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Linguistics

Overview

Imagine yourself in the middle of a jungle, moving from village to village, living with the locals as you work with them to record and document their languages. You are a linguist, and the records you collect will help preserve languages, cultures and traditions, guarding them from extinction. Your work will facilitate mother-tongue literacy and open the doors of opportunity to speakers of minority languages.

Tyndale’s Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics can lead you to a life of adventure, exploration and fighting for social justice. Work closely with professors who will deepen your understanding of different cultures, giving you a head start, no matter where you choose to go. You will study aspects of language such as phonetics, syntax and semantics. Learn how to use these tools to provide practical research and services to benefit minority language speakers worldwide. Prepare for a future career that can take you anywhere in the world.
 

Program Faculty


Dr. Paul Arsenault
 

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Graduates are working as »

  • Bible Translator
  • ESL Teacher
  • Literacy Specialist
  • Speech Pathologist
  • Psychologist

Program Requirements

BA Linguistics Core Requirements (39 Credit Hours)
  • [INDS 101] University Studies in Christian Perspective
  • Two of
    • [ENGL 101] Introduction to Literature I
    • [ENGL 102] Introduction to Literature II
    • [ENGL 171] Literature and Composition
  • One of
    • [HIST 101] History of Western Civilization I
    • [HIST 102] History of Western Civilization II
  • [BSTH 101] Old Testament Scripture
  • [BSTH 102] New Testament Scripture
  • [BSTH 201] Hermeneutics
  • [BSTH 270] Introduction to Christian Theology
  • [INDS 475] Christianity and Culture
  • [PHIL 171] Introduction to Philosophy
  • [Fine Arts] Fine Arts elective course
  • [Natural Sciences] Natural Sciences elective course
  • [Social Sciences] Social Sciences elective course
Major Requirements (36 Credit Hours)
  • [LING 101] Introduction to Linguistics I
  • [LING 102] Introduction to Linguistics II
  • [LING 201] Phonetics
  • [LING 203] Phonology I
  • [LING 204] Morphology and Syntax I
  • [LING 211] Language and Society
  • [LING 3__ ] Linguistic courses
  • [LING 3__ ] Linguistic courses
  • [LING 3__ ] Linguistic courses
  • [LING 3__ ] Linguistic courses
  • [LING 4__ ] Linguistic courses
  • [LING 4__ ] Linguistic courses
Electives (45 Credit Hours)

Total Degree Requirements: 120 Credit Hours

BA Linguistics Minor Requirements (24 Credit Hours)
  • [LING 101] Introduction to Linguistics I
  • [LING 102] Introduction to Linguistics II
  • [LING 2__ ] Linguistic courses
  • [LING 2__ ] Linguistic courses
  • [LING 2__ ] Linguistic courses
  • [LING 2__ ] Linguistic courses
  • [LING 3__ ] Linguistic courses
  • [LING 3__ ] Linguistic courses

Notes:

  • At least 45 out of 120 credit hours must be taken at the 300- or 400-level.
  • Minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.00 and a minimum of 120 credit hours.
Program requirements subject to change.
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