OVERVIEW

What is LEEP?

A Linguistic Enrichment Experience is a course or organized activity outside the requirements for the major (core + elective courses) that enables and requires the student to apply linguistic skills and knowledge gained in the major in a novel, productive and synergistic way.  This includes research, creation of linguistic materials for specific purposes (e.g. language teaching or language revitalization), community engagement, and internships.

QUALIFICATION FOR LEEP

What Courses, Internships or Activities Qualify as LEEP?

  • Ling 199 (Supervised Independent Study)

  • Ling 199 (Senior Paper)

  • Ling 198 (Directed Group Study)

  • Ling 197 (LRAP) The Linguistics Research Apprentice Practicum

  • The Sawyer Scholarship

  • URAP (Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program)

  • Off Campus Linguistics Related Internships (subject to approval by Undergraduate Advisors)

  • Other (subject to approval by Undergraduate Advisors)

ADMINISTRATIVE IMPLEMENTATION

How Do We Record and Acknowledge Participation of LEEP?

  • Graduating seniors of Fall, Spring and Summer terms will be sent a LEEP Questionnaire.

  • Based on the response from the questionnaire, students will be notified by the department of their qualification.

  • All LEEP activities will be recorded and recognized by the department in the form of an individualized diploma that identifies the experience (coursework, internship or activity).

  • The diploma will be distributed upon graduation at a departmental reception (Spring Semester).