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LINGUIST List 19.1477

Fri May 02 2008

FYI: MA in Language and Communication - Georgetown

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        1.    Anna Marie Trester, MA in Language and Communication - Georgetown


Message 1: MA in Language and Communication - Georgetown
Date: 02-May-2008
From: Anna Marie Trester <amt23georgetown.edu>
Subject: MA in Language and Communication - Georgetown
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The Linguistics Department at Georgetown University would like to announce
that Fall 2008 applications for The Masters of Arts in Language and
Communication (MLC) program will be considered until June 15th, 2008.
This program is uniquely designed to find professional applications for the
study of language and communication.

The MLC features an individualized curriculum that develops skills in
sociolinguistics, discourse analysis, and pragmatics, which can be applied
in fields such as human resources, international communication, diversity
training, counseling, advertising, business strategic communications,
marketing, branding, usability testing, media/public opinion research.
Additionally, the MA prepares students for work in the professions, including:

* Education: diversity in the classroom, multi-modal communication, assessment
* Health care: doctor/patient communication; medical, science and health
writing
* Law: legal writing; interpretation of statutes and contracts; criminal
investigations

MLC students participate in professional socialization events and career
education activities targeted for sociolinguists. This personalized career
development is designed to enable students to articulate how their skills
and training are of particular value in workplace settings, institutions,
and professions which depend largely upon language to accomplish their goals.

This program is designed for:

* College graduates with B.A. or B.S., with majors including, but not
limited to, humanities and social sciences
* College graduates seeking further credentials for medical, law or,
business school
* Members of the workforce (public and private sectors) who seek advancement


The MLC program has two different options for completion:

* 8 courses (24 credits) plus Master's Thesis
* 10 courses (30 credits)


For more information on Georgetown's MLC program, please see our website:
linguistics.georgetown.edu

or send an e-mail to: gulingmlcgmail.com
or Anna Marie Trester: amt23georgetown.edu

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

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