Linguistics is the scientific study of language in all its facets. Language is a fundamentally important aspect of human life, and impinges on virtually everything that we do. Thus, Linguistics is a study which shares interests with a very wide range of other disciplines, and usefully complements a variety of other subject areas, such as the language subjects, Philosophy, Education, Sociology, Social Anthropology, Psychology and Artificial Intelligence.
Linguistics is available as a major for the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Social Sciences. Linguistics may also be taken as a second major or as a minor, subject to academic approval of the Faculty in which the student is enrolled.
To complete Linguistics as a single major, students must gain 135 points from papers listed for Linguistics, including 105 points above 100 level, and 60 points above 200 level. Students must include ARTSC105, LINGS201, LINGS301, LINGS302, and LINGS303.
To complete Linguistics as part of a double major, students must gain 120 points from papers listed for Linguistics, including 90 points above 100 level, and 45 points above 200 level. Students must include ARTSC105, LINGS201, LINGS302, LINGS303.
To complete a minor in Linguistics, students must complete 60 points from the papers listed for the Linguistics major, including at least 30 points above 100 level, including LINGS201 or LINGS202.
It is recommended that students intending to take Linguistics as a major or a minor include a language skills paper in a language other than their first language in their programme of study. Such a paper would not count as a Linguistics paper for the purpose of the degree regulations.
Note: Candidates must gain at least 60 points at 100 level in any subject(s) before enrolling in Linguistics papers above 100 level, and at least 90 points at 100 and 200 level before enrolling in Linguistics papers above 200 level.
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|ARTSC111||Social Science Theory and Action||18B (Hamilton) & 18B (Tauranga)|
|This paper introduces University of Waikato social scientists as researchers. Each presenters research will be discussed to demonstrate how it illustrates key themes of the social sciences
and their specific disciplines.|
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|PSYCH203||Brain, Cognition, and Development||18B (Hamilton) & 18B (Tauranga)|
|This paper will provide students with an overview of current findings and theories of cognitive neuroscience, cognitive development, and cognitive processes such as memory, attention, language, and decision making.|