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Applied Linguistics Associate Degree Core Classes
Phonetics & Phonology
Phonetics and Phonology focuses on understanding the use of sound in human language. This includes a general understanding of the description, production, and transcription of sounds based upon the International Phonetic Alphabet, as well as the identification of phonemes and phonological processes within specific languages.
This course provides tools for the analysis of language on morphological and syntactic levels.
Introduction to Linguistics OR Foundations in Linguistics
Introduction to Linguistics
This course introduces the process of language analysis with the goal of enhancing the student’s ability to learn language. Students gain a framework for understanding and identifying the sound systems and grammatical structures of different languages.
Foundations in Linguistics
This course introduces students to the complexity of human language. It is designed to introduce material in three interrelated units, including the nature of language, the grammatical aspects of language, and the applied areas of language. The course focuses on issues such as how the brain and language are related, how language sounds are produced and formed into words and sentences, and how those words and sentences are used to convey meaning. The course also addresses applied areas, such as dialects of English, pragmatics, bilingualism, language acquisition, and language instruction. While covering these various aspects of language, the ways in which the content relates to ministry are addressed.
Second Language & Culture Acquisition
This course introduces students to the process of language and cultural acquisition among people served on the field. An array of tools and practices are introduced.