Language Sciences Minor

Our minor in language sciences provides students with a universal skill set marketable in speech-related professions, careers with a cross-cultural focus, a variety of research fields, and any career with an emphasis on strong communication skills.

Total Credit Hours: 18

Language and Linguisitics
Requirements (9 Hours)

Electives (6 Hours)

Capstone (3 Hours)

What You'll Study

Linguistics is the scientific study of natural language. In the language sciences minor, you will take core courses covering the structure of language and its usage in variety of disciplines. You will explore the fundamental pieces and social significance of language while also learing how to conduct and evaluate different types of research. Some of our course offerings include: 

  • Introduction to Contemporary Linguistics
  • Conducting Research in the Language Sciences
  • Gender and Linguistics
  • Minority Languages in the Spanish-Speaking Context
  • Language Acquisition
  • Multicultural Communication 
  • Language and Society
  • Language Development 

 

 

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If you have questions about pursuing a Language Sciences Minor, please contact:

Undergraduate Advising Office
329 Shanks Hall (0112)
180 Turner Street, NW
Blacksburg, Virginia 24061
(540) 231-6515
english.dept@vt.edu