Dec 03, 2022  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

Linguistics Minor

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These degree requirements are subject to periodic revision by the academic department, and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences reserves the right to make exceptions and substitutions as judged necessary in individual cases. Therefore, the College strongly urges students to consult regularly with their major advisor and CLAS advisor to confirm the best plans of study before finalizing them.

The minor in Linguistics is an interdisciplinary program awarded through the Department of Modern Languages. The minor is designed to guide students through an exact and structured discipline that examines various aspects of the nature of human language. A Linguistics minor may be of particular interest to students majoring in a Foreign Language, as well as majors in fields such as Anthropology, English, Communication, Education, Philosophy, and Sociology. The Linguistics minor is open to all undergraduate students at CU Denver.

Program Delivery
  • This is an on ­campus program.
Declaring This Minor
  • Please see your advisor. To be admitted to minor status in Linguistics, students must have an overall GPA of C+ (2.3)
General Requirements

To earn a degree, students must satisfy all requirements in each of the areas below, in addition to their individual major requirements.

Program Requirements

  1. Students must complete a minimum of 15 credit hours from the approved courses below.
  2. Students must complete a minimum of 6 upper-division (3000-level and above) credit hours in the minor, chosen from the approved courses below.
  3. Students must earn a minimum grade of C-(1.7) in all minor courses taken at CU Denver and must achieve a minimum cumulative minor GPA of 2.5. All graded attempts in required and elective courses are calculated in the minor GPA. Students cannot complete minor or ancillary course requirements as pass/fail.
  4. Students must complete a minimum of 9 credit hours with CU Denver faculty chosen from the approved courses below.

Program Restrictions, Allowances and Recommendations

  1. Upon declaring a minor in Linguistics, each student will be assigned to a faculty advisor with whom the student should consult at least once per semester thereafter. It is especially important that students have their transcripts reviewed by their advisor before enrolling in their final 30 credit hours at CU Denver. Failure to do so may result in delay of graduation.
  2. Courses taken at other institutions may be applied to the minor, but only with approval of a Linguistics faculty advisor in the Department of Modern Languages.

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