Certificate in Linguistics

The School of Modern Languages offers a separate Certificate in Linguistics, which consists of 12 credit hours with two different tracks:

  • Track A:  General Linguistics
  • Track B:  Language Processing

Credits taken for the completion of the linguistic certificate cannot count towards the completion of another major, minor, or certificate. All courses counting toward a certificate must be taken on a letter grade basis and a grade of "C" or better must be received in each course. A maximum of 6 credits of Special Topics courses may count towards the certificate. Chinese, French, Japanese, and Spanishcourses may have prerequisites. 

The School of Modern Languages will also accept one linguistics course on the 3000- or 4000-level taken at Emory, Georgia State, or other accredited universities. Students wanting to take a course at either university would have to get approval from the Linguistics advisor at Georgia Tech before registering for a course. A 2000-level course may be approved if its contents are based upon examples from Chinese or Korean, given the extra difficulty involved in having enough command of one of these languages to deal with more complex materials.

For questions or further information about the Certificate in Linguistics, please contact the Linguistics advisor.

Track A: General Linguistics

Designed for students who have an interest in applied linguistics, culture, and psychology. 

Required Course (3 credits):

  • LING 2001 - Study of Language or LING 2100 - Introduction to LInguistics

Three (3) Electives Chosen from the following list (9 credits):

  • CHIN 2032 - A Kaleidoscope of Chinese Language

  • FREN 3030 - French Phonetics

  • FREN 3823 - Applied French Linguistics

  • JAPN 4150 - Japanese Grammar and Discourse

  • JAPN 4780 - Japanese Applied Linguistics

  • LING/PSYC 2760 - Human Language Processing

  • LING 3100 - Applications of Linguistics 

  • LING 3813/4813 - Special Topics (with permission of LING advisor)

  • PSY 3011 - Cognitive Psychology

  • CS/PSYC 3790 - Introduction to Cognitive Science

  • PSYC 4200 Advanced Topics in Cognitive Psychology

  • SPAN 4165 - Bilingualism in the Spanish-Speaking World

  • SPAN 4170 - Spanish Applied LInguistics

  • SPAN 4813 - Spanish Socio-Pragmatics

The School of Modern Languages will also accept one linguistics course on the 3000 or 4000 level taken at Emory or Georgia State University.  Students wanting to take a course at either university need prior approval from the Linguistics Advisor at Georgia Tech.

Track B: Language Processing

Designed for students who have an interest in language processing and applications of computer science to the linguistic analysis.

Required Course (3 credits):

  • LING 2001 - Study of Language or LING 2100 - Introduction to Linguistics

Three (3) Electives Chosen from the following list (9 credits):

  • CS 3240 - Languages and Computation

  • CS 3510 - Design and Analysis of Algorithms

  • CS 3600 - Introduction to Artificial Intelligence

  • CS/PSYC 3790 - Introduction to Cognitive Science

  • CS 3803/4803 or LING 3813/4813 - Special Topics (with prior approval of LING advisor)

  • CS 4635 - Knowledge-based AI

  • CS 4641 - Machine Learning

  • CS 4650 - Natural Language Processing

  • CS 4660 - Educational Technology

  • LING/PSYC 2760 Human Language Processing

  • LING 3100 - Applications of Linguistics

  • PSYC 3011 - Cognitive Psychology