Linguistics Minor

Students in the Linguistics Minor

The linguistics program at Saint Joseph's welcomes students who are interested in studying how all aspects of language work, from the physiological and cognitive to the social. Classes explore topics that include how people learn and/or acquire language, how the study of discourse can uncover interactional patterns when we relate to each other and what happens grammatically and socially when different languages come into contact in our society, among many other topics. Several linguistics classes are cross-listed in other departments such as sociology and philosophy, and the program welcomes students from a variety of majors across campus. Linguistics minors have gone on to become educators and speech and language pathologists, as well as to study linguistics, law, and psychology at the graduate level.