Program Overview


Program Type: Concentration

The Linguistics Concentration is open to any student regardless of major. Courses include training in the deductive techniques that linguists use to figure out the structures underlying natural language systems. Student can apply these principles to learning or analyzing any human language, making this area of study broadly relevant to all students engaged in the study of any modern or classical language.

Why Study Linguistics at Oberlin?

Variety of Courses
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Interdisciplinary Courses
Study Away Programs

Sample Courses

  • ANTH 376 - Language and Prehistory 4 credits
  • CSCI 297 - Minds, Brains, Information Processing, and God 2 credits
  • ENGL 263 - Black English and Voice: An Introduction to Sociolinguistics 4 credits
  • CMPL 350 - Advanced Translation Workshop: Poetry 4 credits