As a prerequisite for slate, students must complete or demonstrate equivalent knowledge by means of a petition for Ling 400/300 introduction to linguistic structure. The petition for ling 400 can generally be completed by asking to have a more advanced linguistics course or course from the 'linguistics/language structure' list count instead of ling 400. Please see notes 5 and 6 below.
Students in the SLATE certificate program are required to take the following courses, distributed across four areas as follows.
NOTE: The course numbers to the right of “ / ” represent numbers under the old course rubric prior to Fall 2004.
Please note the following:
- For courses marked with an asterisk (*), only some sections satisfy SLATE requirements. Prior to early registration each semester, the SLATE Executive Committee will issue a list of the specific sections being offered the following semester that will count toward satisfying SLATE course requirements.
- Courses applying toward fulfillment of the SLATE course requirements must be taken for a minimum of 3 GRADUATE credit hours.
- Of the courses required for the SLATE certificate, at least four (4) must be at the 500-level.
- A single course may count toward only one requirement. For instance, LING 550/450: Sociolinguistics II could fulfill either the Psycholinguistics/Sociolinguistics requirement OR be counted as one of the courses toward the Linguistics/Language Structure requirement, but not both.
- A student may petition the SLATE Executive Committee to have courses taken elsewhere accepted as equivalents for any of the UIUC courses on the list. At least 5 of the required courses must be taken in residence at UIUC. Instructions for the petition may be found here
- A student may fill out a petition if s/he believes that a course s/he has taken that is not included in the list for a given category could be substituted for one that is on the list. Instructions for the petition may be found here.