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The minor in Linguistics is an interdisciplinary program awarded through the Department of Modern Languages. The minor is designed to guide students through an exact and structured discipline that examines various aspects of the nature of human language. A Linguistics minor may be of particular interest to students majoring in a Foreign Language, as well as majors in fields such as Anthropology, English, Communication, Education, Philosophy, and Sociology. The Linguistics minor is open to all undergraduate students at CU Denver.
These degree requirements are subject to periodic revision by the academic department, and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences reserves the right to make exceptions and substitutions as judged necessary in individual cases. Therefore, the College strongly urges students to consult regularly with their major advisor and CLAS advisor to confirm the best plans of study before finalizing them.
This is an on campus program.
Declaring This Minor
Please see your advisor. To be admitted to minor status in Linguistics, students must have an overall GPA of C+ (2.3)
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Students must satisfy all requirements as outlined below and by the department offering the minor.
Students must complete a minimum of 15 credit hours from approved courses.
Students must complete a minimum of 6 upper-division (3000-level and above) credit hours in the minor, chosen from the approved courses below.
Students must earn a minimum grade of C- (1.7) in all minor courses taken at CU Denver and must achieve a minimum cumulative minor GPA of 2.5. All graded attempts in required and elective courses are calculated in the minor GPA. Students cannot complete minor or ancillary course requirements as pass/fail.
Students must complete a minimum of 9 credit hours with CU Denver faculty chosen from the approved courses below.
Program Restrictions, Allowances and Recommendations
Upon declaring a minor in Linguistics, each student will be assigned to a faculty advisor with whom the student should consult at least once per semester thereafter. It is especially important that students have their transcripts reviewed by their advisor before enrolling in their final 30 credit hours at CU Denver. Failure to do so may result in delay of graduation.
Courses taken at other institutions may be applied to the minor, but only with approval of a Linguistics faculty advisor in the Department of Modern Languages.
|Take the following courses||6|
|LING 2000||Foundations of Linguistics||3|
|LING 3100||Language in Society||3|
|Take nine credit hours from the following elective courses:||9|
|ANTH 3121||Language, Culture, and Communication||3|
|CHIN 3130||Special Topics in Chinese||3|
|CLDE 1000||Language, Identity, & Power: International Perspectives||3|
|CLDE 4800||Language Development and Acquisition||1-5|
|CLDE 4830||Instructional Delivery Methods for Second Language Learners||1|
|CLDE 5030||Language Development of Multilingual Learners: Advanced||3|
|CLDE 5820||Teaching Multiilingual Learners, Advanced||3|
|ENGL 3160||Language Theory||3|
|ENGL 4601||Principles and Practices of Second Language Acquisition||3|
|ENGL 4651||Second Language Writing||3|
|FREN 3010||French Phonetics and Pronunciation||3|
|FREN 4600||History of the French Language||3|
|MLNG 4690||Methods of Teaching Modern Languages||3|
|MLNG 4691||Methods of Teaching Modern Languages II||3|
|PHIL 2441||Logic, Language and Scientific Reasoning||3|
|SPAN 3060||Hispanic Phonetics: Theory and Practice||3|
|SPAN 3270||Bilingual Communities: Spanish as a Language of Contact||3|
|SPAN 4010||History of the Spanish Language||3|
|SPAN 4020||Spanish Sociolinguistics||3|
|SPAN 4060||Dialects of the Spanish-Speaking World||3|
|SPAN 4070||Spanish Applied Linguistics & Second Language Acquisition||3|
|SPAN 4076||Spanish in Colorado||3|
|SPAN 4080||Spanish in the United States||3|
|SPAN 4099||Special Topics in Linguistics||3|
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