As an Applied Linguistics minor, you'll come to understand what human languages have in common, their relationships with and influences on societies and cultures, and a deep understanding of grammar and its meaning.
Applied Linguistics minors will cover subjects such as phonology, morphology, syntax, and semantics, first and second language acquisition, and representation in the mind. Courses include:
- Introduction to Language and Lingustics
- Structure of the English Language
- Intercultural Communication
- Languages of the World
- Seminar in TESL/TEFL Methodology
Our Applied Linguistics minor enhances the academic experience of any student, especially those studying modern languages, English, education, and journalism, or those who are thinking about a career in teaching or writing.
If you want to pursue an advanced degree in the language or linguistics field, Saint Michael’s offers a Master’s degree in Teaching English as a Second Language. You can choose from six programs taught here: Master of Arts in TESOL, Peace Corps Master’s International Program, Master of Arts in TESOL with ESL Licensure, Master of Arts in TESOL with ESL Endorsement, Additional ESL Endorsement, or Graduate Certificate in TESOL.
Applied Lingustics majors will necessarily achieve a deep understanding and facility with language. That understanding is invaluable in almost any career and directly applicable to important skill sets like communication and critical thinking.
Graduates go on to succeed in careers like teaching, writing, journalism, theatre, or Law, among others.