Department of English

Programs / Minors: Minor in Linguistics

The Minor in Linguistics

The minor in linguistics deepens students' understanding of the nature of language. Linguistics addresses two fundamental questions: What is language? And how does it work? Courses in the minor explore issues such as language history, structure, and acquisition; dialects; literary language; and the relationship between language and society. The minor would be useful to students who want to pursue careers in fields such as teaching, advertising, communications, computer applications, literature, law, government, and non-profit work.


Programs

Select four of the following - 12 Credit Hours

  • Course
    Title
    Credits
  • ANTH 3303
    Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology
    3
  • FL 2209
    World Languages and Cultures
    3
  • FLED 4408
    Second Language Acquisition
    3
  • FREN 4456
    Advanced Grammar and Linguistics
    3
  • GRMN 4456
    Advanced Grammar and Linguistics
    3
  • INED 4430
    Applied Linguistics and English Language Library
    3
  • ITAL 4456
    Advanced Grammar and Linguistics
    3
  • LING 3020
    Linguistics And Literature
    3
  • LING 3025
    Linguistics for Education
    3
  • LING 3030
    Studies in Grammar and Linguistics
    3
  • LING 3035
    Introduction to Language and Linguistics
    3
  • LING 3040
    History of the English Language
    3
  • LING 3045
    Grammar of Contemporary American English
    3
  • LING 3050
    Sociolinguistics
    3
  • LING 3055
    Politics and Language
    3
  • SPAN 4456
    Advanced Grammar and Linguistics
    3

Notes:
Because all minors require fifteen hours, a fifth course will be selected from the student's Area F requirements in consultation with the advisor for the minor.

Program Total (15 Credit Hours)


Important Information about Minors

When you declare a formal minor, it is not automatically displayed on your transcript. In order to graduate with a minor that will be noted on your permanent record, you must declare the minor through Owl Express.

  • A course may not fulfill requirements of more than one minor or certificate.
  • Students must earn a grade of at least "C" in all course work applicable to a formal minor.
  • The credit hours for some courses may be counted toward both the major and minor, but at least 9 hours of the minor must be non-duplicative with course requirements in the major.
  • At least 6 of the upper division hours must be earned in residence at KSU.
For more information, contact our Assistant Director of Academic Advising, Dr. Dorothy Kuykendal (dkuyken3@kennesaw.edu; 470-578-7531).