Minor in Applied Linguistics

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What is a minor in Applied Linguistics?

The Applied Linguistics minor at UNT Dallas offers you an opportunity to study the English language from a linguistic perspective as it relates to developing job skills in Education, Publishing, Research, and Professional Communication. The skills that are developed in linguistic inquiry, field work, and analysis can serve as vital resources for empowering you and strengthening our community. The minor also complements your major area of study by focusing on strategies for enhancing their own language use, metalinguistic knowledge, and self-efficacy in communication. The courses in this minor align with the key competencies of critical thinking, information literacy, and inquiry & analysis and are thus well-positioned to augment other fields of study at the university.

About our Applied Linguistics Minor

With courses offered year-around, we’ll help ensure you can complete the Applied Linguistics minor in time to graduate. 

Also, forget buying textbooks! All the materials in our courses are provided for free. 

The courses in this minor can be completed in any order, and there are no prerequisites. Courses from this minor may also be substituted with other approved courses that are not listed on the degree plan (e.g., LING 4900 and COMM 3350 may be substituted for two of the required courses).

This minor is designed to be pursued in conjunction with a major at UNT-Dallas. Courses may count as electives in your major program (depending on your program of study, e.g., Communication), and two courses from this minor may count towards your core curriculum required courses. Be sure to connect with us and your academic advisor to see how this minor fits into your degree plan.

What marketable skills will I learn?

  • Acquire career ready competencies in publishing, research, business, professional communication, and education. 
  • Obtain cross-cultural, communication, analytic, and research skills. 
  • Attain a foundation to pursue graduate studies.
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