The Linguistics major at Berkeley studies the physical, cognitive, social and historical aspects of language. It addresses features that all languages have in common, the ways in which languages differ from one another, and the ways in which languages change over time. Linguistics students learn about cognitive science (how language is processed in the brain), phonetics (sounds and their patterns), morphology (word structure), syntax (sentence structure), semantics (meaning), and sociolinguistics (how language is used in society).
Prerequisite* for the for the Linguistics Major
*(prerequisites are major requirements that must be completed before declaring the major)
- Linguistics 100 (must be completed with a minimum grade of C)
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