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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: 21-23

3 Basic Requirements, 9 Credits:

  • ANTH 120: Language and Culture
  • ANTH 220: Introduction to Linguistic Analysis
  • ANTH 305: Field Methods and Techniques in Linguistics

Electives: Select four courses from at least three different prefixes: 12-14 credits

  • ANTH 231: Sociolinguistics
  • ANTH 314: Topics in Linguistics: (subtitle)
  • ANTH 328: Language Acquisition
  • COMN 213: Persuasion and Social Influence
  • COMN 317: Intercultural Communication*
  • ENGL 277: Methods of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
  • ENGL 361: History of the English Language
  • FREN 316: Grammar and Syntax*
  • FREN 317: Phonology*
  • FREN 323: Linguistics*
  • GERM 316: Grammar and Syntax*
  • INTD 111: American Sign Language I
  • INTD 112: American Sign Language II
  • PHIL 111: R/Introduction to Logic
  • PHIL 375: Philosophy of Language*
  • PSYC 315: Psychology of Language*
  • SPAN 316: Grammar and Syntax*
  • SPAN 317: Phonology*
  • SPAN 323: Linguistics*
  • SPAN 324: Topics in Spanish Linguistics: (Subtitle)

*Courses with an asterisk have prerequisites in the corresponding department.  Consult the Undergraduate Bulletin for