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Undergraduate Catalog | 2017-2018 
Undergraduate Catalog | 2017-2018 Previous Edition

Linguistics, Minor

An interdisciplinary Minor in Linguistics provides students with an opportunity to study linguistics within an interdisciplinary context. This minor recognizes that the academic study of linguistics is linked to other disciplines that focus on particular aspects of language as the object of study. Students participating in this minor select from a range of courses in Anthropology, English, Computer Sciences, Communication Studies, Cognitive Science, Languages and Culture Studies, Philosophy, and Teaching English as a Second Language.

Program Requirements (18 credit hours)

The Minor in Linguistics consists of 18 credit hours of coursework at the 2000-level and above.

Foundation Course (3 credit hours)


Other courses that do not appear on the above list, especially special topics courses and independent study courses, may be approved by the Applied Linguistics coordinator if they pertain to language study.

Grade Requirements

A GPA of 2.0 or above in all English courses taken is required for graduation.


The Department of English allows English majors who minor in Children’s Literature and Childhood Studies, Diverse Literatures and Cultural Studies, Linguistics, or Technical/Professional Writing to count only two courses from the minor toward fulfillment of the major degree requirements.