Department of English and Linguistics
Gary Richards, Chair
Paul D. Fallon
The Linguistics Program
Courses in linguistics offer the student an understanding of the fundamental structure and processes of language, and a focus on how we use language in different forms of communication from infant babbling to conversation and literature. Linguistics courses are a valuable complement to any major that deals with language, literature, the human mind and cognition, sociology, or education.
Requirements for the Linguistics Minor
The minor program in linguistics is designed to suit those students with strong interest in pursuing a diversified and well-focused course of study in linguistics as a science, a social science, and a member of the humanities. The minor in linguistics consists of 18 required credits in linguistics.
For more information on the minor’s course requirements, see the University academic catalog.