Minor in Applied Linguistics

Minor in Applied Linguistics

Students who wish to minor in applied linguistics should complete the following six requirements (15-18 hours). A grade of C or higher is required in all courses counting toward the minor. AL/ForL 3021 Introduction to Linguistics is a prerequisite for all courses in 3-6.

1. Lang 1002 Beginning Foreign Language II (3)*

*NOTE: Lang 1002 is waived if it is a requirement in the student’s declared major.

2. AL 3021/FORL 3021 Introduction to Linguistics (3)*

*NOTE: AL 2021 Intro to English Linguistics is now a prerequisite to this course. Students may exempt this prerequisite course (without credit) by passing an exam. Contact the department for more information about exam offerings.

3. AL 3031 Language in Society (3)

4. Select one course. (3)

  • AL 3041/FORL 3041 Introduction to Second Language Acquisition (3)
  • AL 4131/FORL 4131 Bilingualism (3)

5. Select one course. (3)

  • AL 4011/FORL 4011 Phonetics & Phonology (3)
  • AL 4012/FORL 4012 Morphology & Syntax (3)

6. Select one course. (3):

Choose from remaining courses above under 4 and 5 or from the following list:

  • AL 3051 Methods of Teaching English as a Foreign Language I: Methods and Approaches (3)
  • AL 4111/FORL 4111 Semantics and Pragmatics (3)
  • AL 4121/FORL 4121 Historical Linguistics (3)
  • AL 4131/FORL 4131 Bilingualism (3)
  • AL 4141/FORL 4141 Special Topics (3)
  • AL 4151 Communication across Cultures-CTW (3)
  • AL 4161 Teaching English as a Second Language II: Practicum and Classroom Practices (3)
  • AL 4980 Internship (3)
  • AL 4999 Directed Reading (3)

Students can choose to combine the AL minor (15 hours) with the TEFL certificate program (15 hours), for a total of 7 courses or 21 hours of credit (if both the Lang 1002 and AL 2021 requirements are waived). A sample list of courses that would fulfill both program requirements is below:

  • AL 3021 Intro to Linguistics
  • AL 3031 Language in Society
  • AL 3041 Second Language Acquisition
  • AL 3051 TEFL I Methods and Approaches
  • AL 3101 English Grammar in Use
  • AL 4011 Phonetics & Phonology OR AL 4012 Morphology & Syntax
  • AL 4161 TEFL II Practicum