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Minor in Linguistics

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Requirements for the Minor

Linguistics Minor Course Requirements

Students selecting this option must complete a course in each of the following areas:

  • Linguistics Language Proficiency. Majors must meet Language Proficiency (4th level proficiency) in a second language. See the chart of Foreign Languages offered at KU for world languages with KU course offerings through the proficiency level.
  • Introductory Linguistics. Satisfied by LING 106 or LING 107.
  • Language & Mind. Satisfied by LING 110.
  • Phonetics I. Satisfied by LING 305
  • Introduction to Phonology. Satisfied by LING 312.
  • Syntax. Satisfied by LING 325.

Linguistics Required Electives

Students selecting this minor must complete at least one junior/senior (300+) LING elective course, chosen by the student in consultation with the linguistics adviser.

Minor Hours & GPA

While completing all required courses, majors must also meet each of the following hour and grade point average minimum standards:

Minor Hours
Satisfied by 18 hours of minor courses.

Minor Hours in Residence
Satisfied by a minimum of 12 hours of junior/senior (300+) hours of KU resident credit in the minor. 

Minor Junior/Senior Hours
Satisfied by a minimum of 12 hours from junior/senior courses (300+) in the major.

Minor Graduation GPA
Satisfied by a minimum of a 2.0 GPA in all departmental courses in the minor. GPA calculations include all departmental courses in the field of study including Fs and repeated courses. See the Semester/Cumulative GPA Calculator.

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