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Graduate Minor in Linguistics

The Institute of Linguistics offers graduate minors at the MA level (10 credits) and the PhD level (16 credits). Students who enroll in either graduate minor will combine core courses in linguistic theory with individualized electives chosen in consultation with the director of graduate studies.

The graduate minor is ideal for students in related fields whose research interests involve a component of systematic study of language. The minor pairs well with a variety of fields of study, including anthropology, cognitive science, computer science, literacy education, philosophy, psychology, second language education, and others. Students majoring in other fields who wish to pursue a minor in linguistics at the MA or PhD level should contact the director of graduate studies, Claire Halpert, to discuss their goals and objectives.

MA Minor (minimum 10 credits)

  • LING 5001: Introduction to Linguistics (4 credits)
  • LING 5201: Syntactic Theory I (3 credits) OR LING 5302: Phonological Theory I (3 credits)
  • One additional LING course (minimum 3 credits) approved by the director of graduate studies

PhD Minor (minimum 16 credits)

  • LING 5001: Introduction to Linguistics (4 credits)
  • LING 5201: Syntactic Theory I (3 credits)
  • LING 5302: Phonological Theory I (3 credits)
  • Two additional LING courses (minimum 6 credits) approved by the director of graduate studies
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