Summer Session A continuing Summer Session program provides students with the opportunity for a greater degree of flexibility in planning their total program. Students may enrich their course of study and reduce the overall time spent in school or decrease their regular course load by careful selection of Summer Session courses. Visiting students find it refreshing to study in a different atmosphere and perhaps a different locale, and entering students find it helpful in gaining advanced standing. Work taken may be applied to both the degree and the teaching credential programs. Instruction is offered in standard courses by the Biola faculty and capable visiting professors. Courses offered cover the areas of art, Bible, theology, history, literature, mathematics, philosophy, psychology, biological science, sociology and other subjects, including education courses for teach­ ing credential candidates. Graduate courses in education, intercul­ tural studies, theology and psychology enable graduate students to continue their programs during the summer. Credit is also available in connection with excellent foreign tours conducted during the summer. Tuition, room and board are lower than regular charges at private colleges; total costs are competitive with state summer school charges. See section on financial information for Summer Session tuition. Certain courses or workshops may be offered in the summer that are not listed in this catalog. Courses may be innovative or the content may be in response to specialized needs or current topics. Summer Session course listings are available in March. Visiting students need to obtain a Special Student Status Application from the Office of Admission. Admission to the summer program does not presuppose or grant acceptance to the University for the regular school year. For further information, please contact the Office of Admission. lnterterm To facilitate the completion of graduation and also to allow exposure to creative learning and to enrich students' academic programs, the University provides a three-week lnterterm program in January. A balanced program of general education, Bible, electives and gradu­ ate courses is offered on campus. Opportunities to participate in travel and other non-traditional courses are also offered by various departments. lnterterm course listings are available in October. Undergraduate tuition charges are about one half of the regular tuition charge. Resident hall rooms are provided at no extra charge for on-campus fall students who occupy a room during the spring semester. All other students attending lnterterm are charged a pro­ rated weekly rate. Separate prices will be available for meals during lnterterm. For further information, please contact the Office of the Registrar.

pating students may earn 4 units of credit. For more information, contact the Mass Communication Department.

Other Study Tours Occasionally, opportunities occur for Biola students to attend symposia, seminars, and conferences at international colleges and universities for which academic credit may be available. In addition, unique exchange programs are often offered directly to students and through Biola University. For example, Biola recently sponsored a summer study tour in the former Soviet Union, and Nursing students had special study opportunities in Alaska and Ecuador.

Currently enrolled or prospective Biola students should contact the Office of Admission for further information.

BIOLA ENGLISH STUDY TOUR (BEST) Biola University offers a four-week summer English Study Tour on its La Mirada campus for international college students. The experience includes intensive study of the English language and daily activi­ ties that increase understanding of American culture. The program concludes with a tour of San Francisco and other popular locations in California. For information concerning this program and similar opportunities at Biola, please contact the Department of International Student Education. SUMMER INSTITUTE OF LINGUISTICS AT BIOLA In cooperation with the Summer Institute of Linguistics and Wycliffe Bible Translators, USA, the university offers, through the Department ofTESOL and Applied Linguistics (TAL), a high-quality linguistics program for students planning to work in cross-cultural missions. Experienced instructors from Wycliffe teach TAL courses in phonet­ ics, phonology, morphology, syntax, literacy, and Bible translation based on the field studies of SIL workers around the world. These courses are equivalent to those offered at other SIL schools and are recognized as valid for membership in Wycliffe and other mission or­ ganizations. They can also form part of a degree or minor for regular students who complete all other requirements in their departments. This collaboration enriches TAL'.s applied linguistics program, by offer­ ing students both undergraduate and graduate training for culturally appropriate field-based work.

Interested students should contact the Department ofTESOL and Applied Linguistics for additional information.

TORREY OFF-CAMPUS & TORREY ABROAD For students in the Torrey Honors Institute, there are additional opportunities for them to participate in special off-campus Torrey programs. Refer to the Torrey section of the catalog for further infor­ mation, or contact Dr. John Mark Reynolds ( at the Torrey Honors Institute.


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