Minor – Applied Linguistics

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

Requirements

TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED

18 credits

REQUIRED COURSES (12 CREDITS)
  • Linguis 350 - Introduction to Linguistics, 3 credits
  • Linguis 420 - Introduction to Second Language Acquisition, 3 credits
  • Linguis 430 - Language and Society, 3 credits
  • Linguis 570 - Issues in Bilingualism, 3 credits (jointly offered with Anthro 570)
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: (Subtitle), 3 credits
  • Linguis 565 (426) - Introduction to Adult/University-Level TESOL, 3 credits
ELECTIVES (3 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

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.