Linguistics Minor

Course Requirements

Lower-Division Courses

LING50Introduction to Linguistics


LING53Semantics I


Upper-Division Courses

LING101Phonology I


Plus one of the following upper-division courses:

LING111Syntactic Structures


LING112Syntax I


And four upper-division elective courses in linguistics

Upper-division linguistics electives include any upper-division course offered by the Linguistics Department (except courses LING 101, LING 111 and LING 112). There is no foreign language/mathematics competency requirement for the minor.

Course Substitution Policy

Students may petition the department to have elective courses offered through other institutions or other University of California programs applied toward the minor requirements. At most two such courses can be applied toward the minor. These courses must be upper-division and clearly fit into a coherent program of study in linguistics. A list of approved outside courses from other UCSC departments is available on the department website. The list may also be found in the Course Substitution Policy section of the Linguistics B.A. program statement.