Minor in Linguistics

Advisor

Julia McGory, mcgory.1@osu.edu
108A Ohio Stadium East, 1961 Tuttle Park Place

 

There are a number of different subfields of linguistics, with connections to other disciplines in such diverse areas as the study of various languages and cultures in the humanities; psychology, anthropology, and other social sciences; physics, biology, and other natural sciences; and computer science and engineering. The linguistics faculty offers courses in most of these subfields, making the curriculum particularly diverse. A number of special linguistics minors have been developed designed for students with a major in a related field. For majors not listed below, contact the linguistics undergraduate advisors noted above for recommended courses.

Each linguistics minor requires five linguistics courses (15 credit hours). However, if one of these five courses is considered to be part of the student's major, then only four additional linguistics courses are required. Required courses include an introductory linguistics course followed by a 4000-level core linguistics course. This leaves three additional courses to be chosen in consultation with the undergraduate linguistics advisor. Linguistics GE courses may overlap with GE requirements.

Suggested Minor Curriculum

 

1. One Introductory level courses (3 credits)

LING 2000 or LING 2000H  Introduction to Language in the Humanities

 

2. One Core Course (3 credits)

LING 4100 Phonetics

LING 4200 Syntax

LING 4300 Phonology

LING 4400 Linguistic Meaning

 

3. Three Electives (9 credits)   Some suggested courses include:

LING 2051 Analyzing the Sounds of Language (honors available)

LING H2052 Theories of Linguistics: Scientific Method for Abstractions and Unobservables

LING 3901 Language Evolution & Change

LING 2367.01 Language, Sex and Gender in American Culture (honors available)

LING 2367.02 Language and Advertising

LING 3601 Language, Race and Ethnicity in the United States

LING 3602 Language and Social Identity in the US (honors available)

LING 3603 Language Across Cultures

LING 3701 Language and Mind (honors available)

LING 3801 Codes and Code Breaking

LING 3802 Language and Computers (honors available)

LING 5701 Psycholinguistics (w/ LING 3701 & instructor permission)

LING 5651 Languages in Contact (w/ LING 2000 & instructor permission)

 

Suggested Courses for Specific Subfields

 

African-American and African Studies

Core - LING 4100 Phonetics

Core - LING 4200 Syntax

LING 4601 Language and the Black Experience

LING 3601 Language, Race and Ethnicity in the United States.

LING 2367.01 Language, Sex & Gender in American Culture (honors available)

LING 3603 Language, Race and Ethnicity

LING 4550 Introduction to Field Methods

LING 5501 An Introduction to African-American English

LING 5601 Introduction to Sociolinguistics

LING 5651 Languages in Contact

 

Anthropology

Core - LING 4100 Phonetics

Core - LING 4200 Syntax

LING 3601 Language, Race and Ethnicity in the United States.

LING 3602 Language and Social Identity in the US (honors available)

LING 3603 Language Across Cultures

LING 2367.01 Language, Sex & Gender in American Culture (honors available)

LING 3701 Language and Mind (honors available)

LING 4550 Introduction to Field Methods

LING 5601 Introduction to Sociolinguistics

 

CIS and Engineering

Core - LING 4100 Phonetics

Core - LING 4200 Syntax

LING 3802 Language and Computers (honors available)

LING 3801 Codes and Code-Breaking

For those interested in syntactic processing:
Core - LING 4200 Syntax

LING 5001 Formal Foundations of Linguistics (or equivalent in another department)

LING 5801 Computational Linguistics I

LING 5802 Computational Linguistics II

For those interested in voice recognition or speech production:
Core - LING 4100 Phonetics

LING 5101 Introduction to Phonetic Theory

LING 5102 Laboratory Phonology

LING 3701 Language and Mind (honors available)

 

Education Teaching and Learning (TESOL & Second Language Acquisition)

Core - LING 4100 Phonetics

Core - LING 4200 Syntax

LING 3601 Language, Race and Ethnicity in the United States.

LING 3602 Language and Social Identity in the US (honors available)

LING 3603 Language Across Cultures

LING 3701 Language and Mind (honors available)

LING 2367.01 Language, Sex & Gender in American Culture (honors available)

 

Foreign Languages

Core - LING 4100 Phonetics

Core - LING 4200 Syntax

Core - LING 4300 Phonology

LING 3601 Language, Race and Ethnicity in the United States.

LING 3602 Language and Social Identity in the US.

LING 3603 Language Across Cultures

LING 3701 Language and Mind (honors available)

 

Greek and Latin, Classics

Core - LING 4400 Language and Meaning

LING 4350 Morphology

LING 5350 Morphological Theory

SANSKRIT 5902 Elementary Sanskrit

SANSKRIT 5903 Intermediate Sanskrit

LING 5904 Vedic Sanskrit

LING 7903 Topics in Indo-European

 

International Business

Core - LING 4400 Language and Meaning

LING 2367.02 Language and Advertising

LING 2367.01 Language, Sex & Gender in American Culture (honors available)

LING 3601 Language, Race and Ethnicity in the United States.

LING 3602 Language and Social Identity in the US (honors available)

LING 3603 Language Across Cultures

LING 3701 Language and Mind (honors available)

 

International Studies

Core - LING 4400 Language and Meaning

LING 2367.01 Language, Sex & Gender in American Culture (honors available)

LING 3601 Language, Race and Ethnicity in the United States.

LING 3602 Language and Social Identity in the US (honors available)

LING 3603 Language Across Cultures

LING 4550 Introduction to Field Methods

LING 5651 Languages in Contact

LING 5601 Introduction to Sociolinguistics

 

Neuroscience

Core - LING 4100 Phonetics

Core - LING 4400 Language and Meaning

Ling 3701H Language and the Mind

Ling 3802H Language and Computers

LING 5701 Psycholinguistics I (w/3701 and instructor permission)

LING 5702 Psycholinguistics II (w/5701)

LING 5612 Introduction to Cognitive Science

LING 7890.07 Seminar in Psycholinguistics

 

Philosophy

Core - LING 4400 Language and Meaning

LING 2001 Language and Formal Reasoning

LING 3701 Language and Mind (honors available)

LING 5612 Introduction to Cognitive Science

LING 5001 Formal Foundations for Linguistics (or equivalent offered in Philosophy)

LING 5002 Algebraic Linguistics

LING 5401 Semantic Theory I

LING 5402 Semantic Theory II

LING 5701 Psycholinguistics I

 

Psychology

Core - LING 4400 Language and Meaning

LING 3701 Language and Mind (honors available)

LING 5701 Psycholinguistics I (w/3701 and instructor permission)

LING 5612 Introduction to Cognitive Science

 

Speech and Hearing Science

Particular interest in sound:
Core - LING 4100 Phonetics

LING 2051 Analyzing the Sounds of Language (honors available)

LING 5101 Phonetic Theory

Particular interest in language and culture:
Core - LING 4100 Phonetics

LING 3601 Language, Race and Ethnicity in the United States.

LING 3602 Language and Social Identity in the US (honors available)

LING 3603 Language Across Cultures

LING 4601 (and 4601-Service Learning) Language and the Black Experience

Particular interest in language disorders:
Core - LING 4200 Syntax

LING 3701 Language and Mind

LING 5701 Psycholinguistics I

 

Women's Studies

Core - LING 4100 Phonetics

Core - LING 4400 Language and Meaning

LING 2367.01 Language, Sex and Gender in American Culture (honors available)

LING 2367.02 Language and Advertising

LING 3602 Language and Social Identity in the US (honors available)

LING 3603 Language Across Cultures

LING 3701 Language and Mind (honors available)

 

Contact Information

Linguistics Undergraduate Advisor
Dr. Julie McGory, 688-3109
jmcgory@ling.osu.edu
222A Oxley Hall, 1712 Neil Avenue

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