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Introduction to Linguistics Minor

Hours - 12 Credit Hours
Effective Sep. 2018
Last Revision 3/3/2023
Faculty Unit Assignment: Faculty of Education & Social Work
Sponsoring Program: Linguistics
Holokai Category: Arts & Humanities

Program Requirements

Required — 3 Credits

Course Number Title Semesters Offered Credit Hours Prerequisites
LING 210 Introduction to Linguistics F, W, S 3.0 ENGL 101

Elective – Choose Three — 9 Credits

Course Number Title Semesters Offered Credit Hours Prerequisites
LING 260 Phonology F, W 3.0 LING 210 w/C+ or better
LING 321 OR English Syntax W 3.0 TESOL 310
ENGL 321 English Grammars F 3.0 ENGL 101
LING 331 Sociolinguistics W, S 3.0 LING 210 w/C+ or better
LING 383 Peace Linguistics W 3.0 LING 210 w/C+ or better
ENGL 421 History of the English Language W 3.0 ENGL 101

Additional Program Requirements

*The Introduction to Linguistics Minor is not available to TESOL or TESOL Education majors.

**No more than 6 credit hours allowed between linguistics minor and TESOL minor/certificate.**

All passing grades will be accepted in fulfilling minor or certificate requirements.

Program Learning Outcomes

The purpose of the TESOL program is to prepare students to confidently teach English to speakers of other languages within a variety of settings (e.g. ESL, EFL, school, business) and to a variety of student populations (e.g. children, adolescents, adults). In order to accomplish this, we believe students need training in three broad areas: knowledge, experience, and professional identity. The TESOL program learning outcomes clarify these areas:


  • Students can articulate a knowledge of human language and how it is learned and taught.


  • Students demonstrate they can apply what they have learned within a teaching situation.

Professional Identity

  • Students demonstrate a sense of professionalism through improving personal language proficiency.
  • Students participate in TESOL professional communities and utilize TESOL resources.
  • Students display a sense of self-awareness and efficacy by demonstrating an understanding of what strengths and weaknesses they bring to the TESOL professions and how they can capitalize on their strengths and improve upon their weaknesses.