LINGUISTICS MINOR

The Minor in Linguistics consists of 15 credits (5 courses). All courses must be passed with a grade of ‘C’ or better. At least 75% of all minor credits must be from FAU. Courses taken on study abroad may be counted toward the minor if they are approved by the student’s advisor before the student begins the study abroad program. Students majoring in a language are strongly encouraged to pursue a double major/concentration in Linguistics or a minor in Linguistics. 

Please note that the Linguistics Minor will be revised as of Spring 2021, so make sure to consult the correct checklist for your cohort. The changes to the minor will make it easier to combine the minor with the ESL Studies Certificate - if you are pursuing the Certificate, you would just need to take as few as two additional (theoretical) courses to receive both the Certificate and the minor.

If you start the Linguistics Minor in Spring 21 or later, you will be automatically enrolled in the revised minor. If you are a current student and are not scheduled to graduate until Spring 21 or later, you may be able to switch to the revised minor when it becomes available - please reach out to your advisor or contact the Linguistics Program for more information.

 

Minors declared in/prior to Fall 2020:

The 5 courses (15 credits) are:

  1. LIN 3010 Intro to Linguistics (prerequisite for several upper-division LIN courses, so should be taken as soon as possible);
  2. one course in theoretical linguistics (LIN 4326 Phonetics & Phonology, LIN 4430 Morphology & Syntax, or LIN 4802 Semantics & Pragmatics);
  3. one course in the structure of a language (LIN 4680 Structure of English, or FRE 4850 Structure of Modern French, or ITA 4730 Tessere la Lingua [Structure of Italian], or SPN 4680 Structure of Modern Spanish);
  4. two elective courses in linguistics (6 credits of are upper-division linguistics courses at the 3000 or 4000 level chosen in consultation with the advisor; examples of eligible electives include other LIN-prefixed courses, TSL 4251 Applied Linguistics & TESOL, linguistics courses taught in French, Italian, and Spanish).

For the Linguistics Minor Checklist (declared by Fall 2020), please click here.

 

Minors declared in/after Spring 2021:

The 5 courses (15 credits) are:

  1. LIN 3010 Intro to Linguistics (prerequisite for several upper-division LIN courses, so should be taken as soon as possible);
  2. two courses in theoretical linguistics (LIN 4326 Phonetics & Phonology, LIN 4430 Morphology & Syntax, or LIN 4802 Semantics & Pragmatics);
  3. two elective courses in linguistics (other LIN-coded courses, in-lingua linguistics courses, TSL 4080, TSL 4251; one of the two electives can be at the 2000-level, the other must be at the 3000 or 4000 level; examples of an eligible lower-division elective include LIN 2001 Introduction to Language or LIN 2607 Global Perspectives on Language).