Minor in Linguistics

The Schools of Modern Languages, Psychology, and Computer Science offer an interdisciplinary minor in Linguistics, housed in the School of Modern Languages. While the students are advised by the Linguistics advisor (Modern Languages), the is delivered by faculty in Modern Languages, Psychology and Computer Science. The minor connects studies of the physical structures and mental processes involved in human language; the psychological, neurobiological, and social/societal factors that enable humans to acquire, use, comprehend and produce language; and the application of computer science to the analysis and synthesis of language and speech. This minor is designed for undergraduates who will enter a wide range of careers, especially, language education, educational design, programming, human/computer interaction, etc.

Students wishing to pursue this minor should declare the minor by filling out the minor change form with the Student Advisor in Modern Languages.

Minor Program of Study & Guidelines

Modern Language Minor Information

Program of Study

Required Course
LING 2100Intro to Linguistics3
Select one of the following courses:3
Apps of Linguistics
Human Language Process
Intro Cognitive Psyc
Intro-Cognitive Science
Cognitive Psychology
Adv Topics-Cognitive Psy 1
Cognitive Neuroscience
Select 9 hours from the following:9
French Phonetics
Japn Discourse & Grammar
Jpn Applied Linguistics
Bilingualism-Span World
Span Applied Linguistics
Apps of Linguistics
Human Language Process
Intro Cognitive Psyc
Intro-Cognitive Science
Intro-Cognitive Science
Cognitive Psychology
Cognitive Neuroscience 1
Adv Topics-Cognitive Psy
Total Credit Hours15

 PSYC 4200: given the variety of topics, only when previously approved by Linguistics advisor.

General notes:

  • All courses for this minor must be taken on a letter-grade basis and a grade of C or better must be received in each course. 
  • Nine of the fifteen hours must be at the 3000 level or above.
  • Other new courses offered in ML at 3000/4000 may count toward the Minor with approval from the advisor. 
  • No more than six hours of special topic courses from any discipline or department (CHIN, FREN, JAPN, LING, SPAN, PSYC, or CS) can be counted for the minor, and these courses must be approved by the advisor.
  • No more than three hours of coursework can be completed at another university, and this must be approved by the advisor.