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2024-2025, 2nd ed. General Catalog 
2024-2025, 2nd ed. General Catalog

Linguistics, Minor

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Students majoring in English or other fields may develop, in consultation with one of the linguistics program advisors, a 20-unit linguistics minor.

Required: one introductory linguistics course (to be selected from ENGL 203 , ENGL 341 , or SPAN 304 ), and one methodological course (to be selected from ENGL 489 , ENGL 588 , ANTH 480 , SPAN 400 , or SPAN 490 ). All courses must be taken for a grade to count toward the minor. At least nine units must be taken in residence at SSU.

For a minor in linguistics, students must complete 20 units as follows:

Minor Core Requirements

One of the following courses in linguistic methods:

* Course counts toward linguistics methodology requirement if course topic is methodological.

Minor Electives

Students pursuing a linguistics minor need to take an additional 8-9 elective units in courses with linguistic components selected in consultation with a program advisor, for a total of 20 units. These elective course include (but are not limited to):

  • All courses offered by the linguistics program;
  • All courses mentioned above as satisfying linguistics minor requirements; and
  • Pre-approved elective courses:


Total Units in the Minor Core: 11-12

Total elective units in the minor: 8-9

Total units in the minor: 20

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