The Linguistics Minor

The minor in linguistics is intended for students who wish to expand their knowledge of language structure and use. This program of study provides an excellent foundation in linguistic theory and application.

A minor in Linguistics (ENG) requires satisfactory completion of the following requirements:

  • Satisfactory progress toward completion of the baccalaureate degree in the student’s home school.
  • Completion of 15 credit hours, with a minimum grade of C in each course.
  • At least 9 credit hours must be at the 300-400 level.
  • No more than 6 credit hours can be from departments other than English.

ENG- Z205 Introduction to the English Language (3 cr.)

Choose 12 credit hours from the following courses:

ANTH L300 Language and Culture (3 cr.) 
ANTH L401 Language, Power, and Gender (3 cr.)

American Sign Language/ Interpretation 
ASL L340 Discourse Analysis:  English (3 cr.)
ASL L342 Disclosure Analysis:  ASL (3 cr.) 

PHIL P265 Introduction to Symbolic Logic (3 cr.)
PHIL P368 Philosophy of Language (3 cr.)

ENG Z205 Introduction to the English Language (Core course) (3 cr.) 
ENG Z206 Introduction to Language Use (3 cr.)
ENG Z301 History of the English Language (3 cr.)
ENG Z302 Understanding Language Structure: Syntax (3 cr.)
ENG Z303 Understanding Language Meaning: Semantics (3 cr.)
ENG Z310 Language in Context: Sociolinguistics (3 cr.) 
ENG Z400 Teaching English for Specific Purposes (3 cr.)
ENG Z405 Topics in the Study of Language (Topics may vary each semester) (3 cr.)
ENG Z432 Second Language Acquisition (3 cr.)
ENG Z434 Introduction to Teaching English as a Second Language (3 cr.)
ENG Z441 Materials Preparation for ESL Instruction (3 cr.)
ENG W310 Language and the Study of Writing (3 cr.)

World Languages and Cultures 
FREN F402 Introduction to French linguistics (3 cr.)
FREN F421 Fourth- Year French (3 cr.)
FREN F423 The Craft of Translation (3 cr.) 
GER G340 German language and Society: Past and Present (3 cr.)
GER G465 The Structure of German (3 cr.)
GER G333 German translation Practice (3 cr.)
GER G423 The Craft of Translation (3 cr.)
SPAN S323 Introduction to Translation Spanish and English (3 cr.)
SPAN S326 Introduction to Spanish Linguistics (3 cr.)
SPAN S409 Hispanic Sociolinguistics (3 cr.)
SPAN S410 The Acquisition of Spanish (3 cr.)
SPAN S423 the Craft of Translation (3 cr.)
SPAN S425 Spanish Phonetics (3 cr.)
SPAN S427 The Structure of Spanish (3 cr.)
SPAN S428 Applied Spanish Linguistics (3 cr.)
WLAC F350 Introduction to Translation Studies and Interpreting (3 cr.)
WLAC F330 Introduction to Translating French and English (3 cr.)
WLAC F450 Computers in Translation (3 cr.)

In consultation with an advisor, advanced students may request permission to take a graduate course in linguistics in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the minor.

To officially declare the minor, visit this page.

For a PDF of the Minor in Linguistics Checksheet, click here.

For more information, contact: 
Professor Fred DiCamilla
Director of Linguistics Undergraduate Program
Telephone: (317) 274-04804
Office: Cavanaugh Hall (CA), 501T