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Minor in Linguistics


Tyndale’s minor in Linguistics focuses on the study of language structures. The program seeks to understand how language functions between the actual sounds of language and the meanings which we associate with those sounds.

Liberal Arts Linguistics

The Linguistics program relates the science of language to its application in literature, philosophy and theology. Your Linguistics courses at Tyndale will help you better understand how language is used in your English, Philosophy, Psychology and Biblical Studies classes, creating a broad and deep undergraduate experience.

Broad Linguistic Perspectives

At Tyndale you will study the technical aspects of language in classes such as "Morphology: Introduction to Morphological Analysis" and "Syntax I: Introduction to Grammatical Analysis." You will also learn how to integrate what you are learning about language in courses such as "Language and Society," "Language and Culture Acquisition," and "The Philosophy of Language." Upon completion, you will have gained the skills and knowledge needed for a career in a wide range of linguistic specialties.

A Foundation for the Future

The minor in Linguistics creates a solid foundation for a variety of fields: teaching, speech pathology, psychology, research, Bible translation and literacy. Your understanding of language will deepen your appreciation of a variety of cultures, both ancient and modern, giving you a head start no matter where you choose to go after your university undergraduate studies at Tyndale.

Program Faculty

Dr. Paul Arsenault

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For a future career in »

  • Translation/Interpretation
  • International Development
  • ESL
  • Teaching
  • Speech Pathology
  • Psychology
  • Pure & Applied Research
  • Missions

Program Requirements

Minor Requirements
  • [LING 101] Introduction to Linguistics I
  • [LING 102] Introduction to Linguistics II
  • [LING 2__] Linguistics courses
  • [LING 3__] Linguistics courses

Total Minor Requirements: 24 Credit Hours

Program requirements subject to change.
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