Linguistics (Minor)

Linguistics is the systematic study of language. Build your fluency in core topics like the history of the English language, the human voice, and intercultural communication with this minor.

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In our increasingly interconnected world, a strong understanding of linguistics will deepen your communication competency. The required coursework covers subjects such as sound patterns of language (phonology), form (syntax, morphology), and meaning (semantics, pragmatics), as well as applied areas, such as language, variation, language acquisition, psychology of language, and the origin of language.

Program Overview

Linguistics is the systematic study of language. You'll study the history of the English language, the human voice, and intercultural communication with this minor. In our increasingly interconnected world, a strong understanding of linguistics will broaden your communication competency.

This minor consists of 15 credit hours of linguistics coursework chosen in consultation with the minor adviser. At least nine credit hours must be at or above the 300-level. Transfer coursework in foreign languages may also be considered toward credit for the minor.

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Students who wish to declare a minor should email ugaa@iit.edu with their name, student ID number, and intended minor. Not all minors are applicable to all majors.

Featured Faculty

Matt Bauer
Department Chair Associate Professor of Linguistics Director, Speech Analysis Lab
Gregory Pulliam
Senior Lecturer in Communication, Rhetoric and Linguistics Director of Undergraduate Programs Director of Communication Across the Curriculum