The MA with a major in Language & Culture Studies prepares students to work as specialists in their field across language and culture boundaries. The different concentrations allow students flexibility in choosing the program that best fits their interests and service opportunities. Our graduates serve as literacy specialists, language surveyors, Scripture engagement consultants, researchers, and a variety of other cross-cultural roles.
Students must complete the general core requirements (12 credit hours) and concentration specific requirements (24 credit hours) to complete this 36 credit graduate degree. Concentrations include Islamic Worldviews, Literacy, Language Survey, Scripture Engagement, and Sociolinguistics. For more information about this degree please see our current catalog.
Persons interested in this program should apply for Graduate Admission to GIAL. If previously enrolled at GIAL in anything other than “graduate admission status”, you will need to change your admission status.
Prior to admission to the program, students must complete the following prerequisite requirements.
For concentrations in Literacy, Sociolinguistics, and Language Survey, the following courses, or their equivalent, are required.
For the Scripture Engagement program, the following courses, or their equivalent, are required.
*Students may petition to waive these prerequisite requirements it they have taken equivalent courses elsewhere. Courses are evaluated on a course-by-course basis.
General Core Requirements
|Courses (Four required with at least one from each category)||Hours|
|WA5339 Research Methods in World Arts
AA5340 Ethnographic Research Methods
AA5341 Social Science Research Design and Methods
|AA5387 Training Across Cultures|
|C. Language and Culture as Dynamic Systems||6|
|AA5353 Language Development and Planning
AA5374 Christianity Across Cultures
|Total core hours||12|