2022-2023 Course Catalog

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Language Sciences (LNGS) Minor

The Pathways Minor in Language Sciences requires 18 hours distributed as follows:

I. Required Minor Courses
ENGL 1504Introduction to Contemporary Linguistics (Pathways Concept 3 - Reasoning in the Social Sciences ; Integrative Concept: Intercultural Awareness)3
Select one of the following:3
Gender and Linguistics (Pathways Concept 1 - Discourse (advanced/applied); Pathways Concept 3 - Reasoning in the Social Sciences ; Integrative Concept: Intercultural Awareness )
Language and Ethnicity in the United States (Pathways Concept 1 - Discourse (advanced/applied); Integrative Concept: Intercultural Awareness)
Minority Languages in the Spanish-Speaking Context (Pathways Concept 2 - Critical Thinking in the Humanities ; Pathways Concept 3 - Reasoning in the Social Sciences ; Integrative Concept: Intercultural Awareness)
ENGL 4074Syntax (Pathways Concept 5 - Quantitative and Computational Thinking (advanced); Integrative Concept: Intercultural Awareness)3
or ENGL 4144 Phonology
Subtotal9
II. Elective Courses
Select two of the following: 1 6
Language and Society (Pathways Concept 3 - Reasoning in the Social Sciences ; Integrative Concept: Ethical Reasoning ; Integrative Concept: Intercultural Awareness)
Language and the Mind
Analyzing the Sounds of Language (Pathways Concept 5 - Quantitative and Computational Thinking (foundational); Integrative Concepts: Ethical Reasoning)
The Languages of Native America
Multicultural Communication (Pathways Concept 3 - Reasoning in the Social Sciences ; Integrative Concepts: Intercultural Awareness)
Linguistic Discourse Analysis
History of the English Language
Special Topics in German Life, Literature, and Language 2
Language Development
Introduction to Hispanic Linguistics
Sounds of Spanish
Topics in Spanish Linguistics
Independent Study 3, 4
Subtotal6
Language Sciences Capstone
ENGL 4084Conducting Research in the Language Sciences3
Subtotal3
Total Credits18
1

Courses in section I not taken as required may be used as electives.

2

 GER 4334 Special Topics in German Life, Literature, and Language counts as an elective only when History of the German Language is the topic.

3

An Independent Study on an appropriate linguistic topic as approved by a linguistics faculty member.

4

ENGL 4974 Independent Study/ CHN 4974 Independent Study/ CLA 4974 Independent Study/ FL 4974 Independent Study/ GER 4974 Independent Study/ GR 4974 Independent Study/HEB 4974H Independent Study/ ITAL 4974 Independent Study/ JPN 4974 Independent Study/ LAT 4974 Independent Study/ PORT 4974 Independent Study/ or SPAN 4974 Independent Study.

Some courses on this checksheet have prerequisites. Please consult the University Catalog or your advisor.

In order to graduate with a Minor in Language Sciences, students must complete all courses comprising the minor with a GPA of 2.0 or better.