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 minor coursework 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.
Program of Study
- All courses towards the Minor must be taken for a letter grade, with a grade of C or better.
- At most two Special Topics courses can count towards the Minor and require approval from the Linguistics Advisor.
- At least 9 of the 15 credits (3 courses) must be 3000-level or above.
|LING 2100||Introduction to Linguistics||3|
|Choose 4 electives 1||12|
|Total Credit Hours||15|
Electives may come from the following:
- Any LING course(s)
- Any foreign-language Modern Languages course (3000-level or above) substantially involving linguistics (for example, German/Japanese Applied Linguistics; French Phonetics; Spanish Sociolinguistics; Kaleidoscope of Chinese Languages; etc), with approval of the Program Coordinator. Please note that some 3000-level foreign-language courses may require a placement test.)
- Any (at most one) Psychology course substantially involving language (for example, Human Language Processing; Introduction to Cognitive Science, etc), with approval of the Program Coordinator.
- Any (at most one) Computer Science course substantially involving language (for example, Natural Language Processing; Natural Language Understanding; etc), with approval of the Program Coordinator. (Please note that Computer Science courses may have pre-requisites.)
- Any (at most one) LING course taught at Emory, Georgia State, or any other accredited university, with approval of the Program Coordinator.