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Linguistics Minor

Minor code: OR5290

Contact: Dr. David Bell

Program Overview

The Minor in Linguistics offers various concentrations including theoretical linguistics, sociolinguistics, TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages), and CALL (Computer Assisted Language Learning).

Careers and Graduate School

A background in linguistics is useful in fields such as anthropology, sociology, education, language teaching, library science, artificial intelligence, psychology, and cognitive science.

Admissions Information

Freshman/First-Year Admission: No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Change to Program Policy: No selective or limited admission requirements.

External Transfer Admission: No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Requirements

Minor Hours Requirement

The linguistics minor requires a minimum of 15 hours.

Minor Requirements

Complete one of the following tracks:

Theoretical Track

Complete the following courses:

  • LING 3500 - Introduction to Linguistics Credit Hours: 3
  • LING 4610 - Introduction to Phonology and Morphology Credit Hours: 3
  • LING 4700 - Syntactic Description of English Credit Hours: 3
  • LING 4750 - Language Learning Credit Hours: 3
  • LING 4860 - Semantics and Pragmatics Credit Hours: 3
Sociolinguistics Track

Complete the following courses:

  • LING 2750 - Introduction to Language and Culture Credit Hours: 3
  • LING 2800 - Language in America Credit Hours: 3
  • LING 3500 - Introduction to Linguistics Credit Hours: 3
  • LING 3900 - Language and Gender Credit Hours: 3
  • LING 4901 - Sociolinguistics and Bilingualism Credit Hours: 3
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Track

Complete the following courses:    

  • LING 1010 - Grammar in Language Learning and Teaching Credit Hours: 1
  • LING 3500 - Introduction to Linguistics Credit Hours: 3
  • LING 4750 - Language Learning Credit Hours: 3
  • LING 4800 - Methods and Materials in TEFL Credit Hours: 3
  • LING 4830 - Assessing Language Abilities Credit Hours: 3
  • LING 4920 - English as a Second Language Teaching Practicum Credit Hours: 2
Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL) Track

Complete the following courses:

  • LING 1010 - Grammar in Language Learning and Teaching Credit Hours: 1
  • LING 3500 - Introduction to Linguistics Credit Hours: 3
  • LING 4510 - Computers for Language Teaching I Credit Hours: 3
  • LING 4520 - Computers in Language Teaching II Credit Hours: 3
  • LING 4800 - Methods and Materials in TEFL Credit Hours: 3
  • LING 4921 - CALL Teaching Practicum Credit Hours: 2

 

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