The Minor in Linguistics

The Minor in Linguistics allows students to investigate the principles that underlie language. A student with a linguistics minor can pursue such diverse topics as grammar, syntax, dialects, language history, sound systems, language acquisition, and language and the brain. Linguistics is deeply interdisciplinary, having ties to anthropology, cognitive science, education, foreign language, philosophy, and psychology. Linguistics minors will find their credentials strengthened for the pursuit of law, medicine, education, writing, government service (such as the FBI), professional translation, or diplomacy.

Students minoring in linguistics must take 18 hours of linguistics courses at the 300- or 400-level. For further information about course requirements, see the online UAB Course Catalog.

Questions:

For questions about the minor in linguistics, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , Director of Linguistics, Humanities Building 213A, (205) 934-8588 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , Director of Undergraduate Studies, Humanities Building 207G, (205) 934-8570.


While every effort is made to keep information on the Department of English web site as accurate and up-to-date as possible, students are responsible for verifying course requirements and program status by seeing the appropriate university advisor(s) and program director(s).