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Here you will find course descriptions for the courses required to complete the Applied Linguistics degree program.
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CC 286 Cultural Anthropology

This course allows students to understand the diverse cultures of the world through participant observation of the culture’s life cycle and subsystems. With a goal of being able to learn another language and culture in order to translate the Bible, share the gospel in local languages, and plant churches with indigenous leaders, the student will learn tools of analysis for cultures developed from anthropology.

Class Hours: 3

Lab Hours: 0

Total Credit Hours: 3

CC 387 Cross-Cultural Communication

Tools of cultural anthropology are used to understand how to communicate with a person of another language and culture for the purpose of Christian witness. Through cultural analysis, the use of appropriate media is discussed.

Class Hours: 3

Lab Hours: 0

Total Credit Hours: 3

LI 317 Introduction to Linguistics

This course is an Introduction to linguistics as a tool for describing the English language including the psychological system of language and the internalized, unconscious knowledge that enables a speaker to produce and understand utterances. Content will cover the study of the major concepts involving pragmatics, phonemic transcription, semantic and syntax structures, morphological analysis, and first language acquisition theory.

Prerequisite: EN 102

Class Hours: 3

Lab Hours: 3

Total Credit Hours: 3

LI 401 Principles of Articulatory and Acoustic Phonetics

Using an augmented subset of the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA), students will be able to identify, mimic, and transcribe sounds and prosodies in normal human speech and to describe the mechanisms by which a speaker produces these sounds. Students will also be introduced to basic techniques of acoustic analysis. Offered in Dallas, Texas at Dallas International University. DIU course number is AL 4302.

Class Hours: 3

Lab Hours: 0

Total Credit Hours: 3

LI 402 Principles of Phonological Analysis

By the end of this course, students will be able to recognize the difference between phonetic (etic) and phonological (emic) data and identify phonological hierarchy and intonation in data. They will be able to recognize the use of distinctive features, natural classes and phonetic plausibility; identify phones in
complementary distribution, free variation and contrast in identical / analogous environment; recognize major phonological processes and common conditioning environments, including adjacent segments, syllables and larger prosodic units; and apply concepts of tone analysis, and morphophonemics to data. Offered in Dallas, Texas at Dallas International University. DIU course number is AL 4303

Prerequisite: LI 401

Class Hours: 3

Lab Hours: 0

Total Credit Hours: 3

LI 403a Principles of Grammatical Analysis

By the end of Principles of Grammatical Analysis (a), students will be able to write a brief description of a grammatical topic; identify constituent structure, syntactic categories and grammatical relations within a sentence; analyze data in terms of a set of phrase structure rules and a lexicon; distinguish between indicative, imperative and interrogative sentences; distinguish between types of objects and obliques; and analyze the structure of noun phrases and verb phrases. Offered in Dallas, Texas at Dallas International University. DIU course number is AL 4410a.

Class Hours: 2

Lab Hours: 0

Total Credit Hours: 2

LI 403b Principles of Grammatical Analysis

By the end of Principles of Grammatical Analysis (b), students will be able to write a brief description of a grammatical topic; divide words into constituent morphemes; distinguish between inflectional and derivational morphemes; analyze case and agreement systems; and identify passive and recursive structures. Offered in Dallas, Texas at Dallas International University. DIU course number is AL 4410b.

Prerequisite: LI 403a

Class Hours: 2

Lab Hours: 0

Total Credit Hours: 2

LI 404 Language and Society

This course considers the relationship between language and society. After successfully completing the course, students will be able to articulate the multilingual nature of the world’s societies, the function(s) of language(s) in nations, and how different languages are used alongside one another, including the idea of diglossia. They will also be able to identify the factors influencing the choice among language varieties for national and educational use. In addition, students will be able to explain how language attitudes and domains of language use influence the long-term maintenance and/or shift of language(s) in society. They will be able to discuss how all the aforementioned may possibly affect a language development program for a given linguistic community. Offered in Dallas, Texas at Dallas International University. DIU course number is LD 4350.

Class Hours: 3

Lab Hours: 0

Total Credit Hours: 3

LI 405 Second Language and Culture Acquisition
Students will learn to identify and apply their own language and culture learning styles; manage language learning; use appropriate techniques and activities to develop second language competence at the novice level while working with a native speaker in language learning sessions. They will be able to describe techniques and activities suitable for language learning at more advanced levels. Building on awareness of their own cultural values, they will be able to describe and will begin to implement strategies for dealing appropriately with differences in cultural values. Offered in Dallas, Texas at Dallas International University. DIU course number is LD 4505.

Prerequisite: LI 401 (may be taken concurrently) and LI 403a

Class Hours: 5

Lab Hours: 0

Total Credit ours: 5

LI 406 Field Methods and Linguistic Analysis

By the end of Field Methods and Linguistic Analysis, students will be able to elicit, record and transcribe linguistic data by working with a speaker of a nonwestern language; use external sources plus the elicited data to formulate explanatory hypotheses; test those hypotheses against available data and refine them. Offered in Dallas, Texas at Dallas International University. DIU course number is AL 5406.

Prerequisites: LI 401, LI 402, LI 403b, LI 405

Co-requisite: LI 407

Class Hours: 4

Lab Hours: 0

Total Credit Hors: 4

LI 407 Field Data Management

After completing this course, students will be able to use computational tools for managing and presenting
phonological, textual and lexical data collected in linguistic field research. Offered in Dallas, Texas at Dallas
International University. DIU course number is AL 5207.

Prerequisites: LI 401, LI402, LI 403b, LI 405

Co-requisite: LI 406

Class Hours: 2

Lab Hours: 0

Total Credit Hours: 2

Suggested Sequence of Courses