Minor in Applied Linguistics

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"All communication involves faith; indeed, some linguisticians hold that the potential obstacles to acts of verbal understanding are so many and diverse that it is a minor miracle that they take place at all."-- Terry Eagleton, Reason, Faith, and Revolution: Reflections on the God Debate

What is Applied Linguistics

Applied Linguistics is an interdisciplinary field that investigates and offers solutions to language-related problems in the world. Applied linguistics relies on the theories and findings of linguistics, together with the experiences and needs of language users, to engage real-world issues at the intersections of language and society, language and education, and language and power.

The Minor in Applied Linguistics will expose you to a field of study that equips you to think critically about the language learning process, and to build a deeper understanding of how languages are both learned and taught successfully.

Requirements (21 hours)

Core Courses (12 hours)

Courses CR Hours
LG or LGS 200-level sequence.(Foreign Language majors may not use their language of concentration to fulfill this requirement.) 6
LNG 300 Introduction to Linguistics 3
LNG 400 Applied Linguistics 3
Total 12

Electives (9 hours)

Choose 3 courses from among the following:
LG 110 World Languages  
AN 200 Language and Culture  
LNG 305 History of European Languages  
EH 370 History of the English Language  
EH 371 Approaches to English Grammar (W)  
LG 326 Advanced French Grammar and Conversation  
LG 366 Advanced German Grammar  
LG 374 Advanced Russian Grammar  
LG 334 Advanced Spanish Grammar and Composition (W)  
LNG 465 Foreign Language Pedagogy  
LNG 490 Special Topics in Applied Linguistics  
LNG 494 Directed Study in Applied Linguistics  
LNG 496 Internship in Applied Linguistics  
Total 9 credit hours