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Courses | English Language Program

Below are some of the courses you'll have an opportunity to take as a student in this program. Take a look at the list below to get an idea of the types of available courses. Also, be sure to review the official program requirements in the Biola University catalog.

Note: This list is intended to give you a quick glimpse into the program's academic offerings, and should not be used as a guide for course selection or academic advising.

Language-Learning Track

Graduate: Advanced

An advanced-level course in English-language reading, writing, and grammar for general scholarly purposes, contexts, and audiences for graduate studies. The course is intended for students for whom English is not a primary language and prepares them for graduate programs at the mastery stage. Notes: ELL credit only (does not count toward academic degree credits). Grade Mode: A.
An advanced-level course in English-language oral communication, conventions, and applied grammar in disciplinary contexts and for scholarly audiences for graduate studies. The course is intended for students for whom English is not a primary language and prepares them for graduate programs at the mastery stage. Notes: ELL credit only (does not count toward academic degree credits). Grade Mode: A.
An advanced-level course in the use of the English-language (oral and written) in the context of biblical scholarship, theology, and missions for graduate studies. The course is intended for students for whom English is not a primary language and prepares them for graduate programs at the mastery stage. Notes: ELL credit only (does not count toward academic degree credits). Grade Mode: A.
An advanced-level lab course in English-language writing and speech for graduate studies. The course is intended for students for whom English is not a primary language and prepares them for academic programs at the mastery stage. Notes: ELL credit only (does not count toward academic degree credits). Grade Mode: A.

Degree Track

Undergraduate ALP — All courses will count as credit towards graduation requirement.

Fall Semester
BBST 103*
ENGL 102*
Freshman Seminar
GE or major/minor course

Spring Semester
COMM 200*
ENGL 104*
ENGL 115 Undergraduate Writing Studio
GE or major/minor course

*NOTE: These are the courses offered for the 2021-2022 academic year. The courses may change the following academic year.

Graduate AEP

Students in the AEP track will take a few Lang-Learn courses (above) alongside their graduate courses. The courses required will be determined upon admissions confirmation.

ENGL 090 Graduate Writing Studio
ENGL 084 Advanced Writing and Speech Lab for Graduate Students