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Linguistics

Our world needs professionals who live lives marked by uncompromising Christlike values, dedication and compassion. At Cornerstone University, a major in linguistics prepares students for positions requiring technical writing, translation and critical thinking skills or graduate education.

Program Learning Outcomes

The linguistics program reflects our commitment to developing students’ knowledge, skills and attitudes in five distinct yet interconnected areas: specialized knowledge; applied knowledge and collaborative learning; intellectual skills; civic and global learning; and biblical worldview integration.

01

Specialized Knowledge

Demonstrate knowledge of the nature and function of language.

  • Describe the nature of human language according to current linguistic theory.
  • Explain the structure of human language.
  • Situate language within its social and cultural contexts.
02

Applied Knowledge and Collaborative Learning

Analyze language within its social and cultural context.

  • Compare and contrast language systems in terms of systematic differences in phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics and pragmatics.
  • Evaluate the complexities/dynamic nature of language(s).
  • Demonstrate the relationship between a linguistic system and its social/historical context.
03

Intellectual Skills

Demonstrate your ability to integrate both traditional and non-traditional cognitive skills, including analytical inquiry, information literacy, quantitative fluency and communicative fluency.

04

Civic and Global Learning

Demonstrate intercultural competence in addressing civic, social, environmental and economic issues.

05

Biblical Worldview Integration

Articulate a Christ-centered worldview and its personal, professional and communal embodiment through Christian virtues.

My professors were committed to my growth both academically and personally. They pushed me to be better in several areas, and I would not be the person I am today without their work to create an environment of daily personal encouragements and intellectual challenges.

Noël Rathnaw

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The Humanities Division offers a wide range of majors that can be tailored to your interests. Check out other programs related to linguistics.

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Undergraduate

At Cornerstone University, you’ll get the full college experience with a Christ-centered worldview. Learn more about the undergraduate experience below.

Adult

Persevere in what you know you’re capable of. Our programs for adults provide a creative approach to learning anchored in Christ-centered virtues as you follow your unwavering purpose.

Graduate

Go further as an influencer in your work and community. Our graduate programs prepare you to open new doors as you reach your God-given potential.

Seminary

At Grand Rapids Theological Seminary, we’re dedicated to learning, serving and leading through rigorous scholarship and a humble approach to Scripture.