English Linguistics

Students in English linguistics concentration study the history and structure of language.


  • Students must complete a minimum of 21 credit hours including 12 of upper division hours for this concentration.
  • A minimum 6 upper division hours must be taken in courses offered by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Department of English.
  • All courses must be completed with a grade of “C” (2.00) or higher.
  • Students may use only one concentration from the Department of English.

Core 18 Hours

ENG 200 Critical Reading and Writing about Literature, L or HU (3)

ENG 213 Introduction to the Study of Language (3)

ENG 221 Survey of English Literature to 1798, HU (3) (Pre-or Co-requisite: ENG 200 (with C or better if completed))


ENG 222 Survey of English Literature since 1798, HU & H (3) (Pre-or Co-requisite: ENG 200 (with C or better if completed))


ENG 241 Literatures of the United States to 1860, HU (3) (Pre-or Co-requisite: ENG 200 (with C or better if completed))


ENG 242 Literatures of the United States, 1860 to Present, HU (3) (Pre-or Co-requisite: ENG 200 (with C or better if completed))

ENG 312 English in Its Social Setting, L or HU or SB (3)

ENG 314 Modern Grammar (3)

ENG 413 History of the English Language, HU (3) (Pre-or Co-requisite: ENG 200 (with C or better if completed))

Electives 3 Upper Division Hours Required

Any ENG 300 or 400 level course.

Electives 3 Hours

Any ENG 200, 300, or 400 level course.



All Interdisciplinary Studies students are required to complete a 12 credit hour core.

BIS 301, BIS 302 and BIS 402 courses require:

  • A meeting with your academic advisor to:
    Ensure both of your concentration areas have been declared
    Are working towards completing (or have completed) 1-2 courses in each declared concentration

  • One course meeting general studies MA requirement
  • ENG 102 or ENG 105 or ENG 108 or First Year Composition Completed
  • Minimum 2.00 GPA

Required Courses (12 credit hours):

BIS 301 Foundations of Interdisciplinary Studies, L (3)

BIS 302 Interdisciplinary Inquiry (3)
     Prerequisite(s): BIS 301 with C or better

BIS 401 Applied Interdisciplinary Studies (3) (requires application)
     Prerequisites: BIS 301 with C or better; BIS 302 with C or better; Minimum of two courses completed in each concentration area

BIS 402 Senior Seminar, L (3)
     Prerequisite(s): BIS 301 with C or better; BIS 302 with C or better

For important information, additional major requirements, course descriptions, and application deadlines: Interdisciplinary Studies Core Courses

For assistance in selecting your concentration areas of study complete the Interdisciplinary Studies concentration workshop: Interdisciplinary Studies Pre-Advising Workshop

Transfer to ASU transfer.asu.edu

Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) transfer students transfer.asu.edu/maricopa

  • Courses may fulfill Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC) or Associate’s degree requirements, consult with your community college academic advisor for details.
  • MCCCD course transfer equivalencies are listed here; they may be applied toward this concentration (maximum of six credits or two courses).
  • Information listed was current for this catalog year at the time of printing, consult transfer.asu.edu/maricopa for verification.









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