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.
The minor in Linguistics supports the foundation of knowledge and research in areas such as anthropology, education, psychology, and other related fields. Among many aspects, students gain:
- knowledge of the structure of language and process of language acquisition and multilingualism
- understanding of the principles and methods of language analysis and documentation;
- dynamics of relationships between language, mind, and cognition
- knowledge of language and cultural, national, social, and personal identity
Take a closer look at the minor in Linguistics and the courses offered toward the program.
If you are interested in the program or have questions, please contact Linguistics at (773) 442-5871.
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