The minor in Linguistics consists of 15 credits (3 required courses and 2 electives). All courses must be passed with a grade of ‘C’ or better. At least 75% of all minor credits must be from FAU. Courses taken on study abroad may be counted toward the minor if they are approved by the student’s advisor before the student begins the study abroad program. Students majoring in a language are strongly encouraged to double-major or minor in Linguistics.

The three required courses (9 credits) are:

  1. LIN 3010 Intro to Linguistics (prerequisite for most LIN courses, should be taken as soon as possible)
  2. one course in theoretical linguistics (LIN 4326 Phonetics & Phonology, or LIN 4430 Morphology & Syntax, or LIN 4802 Semantics & Pragmatics)
  3. one course in the structure of a language (LIN 4680 Structure of English, or FRE 4850 Structure of Modern French, or ITA 4730 Tessere la Lingua [Structure of Italian], or SPN 4680 Structure of Modern Spanish)

The two electives (6 credits) are upper-division (3/4000-level) linguistics courses to be chosen in consultation with the advisor. Examples of eligible courses include:

  • LIN 3003 Language Matters
  • LIN 3133 Patterns of Language
  • LIN 4600 Sociolinguistics
  • LIN 4620 Bilingualism
  • LIN 4680 Structure of Modern English (if not taken as a required course)
  • LIN 4701 Psycholinguistics
  • LIN 4810 Introduction to Semiotics
  • LIN 4930 Special Topics (‘Forensic Linguistics’, ‘Introduction to SLA’, ‘Field Methods’, etc.)
  • TSL 4251 Applied Linguistics & TESOL

For the Linguistics Minor Checklist, please click here.