The minor in Linguistics provides students an opportunity to study the principles involved in the most basic and universal of human symbol systems. Classical and modern languages share with the disciplines of anthropology, computer science, mathematics, philosophy, psychology, sociology, and speech pathology an interest in the nature of language: how it is acquired, how it is used, and how it changes across time and space. The minor allows the student to learn the basics of linguistics and to pursue the application of these tenets in a variety of fields.

Completion of this program will be indicated on the student’s transcript with the notation “Minor in Linguistics.”

Requirements for the minor

Eighteen (18) credit hours including at least nine (9) hours from the Primary Curriculum—three (3) hours from the Core area and three (3) hours each from any two other areas—and the remaining nine (9) hours from the Primary Curriculum and/or the Supporting Curriculum. At least nine (9) hours must be upper division.

Primary Curriculum

Core

Course ID Course Title
HCOM 1305 Foundations of Linguistics (also listed as LING 1300)
HCOM 1310 Applied Linguistics (also listed as LING 1310)
LING 1300  Foundations of Linguistics (also listed as HCOM 1305)
LING 1310 Applied Linguistics (also listed as HCOM 1310)

Acquisition

Course ID Course Title
PSYC 2350 Language Development
PSYC 3321 Cognitive Development

Syntax

Course ID Course Title
FREN 3301 Advanced Grammar
GERM 3301 Advanced German I
LATN 3301 Latin Prose Composition
MATH 3326 Introduction to Abstract Mathematics
RUSS 3301 Advanced Russian I
RUSS 3302 Advanced Russian II
SPAN 3301 Advanced Grammar

Semantics

Course ID Course Title
PHIL 3433 Philosophy of Language
HCOM 3352 Rhetorical Analysis (also listed as ENGL 3352)
Supporting Curriculum

Classical Studies

Course ID Course Title
CLAS 3371 Introduction to Romance Linguistics (also listed as FREN 3371, ITAL 3371, LING 3371, and SPAN 3371)
GREK 3402 Attic Prose
GREK 3404 Greek Historians
LATIN 3403 Latin Prose to 43 B.C.
LATIN 3405 Latin Prose from 43 B.C.

Communication

Course ID Course Title
COMM 3322 International Communication (also listed as HCOM 3374)

Computer Science

Course ID Course Title
CSCI 3320 Principles of Theoretical Computer Science
CSCI 3368 Principles of Programming Languages
CSCI 3-94 Seminar: Provability

English

Course ID Course Title
ENGL 3346 History of the English Language

French

Course ID Course Title
FREN 3371 Introduction to Romance Linguistics (also listed as CLAS 3371, ITAL 3371, LING 3371, and SPAN 3371)

Human Communication

Course ID Course Title
HCOM 3374 International Communication (also listed as COMM 3322)

Italian

Course ID Course Title
ITAL 3371 Introduction to Romance Linguistics (also listed as CLAS 3371, FREN 3371, and SPAN 3371)

Linguistics

Course ID Course Title
LING 3-90 Directed Studies—Junior Level
LING 4-90 Directed Studies—Senior Level

Philosophy

Course ID Course Title
PHIL 2340 Symbolic Logic I
PHIL 3431 Philosophy of Mind
PHIL 3340  Symbolic Logic II

Psychology

Course ID Course Title
PSYC 2330 Fundamentals of Cognition
PSYC 3431 Memory and Cognition

Sociology and Anthropology

Course ID Course Title
ANTH 3331 Language, Culture, and Society (also listed as SOCI 3331)

Spanish

Course ID Course Title
SPAN 3303 Spanish Phonetics and Phonology
SPAN 3371 Introduction to Romance Linguistics (also listed as CLAS 3371, FREN 3371, ITAL 3371, and LING 3371)

Departmental topics courses, readings courses, and seminars on linguistic topics are acceptable as approved by the Linguistics Committee chair.

How to apply


Students interested in a Linguistics minor should submit an application to the chair of the Committee, who will assign a faculty adviser to the student.

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  Jane Childers, Ph.D. (Program Director)


 

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