Plan A

Students in the Plan A track are required to learn at least two foreign languages and take 12 units in a related discipline. This track is ideal for students who are interested in engaging in interdisciplinary research and want to combine their knowledge in linguistics with a related discipline such as anthropology, education, literature, sociology, mathematics, etc.

Program Requirements

Core Courses

Course CodeCourse TitleUnits
Lingg 110Introduction to Linguistics
(Introduksyon sa Linggwistiks)
Lingg 115Linguistic Analysis
(Linggwistik na Analisis)
Lingg 120Reading and Writing Research in Linguistics
(Pagbabasa at Pagsusulat ng Riserts sa Linggwistiks)
Lingg 121Linguistic Survey of the Philippines
(Linggwistik na Sarbey ng Pilipinas)
Lingg 125Introduction to Field Methods
(Introduksyon sa mga Pangfild na Metod)
Lingg 130Structure of a Philippine Language
(Istruktura ng Isang Wika sa Pilipinas)
Lingg 140Introduction to Grammatical Theories
(Introduksyon sa mga Grammatikal na Teorya)
Lingg 150The Austronesian Language Family
(Ang Familya ng mga Wikang Ostronesya)
Lingg 165Phonological and Morphological Comparison of Philippine Languages
(Ponolojikal at Morpolojikal na Pagkokompara ng mga Wika sa Pilipinas)
Lingg 166Syntactic and Semantic Comparison of Philippine Languages
(Sintaktik at Semantik na Pagkokompara ng mga Wika sa Pilipinas)
Lingg 170Introduction to Ethnolinguistics
(Introduksyon sa Etnolinggwistiks)
Lingg 180Language Issues in the Philippines
(Mga Problemang Pangwika sa Pilipinas)
Lingg 190Structures of Selected Languages
(Istruktura ng mga Wika)
Lingg 197Special Topics in Linguistics
(Natatanging Paksa sa Linggwistiks)
Lingg 199Research Methods in Linguistics
(Mga Metod ng Reserts sa Linggwistiks)

Foreign Language Requirements

Foreign Language 1 Four courses in one foreign language 12.0
Foreign Language 2Two courses in another foreign language6.0

Social Science Courses

Course CodeCourse TitleUnits
Anthro 100General Anthropology3.0
Kas 114Cultural History of the Philippines3.0
Psych 101Introduction to Psychology3.0
Socio 101General Sociology3.0


Cognate CoursesFour courses in one discipline related to linguistics or four foreign language courses 
(must be approved by the program adviser)

GE and Other Requirements

Course CodeCourse TitleUnits
ARTS 1Critical Perspectives in the Arts3.0
Eng 13Writing as Thinking3.0
Fil 40Wika, Kultura, at Lipunan3.0
Kas 1Kasaysayan ng Pilipinas3.0
Math 2Mathematics in Everyday Life3.0
Math 10Mathematics, Culture and Society3.0
Philo 1Philosophical Analysis3.0
Soc Sci 2Social, Economic and Political Thought3.0
Speech 30Public Speaking and Persuasion3.0
STS 1Science, Technology and Society3.0
PI 100The Life and Works of Jose Rizal3.0
GE ElectivesFive general education courses
(List of GE Courses)
PEFour physical education courses(8.0)
NSTPTwo courses under the one of the National Service Training Program components: Civic Welfare Training Service (CWTS), Literacy Training Service (LTS) and Reserved Officer’s Training Corps Military Science (ROTC Mil Sci)(6.0)

Career Prospects

Because of their interdisciplinary training, many of our alumni who graduated from the Plan A track have successfully taken up further studies in law, international studies, medicine, and education, among others. 

In general, our BA program aims for its students to develop a wide array of skills that are applicable to many jobs. Aside from developing students’ skills for linguistic analysis, students also have the opportunity to practice and develop their problem-solving skills, critical thinking skills, interpersonal communication skills, creativity, as well as their sociocultural awareness. Many of the graduates of our undergraduate program are therefore engaged in a wide variety of fields such as language education, teaching in higher education, research and data analysis, publishing, media and advertising, marketing, foreign service, and human resource management.

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