A. Major Requirements (86 AUs)
The Major Requirements for Linguistics and Multilingual Studies Major consists of 3 components:
- Linguistics and Multilingual Studies Core Courses (38 AUs)
- Linguistics and Multilingual Studies Prescribed Electives (48 AUs)
- Graduation Project (FYP) (8AUs) - Compulsory for students whose cumulative GPA places them on a 1st Class or 2nd Class Upper Honours standing. Students achieving lesser grades have the option of undertaking two level-400 courses for a total of 8 AUs in lieu of Graduation Project.
Requirements of the Linguistics and Mulitilingual Studies Major:
A1. Linguistics and Multilingual Studies Core (Compulsory) Courses
Each course (unless otherwise stated) is equivalent to 4 AUs.
HG101 and HG102 must be completed in the first year. Students are strongly advised to complete all the LMS courses by the end of their second year.
A2. Linguistics and Multilingual Studies Electives
Choose 12 electives (48 AUs). At least 5 of the 12 electives must be from level-300 and level-400
courses. These courses are offered in five concentrations. These are:
Language, Mind and Multilingualism Concentration
Multilingual Societies and Multiculturalism Concentration
Applied English Linguistics Concentration
General Linguistics Concentration
Language and Technology Concentration
HG406X* Special Topics
Undergraduates in their 3rd or 4th year are encouraged to take a seminar course. This will be offered in the first semester of every year and may include topics such as Grammaticalisation, Language and Media, Experimental Phonetics, Language and Identity, etc. Topics will also depend on the academic staff's areas of expertise. Students who choose this course are expected to have completed all the core courses for the major.
*The suffix X means that students can take the course more than once, provided that the suffix for the same course code is different.
1. The Division recommends students to take an average of 3 LMS courses every semester.
2. We strongly encourage students to complete their Core Courses (2000-level courses) first before attempting the prescribed electives (300- and 400-level courses).
Students are strongly encouraged to read the Core Courses as soon as they are offered. Please do not delay the reading of Core Courses because these Core Courses may be the pre-requisite for some courses offered in future semesters. A failure to clear the Core Courses as early as possible will impose restrictions in the choice of courses in future semesters.
B. General Education Requirement (GER) (60 AUs)
The GER consists of 3 sub-areas:
B1. GER - Core (6 AUs)
- HW102 The Art of Academic Writing (3 AUs)
- HW111 Mastering Communication (3 AUs)
B2. GER - Prescribed Electives
Students are required to complete a distribution of GER-PEs consisting of:
- 1 course in Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (AHSS) (3 AUs)
- 1 course in Business & Management (BM) (3 AUs)
- 3 courses in Science, Technology and Society (STS) (9 AUs)
B3. GER - Unrestricted Electives (UEs) (39 AUs)
There are no restrictions on the selection of courses to make up unrestricted electives. Students can choose any of the following:
- Complete a Minor in another discipline.
- Earn AUs under an International Exchange programme.
- Earn AUs under the optional Professional Attachment programme offered under HSS.
- Any course offered by any School as long as the pre-requisites are satisfied.
C. Other useful information:
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