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 Educational Studies, language (Spanish, French, Italian, Chinese, Swahili, German, Japanese, etc.), Anthropology, 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 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 Education, Romance Languages, 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 Education, to declare the minor. You can email Professor Brantmeier at firstname.lastname@example.org
Required Courses: (courses taught in English unless otherwise indicated)
- Educ/Ling 413 Linguistics and Language Learning
- Ling/Span 466 Second Language Acquisition
- Educ/Span/Ling 4691 Reading and Writing in a Second Language
At least one of the following:
- Educ/Span/Fr 501Methods of Teaching Languages
- Educ/Span/Fr 4013 Second Language Acquisition and Technology
- Span 467 Grammar and Vocabulary Acquisition
- Ling 312 Phonetics
- Psych 433 Psychology of Language
- Span 417 Phonetics, Phonology and Dialectology (course taught in Spanish
- AFAS 210 The Linguistic Legacy of the African Slave Trade
- Anthro 4122 Language and Gender
- Anthro 215B Language, Culture and Society
- 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
Updated August 2013