Linguistics encompasses the study of human language as a universal feature of human behavior and thinking. Linguists continually seek to understand the common properties of human language, the place of language in human life and society and the ways language is organized to fulfill the needs of the people it serves and the function it performs.
- The language studies minor offers an introduction to the field of linguistics with a particular emphasis in the development of first and second languages and the teaching of language learners.
- Courses weave philosophical concepts of language with practical teaching concepts and intercultural understandings.
The language studies minor provides a necessary background for your pursuit of advanced studies in linguistics and applied linguistics. This minor also prepares you to work with language learners in a variety of contexts.
General Education Prerequisites
Foreign language study
Required Courses (6 Courses, 18 Units)
|LANG-310||First and Second Language Acquisition||3|
|LANG-340||Introduction to Linguistics||3|
|LANG-350||Modern English Grammar||3|
|LANG-420||Teaching English as an Additional Language||3|
|LANG-496||Language Studies Internship||3|
Select one of the following:
|LANG-320||Teaching English Language Learners||3|
|LANG-462||Literacy Development for Adult English Learners||3|
|PHIL-455||Philosophy of Language||3|
Students who complete the language studies minor along with a bachelor’s degree and choose intercultural communication for the elective may request a certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. This will help students find employment teaching English in many countries. Address all questions to the program director for language studies.