Minors

Minor in Linguistics

Linguistics is a discipline dedicated to understanding all aspects of language. Students pursuing a minor in Linguistics learn about the structure of language including its words, sounds, and sentences. Students can also learn about how children and adults acquire language; how languages change over time; how languages differ from one another; and how the brain represents and processes languages. A minor in Linguistics is advantageous to students interested in pursuing a career in Speech Pathology or in teaching English as an additional language, and is beneficial to anyone interested in languages more generally. Students planning on completing a minor in Linguistics should be advised that not all Linguistics courses are offered every year. Students should check with the coordinator to ensure that they are able to meet all requirements before graduation.

Required courses:

  • LING 1111 - The Nature of Language I
  • LING 1113 - The Nature of Language II
  • LING 2201 - Syntax I
  • Five additional LING courses, of which two must be at the 3000 level or higher