The Minor in Linguistics

A linguistics minor prepares students to analyze the form and function of languages and to think critically about languages and linguistic issues.

Course Requirements for the Minor: 18 units

The following courses, or their approved transfer equivalents, are required of all candidates for this minor.

5 courses required:

ENGL 371 Principles of Language 3.0 FS *
ENGL 375 Introduction to English Grammar 3.0 FS
ENGL 474 Syntactic and Morphological Analysis 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ENGL 371, ENGL 375.
ENGL 476 Phonological Analysis 3.0 FS WP
Prerequisites: ENGL 130 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher, ENGL 371, ENGL 375.
ENGL 477 Semantics: Language and Meaning 3.0 FA

1 course selected from:

ENGL 372 Pedagogical Grammar 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ENGL 371.
ENGL 470 Theory and Practice of Second Language Acquisition 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ENGL 371.
ENGL 473 Historical Linguistics 3.0 Inq
Prerequisites: ENGL 371.
ENGL 475 History of the English Language 3.0 FS
ENGL 478 Linguistic Approaches to Reading 3.0 SP
Prerequisites: ENGL 371.
ENGL 570 Contemporary Linguistic Topics 3.0 S1
Prerequisites: ENGL 371, ENGL 375.

Note: English majors taking a linguistics minor must complete 15 units in addition to the major requirements.