Upcoming Course Schedule

For your course-planning convenience, we post information here about upcoming course offerings in linguistics. This includes language science courses taught in various departments across campus. Here is the full list of Linguistics subject heading courses in the course catalog.

Note that course offerings, times, and locations are subject to change. See the Course Search and Enroll App for up-to-date information on each course.

 

Courses required for undergrad majors:

wdt_ID Course Instructor Time Special Attributes Prerequisites
1 Ling 101 Human Language Shields MW 12:05-12:55 + Discussion
2 Ling 310 Phonology Raimy MWF 11:00-11:50 Ling 101/301
3 Ling 330 Syntax Li TR 11:00-12:15 Ling 101/301
4 Ling 522 Advanced Morphology Henke TR 11:00-12:15 (Ling majors are required to take one 500-level course of their choice) Ling 322
5 Ling 690 Capstone in Linguistics: Metalinguistics Wright MW 2:30-3:45 Soc Sci; Satisfies the Linguistics Capstone requirement Ling 310, 322, and 330
7 Ling 322 Morphology Henke TR 2:30-3:45 Ling 101/301

Graduate level courses:

wdt_ID Course Instructor Time Special Attributes
9 Ling 977 Seminar - On Bare Roots Li R 2:25-5:25
10 Ling 800 Research Methods & Materials Macaulay W 2:25-5:25
11 Eng 905 Grammatical and Phonological Patterns in Global Englishes Purnell M 2:30-5:00

Elective courses (at least 4 are required for the major):

wdt_ID Course Instructor Time Special Attributes Prerequisites
1 ALC 633 Chinese Applied Linguistics Zhu T 4:00-6:30 Junior standing
5 CSD 110 Intro to Communicative Disorders MWF 9:55-10:45 Soc Sci
6 CSD 201 Anatomy & Physiology of Speech MWF 2:25-3:15 Bio Sci
7 CSD 202 Hearing Science TR 1:00-2:15 Bio Sci
8 CSD 240 Lang Development in Children & Adol TR 2:30-3:45
9 CSD 303 Speech Acoustics and Perception MWF 11:00-11:50 CSD 201 & 202
10 CSD 315 Phonetics and Phonological Develop. TR 11:00-12:15 CSD 201 & 240
11 CSD 503 Neural Mechanisms of Speech TR 8:00-9:15 Jr Bio/Neurobio major and CSD 210 or ZOO 523, or CSD Grad student
13 Eng 314 Structure of English Wanner TR 9:30-10:45 sophomore
14 Eng 316 Eng Lang Variation in the U.S. Huynh MWF 9:55-10:45 sophomore
15 Eng 318 Second Language Acquisition Huynh MW 2:30-3:45 sophomore
27 Psych 414 Cognitive Psychology Austerweil TR 9:30-10:45 Soc Sci Psych 202
30 Span 320 Spanish Phonetics Fondow MWF 11:00-11:50 Span 225
34 Span 446 Mayan Languages & Linguistics Armstrong MWF 9:55-10:45 Span 225
41 Span 630 Heritage Spanish Phonology Rao TR 9:30-10:45 taught in English - Spanish proficiency not needed Grad student (but advanced linguistics undergrads may ask for permission to enroll)
43 Ling/AIS 371 Survey of N. American Indian Languages Macaulay MWF 11:00-11:50 Ethnic Studies, Honors Honors only this semester, contact akli@wisc.edu for permission to enroll
44 Italian 340 Structures of Italian Eadie MWF 1:20-2:10 Italian 202 or 204
45 ALC 358 Language in Japanese Society Mori TR 4:00-5:15 ASIALANG 104 or 356
48 Ling 237 Language in Wisconsin Salmons MWF 12:05-12:55 Soc Sci, Comm B
49 Span 446 Spanish-speaking Bilingualism Stafford TR 1:00-2:15 Span 225
50 Ling 375 Sign Language Linguistics Horton TR 1:00-2:15 Soc Sci Ling 101/301
52 LIS 501 Intro to Text Mining F 9:00-11:30 Nat Sci Junior standing and QRA
55 Eng 413 English Words: Grammar, Culture, Mind Wanner TR 1:00-2:15 sophomore
56 Eng 415 Intro to TESOL Methods Nosek TR 1:00-2:15 sophomore
57 Ed Pol 205 Language and Social Inequality MW 2:30-3:45 Soc Sci
58 Ed Pol 595 Language Politics and Education TR 4:00-5:15 Soc Sci Junior standing
59 Eng 420 Third Language Acquisition Cho TR 11:00-12:15 sophomore
60 Ling 213 Topics in Sociolinguistics: Dialect Salmons MWF 9:55-10:45 Soc Sci
61 Ling 213 Topics in Sociolinguistics: Inventing Languages Horton TR 9:30-10:45 Soc Sci 1st year students, FIG section only
62 Phil 516 Language and Meaning Mackay MWF 1:20-2:10 Soc Sci Junior standing or 3 credits of Phil
63 Span 321 Structure of Modern Spanish Stafford TR 2:30-3:45 Span 225
64 Ger 351 Intro to German Linguistics Louden MWF 12:05-12:55 specific German proficiency
65 Eng 420 Quantitative Methods for Linguistics 2: Regression Methods Raimy MWF 1:20-2:10 Ling 373 Stats & Data Sci for Linguistics

 

Additional sections of our popular new American Sign Language course!

Ling 351 American Sign Language 1

  • MTWR 8:50-9:40, or
  • MTWR 9:55-10:45
  • Counts towards the UW-Madison language requirement
  • (Note that ASL classes are communicative language classes and do NOT count as Linguistics major electives)
  • More info about our ASL offerings here

Expanded Linguistics course offerings this summer, including two levels of American Sign Language!

Featured course descriptions!

wdt_ID Course Instructor Time Special Attributes
1 CSD 210 Neural Basis of Communication Devaraju online; 8-week session 6/17-8/11 Bio Sci
6 English 319 Language, Race & Identity Purnell online; 4-week session 5/20-6/16 Bio Sci or Soc Sci, Ethnic Studies
8 Ling 101 Human Language Hietpas & Nash online; 8-week session 6/17-8/11
12 Ling 351 American Sign Language 1 Koss in person MTWR 9:00-11:30; 6-week session 5/20-6/30 1st semester language course
13 CSD 110 Intro to Communicative Disorders Vinney online; 8-week session 6/17-8/11 Soc Sci
14 CSD 240 Lang Development in Children and Adolescents Finney online; 8-week session 6/17-8/11
15 CSD 201 Anatomy and Physiology of Speech Production Finney online; 8-week session 6/17-8/11 Bio Sci
16 Ling 213 Topics in Sociolinguistics: Language, Power, and Policy Vanhecke online; 6-week session 5/20-6/30 Soc Sci
17 Ling 352 American Sign Language 2 in person MTWR 3:00-5:30; 6-week session 7/1-8/11 2nd semester language course
18 Ling 373 Topics in Linguistics: Coding for Linguistics Weller online; 8-week session 6/17-8/11
19 Psych 406 Psychology of Perception Gallimore online; 8-week session 6/17-8/11 Bio Sci

Courses required for undergrad majors:

Course wdt_ID Instructor Time Special Attributes Prerequisites
Ling 101/301 Human Language/Intro 1 Henke MW 12:05-12:55 (+ Disc.)
Ling 322 Morphology 2 Henke MW 2:30-3:45 Ling 101/301
Ling 510 Phonological Theories* 4 Raimy MWF 1:20-2:10 Ling 310
Ling 530 Advanced Syntax* 5 Li TR 11:00-12:15 Ling 330
Ling 690 Capstone: Linguistic Relativity 6 Horton TR 2:30-3:45 Soc Sci; satisfies the "capstone" requirement in the Ling major (instead of Ling 426/427) Ling 310, 322, and 330
Ling 330 Syntax 7 Li TR 1:00-2:15 Ling 101/301
Ling 571 Structure of a Language: Menominee* 8 Macaulay MWF 11:00-11:50 satisfies the Non-Indo-European language requirement for Ling grad students Ling 310 and 330

*Linguistics majors are required to take at least ONE 500-level Linguistics course

Graduate level courses:

wdt_ID Course Instructor Time Special Attributes
4 Ling 977 Seminar: Laryngeal Realism Salmons W 2:25-5:25

Elective courses (at least 4 are required for the major):

wdt_ID Course Instructor Time Special Attributes Prerequisites
5 CS&D 110 Intro to Communicative Disorders Finney MWF 11:00-11:50 Soc Sci
6 CS&D 201 Anatomy & Physiology of Speech Production Parrell MWF 9:55-10:45 Bio Sci
7 CS&D 202 Normal Aspects of Hearing MW 2:30-3:45 or TR 2:30-3:45 Bio Sci
8 CS&D 210 Neural Basis of Communication Dresang TR 9:30-10:45 Bio Sci sophomore standing
9 CS&D 440 Child Language Disorders TR 1:00-2:15 CSD 240
14 Eng 314 Structure of English Wanner TR 11:00-12:15 Sophomore standing
16 Eng 319 Language, Race, and Identity Purnell MWF 12:05-12:55 Bio/Soc Sci, Ethnic Studies Sophomore standing
17 Eng 320 Linguistic Theory and Child Language Cho TR 1:00-2:15 Soc Sci Sophomore standing
20 Eng 415 Introduction to TESOL Methods TR 1:00-2:15 Sophomore standing
27 Ling 303 Historical Linguistics Salmons MWF 9:55-10:45 Ling 101/301
48 Span 320 Spanish Phonetics Fondow MWF 9:55-10:45 Span 225
50 Eng 514 English Syntax Wanner TR 2:30-3:45 Eng 314
52 ALC 632 Studies in Chinese Linguistics: Contrastive Pragmatics Zhu R 2:25-4:55 Junior standing
53 Span 331 Spanish Applied Linguistics Stafford MWF 2:25-3:15 Span 225
54 Span 446 Advanced Spanish Syntax Armstrong MW 2:30-3:45 Span 225
55 Ger 352 Deutsch als soziale Sprache Larson-Guenette MW 4:00-5:15 Ger 351
57 LIS 640 Tribal Libraries, Archives, & Museums W 2:30-5:00 Junior standing
58 Phil 516 Language & Meaning Mackay MWF 11:00-11:50 Soc Sci Junior standing OR 3 creds Phil
59 LIS 501 Intro to Text Mining M 9:00-11:30 Nat Sci Junior standing, satisfied QRA
60 Span 430 Spanish in the US Tejedo-Herrero MWF 11:00-11:50 Span 225
61 Psych 460 Child Development TR 11:00-12:15 Soc Sci Psych 202
64 Ling 373 Topics: Intro to Data Sci and Stats for Linguists Raimy MWF 11:00-11:50 Ling 101/301
65 Ling 373 Topics: Language Endangerment and Revitalization Macaulay MWF 1:20-2:10 Ling 101/301
66 ALC 432 Intro to Chinese Linguistics Yang MW 2:30-3:45 sophomore standing
68 Span 630 Lifespan Bilingualism Stafford MWF 1:20-2:10 Grad student
69 Ling 340 Semantics Shields TR 9:30-10:45 Ling 330
70 Ling 213 Topics in Socioling: Language Emergence Horton TR 11:00-12:15 Soc Sci Honors only
71 ALC 631 History of the Chinese Language Yang T 4:00-6:30 Chinese language proficiency
72 Eng 318 Second Language Acquisition Chantajinda MW 4:30-5:45 sophomore standing
73 Psych 406 Psychology of Perception Schloss TR 1:00-2:15 Bio Psych 202 (or certain Bio classes)
74 African 407 Language, Gender, and Sexuality in African Contexts Thompson TR 11:00-12:15 sophomore and African 204

 

See course descriptions for featured courses!

 

American Sign Language courses – offering two levels in Spring

Ling 351 ASL 1 – MTWR 4:35-5:25

Ling 352 ASL 2 – MTWR 9:55-10:45