This program introduces you to the scientific study of human language, its structure, its diversity, and its communicative properties. By analyzing linguistic structure and identifying patterns of language use from around the world, you develop an understanding of how languages change, how they are used by communities, and how they are acquired. Linguistics offers an understanding of how languages are structured and how languages are used in communicative and interactional contexts.

Minor in Linguistics, 15 hours      
ENG 220 Language and Society (3)
ENG 320        Introduction to Linguistic Science     3
ENG 321  Linguistics      3
Hours     9
6 hours from:    
CH    337 Chinese Linguistics (3)      
ENG 322         The Development of the English Language (3)    
ENG 323 Discourse Structure and Strategies (3)    
ENG 328 Language and Gender (3)    
ENG 332 Phonetics and Phonology (3)    
ENG 400 Special Topics in English (3)    
FR    337 Phonetics (3)      
GER 337 Phonetics (3)    
JAPA337 Phonetics (3)     6
SP    337 SP Phonetics and SLA (3)      
SP    340 Survey in Spanish Linguistics (3)      
SPAA260 Speech Acoustics (3)      
SPAA270 Language Development (3)      


Hours     6
Total Hours     15

Four semesters or the equivalent in one or more modern or classical languages other than one's native language are recommended.

For course descriptions and complete information on program requirements, please consult the Ball State University Undergraduate Catalog.