In the course of 10 sessions (1. Introduction to Linguistics 2. Principles of linguistics and native speaker's competence 3. Language change over time: the Indo-European group 4. Language change over region: Dialectology 5. Language change over society: Sociolinguistics and Language planning 7. Catalan 8. Catalan 9. Galician 10. Basque 11. Conclusion) the module will cover the basic principles of linguistics, with specific emphasis on language change and the minority languages of Spain.