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The scientific study of language, encompassing structure, meaning, and use in contemporary societies as well as historical and evolutionary perspectives on human language. Students develop a basic understanding of the social and cognitive dimensions of language and the analytic tools of modern linguistics. Such a foundation has relevance for a wide range of studies, including cognition, artificial intelligence, comparative literature, language teaching, race and ethnic studies, and international studies. 5 units.
Students must take AN105 or AN258 or PH229.
Students must choose any one of the following: AN105 (if not taken for Category One), AN256, AN258 (if not taken for Category One), AN260, AN262, AN311, AN312, AN208 or AN308 (only if the topic is related to language).
The remaining required courses may be selected from Category Two or from among the following group of courses that explore related areas: any modern foreign language at the 200 level or higher, CL101 or CL111, CO390, CP365, ED202, EN302, MU214, PC129, PH226, PH229 (if not taken for Category One), PY297, PY298, PY344, PY374, PY412, PY439 and PY408 (if topic related to language). A student wishing to undertake a project in an area not treated by existing courses may, with the consent of the faculty members involved in the minor, select GS320 or AN400 as a minor course.
The Integrative Experience
A paper or research project, expanding on coursework or undertaken independently, with the consent of the instructor, the student, and the minor advisor.