Linguistics (Minor)

This program was approved for students entering the university in the Summer 2018–Spring 2019 catalog year. For more information about catalog year, go to Catalog Year Information.

Minor in Linguistics
Unit: College of Arts and Sciences (AS)
Department: Comparative Humanities

Program Requirements

Core Courses
LING/ENGL 325Introduction to Linguistics3
or LING 518 Foundations of Language
Select two courses from the following:6
Language and Culture - AH, D1
Language Acquisition
Philosophy of Language
Philosophy of Language
Special Topics in Language 1
Track A or Track B (see courses below)6
Select one of the following electives: 23
French Phonetics and Diction
Introduction to Hispanic Linguistics
Minimum Total Hours18

Track A:  Theoretical Track

Select two of the following:6
Structure of Modern English
History of the English Language
Psycholinguistics
Special Topics in Linguistics 3
Minimum Total Hours6

Track B:  Applied/ESL Track    

Select two of the following: 6
World Englishes
Topics in Applied Linguistics
Language and Social Identity
Special Topics in Linguistics 3
Minimum Total Hours6

At least three (3) semester hours of the requirements for a minor must be successfully completed while enrolled in the University of Louisville.