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BA in Linguistics
Overview of the Major
Information for Prospective Students
Applying to the Program
Graduate Housing & Houston Life
Faculty Advising & Committees
Colloquium Attendance & Presentation
Advancement to Candidacy
Writing, Filing & Defending the Dissertation
Address and Location
The Linguistics Honors Program provides selected undergraduate majors with the opportunity to
conduct supervised research within their area of specialization in the major.
Majors planning to pursue graduate training in Linguistics or a related field
are strongly encouraged to apply, as well as others who wish to add the
experience of an intensive, individualized research project to their
Application to the
Honors Program should be made in person to the undergraduate major adviser
before the end of the student's junior year. In support of the application, the
student should prepare a brief description of the proposed project signed by the
faculty member who is to supervise the work (the project supervisor). On
acceptance, the student will enroll in LING 482 Honors Project, with the
supervising faculty member named as instructor.
The Honors Program
framework is designed to facilitate the development of a mentoring relationship
between student and faculty member. Students are thus expected to meet regularly
with their project supervisor regarding their progress; the supervisor is
responsible for providing research guidance and general support.
With the appropriate
completion of major requirements and the Honors project or thesis, the student
will graduate with departmental honors.