Linguistics, Minor

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Minimum Total Credit Hours: 15

Minimum Upper-Division Hours: 9

Program Code: N655

  • The requirements for a minor must be completed concurrently with the major degree requirements.
  • No minor may be added by completing courses after receiving the bachelor’s degree.

At least six (6) credit hours must be earned in courses acceptable for residence credit by standards set forth by the Dodge College of Arts and Sciences, excluding transfer, correspondence, and examination (AP, CLEP, Advanced Standing) credit. Courses for the minor may not be taken Pass/ No Pass.

No single course may be used by a student to satisfy a major requirement and a minor requirement. A course may be used, however, to satisfy both a major support requirement and a minor requirement. 

Requests to substitute a minor requirement must be approved in writing by the Linguistics program in the Department of Modern Languages, Literature, & Linguistics.

Required Courses

Students must successfully complete at least 15 hours of courses acceptable for major credit in Linguistics, including at least nine (9) hours at the upper-division level.

Required Courses
LING 2303General Linguistics3
LING 3033Phonetic Description3
Choose three courses from the Linguistics Electives course list9
Total Credit Hours15
  • Minors in the Dodge College of Arts & Sciences are available to all undergraduate students at OU. If the minor is officially declared, successfully completed, and noted on the graduation application, the student’s transcript will so indicate at the time the bachelor’s degree is posted.

Linguistics Elective Course List

Choose three of the following, for which the student has met prerequisites:

ANTH 3063Language and Culture3
ANTH 4063Language Contact, Loss, and Revitalization3
ENGL 4133History Of the English Language3
LING 3043Linguistic Semantics3
LING 3053Phonology3
LING 3353Syntax3
LING 3133Phonetic Field Methods3
LING 4023Second Language Acquisition Theory3
LING 4053Morphology3
LING 4313Techniques of Historical Linguistics3
LING 4330Topics in Linguistics3
LING 4363Linguistic Field Methods3
PHIL 4533Philosophy of Language3
PHIL 4543Philosophy of Mind3