Tackle real-world problems
Take your foreign language studies a step further with our new applied linguistics minor.
You'll study how people acquire language, how best to teach it, how to translate in a culturally appropriate way and more-in a program that's virtually unheard of at the undergraduate level.
This minor pairs perfectly with majors and minors in French, German, Italian and Spanish, or alongside courses in beginner-level Chinese. It helps integrate your study of language with another pursuit, such as business, communications, education and international relations.
You'll apply what you know about language to real-world situations in such classes as:
- Second Language Acquisition
- Intercultural Communication
- English Language Learners
Stand out in the job market
You'll get hands-on education and experiences to propel you into the job market.
Immerse yourself in another language and culture when you study abroad for a semester—and gain an international internship experience.
Whether you're eyeing a career in education, medicine, law or another exciting field, you'll get the edge you need to navigate language boundaries and build human connections. This minor will help open doors to a career as a bilingual journalist or healthcare worker, translator, interpreter, international banker or financial manager, law enforcement officer or teacher.
Minor in Applied Linguistics. Students with a minor in applied linguistics typically have a minor or major in a foreign language and must have completed language coursework through FRNC-202, GERM-202, ITAL-202, or SPAN-202 (or the course equivalent thereof) to take courses in the program. The minor is comprised of LANG-300 Introduction to Applied Language Studies, LANG-504 Language and the Professions, and 16 additional semester hours chosen from the following courses: LANG-350 Introduction to Linguistics, LANG-360 Introduction to Second Language Acquisition, EDUC-350 English Language Learners: Theory and Instruction, PSYC-348 Psycholinguistics, COMM-194 Intercultural Communication, ANTH-162 Introduction to Anthropology, ANTH-152 Public Culture, FRNC-310 French/Francophone Literary and Cultural or Film Studies, FRNC-460 Seminar on French and Francophone Literature and Culture or Film (with title of 'French for Business' or 'Problems in French Translation'), SPAN-305 Spanish for the Service Professions and ITAL-311/461 Topics in Italian Language and Linguistics. Students pursuing the minor must complete all courses for the minor with a minimum GPA of 2.00.
Double-counting restriction for interdisciplinary minors: only 8 semester hours of this minor may be double-counted toward the student's major.