What is the value of taking a linguistic class in college if you are not a linguistic major?

I thought this blog post would benefit seminary students and homeschool students who are thinking about college.

The Broad Spectrum Life

It makes a better learner – and a better person – in many ways. You use language to learn everything. You don’t take university English (in the U.S.) to learn to read and write, you take it to enhance your abilities of English language comprehension, thought processing, and communication. A linguistic class is a socially scientific philosophy course for languages, a space for exercises of abstract thinking, and a way to improve your understanding of others. It’s far more than just a reading, writing, history, or language course.

A proper linguistics course clarifies why, where, when, and how language works. Thusly, it changes the mundane or granted aspects of language toward appreciation through revealing language’s complexity, both through time and across culture. You’re made to realize the cognition involved, the evolutionary and developmental steps, the diversity across societies, how it greatly influences worldview and culture, and how it’s pretty amazing…

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