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:
|LING 150*||X (online)||X||X||X|
|LING 444||X (online)||X|
|LT 435||X (online)||X|
|LT 441* or LT 439||X LT441||X LT439|
*=For SLAT in languages other than English, substitute language-specific courses for the classes marked with *. Check departmental webpages for availability.
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 2021-2022 academic year; subsequent years may differ.
Example calendar for English SLAT Courses: Summer start
Example calendar for English SLAT: Fall start (choose only one of the courses with *)
Example calendar for English SLAT: Spring start
(Alternate for LING 494) LING 150
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).
- LT 439, Design for Learning Language Pronunciation (Spring term) is an alternate to LT 441, Teaching English Pronunciation (Winter term). LT 439 applies to any language, including English. Either LT 441 or LT 439 can count towards the English SLAT, and LT 439 may count as an elective for the other SLAT languages.
- 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.
- LT 435 (offered summer and winter terms) is a prerequisite for LT 436 (offered fall and spring terms) and LT 437 (offered fall and spring terms).
- LING 444 and LT 435 may be taken in any order, or simultaneously in Summer term.
- LT 436 and LT 437 may be taken simultaneously (Fall or Spring terms).
- There are no prerequisites for LING 150, LING 444, LING 494, LT 441, LT 439.
- LING 494 is only offered in the Winter term; talk to your advisor about alternatives, if needed.
To enroll in a class with a simultaneous prerequisite:
- Enroll for the first class (Duckweb will reject your attempts to enroll for the second class, as you will not have completed the prerequisite).
- Request permission from your SLAT Advisor to add the second class.
- 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.