Linguistics Minor

1401 Marie Mount Hall
Phone: 301-405-7002

Minor Advisor: Margaret J. Antonisse, Ph.D.

The minor in linguistics will introduce students to key concepts that form the basis of modern generative linguistics. Students are introduced to the different sub-areas of linguistics in two introductory courses. Two more advanced courses in syntax and in phonology build on this foundation. One 3xx-4xx level linguistics elective completes the minor. The minor in linguistics will be of relevance to students majoring in Languages, English, Psychology, Philosophy, Education and Computer Science.

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Course Title Credits
Required Courses
LING200Introductory Linguistics3
LING240Language and Mind3
LING321Phonology I3
LING311Syntax I3
Select any one 3xx or 4xx level linguistics elective as a fifth course in linguistics3
Total Credits15
  • A total of 15 credits is required.
  • All courses presented for the minor must be passed with a grade of "C-" or better.    
  • An overall GPA of 2.0 in the minor is required for graduation.
  • All courses counting for the minor must be actual "classroom" courses (i.e., not independent study, research assistantships, or internships).