Minor Requirements

The minor in Linguistics requires a total of at least 28 credits in linguistics coursework, all of which must be taken on a graded basis. While it is assumed that students will take the courses in linguistic analysis listed below, under special circumstances substitutions are possible. Students should confer with the undergraduate advisor in order to secure permission to pursue an alternative program of study leading to the minor.

Why study Linguistics? What’s required to earn a minor? It’s all summarized in our minor map.


Minor Requirements (Declared Fall 2020 or After)

Course Work: 28 credit hours
The following courses are required:

Course

Title

Credits

LING 301

Introduction to Linguistic Analysis

4 Credits

LING 302

Introduction to Linguistic Behavior

4 Credits

LING 311

Introduction to Sound Structure

4 Credits

LING 312

Morphology and Syntax

4 Credits

In addition, the minor requires two 400-level courses (8 credits) of the student's choice and one elective (4 credits). Students may choose two 400-level courses from the list found on the Minor Walkthrough below. The easiest way to meet the elective course requirement is to select a course from the list of pre-approved electives. However, if you believe that another course that you want to take might have sufficient linguistics content to count as a Linguistics elective, before you take the course you should contact a Linguistics Undergraduate Advisor for pre-approval. Courses can be approved after-the-fact (especially for study abroad courses), but the only way to ensure that a course will count is to receive approval before you take it.

Additional Requirements

Language Requirement
The language requirement for the minor is the same as the language requirement that is required for the Bachelor of Arts at the UO. See the UO Academic Policies; scroll down to the “Bachelor of Arts Requirements” for an explanation of the BA second language requirement.

Grading

All courses applied toward the minor in Linguistics must be taken on a graded basis. **Consult advisor regarding courses taken P/NP in Spring 2020.**


Minor Requirements (Declared before Fall 2020)

Course Work: 28 credit hours
The following courses are required:

Course

Title

Credits

LING 301

Introduction to Linguistic Analysis

4 Credits

LING 411

Phonetics

4 Credits

LING 435

Morphology and Syntax

4 Credits

LING 450

Introduction to Phonology

4 Credits

LING 451

Functional Syntax I

4 Credits

In addition, the minor requires two elective courses. The easiest way to meet the elective course requirement is to select two courses from the list of pre-approved elective courses. However, if you believe that another course that you want to take might have sufficient linguistics content to count as a Linguistics elective, before you take the course you should contact the Director of Undergraduate Studies for pre-approval of the course as a linguistics elective. Courses can be approved after-the-fact (especially for study abroad courses), but the only way to ensure that a course will count is to get it approved before you take it.

Additional Requirements

Language Requirement
The language requirement for the minor is the same as the language requirement that is required for the Bachelor of Arts at the UO. See the UO Academic Policies; scroll down to the “Bachelor of Arts Requirements” for an explanation of the BA second language requirement.

Grading

All courses applied toward the minor in Linguistics must be taken on a graded basis.**Consult advisor regarding courses taken P/NP in Spring 2020.**

Minor Walkthrough


Interdisciplinary Cognitive Science Minor

The Interdisciplinary Cognitive Science minor culminates with a capstone course that provides students with the an opportunity to synthesize the content they have learned across multiple disciplines and then to explore an independent research project in cognitive science. The first section of the course highlights existing interdisciplinary collaborations between the minor’s core departments (i.e., Linguistics, Psychology, Computer Science) and supplemental departments and programs (e.g., Biology, Philosophy, Anthropology, Sociology, Economics, Neuroscience, Human Physiology, and others). The second section of the course highlights students own research interests and allows students to develop their “minor thesis” by the end of the term.

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