English (Linguistics) (Minor)
Where did language come from and how does it shape how we think and act? Explore the historical and cultural aspects of the English language and consider how you can apply this knowledge in a variety of settings.
Students pursuing a minor in English with a focus in linguistics study the nature, variation and structure of language.
ASU's Department of English has an extensive internship program offering placements in publishing, media and marketing, government, second language teaching, nonprofits and film festivals. The English department also boasts rigorous undergraduate research opportunities and options for cultural and community involvement.
At a Glance: program details
- Location: Tempe campus
- Additional Program Fee: No
- Second Language Requirement: No
GPA Requirement: None
Incompatible Majors: BA in English (all concentrations)
Other Enrollment Requirements: None
Current ASU undergraduate students may pursue a minor and have it recognized on their ASU transcript at graduation. Minor requirements appear on the degree audit once the minor is added. Certain major and minor combinations may be deemed inappropriate by the college or department of either the major program or the minor. Courses taken for the minor may not count toward both the major and minor.
The minor in English with a focus in linguistics consists of 24 credit hours. A minimum of 12 upper-division credits are required, with at least six of these credits from courses offered by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
Required core courses: (18 credit hours)
ENG 200 Critical Reading and Writing About Literature, L or HU (3)
ENG 213 Introduction to the Study of Language (3)*
ENG 312 English in its Social Setting, L or HU or SB (3)
ENG 314 Modern Grammar (3)
ENG 413 History of English Language, HU (3)
choose one of the following:
ENG 221 Survey of English Literature, HU (3)
ENG 222 Survey of English Literature, HU, H (3)
ENG 241 Literatures of the United States to 1860, L or HU, C (3)
ENG 242 Literatures of the United States, 1860 to Present, HU (3)
*The following may be substituted with approval of the advisor: ASB 480 Principles of Linguistics (3) or SLC 201 Introduction to Linguistics, HU or SB (3).
Electives: (6 credit hours)
Electives are chosen from the department's offerings, with at least one course (three credit hours) required at the 300 or 400 level.
A grade of "C" (2.00 on a 4.00 scale) or higher is required in all courses for the minor.
Depending upon a student's undergraduate program of study, prerequisite courses may be needed in order to complete the requirements of this minor.