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The applied linguistics minor is designed to provide systematic study of language and applied issues in language teaching, language learning, and language use. The minor is an excellent disciplinary complement to such fields as anthropology, classics, computing and information systems, English, education, modern languages, philosophy, psychology, and writing. Courses in the minor consider such topics as learning and teaching of languages, social and regional language variation, literacy, language and gender, language and power, language disorders, and language history.
The minor requires a minimum of 21 hours: 9 hours in the foundation and 12 hours in electives. Three electives must be taken from English electives (as follows) and one elective must be taken from cross-departmental electives (as follows).