Minor in Linguistics

The linguistics minor at GW is designed to provide students with training in the analysis of both the formal structures and social functions of language. Through critical analysis of key readings and approaches in linguistics, students learn how to interpret linguistic data, and apply these analyses to theoretical debates and practical issues in both linguistics and related fields.

The following requirements must be fulfilled: 18 credits, including 6 credits in required courses and 12 credits in elective courses (6 credits in each of two groups of elective options).

Required
ANTH 1004Language in Culture and Society
SPHR 1071Foundations of Human Communication
Elective options
Language, form, and cognition group
6 credits (two courses) from the following:
CSCI 3907Special Topics (Natural Language Processing))
PHIL 1153The Meaning of Mind
SPHR 2101Research Methods
SPHR 2130Phonetics and Phonological Development
SPHR 2131Language Acquisition and Development
SPHR 2133Autism
or LING 3691 Special Topics in Linguistic Anthropology
or ANTH 3691 Special Topics in Linguistic Anthropology
SPHR 2135Language: Structure, Meaning, and Use
SPHR 2136Phonetics
SPHR 3116Brain and Language
Social and cultural contexts of language group
6 credits (two courses) from the following:
ANTH 3601Language, Culture, and Cognition
ANTH 3602Ethnographic Analysis of Speech
ANTH 3603Psycholinguistics
ANTH 3691Special Topics in Linguistic Anthropology (Language and Media)
ANTH 3691Special Topics in Linguistic Anthropology (Language and Religion)
ANTH 6104Proseminar in Linguistic Anthropology
ENGL 3860Topics in the History of the English Language