The Director of the Minor in Applied Linguistics is Professor Cindy Brantmeier.
The Minor in Applied Linguistics meets the increasing domestic and international demand for second and foreign language teachers. This minor, combined with a major in a language, Anthropology, Education, PNP or Psychology, helps students qualify for teaching positions in a variety of language programs for linguistically and culturally diverse learners in the United States and around the world. The minor is also suitable for students who wish to pursue graduate studies in Applied Linguistics, Education, Literature, Psychology, and other related fields. The minor enhances students' job prospects, applications to graduate programs, and chances of obtaining a teaching assistantships in graduate school.
This minor is composed of 18 credits that focus on the theoretical, empirical, and practical foundations of teaching and learning languages.
Applied Linguistics is an interdisciplinary minor that unites current faculty research interests across several Arts & Sciences departments, such as Romance Languages, Education, Anthropology, Linguistics and Psychology, and draws on the expertise of scholars in a range of disciplines.
All participating students must have a declared primary major.
Students should meet with Professor Cindy Brantmeier, Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, to declare the minor. You can email Professor Brantmeier at email@example.com
Required Courses: (courses taught in English unless otherwise indicated)
- L44 Ling 413 Linguistics and Language Learning
- L44 Span/Ling 466 Second Language Acquisition
- L38 Span/Ling 469 Reading and Writing in a Second Language
At least two of the following:
- L38 Span 467 Grammar and Vocabulary Acquisition
- L44 Ling 312 Phonetics
- L33 Psycho 433 Psychology of Language
- L38 Span 417 Phonetics, Phonology and Dialectology (course taught in Spanish)
At least one of the following:
- L90 AFAS 210 The Linguistic Legacy of the African Slave Trade
- L48 Anthro 4122 Language and Gender
- L48 Anthro 215B Language, Culture and Society
- L12 Educ 4315 Culture, Language and the Education of Black Students
Appropriate Topics courses may be substituted for electives with approval from Professor Brantmeier.
Examples of courses that may be substituted include:
- Educ 453 Sociology of Education
- Educ 4014 Urban Education in Multiracial Societies
- Educ 4211 New Media, Literacy, Culture and Education