72761 2000 West University Street
John Brown University, founded in Northwest Arkansas in 1919, serves over 2,000 students from 52 nations and 41 states. The university has no denominational affiliation and admits students of any faith. JBU is a vibrant and growing independent Christian university of the arts, sciences, and professions.
John Brown University is accredited by: Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools; National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE); Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET); American Council for Construction Education (ACCE); International Assembly for Collegiate Business. The school provides 44 undergraduate majors, 48 undergraduate minors and 7 graduate degree programs. 73% of the full-time faculty holds a Ph.D. or terminal degree.
English as a Second Language I, II, III (Each course, three hours). Advancement through the sequence of ESL courses is determined by the student’s score on the ESL component of the COMPASS test. If satisfactory proficiency has not been achieved, a student is required to repeat an ESL course one or more times without additional credit.
Introduction to Linguistics (Three hours). Phonetics, syntax, semantics, language change (special attention to the history of English), language variety (taxonomy and dialects), the Bible and language, Christian approaches to the study of language, and translation theory. Offered fall semester (odd-numbered years)