Undergraduate Catalog 2017-18

Minors

Linguistics (LIN)

15 Credit Hours

College of Arts & Sciences

http://languages.usf.edu/undergraduate/linguistics/

Minor Description

The linguistics minor can complement any language major, as well as many other majors. In the linguistics minor, you will have the opportunity to take upper-level classes focusing on language, culture, pedagogy and theoretical linguistics. The minor can prepare you for teaching a foreign language in the United States, teaching English overseas, working for a company in which there are multinational employees, and other similar careers. It will also give you a foundation to pursue graduate work in applied linguistics or languages. 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 - 15 Hours

Core Courses - 3 Hours

Elective Courses - 12 Hours

  • ANT 3610 Anthropological Linguistics
  • CLT 3040 Scientific and Medical Terminology
  • FLE 4390 Teaching Foreign/Second Languages
  • FRE 4700 French Linguistics
  • LIN 2002 Language, Culture & Film
  • LIN 4671 Traditional English Grammar
  • LIN 4701 Psycholinguistics
  • LIN 4721 Second Language Acquisition
  • LIN 4930 Special Topics (may be repeated; title must be different)
  • SPA 3004 Introduction to Language Development and Disorders
  • SPN 4700 Spanish Linguistics
  • TSL 4362 Methodology of Teaching English Overseas

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