A minor in Linguistics provides a solid background for work in any field in which communication is important.
It is particularly valuable for students interested in such disciplines as anthropology, communication, computer science, education (language, literacy, and culture), hearing and speech sciences, languages, law, philosophy, psychology, or in teaching English as a second language.
In order to complete the minor, you must complete at least 28 units of coursework (typically seven courses) in Linguistics and related fields, approved in advance by the undergraduate studies adviser. No more than two courses, neither of which is among the required courses, may be taken on a credit/no credit basis (CR/NC). The courses counting towards the minor must be units beyond those needed to satisfy your major course of study.
Your plan should include:
One course each from two of the three areas below:
Phonetics and Phonology: 105, 110
Syntax: 120, 121A, 121B
Semantics and Pragmatics: 130A, 130B
Either 150 or 160 or, in advance consultation with the Linguistics undergraduate studies adviser, a course in historical linguistics or the history of a language
At least four other courses determined in advance consultation with the Linguistics undergraduate studies adviser. Students are encouraged to take at least one 200-level Linguistics course. Students may also choose to do independent work with a faculty member of their choice.