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The Linguistics and Culture Interdisciplinary Minor is designed for students with a particular interest in language and its cultural interfaces. Its core is a pair of linguistics and anthropological linguistics courses, which are supported by courses in specific languages, and supplemented by elective courses in English; Anthropology; Languages, Literatures, and Cultures; Philosophy; and Communication Studies. Courses address current and historical descriptive, theoretical, and pedagogical issues in linguistics, cultural anthropology, philosophy of language, non-verbal communication, and the relation between communication, language and thought, providing students with a well-rounded program of study. The program is open to all students and designed to be an addition to the student’s major. CSU has linguistic and cultural expertise and this program provides undergraduate students with an opportunity to broaden their education as they prepare themselves for graduate study or careers requiring an analytic understanding of the nature of language and its relations with thought and culture.

Students must satisfactorily complete the total credits required for the minor. Minors and interdisciplinary minors require 12 or more upper-division (300- to 400-level) credits.

Additional coursework may be required due to prerequisites.

Effective Fall 2021

Core Courses
ANTH 335Language and Culture3
E 320Introduction to the Study of Language3
Select two courses from one of the following Language Course Groups:6-10
First-Year Arabic I
First-Year Arabic II
Second-Year Arabic I (GT-AH4)
Second-Year Arabic II (GT-AH4)
First-Year Chinese I
First-Year Chinese II
Second-Year Chinese I (GT-AH4)
Second-Year Chinese II (GT-AH4)
First-Year French I
First-Year French Review
First-Year French II
Intensive French I
Second-Year French I (GT-AH4)
Second-Year French II (GT-AH4)
Intensive French II
First-Year German I
First-Year German II
Intensive German I
Second-Year German I (GT-AH4)
Second-Year German II (GT-AH4)
Intensive German II
First-Year Italian I
First-Year Italian II
Second-Year Italian I (GT-AH4)
Second-Year Italian II (GT-AH4)
First-Year Japanese I
First-Year Japanese II
Second-Year Japanese I (GT-AH4)
Second-Year Japanese II (GT-AH4)
First-Year Korean I
First-Year Korean II
First Year Latin I
First-Year Latin II
First-Year Russian I
First-Year Russian II
Second-Year Russian I (GT-AH4)
Second-Year Russian II (GT-AH4)
American Sign Language:
American Sign Language I
American Sign Language II
First-Year Spanish I
First-Year Spanish Review
First-Year Spanish II
Intensive Spanish I
Second-Year Spanish I (GT-AH4)
Second-Year Spanish II (GT-AH4)
Intensive Spanish II
Supporting Courses
Select 3 courses from the following:9
Introductory Cultural Anthropology (GT-SS3)
Teaching English as a Second Language
Development of the English Language
Syntax and Semantics
Phonology, Morphology, and Lexis
Pragmatics and Discourse Analysis
Introduction to French Linguistics
French Phonetics
German Phonetics
Introduction to Spanish Linguistics
Spanish Phonetics
Introduction to Formal Logic
Philosophy of Language
Nonverbal Communication
Communication, Language, and Thought
Program Total Credits:21-25