Bachelor of Arts in Applied Linguistics
Articulate your success with your Bachelor of Arts in Applied Linguistics from Ashford University. Discover the structure of language, how it is learned, and explore language-related social issues and how they impact policy.
What you will learn
The Bachelor of Arts in Applied Linguistics prepares you to address such issues as: how language can best be learned and taught, social factors that affect language learners, and how technology can contribute to effective language learning. Upon completion of your Bachelor of Arts in Applied Linguistics degree program, you will be able to:
- Analyze the overall theories and purposes of linguistic study and research
- Assess how language is learned
- Examine the use of language-related technologies and their impact on professions
- Recount the history and evolution of the English language
- Demonstrate an understanding of Linguistics fields, such as phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, and pragmatics
- Interpret the policy issues and sociological aspects of applied linguistics
- Develop a capstone research paper exemplifying the ability to apply theoretical knowledge, research, and technological skills in preparation for a career in the field
BA in Applied Linguistics
Discover the Bachelor of Arts in Applied Linguistics. In this video, Dr. Adrianne Hanson, Program Chair of the Bachelor of Arts in Applied Linguistics, explains what you can expect to learn during the degree program and how it will prepare you for a rewarding career in applied linguistics.
Your Courses in Applied Linguistics
Your online coursework covers both the theory and the practical applications of linguistics. Subjects include the sounds, structure, and meaning of language.
To help students acclimate to the online classroom, you may be required to complete Introductory Course requirements. Learn more about Introductory Courses.
Major Course Requirements (42 credits, all courses are 3 credits.)
Careers in Applied Linguistics
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