Linguistics. The minor in Linguistics is designed for students interested in careers involving detailed knowledge of natural or artificial languages. The program is not necessarily one for people who speak a lot of languages, but rather is intended for students interested in the structure and function of language.

Why should I minor in this?

Are you interested how people turn thoughts into sentences? Then this is the minor for you. You will explore such diverse topics as grammar, dialects, language history, sound systems, language acquisition, and language and the brain, among other areas.

What sort of classes will I take?

You will be able to take courses like Introduction to Linguistics, History of the English Language, Phonology, Introduction to Sociolinguistics, and Grammar and Usage for English Teachers.

Where do I learn more?

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