The School of Modern Languages in partnership with the School of Psychology and School of Interactive Computing offers an undergraduate Linguistics minor with two different tracks that students can choose from: General Linguistics and Language Processing (pending approval). This interdisciplinary minor connects studies of the physical structures and mental processes involved in human language; the psychological 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. The minor is designed for undergraduates who will enter a wide range of careers, such as language education, educational design, programming, human/computer interaction. The School of Modern Languages also offers a Certificate in Linguistics.
For both tracks, all courses 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 Modern Languages at the 3000- and 4000-level may count toward the minor with approval of the Linguistics Advisor. However, no more than three 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.
For questions, please contact the Linguistics advisor.
Track A: General Linguistics
Designed for students who have an interest in applied linguistics, culture, and psychology.
Required Credit Hours: 15
Core requirements - 3 hours
LING 2100 - Introduction to Linguistics
Electives (choose 4) - 12 hours
|Course ID||Course Name|
|CHIN 20321||A Kaleidoscope of Chinese Language|
|CHIN 38131||Special Topics: Intro to Chinese Linguistics|
|FREN 30301||French Phonetics|
|FREN 38231||Special Topics: French Applied Linguistics|
|JAPN 41501||Japanese Discourse and Grammar|
|JAPN 47501||Japanese Applied Linguistics|
|LING 3100||Applications of Linguistics|
|LING 3813||Special Topics*|
|LING 4813||Special Topics*|
|SPAN 41651||Bilingualism in the Spanish-Speaking World|
|SPAN 41701||Spanish Applied Linguistics|
|SPAN 42701||Spanish Sociolinguistics|
|PSYC 2760||Human Language Processing|
|PSYC 30122||Introduction to Cognitive Psychology|
|PSYC/CS 37902||Introduction to Cognitive Science|
|PSYC 40112||Cognitive Psychology|
|PSYC 40903||Cognitive Neuroscience|
|PSYC 42003||Advanced Topics in Cognitive Psychology|
1Chinese, French, Japanese, and Spanish courses may have prerequisites
2May only take 1 of PSYC 3012, PSYC 3790, and PSYC 4011
3May only take 1 of PSYC 4090 and PSYC 4200
*Note: No more than three hours of special topic courses can be counted towards the minor.
Track B: Language Processing (pending approval)
Designed for students who have an interest in language processing and applications of computer science to the linguistic analysis.
Required Credit Hours: 15
Core requirements - 6 hours
- LING 2100 - Introduction to Linguistics
- CS 4500 - Natural Language Processing
Electives - 9 hours
Please consult with the Linguistics advisor