Embrace your love for communication. This option enables students to focus on courses designed specifically to complement your studies in a language or languages. Following an introductory course in linguistics, students may choose from a variety of courses across a number of departments, including French & Francophone Studies, English Literature, Anthropology and Ancient Greek & Roman Studies. You can tailor this option to your specific interests in language and linguistics.

An option is a “mini-minor” – a set of courses in one discipline that can be completed in conjunction with any undergraduate degree program, allowing you to focus on an additional subject of interest.

Graduating students who have fulfilled the requirements for a General or Honours degree in any subject may apply for an Option in Linguistics if they have successfully completed the following 5.0 credits:

  • 2.0 LING credits consisting of LING 1001H and 1002H (or 1000Y), 2000H, and 2001H
  • 0.5 LING credit from LING 2010H or 2020H
  • 0.5 LING credit from LING 3050H or 3060H
  • 0.5 LING credit in addition to the above
  • 1.5 credits from the following, including at least 0.5 credit from column A and 0.5 credit from column B:


  • Any ARAB credit
  • Any CHIN credit
  • Any FREN credit
  • Any GREK credit
  • Any GRMN credit
  • Any ITAL credit
  • Any LATN credit
  • Any SPAN credit I
  • NDG 2250Y
  • INDG 2800Y
  • INDG 3800Y
  • INDG 4800Y


  • ANTH 2311H
  • ANTH 2312H
  • ANTH 3090H
  • ANTH 3747H
  • ANTH 4820H
  • ENGL 3100Y
  • ENGL 3102Y/3103H
  • ENGL 4100Y/4101H
  • ENGL 4120Y/4121H
  • PHIL 4410H
  • PSYC 3451H
  • PSYC 4570H

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