Programme Description

Programme Description



University of Malta

Faculty of Arts

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Linguistics
(B.A. (Hons)(Melit.))

(for courses commencing October 2019)

YEAR ONE

Year (This/these unit/s start/s in Semester 1 and continue/s in Semester 2)

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

LIN1070 Grammar (Syntax and Morphology) 4 ECTS (NC)
LIN1080 Meaning 4 ECTS (NC)
LIN1150 Sound - Phonetics and Phonology: An Introduction 4 ECTS (NC)




Semester 1

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

LIN1017 Maltese Sign Language 1 for Linguistic Students 2 ECTS
LIN1024 Hands-on Language 4 ECTS
LIN1063 Academic Reading and Writing in English 2 ECTS

Recommended Optional Unit

LIN1065 Academic Speaking in English 2 ECTS




Semester 2

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

LIN1060 Tools and Techniques in the Analysis of Language 2 ECTS
LIN1120 Language, Cognition and Society 4 ECTS




Requirement for regular progression to Year 2:
26 ECTS credits in Linguistics
26 ECTS credits in the other area
8 ECTS credits in optional study-units

Total credits for this year: 60 ECTS credits

YEAR TWO

In addition to the compulsory study-units, students are required to choose study-units to the value of 26 ECTS credits from the elective study-units on offer during the year.

Year (This/these unit/s start/s in Semester 1 and continue/s in Semester 2)

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

LIN2055 Developmental Psycholinguistics: The Acquisition of a First Language 8 ECTS

Elective Units Elective units are offered subject to availability and time-table constraints.

LIN2400 Directed Study in Linguistics 4 ECTS
LIN2401 Directed Study in Linguistics 2 2 ECTS




Semester 1

Elective Units Elective units are offered subject to availability and time-table constraints.

ARB1001 Arabic 1 8 ECTS
CHN1016 Chinese Language 1 6 ECTS
ENG3011 Applied Linguistics in English Studies 1 2 ECTS
LIN1032 Formal Foundations for Linguistics 4 ECTS
LIN1121 Language for Humans and Machines 4 ECTS
LIN2017 Maltese Sign Language 2 for Linguistic Students 2 ECTS
LIN2020 Grammatical Categories/ Il-Kategoriji Grammatikali 4 ECTS
LIN2023 Theorizing about Language 2 ECTS
LIN2034 Conversation Analysis 4 ECTS
NES1003 Classical Hebrew 1 6 ECTS




Semester 2

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

LIN2022 Models of Grammar 4 ECTS
LIN2083 Issues in Semantics and Pragmatics 4 ECTS
LIN2350 Issues in Phonetics and Phonology 4 ECTS

Elective Units Elective units are offered subject to availability and time-table constraints.

ENG2057 Stylistics 4 ECTS
ENG3017 Applied Linguistics in English Studies 2 2 ECTS
LIN2013 Dissertation Writing for Undergraduates 2 ECTS
LIN2032 Quantitative Research Methods in Linguistics 4 ECTS
LIN2033 Discourse Analysis 4 ECTS
LIN3098 Corpus Linguistics 4 ECTS
NES2005 Comparative Semitics 6 ECTS
PHI2121 Philosophy of Language 4 ECTS




Requirement for regular progression to Year 3:
46 ECTS credits in Linguistics
10 ECTS credits in the subsidiary area
4 ECTS credits optional study-units

Total credits for this year: 60 ECTS credits

YEAR THREE

In addition to the compulsory study-units, students are required to choose study-units to the value of 24 ECTS credits from the elective study-units on offer during the year.

Students in Year 3 also have the possibility of selecting from the elective study-units listed in Year 2 given that they did not already register for these elective study-units during that year.


Year (This/these unit/s start/s in Semester 1 and continue/s in Semester 2)

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

LIN3001 Synoptic Study-Unit: Topics in General Linguistics 6 ECTS (NC)
LIN3002 Synoptic Study-Unit: Interdisciplinary Linguistics 6 ECTS (NC)
LIN3099 Dissertation 12 ECTS (NC)

Elective Units Elective units are offered subject to availability and time-table constraints.

LIN2400 Directed Study in Linguistics 4 ECTS
LIN2401 Directed Study in Linguistics 2 2 ECTS




Semester 1

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

LIN3007 Principles of Sign Linguistics and Signwriting 4 ECTS
LIN3010 Language Typology and Universals 4 ECTS

Elective Units Elective units are offered subject to availability and time-table constraints.

ENG3011 Applied Linguistics in English Studies 1 2 ECTS
LIN2023 Theorizing about Language 2 ECTS
LIN2034 Conversation Analysis 4 ECTS
LIN3301 Experimental Psycholinguistics 4 ECTS
LLT3060 Advanced Issues in the Sound Structure of Languages 4 ECTS
MAL3003 Il-Morfoloġija Inflettiva tal-Malti 6 ECTS
NES2003 Introduction to Semitic Languages 4 ECTS




Semester 2

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

LIN3095 Writing Systems 4 ECTS

Elective Units Elective units are offered subject to availability and time-table constraints.

ENG3016 Language and the Literary Mind 2 ECTS
ENG3017 Applied Linguistics in English Studies 2 2 ECTS
LIN2033 Discourse Analysis 4 ECTS
LIN2301 Experimental Techinques and Paradigms 4 ECTS
MAL2002 Il-Morfoloġija Derivattiva tal-Malti 6 ECTS




Requirement for successful completion of Year 3: 60 ECTS credits

Requirement for award of B.A. (Hons) in Linguistics: 180 ECTS credits, of which:
132 ECTS credits in Linguistics
36 ECTS credits in the subsidiary area
12 ECTS credits optional study-units

This programme of study is governed by the General Regulations for University Undergraduate Awards, 2019 and by the Bye-Laws for the award of the Bachelor of Arts and the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) - B.A. (Hons) - under the auspices of the Faculty of Arts.
 
Notes: NC = Non Compensatable
 
Last Updated: 7 October 2019
 
The University makes every effort to ensure that the published Courses Plans, Programmes of Study and Study-Unit information are complete and up-to-date at the time of publication. The University reserves the right to make changes in case errors are detected after publication.
The availability of optional units may be subject to timetabling constraints.
Units not attracting a sufficient number of registrations may be withdrawn without notice.
Unless for exceptional approved reasons, no changes to the programme of study for a particular academic year will be made once the students' registration period for that academic year begins.

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