Linguistics, Minor

Program Overview

The Linguistics minor offers a scientific and applied approach to the study of human language, highlighting the endlessly surprising nature of this sophisticated mode of communication. Students who complete this minor will be prepared to use creative problem-solving skills for linguistic investigation and understand linguistics as a scientific discipline as distinct from language-related skills such as foreign language learning or being a good writer.

Students need to earn 16 credits.

Course topics may include:

  • Introduction to Linguistics
  • The Linguistics of Computational Linguistics
  • Cross-linguistic Perspectives
  • Advanced Topics in Linguistics
  • Language-Endowed Intelligent Agents
  • Language and Culture
  • Natural Language Processing

See course catalog for details


The School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences
Russell Sage Laboratory (SAGE) 5304, 110 8th Street, Troy, NY 12180
(518) 276-6575


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