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Degree Programs



Certificates

Cognitive Science Certificate Program

Members of the Linguistics, Computer Science, Philosophy, and Psychology departments at the University and the other institutions of the Five College Consortium (Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke and Smith colleges) work together in a Cognitive Science Graduate Certificate Program, which holds evening interdisciplinary seminars and colloquia during the year.

Certificate in American English Linguistics

The Linguistics Department offers a 15-credit Certificate in American English Linguistics to students who complete a program of courses focused on the structure, usage, and dialects of American English. This Certificate is open to anyone, matriculated and non-matriculated students, regardless of whether they have been admitted to a degree program at UMass Amherst. The requirements can be completed entirely in the classroom, or with a combination of online and classroom courses. For online course offerings, see http://www.umassonline.net/.

You can direct inquiries about the Certificate to the Linguistics Department certificate coordinator, .  You don’t have to apply for admission for the Certificate, but it would be nice for you let us know that you intend to pursue it. Once you have completed the requirements, you must contact the certificate coordinator to arrange for award of the Certificate.

Required courses:

 

Course Catalog Number

Course Title

Credits

How offered

LINGUIST 101

People and Their Language

4

Online and classroom

LINGUIST 201

Introduction to Linguistic Theory

3

Online and classroom


Elective courses:

A total of 8 credits chosen from:  

 

Course Catalog Number

Course title

Credits

How offered

LINGUIST 370

The Sounds of Englishes

4

Classroom

LINGUIST 389

Introduction to African American English

4

Classroom and online

LINGUIST 411

Introduction to Language Acquisition

4

Classroom

LINGUIST 413 Sociolinguistics 4 Not currently offered

The Certificate requires 15 credits based on the number of credits received at the time the course was taken. Substitutions and variations will be considered. Contact the certificate coordinator, .