Major in Linguistics (B.A.)
Courses at Bethel
LIN210ZIntroduction to Second Language Acquisition 13
LIN300Introduction to Linguistics3
ANT200UIntroduction to Anthropology 13
SCS350Qualitative Research Methods4
Select from the following World Languages: 219-20
Introductory American Sign Language I
Introductory American Sign Language II 1
Introductory Chinese I
Introductory Chinese II 1
Introductory French I
Introductory French II 1
Introductory Biblical Greek I
Introductory Biblical Greek II 1
Readings in New Testament Greek
Introductory Biblical Hebrew I
Introductory Biblical Hebrew II 1
Introductory Latin I
Introductory Latin II 1
Introductory Spanish I
Introductory Spanish II 1
Intermediate Spanish I
Courses at SIL-UND
Courses taken first summer at SIL-UND 3
LING450Articulatory Phonetics2
LING452Syntax and Morphology I3
LING470Introduction to Sociolinguistics2
LING480Learner-Directed Second Language Acquisition3
Courses taken second summer at SIL-UND
LING451Phonology I3
LING506 Field Methods3
LING510Semantics and Pragmatics3
Total Credits51-52
Major51-52
General Education51-52
Electives20-22
Total Credits122-126
1

 This course meets a General Education requirement. 

2

Five (5) semesters of study in two or three languages other than English, including at least one Indo-European language and at least one non-Indo-European language. One of the two languages of study may be taken at the 201 level or higher. Bethel currently offers classes in two non-Indo-European languages: Chinese and Hebrew. 

3

Students attend classes at SIL-UND in Grand Forks, N.D., during the summers after their sophomore and junior years at Bethel University.

Note:

The major in linguistics is offered in collaboration with the Summer Institute of Linguistics–University of North Dakota (SIL-UND), the organization that provides training in linguistics for Wycliffe translators and missionaries. Three years of coursework are completed on campus and two summers at SIL-UND in Grand Forks, N.D.

Note: An error in the print catalog has been corrected as of 9.1.16. LING451 was listed twice in the major requirements and LING506 was not included. Please refer to the online version for your plans of study

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B.A. in Linguistics 2016-2017: Option 1 - CWILT

First Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits 
1st World Language (101 level) 4Mathematics (M) course 31st World Language (102 level) 4 
GES106 Introduction to Liberal Arts1 GES110 College Writing3 
BIB101 Introduction to the Bible3 GES130 Christianity Western Culture4 
GES125 Introduction to the Creative Arts4 Nature of Persons (N) course 3 
Elective 3 PEA100 Physical Wellness for Life1 
 15 3 15 
Second Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
2nd World Language (101 level) 4THE201 Christian Theology32nd World Language (102 level) 4Summer 1 (Sophomore status or above ) University of North Dakota2
1st World Language (201 level) or 3rd World Language (101 level at 4 credits) 3-4 LIN210Z Introduction to Second Language Acquisition3Ling450 Articulatory Phonetics 2
ANT200U Introduction to Anthropology3 SCS350 Qualitative Research Methods4Ling452 Syntax and Morphology I 3
LIN300 Introduction to Linguistics3 Contemporary Western Life and Thought (L) course 3Ling470 Introduction to Sociolinguistics 2
Elective 3 Leisure and Lifetime Sports (Q) course 1Ling480 Learner-Directed Second Language Acquisition 3
  Artistic Experience (A) course 0-3 
 16-17 3 15-18 10
Third Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
Comparative Systems (G) course 3Interpreting Biblical Themes (J) course 3Science, Technology, and Society (K) course 3Summer 2 (Junior status or above) University of North Dakota 2
Laboratory Science (D) course 4 Contemporary Christian Issues (P) course 3Ling451 Phonology I 3
Electives 9 Electives 11Ling506 Field Methods 3
   Ling510 Semantics & Pragmatics 3
 16 3 17 9
Total Credits: 122-126
1

This program requires 5 semesters of study in two languages other than English, divided between an non-Indo European language and an Indo-European languages. One of the two languages of study is taken to the 201 level. Students are encouraged to pursue language study in a third language. 

2

The major in linguistics is offered in collaboration with the Summer Institute of Linguistics - University of North Dakota (SIL-UND), the organization that provides training in linguistics for Wycliffe translators and missionaries. Three years of coursework are completed on campus and two summers at SIL-UND in Grand Forks (the summers after their sophomore and junior years at Bethel University). 

3

Students are encouraged to have an extended immersion experience abroad in a foreign country where their native language is not the primary language. 

This program assumes the student will use ANT 200U to meet the General Education World Cultures (U) requirement. All language courses 102 level and higher will meet the Second Language General Education requirement. 

If a student continues a language in which they have previous experience, the placement exam determines which class is appropriate for their level of language competency. The student takes this class during their first semester at Bethel. 

Most financial aid packages stipulate 12 credits/semester; Minnesota state grants are reduced when credit load falls below 15 credits/semester. (Interim credits may be split between fall and spring for state grant purposes only.)

Check with the Financial Planning Office to see if any aid is available for summers at SIL-UND.

B.A. in Linguistics 2016-2017: Option 2 - Humanities

First Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits 
1st World Language (101 level) 4GES147 Humanities II: Renaissance and Reformation41st World Language (102 level) 4 
GES106 Introduction to Liberal Arts1 Mathematics (M) course 3 
BIB101 Introduction to the Bible3 GES244 Humanities III: European Enlightment and American Culture to 18774 
GES145 Humanities I: Greco-Roman through Middle Ages4 Nature of Persons (N) course 3 
Elective 3 PEA100 Physical Wellness for Life1 
 15 4 15 
Second Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
2nd World Language (101 level) 4Elective 32nd World Language (102 level) 4Summer 1 (Sophomore status or above ) University of North Dakota2
1st World Language (201 level) or 3rd World Language (101 level at 4 credits) 3-4 LIN210Z Introduction to Second Language Acquisition3Ling450 Articulatory Phonetics 2
LIN300 Introduction to Linguistics3 SCS350 Qualitative Research Methods4Ling452 Syntax and Morphology I 3
GES246 Humanities IV: Modern and Contemporary Western Culture4 ANT200U Introduction to Anthropology3Ling470 Introduction to Sociolinguistics 2
  Leisure and Lifetime Sports (Q) course 1Ling480 Learner-Directed Second Language Acquisition 3
  Artistic Experience (A) course 0-3 
 14-15 3 15-18 10
Third Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
Comparative Systems (G) course 3Interpreting Biblical Themes (J) course 3Science, Technology, and Society (K) course 3Summer 2 (Junior status or above) University of North Dakota 2
Laboratory Science (D) course 4 Contemporary Christian Issues (P) course 3Ling451 Phonology I 3
Electives 10 Electives 11Ling506 Field Methods 3
   Ling510 Semantics & Pragmatics 3
 17 3 17 9
Total Credits: 122-126
1

This program requires 5 semesters of study in two languages other than English, divided between an non-Indo European language and an Indo-European languages. One of the two languages of study is taken to the 201 level. Students are encouraged to pursue language study in a third language. 

2

The major in linguistics is offered in collaboration with the Summer Institute of Linguistics - University of North Dakota (SIL-UND), the organization that provides training in linguistics for Wycliffe translators and missionaries. Three years of coursework are completed on campus and two summers at SIL-UND in Grand Forks (the summers after their sophomore and junior years at Bethel University). 

3

Students are encouraged to have an extended immersion experience abroad in a foreign country where their native language is not the primary language. 

This program assumes the student will use ANT 200U to meet the General Education World Cultures (U) requirement. All language courses 102 level and higher will meet the Second Language General Education requirement. 

If a student continues a language in which they have previous experience, the placement exam determines which class is appropriate for their level of language competency. The student takes this class during their first semester at Bethel. 

Most financial aid packages stipulate 12 credits/semester; Minnesota state grants are reduced when credit load falls below 15 credits/semester. (Interim credits may be split between fall and spring for state grant purposes only.)

Check with the Financial Planning Office to see if any aid is available for summers at SIL-UND.