Applied linguistics is an interdisciplinary field that investigates and offers solutions to language-related problems in the world. The discipline relies on the theories and findings of linguistics, together with the experiences and needs of language users, to engage real-world issues at such intersections as language and society, language and education, and language and power.
Students earn the minor by completing 21 credits. Required foundation courses (nine credits): ENG 261 - Foundations of Language Study ENG 363 - Applied Linguistics ENG 364 - Sociolinguistics
Choose three English course electives (nine credits): ENG 362 - History of English ENG 365 - Teaching ESL ENG 366 - English Grammar and Usage ENG 390 - Special Topics in Language ENG 392 - Language and Power ENG 461 - Language and Gender ENG 465 - L2 Reading and Writing ENG 467 - Language Disorders and English Literacy ENG 469 - ESL Teaching Practicum
One elective must be taken from crossdepartmental electives. For complete list, go to gvsu.edu/english/linguistics/.
Applied Linguistics will prepare you to work in a wide variety of fields, including: