Academic Programs Catalog

College of Arts and Letters

Department of Linguistics and Germanic, Slavic, Asian and African Languages

Undergraduate Programs
Minor in Linguistics

The minor in Linguistics, which is administered by the Department of Linguistics and Germanic, Slavic, Asian and African Languages, will provide a minimum foundation in the field; general knowledge and basic findings and theories in one of the core areas of phonetics-phonology or syntax; and knowledge of one or two subfields selected according to the interest of the student. The minor is available as an elective to students who are enrolled in bachelor’s degree programs at Michigan State University other than the Bachelor of Arts degree in Linguistics. With the approval of the department and college that administers the student’s degree program, the courses that are used to satisfy the minor may also be used to satisfy the requirements for the bachelor’s degree.

Students who plan to complete the requirements of the minor should consult the undergraduate advisor in the Department of Linguistics and Germanic, Slavic, Asian and African Languages.

Requirements for the Minor in Linguistics

               
Complete a minimum of 15 credits from the following:  
1. One of the following courses (3 or 4 credits):  
  LIN 200 Introduction Language 3
  LIN 401 Introduction to Linguistics 4
2. Both of the following courses (6 credits):  
  LIN 424 Introduction to Phonetics and Phonology 3
  LIN 434 Syntax     3
3. Complete an additional 6 credits in linguistics courses as approved by the academic advisor. No more than 3 credits of Linguistics 490 Independent Study may be counted towards this requirement.