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Master of Arts in Applied Linguistics
The GIAL Applied Linguistics Department offers a Certificate in Applied Linguistics and a Master of Arts with a major in Applied Linguistics.

Prerequisites

Prior to admission to an M.A. with a major in Applied Linguistics program, students are required to take or to have taken elsewhere, these courses:
  • AL4302 Principles of Phonetics
  • AL4303 Principles of Phonological Analysis
  • AL4410 Principles of Grammatical Analysis
  • AA4505 Second Language and Culture Acquisition
Students enrolled in this degree program may designate a concentration in:
Graduates of this program will be qualified to serve in specialist roles in Bible Translation, Linguistics, or Cross-Cultural ministry (depending on the concentration selected). This degree consists of three components (General Core requirements, Concentration requirements and Electives), and requires successful completion of all three.

General Core Requirements

CourseSem Hrs
AL5406 Field Methods and Linguistic Analysis4
AL5207 Field Data Management2
AL5312 Discourse Analysis3
AA5151 Cross-Cultural Teaching Seminar1
AL5315 Semantics and Pragmatics3
____
Total core hours13

The following are the requirements for the Bible Translation Concentration with a thesis or non-thesis option.

Translation Course Requirements

CourseSem Hrs
AL5316 Theory and Practice of Translation3
AL5321 New Testament Greek for Translators 1 OR
AL5326 Biblical Hebrew for Translators 1
3
AL5322 New Testament Greek for Translators 2 OR
AL5327 Biblical Hebrew for Translators 2
3
AL5324 Principles of New Testament Exegesis OR
AL5325 Principles of Old Testament Exegesis 
3
NON-THESIS OPTION 
     4 Electives12
THESIS OPTION 
     2 Electives6
     Thesis credit hours6

Total translation concentration hours24
Total AL degree hours (minimum)37

Master of Arts in Applied Linguistics: Descriptive Linguistics Concentration

The following are the requirements for the Descriptive Linguistics Concentration with a thesis or non-thesis option.

Descriptive Linguistics Course Requirements

CourseSem Hrs
AL5304 Advanced Phonological Analysis3
AL5313 Advanced Grammatical Analysis3
AL5395 Current Issues in Descriptive Linguistics3

Two other advanced linguistics courses from the list below.

6

NON-THESIS OPTION

 
     3 Electives9

THESIS OPTION

 
     Electives3
     Thesis6

Total Descriptive Linguistics concentration hours24
Total AL degree hours (minimum)37

Approved advanced linguistics courses for the 
Descriptive Linguistics concentration:

AL 5323Discourse Features of NT Greek 
AL 5328Discourse Features of Bib. Hebrew 
AL 5394Readings in Applied Linguistics** 
AL 5395Current Issues in Descriptive Linguistics (if taken twice) 
AL 5396Conference Course in Applied Linguistics** 
AL 5398Seminar in Applied Linguistics** 

**These may be taken for the advanced linguistcs course requirement if they are a linguistic topic.


Master of Arts in Applied Linguistics: Cross-Cultural Service Concentration

The following are the requirements for the Cross-Cultural Service Concentration with a thesis or non-thesis option.

Cross-Cultural Service Common Courses

CourseSem Hrs
AA5373 Religion & Worldview3
AA5374 Christianity Across Cultures3
Biblical Language6
Missiology 6
Biblical Studies 3
Elective3

Total cross-cultural service concentration hours24
Total AL degree hours (minimum)37

SWBTS students may transfer six (6) semester hours of Hebrew or Greek for the language requirement. See your GIAL advisor for a current list of pre-approved courses available to program participants.



 
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