Linguistics and the Teaching of English as a Second Language


Dr. Ginger Pizer

Dr. Ginger Pizer

Associate Professor and Director of the Undergraduate Program


Linguistics Registration Form


Undergraduate Minor in Linguistics

Linguistics is the study of language, including the structure of sounds, words, and sentences, how our brains process it, how people learn it, and the roles it plays in our societies. Studying linguistics raises students’ awareness of patterns in the language of their daily lives and can contribute to careers such as language teaching, editing and publishing, speech therapy, advertising, and more.

The Minor in Linguistics is open to undergraduate students in any major except General Liberal Arts with a focus in Linguistics.

To declare your intention to pursue the Minor in Linguistics, please fill out the Linguistics Minor Registration Form and send it to Dr. Ginger Pizer at


The minor requires a minimum of 18 semester hours with a grade of C or above in each course. Possible courses are listed below. Up to two additional Special Topics or Directed Individual Study courses will count toward the minor when approved in advance by the Linguistics Committee. Courses that are cross-listed in more than one department may be taken under any cross-listing.

Required course

3-5 of the following courses

0-2 of the following courses