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LIN 650 - Survey of Linguistic Theories 3 Credits

An introduction 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. Prerequisite: LIN 560, 586

LIN 660 - Problems in Morphology and Syntax 3 Credits

This course provides an in-depth exploration of current issues in the linguistic sub-fields of Morphology and Syntax, expanding on the knowledge acquired in the prerequisite course (560). The topics are explored via published articles and book chapters written from a variety of theoretical positions. Prerequisite: LIN 560

LIN 680 - Advanced Field Methods 3 Credits

Students analyze a non-Indo-European language by working extensively with a native speaker. A major focus in the course is on developing descriptive writing skills. Prerequisite: LIN 560, 580, 586

LIN 688 - Tone Analysis 3 Credits

This course introduces students to a methodology of tone analysis, incorporating the insights of current theoretical approaches. Students also learn to apply insights from the analysis of a tone system to developing practical orthographies. Co-requisite: LIN 586

LIN 691 - Discourse Analysis 3 Credits

This course focuses on the question of how speakers of a given language effectively accomplish their communicative goals through the strategic use and shaping of language in both written and oral discourse. Students learn to identify different discourse genres, to chart texts for analysis, to discern hierarchical units within the macrostructure of a text, and to describe features of cohesion and participant reference, as well as identifying strategies in language for establishing the relative prominence of various streams of information. Special attention is paid to the interaction between alternate syntactic forms and their varying pragmatic functions in context. Prerequisite: LIN 560

MCS 500Q - Research & Program Orientation 3 Credits

Research & Program Orientation - Korean language program

MCS 810 - MACS Graduating Project 3 Credits

The Graduate Project is a summative and integrative work that serves as a capstone to the
student’s entire course of studies in the MACS. Building out of work already done in
pursuit of the degree, the student will have this opportunity to consider unresolved
questions and to test or apply ideas formed during the student’s course of studies. The
project will demonstrate an effective integration of biblical/theological themes, research
into the relevant literature, and appropriate practical ministry application. The objective
of the project is for the student to come away from the degree having successfully
described and displayed a settled understanding, appreciation, and application of at least
one significant aspect of his or her area of study.

MFT 525 - Foundational Skills in Counseling 3 Credits

This course is designed to help students develop and apply basic counseling skills and helping attitudes and to assist students in developing an understanding of the helping process. Self-evaluation, giving and receiving feedback and reflection upon the development of clinical skills vis a vis the Student’s counselling style tendencies is an essential part of this course.

MFT 552 - Theories of Marriage and Family Therapy 3 Credits

This course introduces the classic and post-modern family systems concepts and theories. Multiple models of family systems therapy will be presented to provide a framework for conceptual integration and application to clinical practice. Throughout the course students will be encouraged to assess and integrate family therapy theories with a Christian worldview. This course also provides opportunities for professional development through personal reflection and the construction of an integrated therapeutic perspective on the process of change and care within family therapy.

MFT 553 - Advanced Skills in Marriage and Family Therapy 3 Credits

This course is introduces students to conceptual, executive and perceptual therapy skills, including forming a therapeutic relationship, clinical documentation, crisis management and countertransference issues. The skills will be acquired in class lectures and exercises (3 hours per week) as well as weekly practice sessions with their peers (3 hours per week). Issues that are related to diversity and power and privilege as they relate to the areas of age, gender, sexual orientation, health/ability, culture, SES, spirituality, and ethnicity will also be addressed. Open only to MAMFT students. Prerequisite: MFT 525