Minor in Linguistics

University Core Curriculum Requirements

General Education Distribution Area Cr. Hrs.
Fine Arts (FA)*
2 courses, from at least two of the following areas of study: Art, CMT (Mass Media or Theatre), Music (includes Dance).
Humanities (HU)*
3 courses, from at least two of the following areas of study: CMT (Communication), English, Linguistics. Philosophy, Women's and Gender Studies, World Languages and Cultures, (Note: No more than two foreign language courses may be used to fulfill this requirement.)

Behavioral/Social Sciences (SB)*

3 courses, from at least two of the following areas of study: African & African American Studies, Anthropology, Computer Science, Economics, Geography & Environmental Studies, History, Justice Studies, Latino & Latin American Studies, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Social Work


Natural Sciences (NS and NSL)**

3 courses, from at least two of the following areas of study; one course must have a laboratory component (NSL): Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, Environmental Science, Physics (Note: If an FYE ANTH that counts as Natural Science is taken, only one Biology course may be used for Natural Science).


Engaged Learning Experiences  

Students must complete, at Northeastern, three courses designated as Engaged Learning Experiences courses. One of the Engaged Learning Experiences courses must be at the 300-level, and one Engaged Learning Experiences course must be designated as "Boundary Crossing".


Discipline Specific (ELE-DS)

These courses have pre-requisites that are specific courses within a program of study. Discipline Specific courses give students a deeper understanding of how knowledge is created and applied in their field.


Boundary Crossing (ELE-X)

These are courses that cross disciplinary boundaries and/or cross boundaries through engagements outside the classroom or University allowing students to see how knowledge gained in one field might inform other fields or other aspects of society.


Math/Quantitative Reasoning (MA)

1 Math course, that has intermediate Algebra as prerequisite OR is a course listed on the General Education Distributive Learning List of Approved Courses. Any 3 hour college level math course, beyond Intermediate Algebra, meets this requirement.


Majors in Fine Arts, Humanities or Social/Behavioral Sciences, may waive up to 6 credit hours of General Education requirements in the corresponding distribution area.


 Majors in Natural Sciences may waive up to 9 credit hours of General Education requirements in the Natural Sciences distribution area.

Students should also be aware of all other university requirements to obtain a degree - NEIU requirements

Minor in Linguistics (18 credit hours)

Required Courses
LING-201Introduction To General Linguistics3
LING-300English Grammar In The Classroom3
LING-322Introduction To Sociolinguistics3
Select 9 credit hours from the following courses - 3 credit hours at the 300 level; 6 credits of linguistics courses at any level, chosen in consultation with the undergraduate advisor.
Lexicology: The Study Of Words
Language And Human Behavior
History Of The English Language
Theory Of Grammar
Grammars Of English
Introduction To Phonetics & Phonology
Historical/Comparative Linguistics
Languages And Cultures: Middle East
Language And Culture: Aboriginal Australia
Language And Culture: Native American
First & Second Language Acquisition
Narratives Of The Jewish Experience
Ethnography Of Communication
Introduction To Syntactic Theory
Linguistics And Reading
The Origin Of Language
Introduction To World Englishes
Linguistics And Literature
Graphic Narratives: Linguistic And Visual Semiotic Approaches
Advanced Grammatical Analysis: Mandan
Advanced Grammatical Analysis: Biloxi
Advanced Grammatical Analysis: Crow