Linguistics Minor - Speech and Language Sciences

The speech and language sciences minor is designed for students considering careers in speech-language pathology (SLP). Students take core courses in general linguistics, as well as courses that provide knowledge and theoretical perspectives on disorders of speech, language, and hearing.

Effective SP17

Students can declare the Speech and Language Sciences minor beginning week 1 of spring quarter.

Minor requirements:

  • Completion of 7 courses and 1 lower-division statistics course for a letter grade of C- or better.

Lower-division Requirement

Statistics

One lower division statistics course to be chosen from

COGS 14B. Introduction to Statistical Analysis

PSYC 60. Introduction to Statistics

Upper-division Requirements

Linguistics Core

Three required linguistics courses

LIGN 101. Introduction to the Study of Language

LIGN 110. Phonetics

LIGN 111. Phonology

Speech, Language and Hearing Disorders

One course in speech, language and hearing disorders

LIGN 112. Speech Sounds and Speech Disorders

Language Development and Disorders

One course in language development and disorders to be chosen from

LIGN 119. First and Second Language Learning: From Childhood through Adolescence

LIGN 171. Child Language Acquisition

LIGN 179. Second Language Acquisition Research

Neurobiology of Language

One course in neurobiology of language to be chosen from

LIGN 180. Language Representation in the Brain

LIGN 181. Language Processing in the Brain

Speech and Language Science Electives

One speech and language sciences elective courses to be chosen from

COGS 107A. Neuroanatomy and Physiology

COGS 107C. Cognitive Neuroscience

COGS 154. Communication Disorders in Children and Adults

COGS 179. Electrophysiology of Cognition

COMM 168. Bilingual Communication

COMM 169. Deaf Culture in the U.S.

EDS 125. History, Politics, and Theory of Bilingual Education

ETHN 185. Discourse, Power, and Inequality

LIGN 4. Language as a Cognitive System

LIGN 7. Sign Language and Its Culture

LIGN 119. First and Second Language Learning: From Childhood through Adolescence

LIGN 120. Morphology

LIGN 121. Syntax

LIGN 130. Semantics

LIGN 146. Sociolinguistics in Deaf Communities

LIGN 148. Psycholinguistics of Sign Language

LIGN 160. Pragmatics

LIGN 171. Child Language Acquisition

LIGN 175. Sociolinguistics

LIGN 177. Multilingualism

LIGN 179. Second Language Acquisition Research

LIGN 180. Language Representation in the Brain

LIGN 181. Language Processing in the Brain

MUS 175. Musical Psychoacoustics

PSYC 105. Cognitive Psychology

PSYC 108. Introduction to Cognitive Neuroscience

PSYC 128. Psychology of Reading

PSYC 138. Sound and Music Perception

SOC 117. Language, Culture, and Education

Exception: COGS 107C and PSYC 108 may not both be taken for credit toward the minor.

Additional Resources

More information on applying to SLP graduate programs

Questions?

Inquiries about language classes should be directed to the Language Program advisors .

Inquiries about the Linguistics Undergraduate Program (specific questions about classes, plans of study, graduate school options, and EAP/OAP class approval) should be directed to the Undergraduate Advisors.