Writing and Linguistics
College of Arts and Humanities

Writing Minor Options

The Writing Minor
The Department of Writing and Linguistics offers four 15-hour minor options in Linguistics, Professional and Technical Writing (PTW), and Writing. People with strong writing and communication skills are more likely to advance faster and further in their careers than those without effective written communication skills.

Our minors complement a variety of majors, professions, and career goals, and they demonstrate to potential employers an interest in writing—and the ability to do it well.

There are four options in the minor:

Writing

Working with an advisor, choose five three-hour upper division level courses.

Applied Linguistics

The Applied Linguistics Minor helps improve students’ understanding of the learning needs of linguistically and culturally diverse students. Combined with a major in education, foreign languages, international studies, interdisciplinary studies, and psychology, this minor helps prepare students for graduate studies in applied linguistics or careers working with diverse student populations.

Required Course (3 hours):

  • LING 3630 Language and Linguistic Theory (3)

 

Select four courses from the following (12 hours):

  • LING 3030 Selected Topics in Linguistics (3)
  • LING/WRIT 3430 Linguistics and Grammar for Teachers (3)
  • LING/WRIT 3520 Revision, Grammar and Culture (3)
  • LING 4230 Second Language Writing (3)
  • LING 4231 Corpus Linguistics (3)
  • LING 4430 Computer Assisted Language Learning (3)
  • LING 4432 Language Assessment (3)
  • LING/WRIT 4790 Internship (3)
  • LING 5130 Modern English Grammar (3)
  • LING 5530 Sociolinguistics (3)
Linguistics Interdisciplinary

The Linguistics Interdisciplinary Minor helps improve students’ understanding of the role of language in different aspects of human life. Combined with a major in the humanities or social sciences, this minor invites students to explore their areas of concentration from a unique perspective and develops their expertise in using linguistic analysis as a problem-solving tool.

Required course (3):

  • LING 3630 Language and Linguistic Theory (3)

 

Select four courses from the following (12 hours):

  • LING 3030 Selected Topics in Linguistics (3)
  • LING 3031 Phonology (3)
  • LING 3032 Syntax (3)
  • LING 3337 Language, Power, Politics (3)
  • LING 3338 Language and Law (3)
  • LING 3534 Psychology of Language (3)
  • LING/WRIT 3520 Revision, Grammar and Culture (3)
  • LING 4333 Semantics: Introduction to Linguistic Meaning (3)
  • LING 5130 Modern English Grammar (3)
  • LING 5330 History of the English Language (3)
  • LING 5340 Sociolinguistics (3)
  • LING/WRIT 4790 Internship (3)
  • *ENGL 5465U Chaucer (3)
  • *ENGL 5440 U Early English Literature (3)

*Armstrong Campus only

PTW

Required course (3 hours):

  • WRIT 3220 Professional and Technical Writing (3)

 

Select four courses from the following (12 hours):

  • WRIT 2130 Technical Communication (3)
  • WRIT 2450 Writing Social Media (3)
  • WRIT 3030 Selected Topics in Writing (3)
  • WRIT 3230 Writing in the Workplace (3)
  • WRIT 3232 Information Design (3)
  • WRIT 3233 Professional and Technical Editing (3)
  • WRIT 3234 Research Methods for Writers (3)
  • WRIT 3310 Digital Storytelling (3)
  • WRIT 3320 Introduction to Usability and User Experience (3)
  • WRIT 3460 Travel and Tourism Writing (3)
  • WRIT 4300 Applied Rhetoric in Science and Technology (3)
  • WRIT 4380 Writing Grants and Proposals (3)
  • WRIT 4535 Intellectual Property (3)
  • WRIT 4790 Internship (1-6)
  • WRIT 5030 Selected Topics in Writing (3)
  • WRIT 5100 Writing for New Media (3)
  • WRIT 5250 Advanced Technical Writing (3)
  • WRIT 5510 Writing for Nonprofits (3)
  • WRIT 5520 Writing for Publication (3)
  • WRIT 5540 Advanced Technical Editing (3)
  • WRIT 5550 Publication Design (3)

Last updated: 2/1/2018

Department of Writing & Linguistics • P.O. Box 8026 • Statesboro, GA 30460 • 912-478-0739