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Linguistics Minor

Linguistics, Institute of
College of Liberal Arts
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Contact Information
Institute of Linguistics, 205 Elliott Hall, 75 East River Road, Minneapolis, MN 55455 (612-624-3331; fax: 612-624-4579)
Email: ling@umn.edu
  • Program Type: Graduate minor related to major
  • Requirements for this program are current for Spring 2018
  • Length of program in credits (master's): 10
  • Length of program in credits (doctoral): 16
  • This program does not require summer semesters for timely completion.
Linguistics is the scientific study of human language. Investigation in phonology, syntax, and semantics/pragmatics seeks to determine general principles governing the structure and use of human language and the parameters that determine degree and manner of variation across languages. These core areas constitute the foundation for other subfields of linguistics, including psycholinguistics, sociolinguistics, historical linguistics, computational linguistics, and neurolinguistics.
Program Delivery
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Prerequisites for Admission
For an online application or for more information about graduate education admissions, see the General Information section of this website.
Program Requirements
Use of 4xxx courses toward program requirements is permitted under certain conditions with adviser approval.
Program Sub-plans
Students are required to complete one of the following sub-plans.
Students may not complete the program with more than one sub-plan.
Masters
Required Courses
LING 5001 - Introduction to Linguistics [SOCS] (4.0 cr)
LING 5201 - Syntactic Theory I (3.0 cr)
or LING 5302 - Phonological Theory I (3.0 cr)
One additional LING course (3.0 or more credits) approved by the director of graduate studies.
Take 3 or more credit(s) from the following:
· LING 5xxx
· LING 8xxx
Doctoral
Required Courses
LING 5001 - Introduction to Linguistics [SOCS] (4.0 cr)
LING 5201 - Syntactic Theory I (3.0 cr)
LING 5302 - Phonological Theory I (3.0 cr)
Two additional LING courses (6.0 or more credits) approved by the director of graduate studies.
Take 6 or more credit(s) from the following:
· LING 5xxx
· LING 8xxx
 
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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 5201 - Syntactic Theory I
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01958
Typically offered: Every Fall
Concepts/issues in current syntactic theory. prereq: 3001 or 3001H or 5001 or instr consent
LING 5302 - Phonological Theory I
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00065
Typically offered: Every Fall
How sounds are organized/patterned in human languages. Phonological theory/problem-solving for advanced work in in linguistics. Analyzing data. Presenting written solutions to problem sets. prereq: 3001 or 3001H or 5001 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 5201 - Syntactic Theory I
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01958
Typically offered: Every Fall
Concepts/issues in current syntactic theory. prereq: 3001 or 3001H or 5001 or instr consent
LING 5302 - Phonological Theory I
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00065
Typically offered: Every Fall
How sounds are organized/patterned in human languages. Phonological theory/problem-solving for advanced work in in linguistics. Analyzing data. Presenting written solutions to problem sets. prereq: 3001 or 3001H or 5001 or instr consent