Sep 15, 2019  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog

Minor in Linguistics (18-19)


Coordinator: Doris M. Macdonald, Department of English

The participating programs are anthropology, communicative disorders, communication, computer science, English, geography, philosophy, psychology, women’s studies, and world languages and cultures .

The interdisciplinary minor in linguistics offers an opportunity to study the nature of human language and theories, methods, and applications of linguistics. It utilizes faculty and course resources in several departments. The minor in linguistics is recommended to students who want recognition for having focused their elective courses on linguistics, particularly to students interested in careers involving problems of language communication and the role of language as it permeates human interactions.

Students in any undergraduate major leading to a baccalaureate degree may choose to complete the requirements of the interdisciplinary linguistics minor. Students who wish to minor in linguistics must have at least sophomore standing and a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00 and must register with the program coordinator. Those who have satisfied the minor will have this fact noted on their academic transcripts.

The courses listed below survey approaches to the analysis of language and also provide for specialized study in particular areas related to language. Other courses of closely related subject matter may be substituted with the approval of the coordinator.

The student must select courses from at least two departments, with no more three courses from one department.

Check departmental information for additional requirements.

Requirements (18-19)


Six or more semester hours in the minor must be taken at NIU.

Basic Courses (3-9)


Additional Courses (9-15)