The Linguistics Minor is designed to complement any academic major. The minor combines offerings from several departments, thus providing an interdisciplinary concentration on the science of language, ranging from descriptive and historical linguistics to socio- and psycholinguistics, language acquisition, semantics, computational linguistics, and more. It also encourages at least one semester of study in a modern or ancient language. In other words, linguistics is decidedly not, as is frequently assumed, just "learning lots of languages." This minor, rooted firmly in the humanities and social sciences, is a rewarding addition to majors in a wide variety of academic disciplines.
|Introduction to Linguistics|
|Language and the Mind|
|Language and the World|
|Restricted Electives 1||9|
|Introduction to the Art of Translation|
or LNGS 25000
|Translation: The Art of Disguise|
Selected Topics in Linguistics 2
|Communication, Culture, and Rhetoric|
|Second Language Acquisition: Its Nature and Meaning for Educators|
|History and Structure of the English Language|
|Introduction to Logic|
|Physics of Sound|
|Grammar and Usage|
|Style and Syntax|
Three credits of foreign language (ARAB, CHIN, FREN, GERM, HEBR, ITAL, LATN, SPAN)
Some of the courses in this list may have additional prerequisites.
A maximum of 6 credits from LNGS 340xx may be applied toward the minor.