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Linguistics Extended Minor

An extended minor consists of the lower division requirements for a major and the upper division requirements for a minor as follows. Certain other criteria may be set by individual departments and programs. A student must have their program approved by the advisor for the extended minor program.

Admission Requirements

An overall 2.25 GPA and a passing grade in LING 220 are required for admission to the major and all minor programs.

Continuation Requirements

After a student has completed 60 units, a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of not less than 2.25 is required for continuance in the extended minor program. Students whose CGPA falls below 2.25 cannot enroll in any upper division LING courses. After their CGPA is restored to 2.25, students must meet with the departmental advisor to redeclare into the program.

Program Requirements

Lower Division Requirements

Students complete both

LING 220 - Introduction to Linguistics (3)

Explores how language works. Introduces students to the systematic nature of language by exploring the patterns of sounds, words, sentences and meanings in English and other languages. Develops problem-solving and critical thinking skills through hands-on training in pattern recognition and language data analysis. Open to all students. Breadth-Social Sciences.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
A320 TBD
D100 Margaret Grant
Tu 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 3153, Burnaby
D101 Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5004, Burnaby
D103 Margaret Grant
We 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
RCB 5118, Burnaby
D106 Th 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
RCB 5120, Burnaby
LING 282W - Writing for Linguistics (3)

Develops skills in language analysis by focusing on reading and writing of linguistic argumentation. Explores the foundations of such argumentation in the core areas of linguistics. Students read and discuss primary literature in linguistics in order to understand how to formulate hypotheses and evaluate them. They also learn how to use writing to construct their own solutions to challenging linguistic problems. Prerequisite: LING 220. Writing/Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Trevor Block
Mo 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
Th 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SWH 10061, Burnaby
SWH 10051, Burnaby

and nine additional units in lower division LING and/or INLG courses.

Upper Division Requirements

Students complete 15 upper division linguistics units in LING and/or INLG courses.

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Degree Requirements

For all bachelor of arts (BA) programs, students complete 120 units, which includes

  • at least 60 units that must be completed at Simon Fraser University
  • at least 45 upper division units, of which at least 30 upper division units must be completed at Simon Fraser University
  • at least 60 units (including 21 upper division units) in Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences courses
  • satisfaction of the writing, quantitative, and breadth requirements
  • an overall cumulative grade point average (CGPA) and upper division overall CGPA of at least 2.0, and program CGPA and upper division program CGPA of at least 2.0 on the course work used to satisfy the minimum program requirements. FASS departments may define additional GPA requirements for their respective programs.

For students in other faculties, please check your faculty's overall degree requirements:

Writing, Quantitative, and Breadth Requirements

Students admitted to Simon Fraser University beginning in the fall 2006 term must meet writing, quantitative and breadth requirements as part of any degree program they may undertake. See Writing, Quantitative, and Breadth Requirements for university-wide information.

WQB Graduation Requirements

A grade of C- or better is required to earn W, Q or B credit



W - Writing


Must include at least one upper division course, taken at Simon Fraser University within the student’s major subject
Q - Quantitative


Q courses may be lower or upper division
B - Breadth


Designated Breadth Must be outside the student’s major subject, and may be lower or upper division
6 units Social Sciences: B-Soc
6 units Humanities: B-Hum
6 units Sciences: B-Sci


Additional Breadth 6 units outside the student’s major subject (may or may not be B-designated courses, and will likely help fulfil individual degree program requirements)

Students choosing to complete a joint major, joint honours, double major, two extended minors, an extended minor and a minor, or two minors may satisfy the breadth requirements (designated or not designated) with courses completed in either one or both program areas.