Jun 12, 2024  
2022-23 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-23 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Linguistic Studies Minor

World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures  
Advisor: Richard E. Morris

The minor in Linguistic Studies exposes students to the many ways that humans use and interact with language. Students are presented with a comprehensive view of how linguistics is examined in the disciplines of anthropology, English, psychology, communication disorders, classical and modern languages, and philosophy. Courses are grouped into four categories: foundation, formation, language, and electives. Upon completing the minor, the student should have broad knowledge of linguistics and linguistic principles, as well as specific knowledge relating to a chosen language of focus. The minor requires 18 credit hours.

NOTE: Relevant directed readings, independent study, special topics, or internships in any pertinent department may be pursued towards the minor with prior approval of the minor advisor. Students with transfer credit in a modern or classical language not offered at Middle Tennessee State University may request a substitution from the advisor.

Interdisciplinary Minors

Interdisciplinary minors require the student to complete a minimum of 15 to 21 hours from a list of specific courses. Unless otherwise noted, a student may take no more than 6 hours of courses from a single department until he or she surpasses the required minimum number of hours necessary for completing the minor. Exceptions to this rule may be found within the discussions of several of the minors. In most cases, a student is also limited to just 3 hours of credit toward the minor in the same department or discipline in which he or she is taking a major. Students must fulfill all departmental prerequisites for any course within an interdisciplinary minor. In some cases, advisors may approve course substitutions within these program requirements.

Foundation (3 hours)


Alternately the student may choose any formation course as an elective.