Undergraduate Catalog

Minor in Linguistics

Overview

Dr. Deanna Gagne, Undergraduate Linguistics Program Coordinator

Sorenson Language and Communication Center, Room 3217

Students and faculty in the Department of Linguistics share an abiding interest in the study of American Sign Language (ASL). The ongoing, innovative research carried out by the linguistics faculty and students is contributing substantially to what is known about the structure and use of sign languages. ASL is not only the subject of faculty and student research, but also the language of communication in the classroom.

The Minor in Linguistics offers undergraduate students in any major a basic foundation in linguistics and a structured exploration of a variety of topics in linguistics that are of direct relevance to their chosen fields of study. Contact the Undergraduate Program Coordinator to discuss how a Linguistics Minor can benefit you.

To continue and graduate with a Minor in Linguistics, a student must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 in all Linguistics courses.

Summary of Requirements

Required pre-minor courses 6 hours

LIN 101Sign Language & Sign Systems

3

LIN 263Introduction to the Structure of ASL

3

Required core courses 9 hours

LIN 301Introduction to Phonology and Morph

3

LIN 302Introduction to Syntax and Discourse

3

LIN 480Linguistics Research Experienc

3

LIN 301 and LIN 480: offered annually in the fall semester only

LIN 302: offered annually in the spring semester only

One elective course 3 hours

Choose one course from LIN 500 level courses. Examples of 500 level courses are listed below:

LIN 510Introduction to First and Second Language Acquisition

3

LIN 521Introduction to Cognitive Linguistics

3

LIN 522Psycholinguistics of Sign Langguages

3

LIN 525Cognitive Linguistics and Translation

3

LIN 537Depiction, Iconicity, and Gesture

3

LIN 541Introduction to Sociolinguistics

3

LIN 543Bilingualism

3

LIN 545Language as Social Practice

3

LIN 555Applied Linguistics as Engaged Research

3

LIN 572Language Documentation

3

LIN 585Prosody in Sign and Spoken Languages

3

LIN 595Special Topics

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