Minor in Linguistics

The interdisciplinary minor in linguistics requires LIN/ANT 150 Introduction to Linguistics, and 12 additional hours. Students minoring in linguistics are strongly encouraged to study foreign languages, achieving proficiency in at least one, and social and behavioral sciences. The minor may be usefully combined with a major in a foreign language, English, anthropology (or other social science), philosophy,  communication, or neuroscience.

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Dr.Tiffany Judy
Program Director

E: judyte@wfu.edu

The 12 hours in addition to LIN/ANT 150 may be chosen from the following two groups:

Linguistics Program Courses

LIN 310: Sociolinguistics and Dialectology
LIN 330: Introduction to Psycholinguistics and Language Acquisition
LIN 333: Language and Gender
LIN 337: TESOL Linguistics
LIN 340: Special Topics in Linguistics
LIN 350: Language, Indigeneity and Globalization
LIN 354: Field Methods in Linguistic Anthropology
LIN 375: Philosophy of Language
LIN 380: Quantitative Text Analysis
LIN 383: Language Engineering: Localization and Terminology
LIN 398/399: Individual Study

Linguistics Courses in Other Departments

ENG 309: Modern English Grammar
ENG 390: The Structure of English
FRH 322: French Phonetics
FRH 341: Rise of French
FRH 342: Structure of French
FRH 345: Language and Society
GES 345: History of the German Language
RUS 330: Structure of Russian
RUS 332: The History of Russian Language
SPA 320: Introduction to Hispanic Linguistics
SPA 322: Spanish Pronunciation and Dialect Variation
SPA 370: History of the Spanish Language
SPA 371: Contrastive Spanish/English Grammar and Stylistics
SPA 372: Acquisition of Spanish
SPA 379: Special Topics in Hispanic Linguistics

Students intending to minor in linguistics should consult the Linguistics minor program director, preferably during their sophomore year. Students may choose from the approved list of electives when designing their minor. Additional elective courses may have been approved since the latest bulletin publication. The program director maintains a complete list of all elective courses that fulfill the minor.