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Foreign Language Course Descriptions


Arabic Courses (ARA)

Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) is the written language of print media and the spoken language of intellectual communication across the twenty-two countries of the Arab world. This introductory course sequence enables students to read, write, and pronounce Arabic words and sentences; engage in oral and written communication at a beginning level; and gain some exposure to spoken dialects and Arab culture, including Christian Arab culture. Laboratory fee $25 each semester. Four hours each.

Students continue their study of Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) with some exposure to various dialects of Arabic and Arab culture, including Christian Arab culture. The four language skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing continue to receive equal emphasis. By the end of the course, students will be able to converse on everyday topics, and read and write at an intermediate level. Prerequisite: ARA 102. Laboratory fee $25 each semester. Three hours each. HUM

 

Spring 2014 Departmental Course Offerings
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Subject Course#sort icon Course Title Days Begin End Instructor
ARA 101 Modern Standard Arabic I TR 1615 1730 Haddad, Daphne
ARA 201 Inter. Modrn Standard Arabic I TR 1800 1915 Haddad, Daphne
ARA 301 Adv Modern Standard Arabic Haddad, Daphne
ARA 301 Adv Modern Standard Arabic Haddad, Daphne

 

Chinese Courses (CHI)

This course introduces Mandarin Chinese as a second language for non-native speakers at the first year college level. It will use as a primary tool the Active Chinese program, a multimedia curriculum which uses the pinyin phonetic system (based on the English alphabet) as a bridge to the Chinese language. The program approaches Chinese language through theme-based dialogues with oral and written practice in grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation and language usage. The content of this course follows the standards of ACTFL and accepted Chinese language curriculums being used in US. Laboratory fee $25. Four hours each.

 

(No courses in this category are offered this semester.)

 

French Courses (FRE)

All students who have already begun French in high school and who wish to fulfill the foreign language graduation requirement by taking French will be placed by an examination given at the beginning of the semester.

An introduction to the French language, with extensive practice in pronunciation, simple conversation, aural comprehension, fundamentals of grammar, and reading short passages. Basic sentence patterns and grammatical principles will be reinforced through a great many oral and written activities and exercises. Aspects of French culture will also be explored. Laboratory fee $25 each semester. Four hours each.

Continued development of skills in speaking, understanding, reading, and writing French through an extensive study of grammar, selected readings, conversational practice, vocabulary development, and the writing of simple compositions. Aspects of French culture will also be explored. Prerequisite: FRE 102. Laboratory fee $25 each semester. Three hours each. HUM

Instruction is given in speaking and understanding French in a variety of social and professional situations. Prerequisite: FRE 202. Laboratory fee $25. Three hours. ‘S'

Extensive conversation and vocabulary practice on a wide variety of topics, correlated with readings of both a journalistic and a literary nature. Prerequisite: FRE 202. Laboratory fee $25. Three hours. ‘S'

A detailed study of fine points of pronunciation with extensive oral/aural practice to develop a more correct pronunciation and accent. Prerequisite or to be taken concurrently: FRE 202. Laboratory fee $25. Three hours.

A survey of French history and culture from antiquity to the end of the Fourth Republic (1958). The course examines political, social, intellectual, literary and artistic trends, as well as certain influential figures and key types of architecture. Prerequisite: FRE 202. Laboratory fee $25. Three hours.

A survey of French history and culture from the beginning of the Fifth Republic (1958) to the present. The course examines political, social, intellectual, literary and artistic trends, as well as aspects of personal values, diversity, education and international French influence. Prerequisit: FRE 202. Laboratory fee $25. Three hours.

A study of fine points of grammar with extensive written practice, including the writing of jourals and essays, to develop facility in expressing oneself correctly in written form in order to improve critical awareness of stylistics and vocabulary. Each semester will focus on different, lesser-taught structures and nuances of the language. Prerequisite: FRE 202. Three hours for each course.

Reading and discussion of a selected series of literary works and authors from the Middle Ages to the end of the eighteenth century to develop an enjoyment in reading literature in the original French and an appreciation for the richness and varity of literature. Prerequisite: FRE 202. Three hours. 'W'

Reading and discussion of a selected series of literary works and authors from the nineteenth century to develop an enjoyment in reading literature in the original French and an appreciation for the richness and variety of literature. Prerequisite: FRE 202. Three hours. 'W'

Reading and discussion of a selected series of literary works and authors from the twentieth century to develop an enjoyment in reading literature in the original French and an appreciation for the richness and varity of literature. Prerequisite: FRE 202. Three hours. 'W'

Reading and discussion of a selected series of literary works from the authors of the various literary schools of the nineteenth century to develop an enjoyment in reading literature in the original French and an appreciation for the richness and variety of literature. Prerequisite: FRE 202. Three hours. ‘W’

Reading and discussion of a selected series of literary works from the authors of the twentiethcentury to develop an enjoyment in reading literature in the original French and an appreciation for the richness and variety of literature. Prerequisite: FR 202. Three hours. ‘W’

A study of current and popular French culture and society as perceived and created through various forms of media art (film, news sources, painting, sculpture). Prerequisite: FRE 310 or 315. Laboratory fee $25. Three hours.

This course offers opportunities for concentration in various areas of interest within the discipline such as specialized topics or literary criticism, film, civilization and culture or linguistics. Open only to French majors with junior or senior standing, to others only with the permission of the instructor. May be repeated once for additional credit. Laboratory fee $25. Three hours.

This research project is required of all students majoring in French and is to be taken in addition to the eight 300/400 level courses required for the major. The paper/project is to be written and defended entirely in French. The student will explore and anlyze a topic related to the discipline of French in light of Christian philosophy. The study will ordinarily result in a written paper of between 15 and 20 pages, although other sorts of porjects are permitted if approved by the students's first reader. Upon completion of the paper or project there is a final oral exam. Prerequisite: a minimum of seven (7) 300/400 level courses completed. Laboratory fee $25. Three hours. 'S'

 

Spring 2014 Departmental Course Offerings
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Subject Course#sort icon Course Title Days Begin End Instructor
FRE 101 Elementary French I MWF 0800 0850 Shaw, Sandy
FRE 101 Elementary French I MWF 0900 0950 Shaw, Sandy
FRE 201 Intermediate French I MWF 1300 1350 Neiles, Tom
FRE 331 French Civ. & Culture I MW 1500 1615 Shaw, Sandy
FRE 353 French Literature III MWF 1400 1450 Neiles, Tom
FRE 492 Senior Integegration Paper Neiles, Tom
FRE 492 Senior Integegration Paper Neiles, Tom

 

German Courses (GER)

All students who have already begun German in high school and who wish to fulfill the foreign language graduation requirement by taking German will be placed by an examination given at the beginning of the semester.

An introduction to the German language with extensive practice in pronunciation, simple conversation, aural comprehension, fundamentals of grammar, and reading short passages. Basic sentence patterns and grammatical principles will be reinforced through a great many oral and written activities and exercises. Aspects of German culture will also be explored. Laboratory fee $25 each semester. Four hours each.

Continued development of skills in speaking, understanding, reading, and writing German through an extensive study of grammar, selected readings, conversational practice, vocabulary development, and the writing of simple compositions. Aspects of German culture will also be explored. Prerequisite: GER 102. Laboratory fee $25 each semester. Three hours each. HUM

Instruction is given in speaking and understanding German in a variety of social and professional situations. Prerequisite: GER 202. Laboratory fee $25. Three hours. ‘S'

Extensive conversation and vocabulary practice on a wide variety of topics, correlated with readings of both a journalistic and a literary nature. Prerequisite: GER 202. Laboratory fee $25. Three hours. ‘S'

A detailed study of fine points of pronunciation with extensive oral/aural practice to develop a more correct pronunciation and accent. Prerequisite or to be taken concurrently: GER 202 or equivalent. Laboratory fee $5. Three hours.

A survey of Germanic history and culture from the Middle Ages to the present. The course examines political, social, intellectual, literary and artistic trends, as well as certain influential figures. Prerequisite: GER 202. Laboratory fee $25. Three hours.

A study of fine points of grammar with extensive written practice, including the writing of essays to develop facility in expressing oneself correctly in written form. Prerequisite: GER 202. Three hours. ‘W'

Reading and discussion of a selected series of literary works from the authors of the Middle Ages to the start of the period of the Enlightenment to develop enjoyment in reading literature in the original German and an appreciation for the 103 richness and variety of the literature. Prerequisite: GER 202. Three hours. ‘W’

Reading and discussion of a selected series of literary works from the authors of the Enlightenment, through the Sturm und Drang until the end of Romanticism to develop enjoyment in reading literature in the original German and an appreciation for the richness and variety of the literature. Prerequisite: GER 202. Three hours. ’W’

Reading and discussion of a selected series of literary works from the authors of the Postromantic period to the end of the First World War to develop an enjoyment in reading literature in the original German and an appreciation for the richness and variety of literature. Prerequisite: GER 202. Three hours. ’W’

Reading and discussion of a selected series of literary works from the authors of the PostWorld War I era, through the years of the Third Reich to the present day to develop an enjoyment in reading literature in the original German and an appreciation for the richness and variety of literature. Prerequisite: GER 202. Three hours. ’W’

A study of current and popular German culture and society as perceived and created through various forms of media art (film, news sources, painting, sculpture). Prerequisite: GER 310 or 315. Laboratory fee $25. Three hours.

 

Spring 2014 Departmental Course Offerings
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Subject Course#sort icon Course Title Days Begin End Instructor
GER 101 Elementary German I MWF 1000 1050 Neiles, Tom
GER 201 Intermediate German I MWF 0900 0950 Neiles, Tom
GER 330 German Civilization & Culture TR 0800 0915 Neiles, Tom

 

Greek Courses (GRE)

An introduction to New Testament Greek with an emphasis on word formation, vocabulary, and basic syntax. The Koine dialect from the New Testament period will be studied. Four hours each.

Continued study of New Testament Greek. Emphasis is placed on vocabulary and syntax. Prerequisite: GRE 176. Three hours each.

This course may be an independent study or done as a small class. The purpose of this course is to develop further reading skills in Koine Greek. The amount of credit will be determined by the amount of translation done. There will be continued work in vocabulary and grammar. Pre-requisite: GRE 278. One to Three hours.

 

Spring 2014 Departmental Course Offerings
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Subject Course#sort icon Course Title Days Begin End Instructor
GRE 175 Elementary Greek I MWF 1145 1250 Lambert, Roger
GRE 277 Intermediate Greek I MWF 1000 1050 MacDougall, Dan
GRE 400 Reading in Greek New Testament T 1200 1250 Dryden, Jeff

 

Hebrew Courses (HEB)

An introductory study of biblical Hebrew with emphasis on word formation, vocabulary, and basic syntax. Some reference will be made to modern Hebrew. Offered on demand. Four hours each.

This course may be an independent study or done as a small class. The purpose of this course is to develop further reading skills in Biblical Hebrew. The amount of credit will be determined by the amount of translation done. There will be continued work in vocabulary and grammar. Pre-requisites: completed at least one year of Biblical Hebrew. One to Three hours.

 

Spring 2014 Departmental Course Offerings
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Subject Course#sort icon Course Title Days Begin End Instructor
HEB 191 Elementary Hebrew I MWF 1145 1250 Jones, Scott

 

Spanish Courses (SPA)

All students who have already begun Spanish in high school and who wish to fulfill the foreign language graduation requirement by taking Spanish will be placed by an examination given at the beginning of the semester.

An introduction to the Spanish language with extensive practice in pronunciation, simple conversation, aural comprehension, fundamentals of grammar, and reading short passages. Basic sentence patterns and grammatical principles will be reinforced through a great many oral and written activities and exercises. Aspects of Hispanic culture will also be explored. Laboratory fee $25 each semester. Four hours each.

Continued development of skills in speaking, understanding, reading, and writing Spanish through an extensive study of grammar, selected readings, conversational practice, vocabulary development, and the writing of simple compositions. Aspects of Hispanic culture will also be explored. Prerequisite: SPA 102. Laboratory fee $25 each semester. Three hours each. HUM

Instruction is given in speaking and understanding Spanish in a variety if social and professional situations. Prerequisite: SPA 202. Laboratory fee $25. Three hours. 'S'

Extensive conversation and vocabulary practive on a wide variety of topics, correlated with readings of both a journalistic and a literary nature. Prerequisite: SPA 202. Laboratory fee $24. Three hours. 'S'

A detailed study of fine points of pronunciation, with extensive oral/aural practice to develop a more correct pronunciation and accent. Prerequisite or to be taken concurrently: SPA 202. Laboratory fee $5. Three hours.

A survey of peninsular Spanish history and culture from antiquity to the present. The course examines political, social, intellectual, literary and artistic trends, as well as certain influential figures and key types of architecture. Prerequisite: SPA 202. Laboratory fee $25. Three hours.

A survey of Hispanic history and culture in Latin America (and North America) from the pre-Columbian era to the present. The course examines political, social, intellectual, literary and artisitic trends, as well as aspects of personal values, diversity, education and international Hispanic influence, Prerequisite: SPA 202. Laboratory fee $25. Three hours.

A study of fine points of grammar with extensive written practice, including the writing of journals and essays, to develop facility in expressing oneself correctly in written form in order to improve critical awareness of stylistics and vocabulary. Each semester will focus on different, lesser-taught structures and nuances of the language. Prerequisite: SPA 202. Three hours for each course.

Reading and discussion of a selected series of Peninsular literary works and authors from the Middle Ages to the end of the nineteenth century to develop an enjoyment in reading literature in the original Spanish and an appreciation for the richness and variety of literature. Prerequisite:SPA 202. Three hours. 'W'

Reading and discussion of a selected series of Peninsular literary works and authors from the end of the nineteenth century to the present to develop an enjoyment in reading literature in the original Spanish and an appreciation for the richness and variety of literature. Prerequisite: SPA 202. Three hours. 'W'

Reading and discussion of a selected series of Latin American literary works and authors from the colonial era to the present to develop an enjoyment in reading literature in the original Spanish and an appreciation for the richness and variety of literature. Prerequisite: SPA 202. Three hours. 'W'

A study of current and popular Hispanic culture and society as preceived and created through various forms of media art ( film, news sources, painting, sculpture). Prerequisite: SPA 310 or 315. Laboratory fee $25. Three hours.

This course offers opportunities for concentration in various areas of interest within the discipline such as specialized topics or literary criticism, film, civilization and culture or linguistics. Open only to Spanish majors with junior or senior standing, to others only with the permission of the instructor. May be repeated once for additional credit. Laboratory fee $25. Three hours.

This research project is required of all students majoring in Spanish and is to be taken in addition to the eight 300/400 level courses required for the major. The paper/project is to be written and defended entirely in Spanish. The student will explore and analyze a topic related to the discipline of Spanish in light of Christian faith. The study will ordinarily result in a written paper of between 15 and 20 pages, although other sorts of projects are permitted if approved by the student's first reader. Upon completion of the paper or project there is a final oral exam. Prerequisite: a minimum of seven (7) 300/400 level courses completed. Laboratory fee $25. Three hours. 'S'

 

Spring 2014 Departmental Course Offerings
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Subject Course#sort icon Course Title Days Begin End Instructor
SPA 101 Elementary Spanish I MW 1745 1900 Walden, Stephen
SPA 101 Elementary Spanish I MWF 0800 0850
SPA 101 Elementary Spanish I MWF 1000 1050
SPA 101 Elementary Spanish I MW 1615 1730 Walden, Stephen
SPA 201 Intermediate Spanish I MWF 1400 1450
SPA 331 Hispanic Civ. & Culture I MWF 1300 1350 Shaw, Sandy
SPA 352 Hispanic Literature II MWF 1145 1235 Shaw, Sandy
SPA 401 Special Topics Shaw, Sandy
SPA 401 Special Topics Shaw, Sandy
SPA 492 Senior Integegration Paper Shaw, Sandy
SPA 492 Senior Integegration Paper Shaw, Sandy