The Department of English offers a minor in Linguistics to N.C. State students, except LWR English majors. The minor is designed to investigate the structure and function of language as a cognitive and behavioral science. Five courses in designated areas of linguistics are required in the minor. Among students likely to be attracted to this minor are those who expect to pursue graduate study in linguistics, those interested in foreign languages or English as a second language, and those interested in communication sciences. No courses for the minor may be taken for S/U credit.
1 course from each Area needs to be completed:
PHI 331 Philosophy of Language
PHI 425 Introduction to Cognitive Science
CSC 523 Computational Linguistics
ENG 523 Language Variation Research Seminar
ENG 527 Critical Discourse Analysis
ENG 528 Language Change Research Seminar
ENG 532 Narrative Analysis
An additional course from Areas 3 or 4
Admissions and Certification of Minor
Students may declare their intention to complete the linguistics minor should consult with Dr. Walt Wolfram as listed below.
Dr. Wolfram will certify the minor prior to graduation. The minor must be completed no later than the semester in which the student expects to graduate from his or her degree program. Paperwork for certification should be completed no later than during the registration period for the student's final semester at NC State.
Contact PersonDr. Walt Wolfram