Undergraduate Programs in Linguistics
What’s linguistics? In a nutshell, linguistics is about how we acquire languages, how we use them, and how we explain the way they are. It’s endlessly fascinating stuff.
SFU has a big diverse Linguistics Department. Many courses are taught by internationally recognized scholars. Every instructor is committed to top quality teaching.
You learn many valuable skills by studying linguistics. It’s a marketable degree if you’re imaginative and aggressive. Among the portable skills you can acquire through a study of linguistics are
- how to construct logical arguments
- how to achieve solutions to complex problems using clear, concise, coherent reasoning
- inferencing strategies
- how to improve your focus (linguistics requires a lot of attention to detail!)
- co-operative, collegial behaviour: you have to work with your colleagues in some linguistics classes. You will have to do that big time when you leave the university, so get comfortable with it NOW.