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Undergraduate Minor in Linguistics

Undergraduate students can pursue the study of language and linguistics by earning an interdisciplinary minor in linguistics composed of courses covering four main areas.  Students take 18 hours worth of courses drawn from a variety of departments on campus.   All minors must take one introduction to linguistics (from Group A below), plus five additional courses covering these three areas:  courses dealing intensively with a single language or restricted group of languages, courses dealing with applied uses of linguistics and historical linguistics, and courses relating linguistics to other fields.

We encourage students to work with a faculty member in linguistics to develop an appropriate degree plan for the minor. 



Students must take three hours from Group A (introductory courses);  it is the only group in which students may take only one course.  Students take three hours each from Group B, C, and D.  Group B courses are largely grouped as courses that focus intensively on a single language or restricted group of languages.  Group C courses deal with applied uses of linguistics and historical linguistics, and Group D courses relate linguistics to other fields.  The remaining six hours can come from any group except A.


Courses by Groupings

Group A

Group B

Group C

Group D


Catalog Update

The courses above represent updates made for the 2008-9 academic year catalog.  Students who entered before that year and started a minor degree plan may wish to consult with previous catalogs, as some departments have deleted or changed numbering for courses that previously satisfied the minor.

For more information on the linguistics minor, please contact Dr. Min-Joo Kim at min-joo.kim@ttu.edu.