Minor in Linguistics

The linguistics minor may be completed in conjunction with any other major.

The Department of Linguistics offers two minor programs:

  • General linguistics, through which students gain basic knowledge of language structure and linguistic analysis;
  • Linguistics for language teachers, which especially complements the major in English with the teaching area of emphasis; it is also of relevance to students interested in teaching foreign languages.

The abbreviation "LIN" designates courses in the Department of Linguistics.


General Linguistics (24 units)

All three of these courses:
LIN 1 (4 units)
LIN 103A (4 units)
LIN 103B (4 units)
One course among these: LIN 111, LIN 112, LIN 121, LIN 131, LIN 141, LIN 151 or LIN 152 (4 units each)
Additional units selected from upper-division linguistics courses and other upper-division courses listed in the major requirements in consultation with an academic advisor.

Linguistics for Language Teachers (24 units)

All three of these courses:
LIN 1 (4 units)
LIN 106 (4 units)
LIN 165 (4 units)
One of these courses:
LIN 160 (4 units)
LIN 163 (4 units)
Two of these courses:
LIN 173 (4 units)
LIN 180 (4 units)
LIN 182 (4 units)