College of Arts & Sciences

English Linguistics Minor

The Linguistics minor is designed to introduce students to the theory and research of language underpinning its use by humans, animals, or machines. The linguistics minor will provide students with background relevant for a wide range of areas, including computational linguistics, native, foreign, and second language education and learning, language and technology, language and the law, communications disorders, language variation and change, studies in discourse and interaction, and communication in a variety of public and institutional settings.
Minors in linguistics are individually tailored to the interests of the student. All minors must have a minimum of 15 credits in linguistics, of which 9 credits must be at the upper division level. All programs must include ENGL4063. GPA of 3.00 with no grade below “C.”
Required course: ENGL 4063: Descriptive Linguistics
Four additional courses from the following list:
ENGL 2243(H,I) Language, Text and Culture.
ENGL 2443(I) Languages of the World.
ENGL 4003*History of the English Language.
ENGL 4013*English Grammar.
ENGL 4033*Discourse Analysis.
ENGL 4043 Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages.
ENGL 4073*Introduction to Sociolinguistics.
ENGL 4080*Studies in Linguistics.
ENGL 4083*Applied Linguistics.
ENGL 4093*Language in America.
ENGL 4143 Language and Technology
PSYC 4343 (S) Language Development
PHIL 3003 (A) Symbolic Logic
PHIL 4543* Philosophy of Language
For more information, please contact the English Advisor:
Clarissa Bonner
209 Morrill Hall