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Linguistics Minor

The linguistics minor offers a substantial introduction to linguistics, with maximum student choice, guided by the advisor. The minor fits especially well with language majors and majors in such fields as computer science, psychology, philosophy, anthropology, sociology, literature, and ethnic or women's studies.

The minor in Linguistics consists of a minimum of 15 units, 12 of which must be upper division and at least 12 of which must be linguistics courses.

  • Linguistics 101 (3 units) or Linguistics 420 (3 units) or Linguistics 501 (3 units)

LING 100B, LING 200, and LING 305W may not be applied to the minor in Linguistics.

No more than one course may be applied to the minor from Anthropology 410, Communication 465, Philosophy 534, Spanish 448.

Courses in the minor may not be counted toward the major, but may be used to satisfy preparation for the major and general education requirements, if applicable. A minimum of six upper division units must be completed in residence at San Diego State University. 

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