Phone: 703-993-1188 Web: linguistics.gmu.edu
Goldin, Holisky, Jones, Leeman, Levine, McCarthy, Roman-Mendoza, Weinberger (director), Wulf
Linguistics is the scientific study of language. Language is studied descriptively, theoretically, computationally, and psychologically, and as a social phenomenon. The field of linguistics thus informs and is informed by many other areas of study, including philosophy, psychology, sociology, computer science, the study of individual languages and literatures, literary studies, and education.
The interdisciplinary minor in linguistics may be combined with a major in one of the areas listed above or in any other field. This minor introduces the fundamental concepts of modern linguistic theory and explores how these concepts relate to various other disciplines.
This program of study is an interdisciplinary minor offered by the College of Humanities and Social Sciences.
For policies governing all minors, see the Academic Policies section of this catalog.
All students have opportunities to
- conduct independent research
- engage in globally-related activities through coursework and language study at Mason and abroad
- participate in many forms of public service
- prepare for their future careers through internships, career-focused minors and other college-to-career activities