2017-18 Catalog

Publication date June 2017

Linguistics Minor

(All colleges)

18-19 credits

Foundations6
Introduction to Linguistics
The Study of Language
Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology
Language 1,23-4
Select one of the following:
Elementary Chinese II
Intermediate Chinese I
Intermediate Chinese II
ESL Speaking
ESL Writing/Grammar
Elementary French II
Intermediate French I
Intermediate French II
Elementary German II
Intermediate German I
Intermediate German II
World Languages: Elementary II
World Languages: Intermediate I
World Languages: Intermediate II
Heritage Language: Intermediate
Elementary Russian II
Intermediate Russian I
Intermediate Russian II
Elementary Spanish II
Elementary Spanish I and II
Intermediate Spanish I
Intermediate Spanish II
Linguistic structure3
Select one of the following:
History of the English Language
Modern English Grammars
Sound, Speech, and Proficiency
German Conversation and Phonetics
Introduction to Second Language Acquisition
Spanish Phonetics
Introduction to Hispanic Linguistics
Sociolinguistics/Linguistic anthropology3
Select one of the following:
Language, Power, and Inequality
Intercultural Communication
Gender Communication
Communication and Race
Language Study for Teachers
Elective 23
Select at least one of the following:
Language, Power, and Inequality
Anthropology Forum 3
Egyptian Hieroglyphs: The Language and Culture of Ancient Egypt
History of Babylonian Language and Culture I
History of Babylonian Language and Culture II
Intercultural Communication
Gender Communication
Communication and Race
History of the English Language
Modern English Grammars
Language Study for Teachers
Linguistics and Literature
Individual Projects 3
Topics in Linguistics
Sound, Speech, and Proficiency
German Conversation and Phonetics
Introduction to Second Language Acquisition
Symbolic Logic
Philosophy of Language
Psychology of Language
Spanish Phonetics
Introduction to Hispanic Linguistics
American Sign Language and Deaf Culture I
American Sign Language and Deaf Culture II
Language Development and Communication Disorders
Total Credits18-19
1

All courses in this category will also satisfy general education requirements except SPE 207 and SPE 214.

2

Students who are able to demonstrate proficiency in a second language may choose to take a second elective in lieu of the language requirement. Second language proficiency may be demonstrated by one of the following:

  • Advanced Placement (AP) foreign language score of 3 or higher;
  • Placement into a 201 level or higher modern language course at UWL;
  • For non-native speakers of English: A score of 70 or higher on the La Crosse Battery;
  • For heritage language speakers: Consultation with the administrator of the linguistics minor.
3

When appropriately focused.

Additional requirements/restrictions:
  • Courses listed in more than one category may be counted only once.
  • At least 12 credits must be in courses at or above the 300-level.
  • A maximum of six credits are allowed to overlap between general education requirements and the minor.
  • Some departments limit the number of credits that their majors or minors may apply to the linguistics minor.
    • Archaeology/Anthropology majors/minors may apply a maximum of three credits toward both an archaeology/anthropology major/minor and the linguistics minor.
    • Communication Studies majors/minors may apply a maximum of three credits toward both a communication studies major/minor and the linguistics minor.
    • English majors/minors may apply a maximum of three credits toward both an English major/minor and the linguistics minor.
    • History majors/minors may apply a maximum of three credits toward both a history major/minor and the linguistics minor.
    • Modern Languages majors/minors (excluding TESOL minors) may apply a maximum of three credits toward both a Modern Languages major/minor and the linguistics minor.
    • Philosophy majors/minors may apply a maximum of three credits toward both a philosophy major/minor and the linguistics minor.
    • Psychology majors/minors may apply a maximum of three credits toward both a psychology major/minor and the linguistics minor.
    • Special education minors may apply a maximum of three credits toward both a special education minor and the linguistics minor.
    • Teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL) minors may apply a maximum of six credits toward both a TESOL minor and the linguistics minor: three credits in ENG 331/MLG 340 plus three additional credits.
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