The cross disciplinary linguistics minor provide the student with a fundamental understanding of human language and the different ways language impacts our lives. This program is relevant for students interested in a variety of professions, including but not limited to: language teaching, interpretation, translation, speech-language pathology and audiology, language policy and planning, language documentation and revitalization, and computer sciences/natural language processing. Students will develop their knowledge of their native and second languages through metalinguistic inquiry, consequently enriching their ability to engage more broadly with the forms and functions of linguistic communication. The linguistics minor will encourage students to appreciate linguistic diversity, think about language-focused discrimination and recognize the importance of language in efforts to encourage diversity, equity, and inclusion.

The requirement for a minor in linguistics is 18 credit hours.

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