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Linguistics Minor

Effective Winter 2019

Exclusions:

A minor in Linguistics is not open to students with a major in the Department of Linguistics.

Advising

Students wishing to pursue an academic minor in Linguistics must develop a specific plan for its completion in consultation with a faculty member of the Undergraduate Committee of the Linguistics Department.

Advising appointments can be made online or by contacting linguistics@umich.edu

Prerequisites

None.  LING 111, 209, 210, or 212 is recommended.

Requirements

Minimum Credits: 15

15 credits, all in Linguistics, distributed as follows:

  1. Core: Two courses chosen from LING 313, 315, and 316, taken in-residence.
  2. Electives: At least three additional credits in Linguistics must be taken on the Ann Arbor campus at the 300 level or above.
  3. Other: Up to 6 credits in Linguistics of independent study, experiential practice, and out-of-residence study-abroad or transfer courses, subject to the constraints below.

Constraints

  • At most 3 credits of independent study and at most 3 credits of experiential practice are allowed (calculated separately). 
  • All out-of-residence courses must be approved by the Director of Undergraduate Studies.

Residency

At least 9 credits must be taken in-residence, and all courses taken in-residence must be in Linguistics or in courses cross-listed with Linguistics.  All out-of-residence courses must be approved by the Director of Undergraduate Studies.  

Definitions

  • In Linguistics: Courses with a LING number or cross-listed with a LING number.
  • Ann Arbor Campus: Courses elected at off-campus sites but directed by Ann Arbor faculty. This includes Camp Davis, Biological Station, and Michigan-in-Washington, but NOT STDABRD.
  • In residence: Courses elected on the Ann Arbor campus or at off-campus sites directed by Ann Arbor faculty. This includes STDABRD, Camp Davis, Biological Station, and Michigan-in-Washington.

Linguistics (Minor) (Winter 2017 - Fall 2018)

Effective Winter 2017

Exclusions:

A minor in Linguistics is not open to students with a major in the Department of Linguistics.

Advising

Students wishing to pursue an academic minor in Linguistics must develop a specific plan for its completion in consultation with a faculty member of the Undergraduate Committee of the Linguistics Department.

Advising appointments can be made online or by contacting linguistics@umich.edu

Prerequisites

None.  LING 111, 209, 210, or 212 is recommended.

Requirements

Minimum Credits: 15

15 credits in Linguistics or in courses cross-listed with Linguistics, distributed as follows:

  1. Linguistics core: Two courses chosen from LING 313, 315, and 316.
  2. Linguistics electives: Nine credits in Linguistics, at the 300-level or above.

 

Constraints

Only 3 credits of independent study and only 3 credits of experiential practice may count towards the minor (calculated separately).

Residency

At least 10 credits must be taken in-residence, and all courses taken in-residence must be in Linguistics or in courses cross-listed with Linguistics.  All out-of-residence courses must be approved by the Director of Undergraduate Studies.  

Definition of in-residence: Courses elected on the Ann Arbor campus or at off-campus sites directed by Ann Arbor faculty.  This includes STDABRD, Camp Davis, Biological Station, Michigan-in-Washington.

 

Linguistics Academic Minor (Fall 2011-Fall 2016)

Effective Fall 2011

A minor in Linguistics is not open to students with a concentration in the Department of Linguistics.

Many students in departments across campus develop an interest in language as they pursue their studies and wish to learn more about the ways in which human language informs and defines human experience. The academic minor in Linguistics is offered to these undergraduates who wish to enrich their education with extended study in the nature of human language. Such inquiry is regularly sought as a support to the study of a specific language and its literature, as an adjunct to other aspects of developmental and cognitive psychology, or as a tools for concentrators in other cognate disciplines.

Prerequisites

LING  209/PSYCH 242 or LING 210 or 212   is a prerequisite for a linguistics academic minor, but does not count toward the academic minor.

Academic Minor Program

15 credits in Linguistics or in courses cross-listed with Linguistics, distributed as follows:

  1. Linguistics core: Two courses (6 credits) chosen from LING 313, 315, and 316.
  2. Linguistics electives: Nine credits in Linguistics, at the 300-level or above.

Courses taken in other U of M departments can only count toward the Linguistics minor if they are cross-listed as LING courses.  However, only one course counted for the minor can also count for the requirements of a major.