The Minor Program

Students in other fields of study may complete a minor in Linguistics. The minor in Linguistics requires a total of seven courses, which must include:

  • Introduction to Linguistics (20001)
  • Introduction to Phonetics & Phonology (20101)
  • Introduction to Syntax (20201)
  • Introduction to Semantics & Pragmatics (20301)

Students who elect the minor program in Linguistics must meet with the Undergraduate adviser in linguistics before the end of Spring Quarter of their third year to declare their intention to complete the minor. The adviser's approval for the minor program should be submitted to a student's College adviser by the deadline above on a form obtained from the College adviser. Courses in the minor (1) may not be double counted with the student's major(s) or with other minors and (2) may not be counted toward general education requirements. Courses in the minor must be taken for quality grades (not P/F), and more than half of the requirements for the minor must be met by registering for courses bearing University of Chicago course numbers.