Date: Tue, 9 May 1995 08:27:49 -0500

From: "Becky Howard, Department of Interdisciplinary Writing,


Subject: Re: Linguistics in the Core Curriculum

Wayne, Colgate University offers only one linguistics course per se. It's

Sociolinguistics, and it's offered in the writing department and cross-listed

with Sociology and Anthropology which means that yes, it counts for social

science credit. Also in our Writing curriculum is a theory course called

"Language and Gender," which is not taught by a linguist but which uses

linguistics texts; it is cross-listed with Women's Studies. A third course

is "Language, Race, and Ethnicity," taught by a linguist but an

interdisciplinary course using linguistics, critical theory, etc. It

cross-lists with the majors in African American and Latin American Studies.

And fourth, we have a psychology course, "Psychology and Language," which

is primarily psycholinguistics; it counts for *science* credit, since the

psychology dept. at our university is classified with the natural sciences

rather than social sciences!

Becky Howard

Department of Interdisciplinary Writing

Colgate Universi