Faculty are drawn from several departments for an interdisciplinary, integrated program of study. Participants analyze language in all its aspects.
Linguistics students find they have a background for careers requiring both written and spoken communication skills. Potential careers: linguist, translator, interpreter, advertising specialist, writer, intelligence specialist, speech/language pathologist, speech writer, materials developer, editor, and ESL teacher.
This minor also provides a background for students wanting to do graduate work in linguistics, modern languages, or a social science.
REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MINOR
To fulfill requirements for a minor in linguistics, complete a minimum of 19 units in approved courses.
ENGL 225 (4) Introduction to Language Analysis, or
ENGL 326 (4) Language Study for Teachers
One year of a language other than English in sequence at the university level (6-10 units)
One course each from two of the following options (6-7 units)
Option 1: Philosophical & Anthropological Approaches
ANTH 340 (4) Language & Culture, or
PHIL 100 (3) Logic, or
PHIL 485 (3) Issues & Thinkers of Philosophical Interest [when topic is Philosophy of Language]
Option 2: Language Development
COMM 422 (4) Children’s Communication Development, or
ENGL 417 (3) Second Language Acquisition, or
ENGL 328 (4) Structure of American English, or
ENGL 325 (4) History of the English Language
Option 3: Language Study
FREN 311 (4) French V & Stories from the Francophone World, or
GERM 311 (4) German Level V, or
SPAN 311 (4) Spanish Level V
LING 495 (3) Practicum in Language . Studies