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Department of Linguistics

Gordy Hall 383
Athens, OH 45701

Dr. David Bell
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College of Arts and Sciences

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Athens, OH

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Athens, OH 45710

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Department of Linguistics  

The Department of Linguistics, in the College of Arts and Sciences, offers an M.A. in Applied Linguistics and Language Pedagogy, a B.A. in General Linguistics, a B.A. minor in Linguistics with three areas of concentration, a B.A. minor in Japanese Language, and a five-course module in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). The department also offers specialized language training in English as a Second Language (ESL), Arabic, Chinese, Indonesian, and Swahili. The three areas of specialization for minors include general linguistics, sociolinguistics, and teaching English as a second or foreign language. The Department of Linguistics seeks to engage students in linguistic theory and empirical research and further specialized language training.

College of Arts and Sciences

The College of Arts and Sciences is home to 19 departments, 27 majors and dozens of other special curricula. The college is committed to advancing the interrelated areas of teaching, research, and outreach in a learning-centered community. The college instructs students based on core disciplines for the entire university.

Arts and Sciences is home to nearly one-third of all OHIO's undergraduate and graduate students. The college encourages research and applied scholarship among all of its faculty members. They also create many opportunities for undergraduates to be involved in research as well. The college takes an active role in making knowledge accessible and in applying it to issues that affect the wider community.

All departmental majors provide sound preparation for future careers by requiring you to think and write critically and to communicate well - the preferred skills in all areas of the public and private sector. Certificate programs are open to students who are enrolled in any baccalaureate program, regardless of college or major. Minors in the College of Arts and Sciences may be combined with any regular majors or special curricula programs. With careful planning, minors can be completed within four years.

Ohio University

Established in 1804, Ohio University is the oldest public institution of higher learning in the state of Ohio and the first in the Northwest Territory. Admission to Ohio University is granted to the best-qualified applicants as determined by a selective admission policy.