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Undergraduate Minor in Linguistics
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The UCLA Linguistics Department offers a Minor in Linguistics. This minor should be attractive to any student where training in linguistic analysis could be an enhancement to his/her major program, and to students who are interested in "language" but do not have time in their undergraduate program to pursue multi-quarter language courses. The Linguistics Department already offers eleven "joint majors" which combine linguistics with training in specific languages, e.g. Linguistics and Spanish, or with training in fields allied to linguistics, e.g. Linguistics and Psychology. There are, however, other natural combinations where the Department does not have such joint majors. The Minor in Linguistics will now give students a way, in effect, to create programs which resemble the department's joint majors and get official diploma recognition. For example, a student could combine a German or Sociology major with a Linguistics minor to create a program closely resembling the existing joint majors just mentioned in fields where the Linguistics Department has no established joint major.

To enter the minor, students must have an overall grade-point average of 2.0 or better. Below are the requirements for the Minor in Linguistics.

The Minor in Linguistics:

The minor in linguistics consists of seven courses as follows:

  • Linguistics 20
  • Linguistics 103
  • Linguistics 120A
  • Linguistics 120B
  • 2 Linguistics upper division elective courses, selected from Linguistics 104 through C185B.
  • 1 additional elective linguistics course, which may be upper or lower division.

All minor courses must be taken for a letter grade, with an overall grade-point average of 2.0 or better. Students will complete 28-35 units for the minor, depending on the unit numbering for the courses above. Successful completion of the minor is indicated on the transcript and diploma.

(Current course descriptions are listed in UCLA's General Course Catalog.)

Enrolling in the Minor in Linguistics

Students wishing to declare the Minor in Linguistics should consult with the department's Student Affairs Officer.

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