This information is part of the Colgate University catalog, 2023-24.


Minor Requirements

To complete the minor in Linguistics, the student must consult with a member of the advisory committee and/or the director to identify a study path that includes five courses from the list below. The five-course minor will normally include one of the courses listed in section 1 and four courses from section 2, with restrictions as outlined below. The courses can be taken in any sequence:

Section 1

One or two of the following courses

Section 2

Three or Four additional courses selected from among those listed below, subject to the following conditions:

  • No more than two courses can be taken in the same department.
  • At least two courses must be at the 300 or 400 level. Three or four courses may come from the Other Courses listed below, with two of them at the 300 or 400 level; or one course may be an advanced language course, and the other courses from the Other Courses list, with one of them at the 300 or 400 level. Only one course from the Other Courses list may be an independent study course.
Advanced Language Courses

Advanced language courses taken abroad on a study group also qualify with approval by the director.

Other Courses

Linguistics Program

For more information about the department, including Faculty, transfer credit, awards, etc., please visit the  catalog page.