Minor in Linguistics 

Program Code: 0301

The Department of Linguistics offers course work leading to the Minor in Linguistics that will engage students in the description and analysis of language, language use, and language learning. The Minor will position students for further study in linguistics as well as for many careers in which critical thinking is required. Specifically, the Minor provides knowledge and skills relevant for work in education, the teaching of English or other languages, the computer industry, translation and interpretation, language documentation, publishing and dictionary work, testing and assessment, government work, such as the foreign service, or consultant work in the fields of acting, advertising, law, or medicine.

Requirements for the Minor

Students who wish to pursue the Minor in Linguistics must complete 18 semester hours, at least 9 of which must be at the 200-level or above. Courses used to complete the minor should comply with the following requirements:




Required Courses—Minor in Linguistics 9
LING 150, Introduction to the Study of Language 3
LING 160, Language and Society   
LING 260, Language Acquisition, Language Contact and Bilingualism 

Three additional courses from the list below or as approved by
advisor, two of which must be at the 200 level or above   

LING/CEES 406, History of European Standard Languages
LING/ANTH 480, Sociolinguistics
LING/CI/LCSL 483, Methodology of Second Language Teaching
LING/GER/SPAN 487, Computer-Assisted Language Learning
ENGL 122, Understanding Rhetoric
ENGL 200, Basic English Grammar
PHIL 102, Introductory Logic
PHIL 206, Introduction to the Philosophy of Language
SPAN/LALS 427, Studies in Language Policy and Cultural Identity
Total Hours—Linguistics Minor 


Department of Linguistics / School of Literatures, Cultural Studies and Linguistics
University of Illinois at Chicago
Office 1722 University Hall (MC 315)
601 South Morgan Street / Chicago, IL 60607-7120
Campus Location: 1729 UH
Telephone: (312) 996-5218
Web Site: http://linguistics.las.uic.edu
Head of the Department: Richard Cameron    E-mail: rcameron@uic.edu