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Linguistics Minor

Requirement: 21 credits in the following courses.

  • English 281    3 units (crs.) 
    Introduction to English Studies
    An introduction of the many facets of English Study, including literary theory, multicultural literature, and approaches to reading and writing about a variety of texts, such as fiction, poetry, essays, film, and others. This is a required course for all English majors. Does not fulfill the General Education Humanities requirements. Prerequisite: Any Writing-Based Inquiry Seminar (WBIS 188), or English 101 or English 110 and one of the following: English 210, 211, 212, 213, 214, 219, 220, 224, 225, 226, 227, 228, 231 or 247.

3 credits in the following courses:

  • English 301    3 units (crs.) 
    Modern Grammars
    Intensive study of English grammar, sentence structure and mechanics. Designed for students preparing to teach English and for others who desire to master fundamentals of the language. Prerequisite: English 281 or consent of instructor. 301/501
  • English 381    3 units (crs.) 
    Foundations of Literary Criticism
    An analysis of critical theories and their influence from the Greeks and Romans to the present; application of these theories to selected literary texts. Prerequisite: English 281. 381/581

Foreign Language Requirement:

  • Proficiency in a foreign language, demonstrated by passing a 300-level course in French, Spanish, or German, or by passing a fourth term course in Russian or Japanese. (This requirement is waived for students whose native language is other than English. These students must add a third course in either of the categories below.)

6 credits in the following courses:

  • English 320    3 units (crs.) 
    Psycholinguistics
    An introduction to the study of mental processes involved in listening to, speaking and learning language. Particular attention is given to language acquisition and development and the implications of psycholinguistics for the children learning to speak, read, and write. Prerequisite: English 301 or English 383. 320/520
  • English 341    3 units (crs.) 
    History of the English Language
    The history of modern English focusing on vocabulary, dialects, kindred languages, grammar, and pronunciation. Includes an introduction to Old and Middle English. Prerequisite: English 281 or Junior standing. 341/541
  • English 384    3 units (crs.) 
    Sociolinguistics
    An introduction to theories and methodologies that describe variation in language. Special attention will be given to the social factors that affect language use, language policy, and attitudes toward language in education and everyday interaction. Prerequisite: English 281 or Junior standing. 384/584
  • English 452    3 units (crs.) 
    Applied Linguistics
    A survey of how research in linguistics can be used to solve human problems. While the focus will be on second language acquisition, language teaching, and testing, other possible topics include language planning and forensic linguistics. Prerequisite: English 301 or 383. 452/652

6 credits in the following courses:

  • Anthropology 102, 272, or 274
  • Computer Science 381
  • Mathematics 122
  • Philosophy 202, 316, or 422
  • French 303 or 312
  • German 312 or 314
  • Spanish 307 or 312
  • Communications 358
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