Dr. Steven Whitmer
Program Director

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Master of Arts in Intercultural Studies Concentrations

In addition to the core classes in the Master of Arts in Intercultural Studies, you will have the opportunity to choose a concentration and take the following classes.

Introduction to Linguistics or Language Analysis are prerequisites for all concentrations except Customized and Translation.

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.

Language Analysis
This course addresses the process of language analysis with a view to enhancing the student’s ability to learn field languages. Students will learn a framework for understanding and identifying the sound systems and grammatical structures of different languages, recognizing language as a context-dependent social phenomenon driven by cultural attitudes, expectations, behaviors, and contexts which affect the use of language. Emphasizing multilingual communities, this course includes principles for socio-linguistic survey.