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Undergraduate Catalog 2016-2017


Linguistics (LING)
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The minor in linguistics will introduce students to key concepts that form the basis of modern generative linguistics. Students are introduced to the different sub-areas of linguistics in two introductory courses. Two more advanced courses in syntax and in phonology build on this foundation. One upper level linguistics elective completes the minor. The minor in linguistics will be of relevance to students majoring in Languages, English, Psychology, Philosophy, Education and Computer Science.

To make an appointment to explore or declare a minor, go to:  www.arhu.umd.edu/undergraduate/academics/minors .  More information is available at the linguistics website, "Minoring in Linguistics" at:  http://ling.umd.edu/undergraduate/minors/

Courses required for the minor are:
LING200 Introduction to Linguistics (3 credits)
LING240 Language and Mind (3 credits)
LING321 Phonology I (3 credits)
LING311 Syntax 1 (3 credits)

In addition, the student will choose any one 300 or 400 level linguistics elective as a fifth course in linguistics.

  • A total of 15 credits is required.
  • All courses presented for the minor must be passed with a grade of "C-" or better.    
  • An overall GPA of 2.0 in the minor is required for graduation.
  • Students who take LING240 as their first linguistics course will substitute an approved elective for LING200
  • All courses counting for the minor must be actual "classroom" courses (i.e., not independent study, research assistantships, or internships).

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