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Linguistics Minor

Writing Studies
College of Liberal Arts
  • Program Type: Undergraduate free-standing minor
  • Requirements for this program are current for Spring 2013
  • Required credits in this minor: 20
This freestanding minor emphasizes two important facets of human language--the mathematical and social aspects of language. To understand the formal mathematical nature of human language, various courses are offered in the areas of phonology, morphology, and syntax. The issues of language as social phenomena are dealt with in a diverse, socio-cultural linguistics courses. After minoring in linguistics, students will achieve a high level of analytical ability, which is necessary not only in linguistics, but also in many other related fields, including but not limited to computer science, mathematics, philosophy, and psychology. A B.A. in English with an emphasis in linguistics and a designed minor for the M.A. in English are also offered.
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Minor Requirements
Core Requirements (6 cr)
LING 1811 - Introduction to Linguistics [LE CAT2, LOGIC & QR] (3.0 cr)
LING 3102 - Introduction to Syntax (3.0 cr)
Electives (14 cr)
LING 3102 does not apply. No more than one course from a single second language may apply: American Sign Language, Chinese, Ojibwe, French, German, Spanish, Russian.
Take 14 or more credit(s) from the following:
· ANTH 4628 {Inactive} (3.0 cr)
· ENGL 5821 - History of the English Language (4.0 cr)
· PHIL 2011 - Philosophy of Language [LE CAT3, SOC SCI] (3.0 cr)
· PSY 3661 - Psychology of Language (3.0 cr)
· LING 1xxx
· LING 2xxx
· LING 3xxx
· LING 4xxx
· LING 5xxx
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