Students can profitably combine the linguistics minor with a major in one of the modern languages, classics, anthropology, psychology or speech, language and hearing sciences, to name just a few possibilities.
One good reason to take the linguistics minor is that by learning to analyze language and evaluate claims about language, students can improve the quality of their writing and argumentation in their major discipline.
Declaration of a minor in linguistics is open to any student enrolled at CU Boulder, regardless of college or school.
Students minoring in linguistics must complete a total of 18 credit hours in linguistics, 9 of which must be at the upper-division level. Students must maintain an overall and linguistics GPA of at least 2.00 (C), and complete all LING courses with a C- or better.
Required Courses and Credits
|LING 2000||Introduction to Linguistics||3|
|Select two of the following:||6|
|Language Sound Structures|
|Morphology and Syntax|
|Take the remaining one of the three courses listed above and/or select from the following electives to bring the total credit hours to 18: 1||9|
|Language in U.S. Society|
|The Study of Words|
|Languages of the World|
|Programming for Linguistics|
|Language, Gender and Sexuality|
|Race, Ethnicity, and Language|
|American Indigenous Languages in their Social and Cultural Context|
|World Language Policies|
|Talk at Work: Language Use in Institutional Contexts|
|Special Topics in Linguistics|
|Perspectives on Language|
|Language and Mind|
|Interdisciplinary Research Methods in Child Language Acquisition|
|Introduction to Formal Syntax|
|Pedagogical Grammar for Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages|
|Teaching Second Language (L2) Oral Skills and Communication|
|TESOL and Second Language Acquisition: Principles and Practices|
|Machine Learning and Linguistics|
|Teaching Language Skills: Focus on Social Justice|
|Conversation Analysis and Interactional Linguistics|
|Language and Culture|
|Total Credit Hours||18|
At least 3 credit hours of the electives must be in an upper-division course.