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CanIL sets a high priority on student development both inside and outside the classroom. We encourage you to be onsite and involved in the CanIL community. We also recognize there are times when online education can best provide the flexibility you need to reach your educational goals. We are continually experimenting with alternative modes of course delivery. Along with full online courses, live streaming of our classroom courses is also possible. If you are unable to attend our regular courses on campus and the class does not yet exist in the PDF below, please let us know. We will gladly check to see if an online option can be made available. Contact us here. For students in the MALT program, ACTS Seminaries offers most of the required non-linguistics courses in online format. For more information about ACTS online courses, visit https://actsseminaries.com/online. Course offerings change from semester to semester based on demand. Plan ahead with your academic advisor to ensure that the courses you need are offered in the planned semester, in a particular year of your program, and in the format (online or classroom) you are planning for.  OL = (potential) online course offering

Courses designed for online delivery
BIB-505 Biblical Interpretation

This course focuses on the development of a systematic approach to the interpretation of Scripture. Although reference is made to various interpretative systems and strategies, special attention is given to the historical-grammatical method. The predominant literary genres of the Bible are examined and relevant principles of interpretation highlighted. Emphasis is placed on understanding the original, intended meaning of Scripture in its canonical context as the basis upon which to prepare expositions and make appropriate contemporary applications.

Prerequisite: none

BIB-520/540 OT/NT Foundations (choose one)

520: This course will involve an introductory survey of the books of the Old Testament as part of a narrative theological investigation of this “first testament” for the Christian. It will include the study of key passages and theological themes, and practical experience in doing Old Testament theology.

540: This course provides an introductory survey to the New Testament and its social and canonical settings. It will engage in a study of the major themes and theological expressions of the New Testament documents in the context of their historical development, listening for both commonalities and distinctives in theological expression, with a concern for communicating their message to contemporary culture.

BOT/BNT-501 Hebrew I / Greek I (choose one)

BOT-501: This course constitutes the first half of an introduction to the elements of Hebrew grammar, with an emphasis on morphology, phonology, parsing, vocabulary building, reading, and translation of simple sentences.

BNT-501: The student is introduced to the basic features of New Testament Greek, including grammar, vocabulary, and oral reading. The result is the ability to read the simpler portions of the New Testament with the aid of a Greek Lexicon.

BOT/BNT-502 Hebrew II / Greek II

BOT-502: This course constitutes the second half of an introduction to the elements of Hebrew grammar, and includes coverage of the remaining paradigms, development of parsing skills, and an introduction to the basics of syntax. By the end of the course, the student should be able to translate selected portions of the Hebrew Bible with the aid of a lexicon and to parse regular verb forms.

BNT-502: The student continues in the basic features of NT Greek, with emphasis on some of the more complex aspects of Greek grammar. Vocabulary development and reading practice will be emphasized. As a result the student will gain proficiency in reading the Greek Testament and will be prepared for exegetical study.

LING-210 Language & Society - ONLINE VERSION

This online course focuses on the interaction between language and the social context within which it is used. Topics 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.

Offered online during intersession, usually May - June. This course can alternatively be taken in the standard classroom format which has more frequent semester offerings.

LING-482 Issues in Community Literacy - ONLINE VERSION

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.

Prerequisites:

LING 484 Principles of Literacy

Note:

In the Spring semester this online class is only available for students who do not have access to the Langley campus, or who have a schedule conflict with the regular class.

LING-483 Language Programs Design & Management - ONLINE VERSION

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.

Prerequisites:

LING 210 Language and Society

LING-484 Principles of Literacy - ONLINE VERSION

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. It requires a background knowledge of phonology.

Prerequisites:

LING 310 Articulatory Phonetics

LING 330 Phonological Analysis

Note:

During Summer and Fall this online class is only available for students who do not have access to the Langley campus, or who have a schedule conflict with the regular class.

LING-487 Lexicography

This course provides a theoretical and practical basis for analyzing the semantics of the lexicon, managing a lexical database and producing dictionaries for a variety of audiences including the local community, translators and linguists.

Note: This is an undergraduate version of LING 587 Lexicography.

Prerequisites:

LING 480 Field Methods: Data Management & Analysis

LING-488 Literacy Materials Development - ONLINE VERSION

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.

Prerequisites:

LING 484 Principles of Literacy

Note:

In the Spring semester this online class is only available for students who do not have access to the Langley campus, or who have a schedule conflict with the regular class.

LING-493 Semantics & Pragmatics - ONLINE ONLY

This course provides students with the theoretical tools with which to study meaning at the word and sentence levels, and to explain how people interpret 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.

This course is only offered in ONLINE format.

Prerequisites:

LING 360 Morphosyntax I

LING-582 OL Issues in Community Literacy - ONLINE VERSION

The issues in community literacy work that are covered in this course include various program issues such as introducing literacy in an oral community, motivation for literacy, capacity building and sustainability, training of personnel and evaluation of the program, and using participatory approaches in all aspects of the program.

Offered online by request only.

Prerequisite:

LING-LIN 4/584 Principles of Literacy

Note:

In the Spring semester this online class is only available for students who do not have access to the Langley campus, or who have a schedule conflict with the regular class.

LING-583 Language Programs Design & Management - ONLINE VERSION

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.

Prerequisites:

LING 210 Language and Society

LING-584 OL Principles of Literacy - ONLINE VERSION

This online course covers principles involved in the introduction of literacy to ethno-linguistic minority groups. It includes orthography design, consideration of socio-historical issues, strategies for literacy programs, stimulation of local authorship, reading theory and instructional methodologies, and a literacy tutorial practicum. Under certain conditions a term paper may be substituted for the practicum.

Prerequisites:

LING 310 Articulatory Phonetics

LING 330 Phonological Analysis

Note:

During Summer and Fall this online class is only available for students who do not have access to the Langley campus, or who have a schedule conflict with the regular class.

LING-587 Lexicography

This course provides a theoretical and practical basis for analyzing the semantics of the lexicon, managing a lexical database and producing dictionaries for a variety of audiences including the local community, translators and linguists.

Prerequisites:

LING-LIN 4/580 Field Methods: Data Management & Analysis

 

LING-588 OL Literacy Materials Development - ONLINE VERSION

This online 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.

Offered online by request only.

Prerequisite:

LING-LIN 4/584 Principles of Literacy

Note:

In the Spring semester this online class is only available for students who do not have access to the Langley campus, or who have a schedule conflict with the regular class.

LING-593 Semantics & Pragmatics - ONLINE ONLY

This course provides students with the theoretical tools with which to study meaning at the word and sentence levels, and to explain how people interpret 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.

This is course is only offered in ONLINE format.

LING-650 Survey of Linguistic Theories

This course introduces students to a wide range of linguistic theories. Students read and discuss original works written from various perspectives and gain in the process a clearer appreciation for the range of views that exist concerning the nature of human language and its syntactic, semantic, phonological, and discourse properties.

Prerequisites:

LING-LIN 4/560 Morphosyntax II

Note: Online

LING-660 Topics in Morphology & Syntax

An article based course providing an in-depth exploration of current issues in the linguistic subfields of Morphology and Syntax. The types of topics addressed include: wordhood, clitics, grammatical relations, voice, valence, transitivity, noun incorporation, control constructions, raising, reflexivity & reciprocalization, complementation, evidentiality, secondary predication, and iconicity & economy. Students apply the acquired knowledge in producing a major paper.

Prerequisites:

LING-LIN 560 Morphosyntax II

Note: Online

LING-685 Linguistic Academic Writing - ONLINE

Develops skills in academic writing for linguistics, including how to write articles, abstracts, theses, books, etc.

Prerequisites:

LING-LIN 680 Advanced Field Methods

RES 520 Research Strategies
THS-571 Theology I

This course introduces the student to church theology. It begins with a study of the nature and necessity of doing theology in the contemporary world, with primary attention given to the authority of God’s self-disclosure in Scripture, as well as discussions regarding hermeneutical issues. The course concludes with a consideration of the nature, ministry, and mission of the church in the world.

Prerequisite: none

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