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Linguistics and Language Development Department

Minor - Linguistics

The minor in Linguistics provides training in the scientific study of language for students whose professional competence would be enhanced by a more thorough knowledge of linguistics than is provided in their majors.

University Graduation Requirements

To be awarded a minor, at least 12 units of coursework must be completely distinct and separate from the coursework in the major (University Policy S16-4).


Course Requirements

Proficiency for the Minor0-10
Must meet one of the following criteria:
One year of college level language other than student's native language (10)
Demonstrated equivalent competence (0)
One year of college level American Sign Language (6)
For students for whom English is not the native language, one year of college level English study may fulfill this requirement.
Requirements of the Minor15
Core Courses9
LING 101. Introduction to Linguistics3
LING 111. Introduction to Linguistic Phonetics3
LING 112. Introduction to Syntax3
Electives6
Six units of upper division course work, approved by the linguistics advisor

Total Units:15