Northeastern Illinois University

Linguistics Department


Main Linguistics Office
3050 Lech Walesa Hall
3601 Bryn Mawr Ave
Chicago, Illinois 60625
Phone: 773-442-5871


Undergraduate Program

Introduction—Minor in Linguistics

The Department of Linguistics offers courses leading to a minor in linguistics for liberal arts majors and for prospective elementary school language arts teachers. In addition, the department offers courses that are required for students majoring in English education on the Secondary level, and Bilingual-Bicultural Education.

Course Requirements

Students who wish to complete a minor must complete a total of 18 credit hours. Students should consult the Academic Catalog for the University's graduation requirements to ensure the completion of the requisite number of 200 and 300 level semester hours. Please contact your advisor for more information and to discuss your course sequence. During the course of completing your minor, you may also fulfill the university's General Education requirement by taking LING 110: Lexicology and LING 120: Language and Human Behavior. LING 120 also fulfills the Improving Human Relations requirement of the State of Illinois for obtaining a bachelor's degree.

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Required Courses (6 Credit Hours)

LING-201 Introduction to General Linguistics
LING-303 Grammars of English

Electives (12 credit hours—chosen in consultation with the undergraduate advisor)

LING-110 Lexicology
LING-120 Language and Human Behavior
LING-300 English Grammar in the Classroom
LING-301 History of English Language
LING-303 Grammars of English
LING-304 Introduction to Phonology
LING-320 Language and Culture
LING-322 Sociolinguistics
LING-337 Linguistic and Sociolinguistic Aspects of the Evaluation of Communicative Competence
LING-338 Introduction to Syntactic Theory
LING-345 Linguistics and Reading
LING-352 Introduction to Psycholinguistics
LING-360 Seminar in Linguistics
LING-361 Introduction to World Englishes
LING-362 Linguistics and Literature
LING-363 The Graphic Novel: Literary, Cultural, and Linguistic Approaches

Undergraduate Advisor

Richard W. Hallett
Professor, Coordinator, Undergraduate Advisor
Office: LWH-3069, Phone: 773-442-5879, email address: