Linguistics Minor

Students in the Linguistics minor will gain insight into one of the most fundamental aspects of being human – the ability to communicate through language. Through an interdisciplinary approach, students will examine sounds, word and sentence formation, and meaning; they will receive training on language variation, language acquisition, and language processing; they will reflect on the origins and the evolution of language. Students are required to complete 21 units for the minor - 6 units of required courses; 6 units in two language families; and 9 elective units from three disciplines.

Foundation Courses, Select two from the following:6
LINGUISTICS OF AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE
STRUCTURE OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE
SEMIOTICS: THE STUDY OF SIGNS
LANGUAGE ACQUISITION
APPLIED FRENCH LINGUISTICS
ASPECTS OF SPANISH LINGUISTICS
Language Courses (Select two courses from different disciplines from the list below)6
Electives (Select three courses from three different disciplines from the list below)9
Total Units21
Language Courses

Select two from the following language courses, each from a different language family:

Bantu Language Courses
INTRO FOREIGN LANGUAGE I (Swahili Elements I)
Germanic Language Courses
GERMAN ELEMENTS I
GERMAN ELEMENTS II
GERMAN INTERMEDIATE I
GERMAN INTERMEDIATE II
GERMAN COMPOSITION AND CONVERSATION I
GERMAN COMPOSITION AND CONVERSATION II
Hellenic Language Courses
ANCIENT GREEK ELEMENTS I
ANCIENT GREEK ELEMENTS II
ANCIENT GREEK INTERMEDIATE II
Japonic Language Courses
JAPANESE ELEMENTS I
JAPANESE ELEMENTS II
JAPANESE INTERMEDIATE I
JAPANESE INTERMEDIATE II
JAPANESE COMPOSITION AND CONVERSATION I
JAPANESE COMPOSITION AND CONVERSATION II
Romance Language Courses
FRENCH ELEMENTS I
FRENCH ELEMENTS II
FRENCH INTERMEDIATE I
FRENCH INTERMEDIATE II
ADVANCED CONVERSATION
ADVANCED COMPOSITION
ITALIAN ELEMENTS I
ITALIAN ELEMENTS II
ITALIAN INTERMEDIATE I
ITALIAN INTERMEDIATE II
ADVANCED CONVERSATION
ADVANCED COMPOSITION
LATIN ELEMENTS I
LATIN ELEMENTS II
LATIN INTERMEDIATE I
LATIN INTERMEDIATE II
ADVANCED READINGS IN LATIN I
ADV READ LATN II
PORTUGUESE ELEMENTS I
PORTUGUESE ELEMENTS II
PORTUGUESE INTERMEDIATE I
PORTUGUESE INTERMEDIATE II
COMPOSITION AND CONVERSATION IN PORTUGUESE
SPANISH ELEMENTS I
SPANISH ELEMENTS II
SPANISH INTERMEDIATE I
SPANISH INTERMEDIATE II
COMPOSITION AND CONVERSATION I
COMPOSITION AND CONVERSATION II
SPANISH FOR HERITAGE SPEAKERS I
SPANISH FOR HERITAGE SPEAKERS II
Semitic Language Courses
ARABIC ELEMENTS I
ARABIC ELEMENTS II
ARABIC INTERMEDIATE I
ARABIC INTERMEDIATE II
ARABIC COMPOSITION AND CONVERSATION I
ARABIC COMPOSITION AND CONVERSATION II
ELEMENTS OF HEBREW I
ELEMENTS OF HEBREW II
BIBLICAL HEBREW I
BIBLICAL HEBREW II
HEBREW INTERMEDIATE I
HEBREW INTERMEDIATE II
HEBREW COMPOSITION AND CONVERSATION I
HEBREW COMPOSITION AND CONVERSATION II
Sign Language Courses
AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE I
AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE II
AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE III
AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE IV
Sinitic Language Courses
ELEMENTARY CHINESE I
ELEMENTARY CHINESE II
INTERMEDIATE CHINESE I
INTERMEDIATE CHINESE II
CHINESE COMPOSITION AND CONVERSATION I
CHINESE COMPOSITION AND CONVERSATION II
Slavic Language Courses
RUSSIAN ELEMENTS I
RUSSIAN ELEMENTS II
RUSSIAN INTERMEDIATE I
RUSSIAN INTERMEDIATE II
Electives

Select three of the following courses, each from a different discipline. Courses taken to fulfill the requirements of the Foundation Courses section may not be used as Electives.

INTRODUCTION TO COMMUNICATION STUDIES
INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION
NONVERBAL COMM
ADV PUBL SPEAKNG
SEXUAL COMMUNICATION
INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION
LINGUISTICS OF AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE
DEVELOPMENT OF SIGNED LANGUAGE AND READING SKILLS FOR DEAF CHILDREN
ANALYTICAL GRAMMAR
HISTORICAL LINGUISTICS
STRUCTURE OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE
HISTORY OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE TO 1500
HISTORY OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE SINCE 1500
SEMIOTICS: THE STUDY OF SIGNS
TOPICS IN LINGUISTICS
LANGUAGE ACQUISITION
FRENCH PHONETICS
ADVANCED FRENCH GRAMMAR
APPLIED FRENCH LINGUISTICS
INTRODUCTION TO LOGIC
SYMBOLIC LOGIC
PSYCHOLOGY OF LEARNING
INFANT AND CHILD DEVELOPMENT
COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY
SPANISH PHONETICS
ADVANCED SPANISH GRAMMAR
ASPECTS OF SPANISH LINGUISTICS
INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN COMMUNICATION DISORDERS
PHONETICS OF AMERICAN ENGLISH