Minors in Linguistics

The Linguistics Department offers undergraduate minors in either General Linguistics or Applied Linguistics. Each minor requires a minimum of 18 credits, organized as follows:

General Linguistics Minor

Basic Requirements (9 credits)

  • Linguis 350 - Introduction to Linguistics, 3 cr
  • Linguis 430 - Language and Society, 3 cr

One of the following:

  • Linguis 415 - First Language Acquisition, 3 cr
  • Linguis 460 - Sounds and Sound Systems, 3 cr
  • Linguis 464 - Word and Sentence Structure, 3 cr
  • Linguis 468 - Language in its Various Forms, 3 cr

Electives (9 credits)

Coursework in linguistics and related areas, selected from the approved electives list in consultation with an advisor in the Linguistics program. Students are encouraged to focus their electives in an area closely aligned with the study of linguistics, including various foreign languages, English, anthropology, philosophy, computer science, and education, among others.

Applied Linguistics Minor

  • Linguis 350 - Introduction to Linguistics, 3 cr
  • Linguis 420 - Introduction to Second Language Acquisition, 3 cr
  • Linguis 430 - Language and Society, 3 cr
  • Linguis 570 - Issues in Bilingualism, 3 cr

One of the following:

  • Linguis 415 - First Language Acquisition, 3 cr
  • Linguis 460 - Sounds and Sound Systems, 3 cr
  • Linguis 464 - Word and Sentence Structure, 3 cr
  • Linguis 468 - Language in its Various Forms, 3 cr
  • Linguis 565 - Introduction to Adult/University Level TESOL, 3 cr

Electives (3 credits)

  • Approved elective