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.

Program Description

Students who pursue a minor in English with a focus in linguistics study the origins, structures and functions of language. The program provides students with knowledge and skills that enable them to improve their writing, enhance their ability to read and think analytically, and become critical consumers of media.

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At a Glance: program details

  • Location: Tempe campus
  • Additional Program Fee: No
  • Second Language Requirement: No

Program Requirements

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.

Enrollment Requirements

The minor in English with a focus in linguistics consists of 24 credit hours. A minimum of 12 upper-division credit hours are required, with at least six credit hours from courses offered by The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Courses must be completed with a grade of "C" (2.00 on a scale of 4.00) or better to satisfy minor requirements.

Required Courses -- 15 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)

English Survey Course (choose one) -- 3 credit hours

  • 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)

English Electives -- 6 credit hours

  • ENG Elective (3)
  • ENG Upper Division Elective (3)

Prerequisite courses may be needed in order to complete the requirements of this minor.

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