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The Department of Linguistics offers two minor programs:

  1. General Linguistics (listed below), which provides the student with basic knowledge of language structure and linguistic analysis.
  2. 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.



General Linguistics

24 units

Complete the following (12 units)​

  • LIN 001 Introduction to Linguistics (4 units)
  • LIN 103A Linguistic Analysis I: Phonetics, Phonology, Morphology (4 units)
  • LIN 103B Linguistic Analysis II: Morphology, Syntax, Semantics (4 units)

Choose one course (4 units)​

  • LIN 111 Introduction to Phonological Theory (4 units)
  • LIN 112 Phonetics (4 units)
  • LIN 121 Morphology (4 units)
  • LIN 131 Introduction to Syntactic Theory (4 units)
  • LIN 141 Semantics (4 units)
  • LIN 151 Historical Linguistics (4 units)
  • LIN 152 Language Universals and Typology (4 units)

Choose additional units from upper division Linguistics courses and other upper division courses listed in the major requirements in consultation with an advisor (8 units)

Total = 24 units

Minor Advisor

Kenji Sagae