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Graduate Institute of Applied Linguistics (GIAL)
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partnership with Dallas International University's Graduate Institute of Applied Linguistics
(GIAL), Dallas Baptist University provides an Applied Linguistics
Program through which undergraduate students may include GIAL
foundational courses as a minor in their degree plan or as
a concentration in their interdisciplinary major. The GIAL offers training for individuals interested in world missions and/or serving with SIL International, Wycliffe USA, or other various organizations translating the Bible into thousands of languages worldwide.
The GIAL provides graduate training in the scientific study of language and culture to equip graduates for translation, literacy, and language-based development. The GIAL is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. Contact the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of the GIAL.
a student has been accepted into the Applied Linguistics Program,
he or she may register at DBU for the courses, which are offered
in two time frames: summer/fall and spring/summer. A student
should plan to complete all of these courses in one of the
two blocks of time. The courses will be taught through the
Graduate Institute of Applied Linguistics by its faculty
at the GIAL campus in Dallas, just a five-minute drive from
DBU. Grades for the courses will be recorded in the same way
as all other DBU courses.
MINOR IN APPLIED LINGUISTICS
following courses, comprising the 16 credit hours necessary for a linguistics minor, are required:
The same courses may be used for a concentration in Linguistics by students in the College of Professional Studies.
professors simultaneously serve as faculty members of the
Graduate Institute of Applied Linguistics and adjunct faculty
of Dallas Baptist University.
to applying for a Linguistics minor, a student must complete
and either 2301
as well as completing 60 semester hours while maintaining
a GPA of 2.8 or higher.
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