Undergraduate Catalog 2014-2015


Linguistics (LIN)

18 Credit Hours

College of Arts & Sciences


Minor Description

The linguistics minor is the perfect complement to any language major, as well as many other majors.  As opposed to the upper-level language classes, which focus mostly on literature, with the linguistics minor, you will have the opportunity to take upper-level classes focusing on language, culture, and pedagogy (not just theoretical linguistics).  This is perfect for those who want to teach a foreign language in the United States, English overseas, work for a company in which there are multinational employees, etc. It will also give you a very good foundation to pursue graduate work in applied linguistics or languages, as many graduate programs are non-literature focused. Knowledge of the structure of language will help you hone your analytic thinking skills, which can be transferred to other areas such as succeeding on the LSAT or entering a career in the field of computer science.  Linguistics courses can also help you improve your writing-related skills, oral communication skills, and intercultural communication.

Total Minor Hours - 18 Hours

Core Courses - 3 Hours

LIN 3010 Introduction to Linguistics

Elective Courses - 15 Hours

ANT 3610 Anthropological Linguistics
CLT 3040 Scientific and Medical Terminology
LIN 3801 Language and Meaning
LIN 4671 Traditional English Grammar
LIN 4710 Psycholinguistics
SPA 3004 Introduction to Language Development and Disorders

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