Linguistics (Minor)

This program was approved for students entering the university in the Summer 2022–Spring 2023 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
Academic Plan Code(s): LINGMINOR

Program Requirements

Core Courses
LING/ENGL 325Introduction to Linguistics3
Select two courses from the following:6
Languages of the World
Language Acquisition
Language and Culture
Philosophy of Language
Special Topics in Language 1
Upper-Level Focus6
Select two courses from the following:
Historical and Comparative Linguistics
Phonetics and Phonology
Structure of Modern English
History of the English Language
Topics in Applied Linguistics
Language and Social Identity
Special Topics in Linguistics
Approved LING elective 23
Minimum Total Hours18

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


As approved by Linguistics Advisor


Electives may include 1) another course from the Upper-Level Focus list (see above), 2) FREN 522 or SPAN 524, or 4) another LING course approved by Linguistics Advisor.