Academic Program

The Linguistics Minor Program offers a study of the basic concepts and principles in modern linguistic theory, methods of linguistic analysis, and applications of linguistics to other areas of study. The purpose of this program is to provide the interested student with a solid background for: 1) graduate studies in linguistics, applied linguistics, educational linguistics, linguistic anthropology, or sociolinguistics, or, (2) work in any field that requires in-depth understanding about linguistic processes, including language teaching, speech-language pathology and audiology, publishing, translation, interpretation, language policy and planning, language documentation and revitalization, and computer sciences.

Total Credits Required: 18-22

2 Basic Requirements, 6 Credits:

  • ANTH 120: Language and Culture
  • ANTH 305: Linguistic Methods

Electives: Select four courses from at least three different prefixes: 12-16 credits

  • AMSL 101: American Sign Language I
  • AMSL 102: American Sign Language II
  • AMSL 201: American Sign Language III
  • ANTH 231: Sociolinguistics
  • ANTH 311: Language and Healing
  • ANTH 314: Topics in Linguistics: (subtitle)(offered infrequently)
  • ANTH 328: Language Socialization (offered infrequently)
  • COMN 213: Persuasion and Social Influence
  • COMN 317: Intercultural Communication*
  • EDUC 277: Methods of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (offered infrequently)
  • ENGL 361: History of the English Language (offered infrequently)
  • FREN 317: Phonology*
  • FREN 416: Advanced Grammar and Syntax*
  • FREN 423: Selected Topics in Linguistics*
  • GERM 316: Grammar and Syntax*
  • PHIL 111: R/Introduction to Logic
  • PHIL 375: Philosophy of Language* (offered infrequently)
  • PSYC 315: Psychology of Language*
  • SPAN 309: Language Field School in Afro-Hispanic Societies (requires a waiver)
  • SPAN 316: Applied Grammar*
  • SPAN 323: Introduction to Linguistics*
  • SPAN 424: Spanish Linguistic Seminar: (Subtitle)

*Course has prerequisites that are outside the minor