Linguistics Minor

For information, contact the Linguistics Advisor, 356 Bachelor Hall, 513-529-5221.

Linguistics is the study of language. Linguists look at how people use language and try to find the rules that govern that use. Because linguistics touches so many areas of study, a minor in linguistics is useful for students majoring in foreign languages, English, sociology, anthropology, psychology, mathematics, communication, philosophy, or computer science. A minimum 2.00 cumulative GPA is required to earn the minor.

Program Requirements

(18 semester hours)

Select one of the following:4
Introduction to Linguistics
Introduction to Linguistics
Introduction to Linguistics
Select one of the following capstones:3
Advanced Linguistics: The Research Program of Noam Chomsky
Discourse Analysis: Speech Acts in Context
Select at least eleven semester hours of the following:11
Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology
Ethnography of Communication
History of the English Language
Structure of Modern English
Selected Topics in Linguistics
Conversation and Current Events in France
Introduction to Mathematical Logic
Symbolic Logic
Psychology of Language and Thought
Spanish Phonology and Syntax
Spanish Dialectology
Intercultural Communication
Total Credit Hours18

Note: When initiating the minor, students must register with the Linguistics advisor and thereafter check their progress with the advisor at least once a year until the minor is complete.