2023-2024 Undergraduate Course Catalog 
    Jun 16, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Linguistic Studies Minor

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Amanda Brown
323C HB Crouse


Undergraduate Advisor

Christopher R. Green
330 HB Crouse


Core LIN faculty: Tej K. Bhatia, Amanda Brown, Christopher R. Green, Gerald R. Greenberg, Rania Habib, Jaklin Kornfilt, Kenji Oda, Adam Roth Singerman, Maria Emma Ticio Quesada, Robert Van Gulick

Select affiliated faculty: Michael Rieppel, Sylvia Sierra, Robert Van Gulick

Linguistics is the scientific study of language and is concerned with the following questions (among others): What does knowledge of a language consist in and how is this knowledge acquired and put to use? What are the similarities and differences among languages? How is language represented in the human brain? How does language differ from animal communications systems? How does language function in society? How and why does language change over time? In addition, linguistics is applied in the teaching of languages and in education generally, in computer programming, in advertising, and in many other areas of study and activity in which language plays a central role.

The minor in Linguistic Studies is an 18-credit level program focusing on core courses in Linguistic Studies and related areas.


Students must complete 18 credits, 12 of which must be at the 300 level or above.

LIN 301 - Introductory Linguistic Analysis AND LIN 431 - Phonological  Analysis OR LIN 441 - Syntactic Analysis are required. Of the remaining 12 credits, 6 must be in courses numbered at the 300 level or above. From the list of all undergraduate-level LIN courses and the list of courses below, students choose any combination of four courses.

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