Applied Linguistics Minor

Program Requirements

  • Total units required: 15

All participating students must have a declared primary major. Minors must receive a grade of C+ or higher in all Applied Linguistics courses; all courses taken for Applied Linguistics credit must be taken for a letter grade, including language courses.

Required Courses

Note: These courses are taught in English unless otherwise indicated.

  • The following courses:
APL 4111Linguistics and Language Learning3
Ling 170DIntroduction to Linguistics3
  • One of the following courses focused on language acquisition:
APL 4023Second-Language Acquisition and Technology3
APL 4692Reading Across Languages and Cultures: Theory, Research and Practice3
GS 3006Global Health and Language3
Ling 466Second-Language Acquisition3
Span 3202Debating Cultures: How Spanish Works3
Span 370Introduction to Hispanic Linguistics3
Span 411Spanish Grammar and Syntax3
Span 467Grammar and Vocabulary Acquisition3
  • One of the following courses focused on language use:
AFAS 210The Linguistic Legacy of the African Slave Trade in Interdisciplinary Perspective3
AFAS 368Emerging Africa: Language, Identity, and Social Change3
Anthro 3386Language, Culture and Society3
Comp Lit 394Worldwide Translation: Language, Culture, Technology3
GS 3006Global Health and Language3
GS 3248Intercultural Communication3
GS 4036Children of Immigrants: Identity and Acculturation3
Ling 263Linguistics for Legal Purposes3
Ling 339Introduction to Sociolinguistics3
Ling 341Linguistic Diversity in the United States3

Elective Courses

  • One of the following:
APL 300Independent Research Study3
APL 400Independent Research Study3
Educ 304Educational Psychology3
Educ 481WHistory of Education in the United States3
E Lit 407Old English, Introductory3
E Lit 472History of the English Language3
GS 3512"Model Minority": The Asian American Experience3
Ling 311Introduction to Semantics3
Ling 312Phonetics3
Ling 317Introduction to Computational Linguistics3
Psych 315Introduction to Social Psychology3
Psych 358Language Acquisition3
Psych 4302Cognitive Psychology Applied to Education3
Psych 433Psychology of Language3
Span 417Spanish Phonetics, Phonology, and Dialectology3

Under certain circumstances, students may count a limited number of relevant courses not listed above toward their minor in Applied Linguistics. Such circumstances include study abroad. Students are required to complete both Ling 170D Introduction to Linguistics and APL 4111 Linguistics and Language Learning prior to applying for study abroad. Select study abroad programs are approved for the Applied Linguistics minor. A specific plan of study must be worked out in advance with the advisor in the Applied Linguistics program.

Contact Info

Contact:Cindy Brantmeier