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Mapping out the SLAT curriculum

This page offers information on how to plan your SLAT coursework based on typical availability and prerequisites. It demonstrates possible calendars for the English SLAT with LING and LT courses. For other languages, see the relevant departmental webpages (East Asian Languages, German and Scandinavian, Romance Languages) for the language-specific courses described in the course of study page. As always, consult a SLAT advisor for the definitive information.

Courses for the English SLAT are generally available on the following schedule. Be aware that each year the schedule is subject to change, so individual courses may not be offered in the same terms every year. You should confirm the term-by-term schedule in the UO Course Schedule and with a SLAT advisor before you count on your plan working out.

English SLAT sample curriculum

(For SLAT in other languages, substitute language-specific courses for the classes marked with an asterisk. Check departmental webpages for availability.)

Summer Fall Winter Spring
LING 150* X X X X
LING 444 X X
LING 494* X X
LT 428 X
LT 435 X X
LT 436 X X
LT 437* X X
LT 441* X X
LT 449 X

Recommended sequences

The SLAT certificate program consists of seven required courses. If you do the SLAT in one academic year (three terms), you will take two courses in two of these terms and three courses in one of them. There are three simple sequences that we recommend (below), but of course every student can make up their own sequence according to their scheduling needs and depending on course availability. The scenarios below are based on availability in the 2017-2018 academic year; subsequent years may differ.

Calendar for ESL SLAT Courses: Summer start
(choose only one of the courses in parentheses)

Summer Fall Winter
LING 444
LING 494
LT 435
LT 436
LT 437
(LT 428)
LT 441
(LING 150)

Calendar for ESL SLAT: Fall start (choose only one of the courses in parentheses)

Fall Winter Spring
LING 444
(LING 150)
(LT 428)
LT 435
LING 494
LT 436
LT 437
LT 441

Calendar for ESL SLAT: Spring start (choose only one of the courses in parentheses)

Spring Summer Fall
LT 441
(LING 150)
(LT 449)
LING 444
LING 494
LT 435
LT 436
LT 437
(LT 428)

 

Notes on specific courses

These comments apply to the courses for the English SLAT. Check with the appropriate department (East Asian Languages and Literatures for Japanese and Chinese, German and Scandinavian for German SLAT, Romance Languages for Spanish and French SLAT).

LING 150 can be taken anytime and some students may have already taken it earlier in their academic careers. LING 150 is offered both online and in person each term.

There are no prerequisites for LING 150, LING444, LING 494, and LT 441.

Based on pre-reqs, the appropriate sequences would be:

LING444 –> LT 435 –> LT 436 –> LT 437

Some listed pre-reqs are actually co-reqs: You can take certain classes and their prerequisites simultaneously:

LING 444 and LT 435 may be taken simultaneously (Summer term)

LT 436 and LT 437 may be taken simultaneously (Fall or Spring terms)

To enroll in a class with a simultaneous prerequisite:

  1. Enroll for the first class (Duckweb will reject your attempts to enroll for the second class, as you will not have completed the prerequisite).
  2. Request permission from your SLAT Advisor to add the second class.
  3. You will be notified when the SLAT Advisor has arranged for you to add the class without the prerequisite, after which you go to Duckweb and add the second class.