Code Course Credits
ANTH 302 ANTH 302 - Cross Cultural Communication

The nature of cross-cultural interaction, drawing attention both to the unexpected variations in other cultures as well as to the presuppositions from one's own culture that inhibit cross-cultural communication. The need to take into account the dynamic of constant cultural change is also emphasized.Cross-listed: COMM 302; LING 302.Prerequisite(s): ANTH 101 or instructor's consent. (0-0; 3-0)

Cross-listed: MCOM 372; LING 302

Prerequisite(s): ANTH 101 or instructor’s consent. (0-0; 3-0)

LING 101 LING 101 - Introduction to Linguistics

An introduction to the primary elements of linguistics, including an introduction to morphology and semantics (words and meaning), phonetics (the sounds of language), phonology (the sound systems of language), syntax (grammatical systems), sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics, language acquisition theory, and current issues in linguistics. No previous knowledge of linguistics is required.Prerequisite(s): None. (3-0; 3-0)

LING 210 LING 210 - Language and Society

This course gives students the opportunity to examine and interpret how the socio-cultural context affects the way people speak in that setting. Topics in focus include regional and social dialects, multilingualism, language attitudes and their impact on national and personal identity, linguistic politeness, the maintenance, shift, loss, and spread of languages, and the impact of modern technology. Applications to gender and education are explored in depth.

Prerequisite(s): None. (Summer or 3-0; 3-0)

LING 268 LING 268 - Introduction to TESOL

This introductory course investigates the English language itself (what we teach), the various ELT methodologies and classroom techniques (how we teach), and the participants in the teaching/learning process (the who of ELT). LING 268 is a foundational course for further studies in the TESOL certificate program.Cross-listed: EDUC 268.Prerequisite(s): None. (3-0 ; 3-0)

LING 301 LING 301 - TESOL Volunteer Practicum

This semester of classroom experience provides opportunities for students to link their TESL courses to school settings. Students volunteer in an ESL classroom in order to become more confident in the classroom, interacting with students and teachers, and carrying out activities that prepare them for the 400 level practicum.Pre-requisite(s): LING 268.

LING 305 LING 305 - Fundamentals of English Grammar

This course examines the structure, function, and usage of English grammar within the context of language teaching. LING 305 is a foundational course for further studies in the TESOL certificate program.Prerequisite: LING 268 or TESOL Certificate Director’s consent.(3-0; 3-0)

LING 306 LING 306 - The Sound System of English

In this course, students explore the sounds of English, transcribing them with phonetic symbols, and discover how these sounds function within English to encode meaning. These findings are then applied to assist language learners with their pronunciation.NB: Linguistics majors should take LING 310 and 330 rather than LING 306.Prerequisites: LING 268 or TESOL Certificate Director’s consent. (3-0; 3-0)

LING 310 LING 310 - Articulatory Phonetics

Theoretical and practical introduction to the broad range of human speech sounds including tone, intonation, stress, and duration; extensive drill in producing and recognizing these sounds and recording them with phonetic symbols; and practice in recording and reproducing the sounds of selected languages.NB:  Students taking a minor in Applied Linguistics with TESOL and students taking the TESOL track of the Certificate in TESOL should take LING 306 rather than 310. Prerequisite(s): None. (Summer or 3-0; 3-0)NB:  Students taking a minor in Applied Linguistics with TESOL and students taking the TESOL track of the Certificate in TESOL should take LING 306 rather than 310. 

LING 317 LING 317 - Materials Creation in TESOL

This course highlights the foundational principles of materials design and evaluation in English-language teaching. Students evaluate published and teacher-made materials, and apply the principles to their own created materials in a practical workshop setting.Prerequisites: LING 268 or TESOL Certificate Director's consent. (1-0; 1-0)

LING 319 LING 319 - Issues in TESOL and Missions

This course examines the role English language teaching has played within the modern foreign missions movement. Criticisms of this approach are examined, issues clarified, assumptions articulated, and principles of a biblical, ethical approach are suggested.Prerequisites: LING TESOL Certificate Director’s consent. (1-0; 1-0)

LING 330 LING 330 - Phonological Analysis

The study of sound systems of human language, including initial principles of phonological analysis. Application of these principles to a wide range of natural language data.Co-requisites: LING 310. (Summer; 3-0; 3-0)

LING 360 LING 360 - Morphosyntax I

Theories of grammar and principles of language analysis: morphology, syntax, stems, words, phrases, sentences, and categories of meaning. Problem solving with data from a variety of languages is a major part of the course.NB: Offered only during Summer sessions.Co-requisites: LING 310.

LING 401 LING 401 - TESL Practicum

In this final course in the TESOL certificate, students spend a minimum of 25 hours in an approved ESL/EFL program. Students utilize knowledge and skills learned in TESOL courses, learn to reflect on their classroom practices, and begin to articulate how their faith influences their classroom presence.NB: Pass/Fail course.Prerequisite(s): 20 sem. hrs. in TESOL Certificate (including LING 301 and LING 410 or 420).

LING 410 LING 410 - Teaching Listening and Speaking

This course helps students acquire the practical knowledge and skills necessary to effectively teach listening and speaking to English language learners. The course provides an orientation to the theoretical perspectives of teaching listening and speaking, to a variety of classroom strategies and assessment methods, and to printed and online resources.Prerequisite(s): 10 sem. hrs. in TESOL Certificate (including LING 268, 305, 301, and either LING 306 or LING 310).

LING 420 LING 420 - Teaching Reading and Writing in ESL

This course is designed to help students acquire the practical knowledge and skills to effectively teach reading and writing to English language learners. The course provides an orientation to the theoretical perspectives of teaching reading and writing, to a variety of classroom strategies and assessment methods, and to printed and online resources.Prerequisite(s): 10 sem. hrs. in TESOL Certificate (including LING 268, 301, and 305). (3-0; 3-0)

LING 460 LING 460 - Morphosyntax II

This course explores the rich variety of morphological and syntactic constructions and processes found in human language, deepening the students' understanding of the morphosyntactic phenomena from a typological perspective. The topics are examined within the framework of a current theory of Syntax.Prerequisite(s): LING 210; 310, 330, or 360 (3-0; 0-0)

LING 470 LING 470 - Language & Culture Acquisition

This course introduces students to theories of second language and second culture acquisition. Students develop and evaluate self-directed strategies based on personal learning styles. Practical experience in the above topics is gained by working with a speaker of a non-Indo-European language.NB: LING 460 and 480 are recommended in same semesterCross-listed: ANTH 470.Prerequisite(s): LING 210; 310, 330, 360 or 361 and 362. (3-2; 0-0)

LING 471 LING 471 - First Language Acquisition

This course covers typical first language acquisition in children. Major topics include phonology, vocabulary, grammar, syntax, pragmatics, as well as literacy development.  The course uses a social framework and real-life examples that connect the diverse topics into a comprehensive picture of language development. Application to fields of speech-language pathology and audiology are also developed through sections on language impairment and hearing loss. (0-0; 3-0)

LING 480 LING 480 - Field Methods:Data Mangmnt&Analysis

Practical methodology for managing, analyzing, and describing language data. Working with a native speaker of a non-Indo-European language, students gain experience in the ethics of fieldwork, techniques of data collection and recording, analysis using the scientific method and the use of linguistic software.NB: LING 460 is recommended in same semester.Prerequisite(s): LING 310, 330, 360. (3-0; 0-0)

LING 481 LING 481 - Anthropological Ling: Ethnography

This course introduces crucial concepts in anthropology and ethnography to linguists. It focuses on cross-cultural communication with an emphasis on participant observation as an effective methodology for such research. Students collect and analyze data related to topics such as oral traditions, kinship, and social structure. They are introduced to various tools for ethno-semantic analysis, including analysis of cultural themes and worldview, semantic domain analysis, and taxonomic analysis.Prerequisite(s): LING 210, or equivalent introduction to sociolinguistics or instructor's consent. (Summer or 3-0; 3-0)

LING 482 LING 482 - Issues in Community Literacy

This course focuses on issues relating to literacy programs in a community of speakers of a minority language. It deals with various program issues, including: bridging the gap to oral communities and introducing change in a community, motivation and mobilization, capacity-building and sustainability, training and evaluation, the challenges of working in multilingual societies and with those in stressed situations, and using participatory approaches in all aspects of the program. Co-requisite: LING 484 (3-0; 0-0)

LING 483 LING 483 - Lang Program Design & Mgmt

This course investigates the sociolinguistic and background factors upon which a language development program for speakers of vernacular languages may be based. Students learn to work with local people and agencies in designing and implementing a program to effectively meet the needs of specific language groups.Prerequisite(s): LING 210 or instructor's consent. (0-0; 3-0)

LING 484 LING 484 - Principles of Literacy

As an introductory course in principles for literacy work in ethnolinguistic minority groups, this course includes an introduction to what a literacy program involves, including orthography design, pre and post- literacy considerations, learning and reading theory, and instructional methodologies. Requires a background knowledge of phonology. (Prerequisite(s): LING 310, 330, or instructor’s consent.) (3-0; 3-0)

LING 485 LING 485 - Principles of Translation

This course covers the process of translating from a source language to a target language. Students will develop skill in understanding a message as originally communicated in one language and cultural setting and in communicating essentially that message in a very different language and culture. Discussion includes: source language, target language, and cross-language transfer, with particular attention to the translation of Scripture. Prerequisite(s): LING 460, 470, 480, or instructor’s consent. (Summer or 3-0; 0-0)

LING 486 LING 486 - Advanced Phonological Analysis

This course introduces students to advanced concepts of phonological theory. Employing the theoretical models they are learning, students develop a clearer understanding of the typological behavior of phonological systems by analyzing data TRINITY WESTERN UNIVERSITY Academic Calendar 2016-2017 268 from a variety of languages. Students are also taught to integrate insights from phonological theory into the development of practical orthographies. Prerequisite(s): LING 310, 330; minimum grade of B-. (0-0; 3-0)

LING 488 LING 488 - Literacy Materials Development

This course teaches students how to prepare basic pedagogical materials and early readers in languages that may not have a long written tradition. Special emphasis is given to teaching techniques for involving the local language community in the production of these materials. Co-requisite(s): LING 484. (3-0; 0-0)

LING 490 LING 490 - Special Topics in Linguistics

An examination of special topics or issues in linguistics that are not covered in depth in other courses. NB: Offered on a case by case basis as needed. See department chair. Prerequisite(s): LING 310, 330, 360, or equivalent courses, third year standing, and instructor’s consent. (3-0 or 3-0)

LING 491 LING 491 - Discourse Analysis

This course teaches students to analyze the discourse structure and pragmatic functions of texts. Students learn to identify different discourse genre, chart texts for analysis, identify macrostructure and hierarchical units of texts, describe features of cohesion and participant reference, and identify strategies in language for achieving prominence (differentiating thematic or mainline information from background or collateral information). Emphasis is given to the interface between syntactic forms and their pragmatic functions, with special attention given to “normative discourse” (how language is used for evaluation, prescription, influence and persuasion). Prerequisite(s): LING 310, 330, 360 or equivalent courses, third year standing and instructor’s consent. (3-0; 0-0)

LING 493 LING 493 - Semantics and Pragmatics

This course provides students with the theoretical tools with which to study meaning at the word and sentence levels, and to explain how people interrupt utterances in context. Students will study various models of semantics and pragmatics, and learn how to apply different approaches to the study of meaning in natural language.

LING 499 LING 499 - Philosophical Persp in Linguistics

This course examines the philosophical bases of human language and communication, with special attention to issues relating to semantics, discourse, lexicon, metaphor, and translation, etc.; all the areas that deal with meaning creation. There is a critical review of some major schools of thought within philosophy of language and hermeneutics. These are examined in light of current insights in text linguistics, cognitive linguistics, and integrational linguistics. Prerequisite(s): LING 310, 330, and 360. (3-0; 0-0)


New courses to be added in Fall 2020.

RELS 5XX (361) History of Christianity I 3 CT
RELS 5XX (362) History of Christianity II 3 CT
RELS 5XX (465) Influential Thinkers in the Christian Tradition 3 CT
RELS 5XX (466) The Church Fathers 3 CT
RELS 5XX (467) The Theology of Karl Barth 3 CT
RELS 5XX (475) Christianity and Culture 3 CT
RELS 5XX (476) Christian Worldviews in Historical and Cultural Context 3 CT
RELS 5XX (477) New Testament Canon: Development and Theology 3 NT, CT
RELS 5XX (381) Contemporary Christianity 3 CT
RELS 6XX History of Christian Doctrine 3 CT
RELS 6XX Early & Mediaveal Christian Thought 3 CT
RELS 6XX Reformation Thought 3 CT
RELS 6XX Modern Christian Thought 3 CT
RELS 6XX Method in Theology 3 NT, CT
RELS 6XX Theologies of Liberation 3 CT
RELS 6XX Special Topics in Christian Thought 3 CT
RELS 6XX Major Paper 5 OT, NT, CT, BRL, BB