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  Aug 19, 2022
UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG 2020-2021 [Archived Catalog]

Language, Writing, and Linguistics, B.A.

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Students electing a major in Language, Writing, and Linguistics must complete Mississippi College’s core curriculum requirements; 54 hours of courses representing modern languages, English Writing, and linguistics; and general electives to meet the number of credit hours required for graduation.  Because Language, Writing, and Linguistics is a comprehensive major, no minor is required.


University Core - Science (4 hours)

Four hours of science are required, including one lecture with a corresponding lab.  Students are encouraged to choose from one of the following lab courses:

University Core - Mathematics (3 hours)

Any MAT course numbered 105 or higher, determined in consultation with the advisor.

University Core - Physical Education (2 hours)

Two hours are required.  Recommended courses are KIN 123 - Fitness for Life (2 hours) or two (1 hour) PED activity courses.

University Core - Chapel

Students at Mississippi College are required to complete chapel requirements based on the student classification at the time of enrollment as detailed below:

Freshman (0-23 semester hours) 4 semesters
Sophomore (24-53 semester hours) 3 semesters
Junior (54-83 semester hours) 2 semesters
Senior (84 or more semester hours) 1 semester

Students classified as ADP (Accelerated Degree Program) and students enrolled in online degree programs are exempt from chapel requirements.


The major requirements include the following:


Students must complete 18 hours of a single language (101 to 300-level)


Sufficient elective hours must be taken to meet the minimum hour requirement for graduation in this program.  Electives should be chosen in consultation with advisor.



** Students who complete all four courses (MLG 450, 451, 452 and 453) will earn an ELL certification.

Certain majors and minors in the Department of Modern Languages have a mandatory study abroad requirement, but all students majoring in the Department of Modern Languages are strongly encouraged to spend at least one term studying overseas through an approved study-abroad program.

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