Linguistics Minor in the English Department

The English Department offers a minor in linguistics; this is a cross-disciplinary minor that includes courses from English, Modern Languages, Anthropology, AMCS and Chicano/Latino studies. This minor is attractive to students interested in complementing their major with an understanding of language and language analysis. The minor consists of 20 units (see worksheet). Students wishing to enroll in the Minor in Linguistics should consult with the Program Coordinator (Dr. Greta Vollmer, Nichols Hall 332) or the Linguistics Advisors listed on the worksheet.

Linguistics Minor Worksheet (doc)

Courses For Linguistics Minors Spring 2012

The courses listed below can be used to meet the requirements for the Linguistics Minor. Starred courses are part of the Core Requirements. A total of 20 units is necessary to complete the minor.

Introductory Courses

  • ENG 203 Introduction to Linguistics (Dr. Greta Vollmer) Mon/Wed 10:00-12:00
    (Satisfies GE Area D5)
  • ANTH 200 Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology (Dr. Richard Senghas) Mon/Wed 4-5:15
    (Satisfies GE Area D5)

Advanced Courses

  • AMCS 395/CIP (Community Involvement Project) (Dr. L. Strobel)
    Participation as an intern in language revitalization programs of the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria or the California Indian Museum Contact Dr.Strobel for more information
  • SPAN 400 Topics in Linguistics (Dr. Robert Train)
    Dr. Robert Train, taught in Spanish Mon/Wed 4-5:50
  • ANTH 386 Sign Languages and Signing Communities(Dr. Richard Senghas)
    Prerequisites: Upper-division and ANTH203/ANTH200/or equivalent Mon / Wed 12:00 – 2:00 p.m.
  • ENG 379 Pedagogical Grammar (Dr. Greta Vollmer)
    Mon/Wed 4-5:50

If you have questions, please contact the Linguistics Coordinator (Greta Vollmer, or the Linguistics Advisor in your department.