Learning Outcomes: Linguistics, BALAS

Learning Outcomes for the degree of Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts and Sciences Major in Linguistics


  1. Students will acquire substantial understanding of how languages are structured, including the organization of phonological, morphological, syntactic, and semantic systems; of the ways such systems vary from language to language; and of how they change over time.
  2. Students will gain a sense of how languages function: how they are processed psychologically, how they are learned, how they are effectively taught, how they express social identity, and/or how computational and other technologies may be applied to them.
  3. Students will learn to think analytically about language, to present and justify analyses systematically, to support claims with sound arguments and empirical evidence, and to evaluate claims about language critically.