Linguistics Minor

Department of Linguistics

http://linguistics.web.unc.edu

104A Smith Building, CB# 3155

(919) 962-1192

Professor Misha Becker, Director of Undergraduate Studies

mbecker@email.unc.edu

Courses in the department are offered for the general student and for those who wish to receive the bachelor of arts with a major in linguistics. Courses in linguistics are intended to open up systematic perspectives on the nature of human language by means of detailed studies of language structure, language change and language acquisition, the sound system of language, and the syntactic/semantic system of language.

Department Programs

Major

Minor

Graduate Programs

Requirements 

In addition to the program requirements listed below, students must:

  • take at least 9 credits of their minor course requirements at UNC–Chapel Hill
  • earn a minimum of 12 hours of C or better in the minor (some minors require more)

For more information, please consult the degree requirements section of the catalog.

The minor in linguistics consists of four linguistics courses numbered 200 or higher.

Two courses selected from: 16
Phonology
Syntax
Linguistic Variation and Language Change
Language Acquisition and Development
Two additional LING courses numbered 200 or higher. 26
Total Hours12
1

 LING 101 is a prerequisite for these courses.

2

 In order to fashion a coherent program of study that complements the student’s major, the department encourages students to select these two courses in consultation with the department’s director of undergraduate studies, Professor Misha Becker.

Linguistics (LING) course descriptions.

See program page here for special opportunities.