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Minor in Linguistics

Minor Requirements

Students and faculty in the Department of Linguistics share an abiding interest in the study of American Sign Language (ASL). The ongoing, innovative research carried out by the linguistics faculty and students is contributing substantially to what is known about the structure and use of sign languages. ASL is not only the subject of faculty and student research, but also the language of communication in the classroom.

The Minor in Linguistics offers undergraduate students in any major a basic foundation in linguistics and a structured exploration of a variety of topics in linguistics that are of direct relevance to their chosen fields of study.

Requirements for a Minor in Linguistics

To apply for the minor, submit your letter of interest and a copy of your transcript to the Department of Linguistics. Must receive a grade of B or better in the pre-minor courses for acceptance into the minor.

Required pre-minor courses 6 hours

LIN 101 Sign Language and Sign Systems (3)
LIN 263 Introduction to ASL Structure (3)

Required core courses 9 hours

LIN 301 Introduction to Phonology and Morphology (3)
LIN 302 Introduction to Syntax and Discourse (3)
LIN 480 Linguistics Research experience (3)

One elective course 3 hours

Choose one course from the following:
LIN 510 Introduction to 1st and 2nd Language Acquisition (3)
LIN 521 Introduction to Cognitive Linguistics (3)
LIN 522 Psycholinguistics of Sign Languages (3)
LIN 543 Bilingualism (3)
LIN 541 Introduction to Sociolinguistics (3)
LIN 585 Linguistics of non-manual signals in ASL (3)

Total 18 hours

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