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Subject: Linguist as a Career
Question: I'm undecided if I'm interested in Linguistics and I'm starting College next year. So I'm wondering what general courses would be good to take as a freshman in college. I'm planning on only general studies, but would like to get a better idea of what courses entails a Linguistic Major.
Reply: I agree with Susan Fischer that our archives have a number of responses to similar questions. Here's just one of my responses (which I found by searching the archives with a single term "career" - you might consider other search terms to narrow results better for your focus): http://linguistlist.org/ask-ling/message-details1.cfm?AsklingID=200409320 Each institution determines how many courses in the department are required and how many from related departments may be added to the required ones. With an interest in linguistics, it would be wise to consult the individual departments at the institutions you're considering for their course offerings. And here's my general suggestion to people preparing for undergraduate studies: Study what you love as an undergraduate and specialize for a profession at the graduate level.
Reply From: Nancy J. Frishberg      click here to access email
 
Date: 26-Sep-2012
 
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  1. Re: Linguist as a Career    Susan Fischer     (04-Sep-2012)

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