The SLS Minor
There are two Minors in Second Language Studies (SLS); the SLS Minor and the SLS Teaching Minor.
The SLS Minor is for students with an interest in any area of SLS to gain both a core understanding of language, language use, and second language acquisition, in addition to knowledge in any area of the field students find useful or relevant to their own goals.
The requirements and electives for the SLS Minor total 15 credits. Listed below are the core and elective courses for the minor. This Minor features a "catered menu" of electives that students can choose from.
Minor Requirements (9 credits/3 courses):
- SLS 301 - Basic Language Concepts
- SLS 302 - Second Language Learning (W)*
- SLS 304 - Sociolinguistics of Multilingualism (DS, W)
Minor Electives (6 credits/2 courses):
- SLS 303 - Second Language Teaching
- SLS 311 - Second Language Testing
- SLS 312 - Second Language Teaching: Reading & Writing (O)
- SLS 313 - Second Language Teaching: Listening & Speaking (O)
- SLS 408 - Multilingual Education (DS, W)
- SLS 418 - Instructional Media (O, W)
- SLS 430 - Pidgin & Creole English in Hawai‘i (DS, H)
- SLS 460 - English Phonology (DS, O)
- SLS 480-alpha - Topics in SLS**
*SLS 302 is a prerequisite for most elective courses. 100-200 level classes do not count towards the Minor, but are highly recommended as a foundation
**Topic areas for SLS 480-alpha are:
- 480P = Second Language Pedagogy
- 480R = Second Language Research
- 480U = Second Language Use
- 480N = Second Language Analysis
- 480E = Second Language Learning
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