Linguistics Minor

Linguistics Minor, UM Course Catalog

To earn a Minor in Linguistics, students must complete 18 credits beyond their major degree requirements, as follows:

Basic Core Courses (3 credits)

All students must take the following course:

  • LING 470  Linguistic Analysis (3 credits)

Additional Core Courses (6 credits)

Students must take 2 of the 3 courses listed below:

  • LING 471  Phonetics and Phonology (3 credits)
  • LING 472  Generative Syntax (3 credits)
  • LING 489  Morphology (3 credits)

Elective Courses (9 credits)

Students must take 3 courses from among the following:

  • LING 270S*  Introduction to Linguistics (3 credits)
  • LING 375X    Endangered Languages (3 credits)
  • LING 465*    History and Structure of English (3 credits)
  • LING 466      Pedagogical Grammar (3 credits)
  • LING 471**  Phonetics and Phonology (3 credits)
  • LING 472**  Generative Syntax (3 credits)
  • LING 473      Language and Culture (3 credits)
  • LING 474      Historical Linguistics (3 credits)
  • LING 475      Linguistic Field Methods (3 credits)
  • LING 477      Bilingualism (3 credits)
  • LING 478      Second Language Development (3 credits)
  • LING 484      North American Indigenous Languages and Linguistics (3 credits)
  • LING 489**  Morphology (3 credits)

*  Cannot be taken after LING 470. In addition, only one of LING 270S and LING 465 may be counted towards the minor.
** May be taken as an elective, if not taken as a required core course.