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Linguistics Minor

Linguistics, Institute of
College of Liberal Arts
  • Program Type: Undergraduate minor related to major
  • Requirements for this program are current for Fall 2017
  • Required credits in this minor: 16
Linguistics is the scientific study of human language. Courses explore the principles governing the structure of natural languages, how languages are acquired by children and adults, the role of language in human cognition and social interaction, and how languages change over time.
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Minor Requirements
Students must meet with the director of undergraduate studies to declare a minor in linguistics. Students may earn a BA or a minor in linguistics, but not both.
Minor Courses
Introduction to Linguistics
Take 1 of the following courses for 4 credits.
LING 3001 - Introduction to Linguistics [SOCS] (4.0 cr)
or LING 3001H - Honors: Introduction to Linguistics [SOCS] (4.0 cr)
or LING 5001 - Introduction to Linguistics [SOCS] (4.0 cr)
Upper-division LING Courses
Take 2 or more course(s) totaling 6 or more credit(s) from the following:
· LING 4201 - Syntax I (3.0 cr)
or LING 5201 - Honors students may take LING 5201 in place of 4201.
· LING 4302W - Phonology I [WI] (3.0 cr)
or LING 5302 - Honors students may take LING 5302 in place of 4302W.
LING Electives
No more than 4 credits of LING 1xxx may count toward the minor.
Take 6 or more credit(s) from the following:
· LING 1xxx
· LING 3xxx
· LING 4xxx
· LING 5xxx
 
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LING 3001 - Introduction to Linguistics (SOCS)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00099 - Ling 3001/3001H/5001
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Scientific study of human language. Methods, questions, findings, and perspectives of modern linguistics. Components of the language system (phonetics/phonology, syntax, semantics/pragmatics); language acquisition; language/social variables; language/cognition; language change; language processing; language/public policy.
LING 3001H - Honors: Introduction to Linguistics (SOCS)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00099 - Ling 3001/3001H/5001
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Scientific study of human language. Methods, questions, findings, and perspectives of modern linguistics. Components of the language system (phonetics/phonology, syntax, semantics/pragmatics); language acquisition; language and social variables; language and cognition; language change; language processing; language and public policy; language and cognition. prereq: Honors student or instr consent
LING 5001 - Introduction to Linguistics (SOCS)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00099 - Ling 3001/3001H/5001
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Scientific study of human language. Methods, questions, findings, and perspectives of modern linguistics. Components of the language system (phonetics/phonology, syntax, semantics/pragmatics); language acquisition; language and social variables; language and cognition; language change; language processing; language and public policy; language and cognition.
LING 4201 - Syntax I
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01958 - Ling 4201/Ling 5201
Typically offered: Every Spring
How words are organized into phrases/sentences. Basic units of a sentence. How these units are structured. How languages may be the same, or different, in syntax. prereq: 3001 or 3001H or 5001 or instr consent
LING 4302W - Phonology I (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00065 - Ling 4302W/Ling 5302
Typically offered: Every Spring
How sounds are organized/patterned in human languages. Foundation in phonological theory/problem-solving for advanced work in phonology and other fields in linguistics. Analyzing data, presenting written solutions. prereq: 3001 or 3001H or 5001 or instr consent