The Linguistics minor offers students interdisciplinary training in the scientific study of language. Through the study of linguistics, students gain insights into fundamental aspects of human communication and develop a fuller understanding of the complexities of language and communication. Students will finish the minor with heightened awareness of what language is, how language works and is used, and how the study of language intersects with a multitude of disciplines. The Linguistics minor provides students with tools for studying language from diverse perspectives, and these skills complement several areas including anthropology, biology, business, computer science, education, modern languages and literatures, neuroscience, psychology, and sociology.
The Linguistics minor requires six (6) courses:
|LING 1100||Introduction to Linguistics||3|
|LING 1400||Introduction to Sociolinguistics||3|
|LING 1500||Introduction to Psycholinguistics||3|
|Three Electives 1|
Courses in this group have the LING attribute.
|ANTH 1413||Language and Culture||4|
|ANTH 3726||Language, Gender, and Sexuality||4|
|CISC 1600||Computer Science I||3|
|CISC 1800||Introduction to Computer Programming||3|
|COMC 2111||Theories of Human Communication||4|
|COMC 2117||Language and Strategic Communication||4|
|DTEM 2412||Digital Ethnography||4|
|DTEM 2459||Social History of Communication and Technology||4|
|MAND 3045||Chinese Linguistics||4|
|MLAL 1400||Introduction to Sociolinguistics||3|
|MLAL 3100||History of Language||4|
|PHIL 3200||Introduction to Logic||4|
|PHIL 3204||Symbolic Logic||4|
|PSYC 2710||Adolescent and Adult Development||4|
|PSYC 3010||Bilingual Minds||4|
|PSYC 3015||Language and Thought||4|
|PSYC 3110||Cognitive Neuroscience||4|
|SPAN 3007||Spanish Linguistics||4|
|SPAN 3402||Language and Identity in the Spanish-Speaking World||4|
- Students must take at least one (1) 3000-level or above elective course from the elective offerings.
- Students who have completed their required linguistics courses may pursue a linguistics faculty-mentored research project and enroll in LING 4999 Linguistics Research for course credit.
- Either PHIL 3200 Introduction to Logic or PHIL 3204 Symbolic Logic, but not both, may apply towards the minor.
- A minimum grade of C in all courses is required in order to fulfill minor requirements.
- Students are not required to study abroad. However, students who choose to study abroad may apply up to two (2) pre-approved courses to the linguistics minor.
- There is no foreign language requirement for the linguistics minor.
- However, with minor advisor permission, students may apply one (1) 2500/2600 or 3000 (or above) level language literature/culture course to the linguistics minor.
- Upon approval from their major/minor advisors, students may double count up to two (2) courses towards the linguistics minor and their major, or another minor.
The minor in linguistics is available at Fordham College at Rose Hill and Fordham College at Lincoln Center. Students in Fordham's School of Professional and Continuing Studies may minor in linguistics only if they receive the approval of their advising dean and/or department, and their schedules are sufficiently flexible to permit them to take day courses at the Rose Hill or Lincoln Center campuses.