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Minor in Language and Linguistics

Contact Person:
Donald McNutt, Department Chair
118 Morey, (315) 267-2043

19-21 credit hours.

All courses are 3 credits unless noted. Credits are divided as follows:

Required Courses (Credits 10)
PHIL 355 Philosophy of Language
ANTH 203 Language and Culture (4 credits)
LNGS 301 Language and Structure

Electives: select three (Credits 9-11)
ANTH 160/LNGS 110 Exploring Language (4 credits)
ANTH 161/LNGS 111 Origins of Language (4 credits)
ANTH 303 Issues in Linguistic Anthropology
ANTH 342/LNGS 342 Language and Gender
ANTH 395 Special Topics
COMM 460 Language and Social Interaction
COMP 430 Theory of Rhetoric
FREN 301 Oral and Written French II
FREN 483 Structure of the French Language
LNGS 302 Language and Meaning
LNGS 309 History of the English Language
LNGS 310 American English Grammar
LNGS 320 Theories of Language
LNGS 408 Topics in Language as a Formal System
LNGS 409 Topics in Applied Linguistics
LNGS 411 Topics in Language and Cognition
LNGS 412 Topics in Language and Social Interaction
PHIL 217 Language and Symbolic Logic
PHIL 373 Metaphor
SPAN 301 Current Idiomatic Spanish


  1. At least 9 credits taken to satisfy this minor must be upper division.
  2. Tutorial and Special Topics courses may be used to satisfy the requirements with approval of the adviser.
  3. The prerequisites for PHIL 355 are waived for students who have declared the minor.