College: College of Arts and Sciences
Degrees: B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
See Also: Department of Applied Linguistics and ESL
The Department of Applied Linguistics and ESL is an inter-related and multifaceted applied linguistics program that focuses on adult second language acquisition in its broadest sense (e.g., the acquisition of literacy, sociolinguistic competence, corpus linguistics, second language teacher education, task-based curricula and so forth).
The Applied Linguistics major seeks to prepare students for various diverse careers, including: Anthropology, Linguistics, English (ESOL) Teaching, International Affairs, English (EFL) Teaching Abroad, Technical Writing, Communication, Journalism, Sociolinguistics, Interpretation/Translation, Foreign Language Teaching, Intercultural Affairs, Corpus and Discourse Analysis and Natural Language Processing.
This is a suggested 4-year schedule of courses for students to follow, including milestones that should be met each year.