Linguistics Minor

The Minor in Linguistics offers students a comprehensive introduction to the scientific study of language. Through a combination of theoretical inquiry and practical
application, students explore the structure and use of human language. Core courses cover fundamental topics such as phonetics, phonology, syntax, and semantics,
providing a solid foundation for understanding linguistic principles. With elective options ranging from computational linguistics to second language acquisition, students can tailor their minor to align with their interests and career goals. This minor enhances critical thinking skills, analytical abilities, and cross-cultural understanding, preparing students for diverse career paths in fields such as communication, education, technology, as well as clinical applications such as speech language pathology.

Program Requirements

Required Course
LNGN 210Introduction to General Linguistics3
Elective Courses
Select 15 credits from the following:15
Language of Food
Language and Computers
Speech Processing
Structure of American English
Language in Society
Languages of the World
Language and Culture
Language of Propaganda
Language and Gender
History of the English Language
Introduction to Cognitive Science
Principles of Discourse Analysis
Quantitative Linguistics
Principles of Second Language Learning
Scripting Tools for Text Analysis
Linguistic Annotation
Linguistics of American Sign Language and Other Signed Languages
Gesture, Sign, and Speech: The Multi-Modality of Communication
Comparative and Historical Linguistics
Corpus Linguistics
Language and the Mind
Field Methods
Natural Language Processing
Special Topics in Linguistics
Independent Study
Total Credits18