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Minor Requirements

Course Work: 28 credit hours

The following courses are required:

LING 301 Introduction to Linguistic Analysis 4 Credits
LING 411 Phonetics 4 Credits
LING 435 Morphology and Syntax 4 Credits
LING 450 Introduction to Phonology 4 Credits
LING 451 Functional Syntax I 4 Credits


In addition, the minor requires two elective courses. The easiest way to meet the elective course requirement is to select two courses from the list of pre-approved elective courses. However, if you believe that another course that you want to take might have sufficient linguistics content to count as a Linguistics elective, BEFORE YOU TAKE THE COURSE, you should contact a Linguistics Undergraduate Advisor for pre-approval of the course as a linguistics elective. Courses can be approved after-the-fact (especially for study abroad courses), but the only way to ensure that a course will count is to get it approved before you take it.

Additional Requirements

Language Requirement

The language requirement for the minor is the same as the language requirement that is required for the Bachelor of Arts at the UO.  See the UO Academic Policies for this requirement; scroll down to the “Bachelor of Arts Requirements” for an explanation of the BA second language requirement.


All courses applied toward the minor in Linguistics must be taken on a graded basis.