of instructor), one upper-division elective in linguistics, three courses from Scandinavian 105A, 105B, and 105C, or 106A, 106B, and 106C, or 107A, 107B, and 107C, 197 (in a topic related to Scandinavian linguistics, under the direction of a Scandinavian or Linguistics faculty member), and two upper-division electives in Scandinavian.