Minor – General Linguistics

The Linguistics Department offers an undergraduate minor in General Linguistics. The minor requires a minimum of 18 credits, organized as follows:

Requirements

TOTAL LINGUISTICS CREDITS:

18

REQUIRED COURSES (6 CREDITS)
  • Linguis 350 - Introduction to Linguistics, 3 credits
  • Linguis 430 - Language and Society, 3 credits
ONE OF THE FOLLOWING (3 CREDITS)
  • Linguis 415 - First Language Acquisition, 3 credits
  • Linguis 460 - Introduction to Phonology, 3 credits
  • Linguis 464 - Introduction to Syntax, 3 credits
  • Linguis 468 - Language in Its Various Forms, 3 credits
ELECTIVES (9 CREDITS)

Coursework in linguistics and related areas, selected from the approved electives list (see major requirements) in consultation with an advisor in the Linguistics program. Students are encouraged to focus their electives in an area closely aligned with the study of linguistics, including various foreign languages, English, Anthropology, Philosophy, Computer Science, and Education, among others.

GPA REQUIREMENTS

The College requires that students attain at least a 2.5 GPA on all credits in the minor attempted at UWM. In addition, students must attain a 2.5 GPA on all minor credits attempted, including transfer work.