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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Linguistics Minor

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The Linguistics minor is for students interested in learning about how language works and how it is used. This minor complements many majors, including those related to English, World Languages, Education, Communication Disorders, Anthropology, and Sociology.
Students who are interested in this minor should contact:
Dr. Nancy Drescher
Department of English
Minnesota State University, Mankato
230 Armstrong Hall, AH 301A
Mankato, MN  56001
To officially declare this minor, students should update their academic record through the College of Arts and Humanities Advising Office

Minor Requirements - 16 Credits

Core (4 credits)

Course # Course Title Credits
ENG 381 Introduction to English Linguistics 4

Electives (12 credits)

Course # Course Title Credits
ENG 285 Practical Grammar 2
ENG 385 Culture and Language in Educational Contexts 4
ENG 481 History of the English Language 4
ENG 482 Teaching Listening and Speaking to English Learners 4
ENG 484 Teaching Grammar and Vocabulary to English Learners 4
ENG 490 Topics in TESOL 1-4
ANTH 240 Language and Culture 4
ANTH 245 The Social Life of Swearing 3
ANTH 340 Language and Power 4
CDIS 201 Observation of Human Communication 3
CDIS 290 Introduction to Communication Disorders 3
CDIS 312 Speech and Language Development 3
CDIS 392 Phonetics 3
CDIS 402 Child Language Disorder 2
CDIS 403 Child Language Disorders Lab 1
CDIS 438 Speech Sound Disorders 3
FREN 323 French Phonetics & Applied Linguistics 2-4
FREN 404 French Syntax 2-4
GER 445 Topics in German Linguistics 1-4
PHIL 410 Philosophy of Language 3
SPAN 301 Topics in Language 1-4
SPAN 401 Topics in Linguistics 1-4