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 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|
|COM 455||Philosophy of Language||3|
|COM 400||Intercultural Communication||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.