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Minor in English, Linguistics

The minor in linguistics is intended for students who wish to expand their knowledge of language structure and use. This program of study provides an excellent foundation in linguistic theory and application.

A minor in Linguistics (ENG) requires satisfactory completion of the following requirements:

  • Completion of properly distributed credit hour requirements for the baccalaureate degree in effect when the student was admitted to their home school.
  • Completion of 15 credit hours, with a minimum grade of C in each course.
  • At least 9 credit hours must be at the 300-400 level.
  • No more than 6 credit hours can be from departments other than English.
  • to declare the minor, complete the School of Liberal Arts online declaration form: https://liberalarts.iupui.edu/admissions/update-major-form.html


  • ENG- Z 205: Introduction to the English Language (3 cr.)

Electives-choose 12 credit hours from the following courses:


  • ANTH-L 300: Language and Culture (3 cr.)
  • ANTH-L 401: Language, Power, and Gender (3 cr.)

American Sign Language/ Interpretation

  • ASL-L 340: Discourse Analysis: English (3 cr.)
  • ASL-L 342: Disclosure Analysis: ASL (3 cr.)


  • PHIL-P 265: Introduction to Symbolic Logic (3 cr.)
  • PHIL-P 368: Philosophy of Language (3 cr.)


  • ENG-Z 205: Introduction to the English Language (Core course) (3 cr.)
  • ENG-Z 206: Introduction to Language Use (3 cr.)
  • ENG-Z 301: History of the English Language (3 cr.)
  • ENG-Z 302: Understanding Language Structure: Syntax (3 cr.)
  • ENG-Z 303: Understanding Language Meaning: Semantics (3 cr.)
  • ENG-Z 310: Language in Context: Sociolinguistics (3 cr.)
  • ENG-Z 400: Teaching English for Specific Purposes (3 cr.)
  • ENG-Z 405: Topics in the Study of Language (Topics may vary each semester) (3 cr.)
  • ENG-Z 432: Second Language Acquisition (3 cr.)
  • ENG-Z 434: Introduction to Teaching English as a Second Language (3 cr.)
  • ENG-Z 441 Materials Preparation for ESL Instruction (3 cr.)
  • ENG-W 310 Language and the Study of Writing (3 cr.)

World Languages and Cultures

  • FREN-F 402: Introduction to French linguistics (3 cr.)
  • FREN-F 421: Fourth- Year French (3 cr.)
  • FREN-F 423: The Craft of Translation (3 cr.)
  • GER-G 340: German language and Society: Past and Present (3 cr.)
  • GER-G 465: The Structure of German (3 cr.)
  • GER-G 333: German translation Practice (3 cr.)
  • GER-G 423: The Craft of Translation (3 cr.)
  • SPAN-S 323: Introduction to Translation Spanish and English (3 cr.)
  • SPAN-S 326: Introduction to Spanish Linguistics (3 cr.)
  • SPAN-S 409: Hispanic Sociolinguistics (3 cr.)
  • SPAN-S 410: The Acquisition of Spanish (3 cr.)
  • SPAN-S 423: the Craft of Translation (3 cr.)
  • SPAN-S 425: Spanish Phonetics (3 cr.)
  • SPAN-S 427: the Structure of Spanish (3 cr.)
  • SPAN-S 428: Applied Spanish Linguistics (3 cr.)
  • WLAC-F 350: Introduction to Translation Studies and Interpreting (3 cr.)
  • WLAC-F 330: Introduction to Translating French and English (3 cr.)
  • WLAC-F 450: Computers in Translation (3 cr.)

In consultation with an advisor, advanced students may request permission to take a graduate course in linguistics in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the minor.

Accelerated Second Degree: The Liberal Arts baccalaureate competencies are waived for undergraduate students whose first major is outside the School of Liberal Arts and whose second major is a Bachelor of Arts degree from the IU School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI. Students are only required to complete the courses in their major of choice in Liberal Arts. The IUPUI General Education Core or the Indiana transferable general education core must be successfully completed. Students must complete the degree outside Liberal Arts in order to have the Liberal Arts baccalaureate competencies waived for degree completion. The Liberal Arts baccalaureate competencies are only waived for students who actively pursue and complete another degree program outside of Liberal Arts.