Major Spotlight: Linguistics

Located in the College of Arts & Sciences, the Department of Linguistics & Cognitive Science offers the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in Linguistics. Linguistics is concerned with the nature of language and communication, including sentence structure, word meaning, and speech sounds. Understanding these components provides a strong foundation for teaching English in other countries.

This 124 credit major has a highly flexible curriculum that enables students to complete a double major or minor in a related field of study, such as English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian, or Spanish. Students interested in becoming certified to teach English as a Second Language in the United States are encouraged to learn more about the M.A. in Teaching ESL program

IMPORTANT DATES Fall 2017/Winter 2018

December 16, 2017  –  Final Exams End

December 20, 2017   Final Grades Posted to UDSIS

January 2, 2018   Residence Hall Check-in for Students
Enrolled in Winter Session

January 3, 2018   Winter Session Classes Begin

February 2, 2018 –  Last day of Winter Session Classes

February 2, 2018   Winter New Student Orientation

 

Student Spotlight: Brianna Anderson

Brianna hails from the historic Borough of Flemington in New Jersey. She entered UD in Fall 2016 with a primary interest in the health sciences. After taking courses in biology, chemistry, anatomy, and nutrition, and meeting with both her UST advisor and an advisor from the Department of Behavioral Health and Nutrition, Brianna decided to declare a major in Health Behavior Science with a minor in Psychology. Brianna told us that she appreciated having Margie Kiter Edwards as her advisor because she was thoughtful, treated her like an individual, and answered her many questions.

Helpful Tip: Final Grades

All final grades for the Fall 2017 semester are due to the Registrar by Wednesday, December 20 and will be posted to students’ UDSIS accounts soon after grade rosters are received. To view your final grades, log in to UDSIS and select “Grades” from the drop-down menu.

Please keep in mind that your academic advisor does not have access to your instructors’ gradebooks and does not receive your grades directly from your professors. Under federal regulations, advisors may not discuss a student’s grades directly with a parent. If your grade for a particular course is not posted, or if you think there has been an error in calculating your final grade, you will need to contact your instructor directly.

 

The University Studies Program is pleased to announce that Sylvia Lee has joined the academic advising staff. Sylvia is originally from Virginia where she attended NVCC and GMU. She received the B.A. in Theater, the B.S. in Psychology with a minor in Dance, and a certificate in American Sign Language. She also completed the M.Ed. in Counselor Education at VCU and worked as an advisor at JMU. Sylvia particularly enjoys engaging in career exploration with undecided students.

Though she has never been undeclared, Sylvia has had six official undergraduate majors (including math and photography), and has considered and attempted to pursue many more (including conflict resolution and communications). She hopes to complete a doctoral degree one day, but hasn’t decided in what subject.