University General Course Catalog 2021-2022 
    Nov 29, 2021  
University General Course Catalog 2021-2022

English (Language and Linguistics), Minor

The minor in English Language and Linguistics complements many majors such as Anthropology, Speech Pathology, Philosophy, and World Languages by offering courses in general linguistics, phonetics and phonology, syntax, sociolinguistics, language and gender, and historical linguistics, along with courses in Old and Middle English.

In general, students will not be allowed to major AND minor in English. However, certain exceptions may be made on a case-by-case basis. These must be officially approved by the Director of Undergraduate Studies in English, in accordance with the following strictly predetermined list of combinations.

The minors the department offers can be grouped into “English” (all literature and writing) and “Linguistics” (Language and Linguistics and TESOL). Students may combine a major/minor in “English” and “Linguistics,” but cannot combine majors/minors from within either of these groups.

Students cannot apply any courses fulfilling major requirements toward the minor. Instead, they must complete 18 units of additional upper-division electives in English for their minor.

Contact Information

122A Frandsen Humanities
(775) 784-6689

College of Liberal Arts Advising:

I. Program Requirements (18 units)

A. Required (3 units)

B. Distribution Requirements (12 units)

 Take one course from each of the following groups:

Group 1 - Phonetics and Phonology

Group 2 - Morphology and Syntax

Group 3 - Sociolinguistics

C. Minor Elective (3 units)

Select any one of the following courses not yet taken, or other suitable course with permission of the student’s advisor and the linguistics faculty, e.g. ANTH 480 , SPA 362 , FREN 312 , or SPAN 312 .