Curriculum

Below are some of the courses you’ll have an opportunity to take as a student in this program. Note: This list is intended to give you a quick glimpse into the program’s academic offerings, and should not be used as a guide for course selection or academic advising. For official program requirements see catalog for details.

Foundational Credits

(May be taken concurrently with program courses.)

CourseCredits
Bible / Theology 3
Introduction to Linguistics 3
Phonetics 3
Syntax or Phonology 3
Total 12

Regular Program

CourseCredits
ISAL 511 Applied Linguistics 3
ISAL 668 Seminar in Applied Linguistics 3
ISAL 679 Planning, Evaluation & Research in Applied Linguistics 3
ISAL 652 Field Methods in Second Language & Culture Learning  
OR ISAL 654 Field Methods in Linguistics 3
  ISAL or ISTE Electives 18
  Bible or World Perspective Elective 3
ISAL 697 Comprehensive Exam 0
  Total 33

Applied Linguistics Concentrations

Concentrations of 18 or 19 credits each are possible in the areas of language surveys, linguistics, literacy, TESOL, and translation. Note that the electives can be any ISAL courses beyond the foundational courses and core courses listed above.

Concentration in Language Surveys

CourseCredits
ISAL 641 Language Surveys 3
ISAL 646 Sociolinguistics 3
ISAL 654 Field Methods in Linguistics 3
ISAL 683 Topics in Linguistics 1–3
ISAL 684 Topics in Linguistics 1–3
  Elective 6
  Total 18

Concentration in Literacy

CourseCredits
ISAL 523
- or -
ISAL 622
Introduction to Phonology

Phonological Theory
3
ISAL 543 Literacy in Social Contexts 3
ISAL 544 Literacy Methods & Materials 3
ISAL 546 Reading & Literacy Theory 3
ISAL 652 Field Methods in Second Language& Culture Learning 3
  Elective 3
  Total 18

Concentration in Scripture in Use (18 Credits)

CourseCredits
ISAL 523 Introduction to Phonology 3
ISAL 537 Introduction to Literacy 3
ISAL 652 Field Methods in Second Language & Culture Learning 3
ISCL 614 Topics in Oral Ministries: Scripture in Use 3
ISCL 614 Topics in Oral Ministries: Oral Literature 3
  Elective 3
  Total 18

Concentration in TESOL

CourseCredits
ISTE 509 Structure of English 3
ISTE 525 Introduction to TESOL — Adult 3
ISTE 527 Materials Evaluation & Preparation 3
ISTE 541 Intercultural Communication for Teachers 3
ISTE 560 Communicating Values Through TESOL 1
ISTE 614 Second Language Acquisition 3
ISTE 692 Practicum in TESOL II 3
  Total 19

Concentration in Translation

CourseCredits
ISAL 529 Introduction to Semantics & Pragmatics 3
ISAL 535 Introduction to Bible Translation 3
ISAL 624 Syntactic Theory 3
ISAL 626 Approaches to Translation 3
ISAL 648 Discourse & Text Analysis 3
  Elective 3
  Total 18
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