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Chinese

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French

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Secondary Education Requirements

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German

Requirements for Major

Secondary Education Requirements

Requirements for Minor

Course Descriptions

Spanish

Requirements for Major

Secondary Education Requirements

Requirements for Minor

Course Descriptions

Ancient Languages

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Requirements for Minor

Greek Course Descriptions

Hebrew Course Descriptions

Latin Course Descriptions

 

Chair, Associate Professor Grant Henley

Professor Alan Savage

Associate Professors Sheri Abel, Christine Kepner, Jon Laansma, Doug Penney, Nestor Quiroa, Clinton Shaffer, Tamara Townsend

Assistant Professors Stephanie Gates, Timothy Klingler, Alexander Loney, Wenyang Zhai

Visiting Assistant Professor Seth Ehorn, Sylvie Goutas

Associate Lecturer Sharenda Barlar

Assistant Lecturers Rebecca Toly, Rose Wang

 

The Foreign Languages Department prepares students for a major or minor in both ancient (Greek, Latin and Hebrew) and modern (Chinese, French, German and Spanish) languages. The goals of our programs are threefold:

Develop linguistic proficiency.

For the ancient languages this means the ability to read Greek with relative ease (Hebrew and Latin are optional), and to develop exegetical skills. For the modern languages this means attaining an advanced level of competency in the areas of listening, speaking, reading and writing.

Develop cultural proficiency.

Courses in the ancient language section introduce students to the various cultures and civilizations of the Ancient Near East, from the Neolithic through the Koiné period. Emphasis is given to translation and understanding of texts of the Old and New Testaments, as well as to classical and non-canonical texts.

Courses in Chinese, French, German and Spanish introduce students to the issues and lifestyles of contemporary society in the target cultures. French, German, and Spanish sections also introduce students to the literary, historical, artistic, and religious development of the language regions via study of representative works of various literary and textual genres and related art and cultural forms.

Develop a thoroughly Christian worldview.

The Foreign Languages Department exists to prepare graduates to serve the church and society by fostering clear communication and cultural understanding. Study in foreign languages promotes growth, appreciation and understanding of God's work among peoples and cultures by engaging students with persons and texts from cultures different from their own, whether ancient or modern. Study abroad for modern language students provides opportunity for experiential learning. Through this process students enhance their awareness of their own linguistic, cultural, and religious heritage, while learning to relate with respect and consideration to persons from diverse backgrounds as enlightened citizens of the world and as worthy representatives of the kingdom of Jesus Christ.

The essence of a liberal arts education is to interact with all of God's world from a Christian perspective. Foreign Language study equips students to do so especially well by challenging them to master a language, to grasp concepts and to shape their own, to ask significant questions and seek answers, to develop original ideas, and to become intellectually self-motivated, life-long learners and servants of Christ. The major thus offers a solid base for further professional training. Completion of the minor provides functional ability in the second language and preparation for becoming a bilingual professional.

Chinese

Coordinator, Rose Wang

Requirements for a minor in Chinese are 20 credit hours of Chinese beyond the intermediate level. Required courses are CHIN 331 and 332. Study abroad is also required. Additional hours should be selected in consultation with a department adviser. Not all of the courses that are available for the minor are offered every year. Early and careful planning is advised.

Chinese Courses (CHIN)

CHIN 101, 102. Elementary Mandarin Chinese. Beginning Chinese with emphasis on understanding, speaking, reading, and writing. Laboratory practice.

CHIN 103. Accelerated Elementary Chinese. Intensive study of beginning Chinese with emphasis on understanding, speaking, reading and writing. Laboratory work. Required of heritage speakers of Chinese who speak and understand Chinese but who have little or no reading and writing ability. Also required of non-Chinese students with two years of high school Chinese or who place by test score into second-semester Chinese. Prerequisite: Heritage speakers of Chinese or non-Chinese students with at least two years of high school Chinese or second semester Chinese by placement test score. Fall semester only.

CHIN 201. Intermediate Mandarin Chinese. Conversation, composition, and grammar review based on readings and videos; exploration of various aspects of Chinese culture. Laboratory practice. The Foreign Language Requirement is met by passing the Language Competency and Cultural Understanding exams, which are administered in all 201 courses (401 for Hebrew). Prerequisite to any further study in Chinese. Prerequisite: CHIN 102, 103 (or equivalent)

CHIN 301. Chinese Character Acquisition. This course introduces all the basic component parts of Chinese characters and teaches how characters vary as they are combined. Through parsing characters into their component parts, understanding their historical meaning, and identifying their pronunciation hints, students are equipped to recognize, write and remember characters more efficiently as well as increase their vocabulary greatly. This course can be taken alongside a Chinese language course at the intermediate level or above. Prerequisite: CHIN 201, Language Competency equivalent or permission of instructor. (2)

CHIN 302. Chinese Through Scripture. Introduction to the Chinese Bible and its translation of selected readings. Focus on basic Christian terminology and statements in Chinese about God, Jesus, worship, and prayer. Includes discussions on Chinese cultural topics from a Christian perspective. Students practice character recognition and oral communication through reading the Bible. This course may be taken alongside a Chinese language course at the intermediate level or above. Prerequisite: CHIN 201, Language Competency equivalent, or permission of instructor. 

CHIN 331. Chinese Conversation. Intensive practice in oral communication and listening comprehension with emphasis on natural spoken expression based on audio materials, videos, and readings of authentic texts. Students will also develop reading and writing skills through expanding their learning of additional Chinese characters. Prerequisite: CHIN 201 or completion of the Language Competency requirement in Chinese at Wheaton College.

CHIN 332. Chinese Composition. Students learn punctuation, sentence and paragraph structures, and the basics of Chinese literary styles such as narrative, description, exposition, argument, correspondence, etc. This course emphasizes writing practice as well as group discussions, presentations and oral compositions. Prerequisite: CHIN 201, Language Competency requirement or permission of the instructor.

CHIN 334. Intro to Chinese Culture. Students gain their initial understanding of Chinese customs and cultural essence prior to or during their trip to study in China. With a special emphasis on comparing and contrasting this course examines both the similarities and differences of the East and the West to help students get a deeper understanding of the Chinese culture as well as their own cultural heritage. Daily journaling is required with some suggested reading materials. Offered in China or on campus. Prerequisite: Acceptance into Wheaton in China program or permission of instructor. (2)

CHIN 335. Business Chinese. This course introduces Chinese communication skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) used in various business situations. Students build vocabulary and social awareness via business websites and documents and practice communicative skills through simulations and related business tasks. Students will also gain understanding of the social and cultural aspects of the Chinese business context. This course may be taken alongside a Chinese language course at the intermediate level or above. Offered every other year. Prerequisite: CHIN 201, Language Competency requirement or permission of the instructor. (2)

CHIN 337. Readings of Chinese Society and Culture. Selected readings of authentic texts on topics of Chinese culture, contemporary Chinese life, and social issues as well as from various literary works. Dual emphasis on language learning and building of cultural awareness. Students will expand their reading vocabulary, increase their reading speed, and improve their reading comprehension through class participation, presentation and discussion. Prerequisite: CHIN 201, Language Competency requirement or permission of instructor. GP

CHIN 338. Advanced Chinese in China. Development of oral proficiency. Immersion experience and practice on culture and language. Grammar, conversation, and composition taught by native speakers in a Chinese university setting. Course content and level variable. Offered in China only. Prerequisite: Acceptance into Wheaton in China program or permission of instructor.

CHIN 341. Special Topics in Chinese Language and Culture. Further development of oral proficiency. Immersion experience and practice on culture and language. Advanced grammar, conversation, and composition taught by native speakers in a Chinese university setting. Course content and level variable. Offered in China only. Prerequisite: Acceptance into Wheaton in China program or permission of instructor.

French

Coordinator, Alan D. Savage

Requirements for a major in French are 32 hours of courses numbered 300 or above. All students are required to take LING 321 or FREN 371; FREN 331 and 332; eight hours of French literature, at least four of which must be selected from FREN 346 or 347; and FREN 494, and must complete at least one term of study in a department-approved study abroad program in a French-speaking country. Students must complete FREN 338 and 335 or their equivalents while studying abroad. Wheaton in France may be used to fulfill the requirement for a term of study abroad. Students planning to teach on the secondary level are required to take FREN 371. Both FREN 346 and 347 are strongly recommended for students planning to pursue graduate study in French.

French Secondary Education required courses include: FREN 331, 332, 346 (or FREN 347), 371, 494, and an academic term in France. Students must also achieve at least an 'Intermediate-High' rating on an ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI), taken upon returning from their study abroad experience or as recommended by advisor. Please consult the Education Department for a list of Education courses required for teaching licensure.

Requirements for a minor in French are 20 hours of French beyond the intermediate level, including FREN 331, 332, and 12 additional hours to be selected in consultation with department advisor. FREN 346 or 347 are strongly recommended, as is the Wheaton in France program.

French Courses (FREN)

FREN 101, 102. Elementary French. Beginning French with emphasis on listening comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing. Laboratory work. Cannot receive credit for both 101-102 and 103.

FREN 103. Accelerated Elementary French. Intensive study of beginning French with emphasis on listening comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing. Laboratory work. Required of students with two years of high school French and of those above level two who place by test score into first semester French.

FREN 201. Intermediate French. Intermediate French with emphasis on reading, writing, and conversation in the context of French-speaking culture. The Foreign Language Requirement is met by passing the Language Competency and Cultural Understanding exams, which are administered in all 201 courses (401 for Hebrew). Prerequisite to any further study in French. Prerequisite: FREN 102, 103 (or equivalent)

FREN 209. Intermediate French in France. Conversation, composition, and grammar review, with on-site experience of history and culture of France. Offered in France only. The Foreign Language Requirement is met by passing the Language Competency and Cultural Understanding exams, which are administered in all 201 courses (401 for Hebrew). (Subject to department approval.)

FREN 331. French Conversation. Intensive practice in oral and written communication with emphasis on listening comprehension and natural spoken expression based on audio tapes, videos, and readings of authentic materials. Lab fee required.

FREN 332. French Composition. Intensive practice in written expression with emphasis upon fluency, accuracy, style, and authenticity of expression.

FREN 334. Culture and Communication. Study of French history, art, architecture, film, geography, social and economic structures; acquisition of skills useful in business. Different emphasis each year; may be repeated for credit. Legacy diversity designation. (2)

FREN 335. French Civilization and Culture. On-site study of French history, architecture, art, politics, and society. Offered in France only.

FREN 338. Advanced French in France. Advanced grammar, conversation, and composition, taught by native speakers in a French university setting. Course content and level variable. Offered in France only.

FREN 346. Masterpieces of French Literature from the Middle Ages to the Eighteenth Century. Overview of major writers and movements from La Chanson de Roland to pre-Romanticism, with selected readings from various literary works. Offered alternate years. LE

FREN 347. Masterpieces of French Literature 1800 to Present. Overview of major writers and movements from pre-Romanticism to present, with selected readings from various literary works. Offered alternate years.

FREN 371. Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages. The study of various methodologies, theories, and techniques of foreign language teaching; introduction to linguistics for second-language acquisition. Practice in a variety of micro-teaching situations. Required for secondary education licensure; otherwise, an elective toward major or minor.

FREN 431. Advanced Conversation. High level development of oral communication with emphasis on vocabulary acquisition and expression approaching native speech. Offered alternate years. (2)

FREN 432. Advanced Grammar and Stylistics. General grammar review and advanced study of lesser-taught structures and nuances of meaning in order to improve critical awareness of stylistics and vocabulary and to develop authenticity of expression. Offered alternate years. (2)

FREN 439. Topics in French Language and Literature. Varied subjects including genre and movement studies, culture, and advanced language. May be repeated for credit. Legacy diversity designation. (2 or 4)

FREN 489. Topics in France. Varied subjects including literary and cultural studies. Offered in France only. (2)

FREN 494. Senior Seminar. Examination of literary or cultural topics from perspectives of contemporary critical theory. Students produce a major research paper that integrates faith with the subject matter. Lab fee required.

FREN 495. Independent Study. Reading and individual study of some aspect of French culture, literature, or language. Department approval required. (1-4)

FREN 496. Internship. Department approval required. Graded pass/fail. Prerequisite: junior or senior standing with French major. (2 or 4)

German

Coordinator, Clinton S. Shaffer

Requirements for a major in German are 32 hours in German language, literature, film, and culture courses which include: GERM 341, 342, and 343 (summer Wheaton in Germany program); plus two other GERM 300-level topics courses: either two different versions of GERM 351 or two different versions of GERM 361; or one GERM 351 and one GERM 361; GERM 431 or 432 (or 489 - offered only in Germany), GERM 496 internship, and either GERM 494-1 or 494-2 (Senior Capstone).

A period of study abroad in a German-speaking country is required either through participation in the month-long Wheaton in Germany Program (GERM 343) followed by a four-week internship in Berlin (GERM 496) or by completing an equivalent semester abroad program (at least 8 hours of which must be taken in German) with an accredited academic institution in either Germany, Austria, or Switzerland to be arranged and approved through the Foreign Languages Department and the Office of Global and Experiential Learning (GEL). (n.b. For students choosing the semester abroad option an accompanying internship is also recommended.) Credits earned during a semester of study abroad may be applied either to a second major (with the approval of that major department), to the German major, or (upon approval) to both.

German Secondary Education required courses include: GERM 341, 342, 343 (summer Wheaton in Germany program); either GERM 351 or 361; GERM 371; 431 or 432 (or 489 - offered in Germany); GERM 496 internship, and either 494-1 or 494-2 (Senior capstone). While a full semester in a German-speaking country is highly recommended, the study abroad requirement for majors with a secondary education focus will be considered met via the summer Wheaton in Germany program (GERM 343) followed by a four-week internship in Berlin (GERM 496) as noted above. Students must also achieve at least an 'Intermediate-High' rating on an ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI), taken upon returning from their study abroad experience or as recommended by advisor. Please consult the Education Department for a list of Education courses required for teaching licensure.

For a minor in German students must complete 20 hours (i.e. five, four-hour courses including GERM 341, 342 and 343 (summer Wheaton in Germany program), either 351 or 361, and one 400-level course of their choice from the courses listed above. (n.b. GERM 431 and 432 are highly recommended. Completion of the GERM 496 internship also satisfies the 400-level course requirement for the German minor.)

German Courses (GERM)

GERM 101, 102. Elementary German. Beginning German with emphasis on understanding, speaking, reading, and writing. Laboratory practice. Cannot receive credit for both 101-102 and 103.

GERM 103. Accelerated Elementary German. Intensive study of beginning German with emphasis on understanding, speaking, reading, and writing. Laboratory work. Required of students with two years of high school German and of those above level two who place by test score into first semester German.

GERM 201. Intermediate German. Conversation, composition, and grammar review based on readings and videos; exploration of various aspects of culture of German-speaking communities. Online drill work. The Foreign Language Requirement is met by passing the Language Competency and Cultural Understanding exams, which are administered in all 201 courses (401 for Hebrew). Prerequisite to any further study in German. Prerequisite: GERM 102, 103 (or equivalent)

GERM 209. Intermediate German in Germany. Conversation, composition, and grammar review, with on-site experience of history and culture of Germany. The Foreign Language Requirement is met by passing the Language Competency and Cultural Understanding exams, which are administered in all 201 courses (401 for Hebrew). Offered in Germany only.

GERM 338. Advanced German in Germany. Development of oral proficiency. Discussion and interpretation of shorter literary texts, and social and political topics. Offered in Germany only.

GERM 341. Contemporary German Culture and Mores. Introduction to institutions of contemporary German culture and society, including geography, gender relationships and the family, the church, the educational system, politics and government, minority populations, labor and economics, popular culture and media. Overview and analysis of behavioral norms and mores in the Federal Republic, coupled with comparative reference to the United States and broader German-speaking Europe. Intensive practice in oral and written communication with emphasis on listening comprehension and natural spoken expression based on audio recordings, video materials, and readings of authentic texts. Lab fee required.

GERM 342. Contemporary German Culture: Politics, Economics, and Current Events. An exploration of contemporary German culture as mediated through German newspapers, magazines, and various online sources. Special focus on current events with an emphasis on political and economic issues in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. Continued review of grammar started in GERM 341. Conducted in German.

GERM 343. German Cultural Identity from Charlemagne to the Berlin Republic. A survey of cultural periods and developments in German-speaking Europe from early beginnings in the Holy Roman Empire to the present day Berlin Republic with special focus on the question of German national identity. The course will investigate a variety of cultural artifacts including short prose texts, poetry, dramatic performances, film clips, select artworks, and architectural examples. Emphasis on cultural literacy and communicative expression. Taught on-site in Munich, Berlin, and environs yearly during May-June Wheaton in Germany program. Conducted entirely in German. Prerequisites: either GERM 341 or 342 (and instructor approval). GP, HP

GERM 351. Topics in German Literature. Topics in German literature including genre, movement, and author studies. Taught primarily in German. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: a 300-level course in German or instructor permission. (4) LE

GERM 353. Topics in German Literature and Culture. Varied subjects, including genre, movement, and author studies, film, cultural history, or advanced language. May be repeated for credit. (2)

GERM 361. Topics in German Language and Cultural Studies. Focus on issues in German cinema, history, philosophy, society and theology, or on German language for special purposes, such as German for business and economics. Discussion, writing and presentation assignments, and major readings and film screenings in German. Prerequisite: GERM 341, 342, 343, or instructor approval. May be repeated for credit. (4)

GERM 363. Topics in German Language and Cultural Studies. Focus on issues in German cinema, history, philosophy, society and theology, or on German language for special purposes, such as German for business and economics. Discussion, writing and presentation assignments, and major readings and film screenings in German. Prerequisite: GERM 341, 342, 343, or instructor approval. May be repeated for credit. (2)

GERM 371. Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages. The study of various methodologies, theories, and techniques of foreign language teaching; introduction to linguistics for second-language acquisition. Practice in a variety of micro-teaching situations. Required for secondary education licensure; otherwise, an elective toward major or minor.

GERM 372. German for Reading. Intensive introduction to German grammar for the special purpose of reading/translating academic prose (scholarly books and journal articles), with a particular focus on readings in theological disciplines and the humanities. Acquisition of a broad recognition vocabulary and development of basic reading comprehension abilities. Recommended for undergraduates anticipating graduate study in humanities and theological studies. Does not count toward Foreign Language Requirement. Not open to German majors/minors without special permission. Cross-listed with BITH 505.

GERM 373. German for Reading II: Translation Workshop. Building on GERM 372/BITH 505, this course meets weekly during the subsequent semester for an intensive workshop in reading/translating academic prose (primary sources; scholarly books and articles), with a particular focus on readings in theological disciplines and the humanities. Emphasis on textual analysis, review and expansion of key structures, management of linguistic challenges, and development of global reading skills. Prerequisite: GERM 372, BITH 505 or the equivalent. Cross listed with BITH 506.

GERM 431. “Other” Germans: Turkish and Minority Experience. Introduction to minority and multicultural identity and cultural hybridity in contemporary Germany, Austria and Switzerland, with focus on marginal societal groups, including evangelical Christians, quasi-religious sects, and Turkish and other immigrant populations. Analysis of immigrant literary and cinematic works and overview of social challenges in immigration and asylum policy, with particular focus on “guest workers,” integration of Turkish immigrants, and Christian-Muslim relations. Prerequisites: GERM 341 or 342 or permission of instructor. Meets legacy diversity designation. GP

GERM 432. The Holocaust and Contemporary Jewish Experience. Written and oral analysis of depictions of the Holocaust in various national literary and cinematic media and of contemporary Jewish authors in the German-speaking countries; exploration of issues facing contemporary Jews in German-speaking Europe. Meets legacy diversity designation.

GERM 437. Topics in German Language and Literature. Varied subjects, including genre and movement studies, film, culture, and advanced language. May be repeated for credit. (2 or 4)

GERM 489. Special Topics. Advanced study in language, literature, and civilization in Germany. Offered in Germany only. (2 or 4)

GERM 491. Practicum. Offered in Germany only. Graded pass/fail. (0-2)

GERM 492-1. Agents of Change: Faith and the Social Order in German Literature and Film. Intensive seminar on interactions between society and varieties of belief in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Literary readings and analysis of cinematic works, supplemented with critical theories and socio-historical sources in German and English. Open to students who have taken GERM 494-2 or by permission. Offered alternate years. Cross-listed with GERM 494-1. (2) Lab fee required.

GERM 492-2. From Doubt to Hope: Faith and its Role in German Literature from the Medieval Period to the Fall of the Third Reich. Intensive seminar with emphasis on the intersection of German literature with Christian theological perspectives from the High Middle Ages until the end of World War II. Open to students who have taken GERM 494-1 or by permission. Offered alternate years. Cross-listed with GERM 494-2. (2) Lab fee required.

GERM 494-1. Agents of Change: Faith and the Social Order in German Literature and Film. Intensive seminar on interactions between society and varieties of belief in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Literary readings and analysis of cinematic works, supplemented with critical theories and socio-historical sources in German and English. Students will produce a major research paper that integrates Christian faith with the subject matter. Offered alternate years. Meets Senior Capstone Requirement. Lab fee required.

GERM 494-2. From Doubt to Hope: Faith and its Role in German Literature from the Medieval Period to the Fall of the Third Reich. Intensive seminar with emphasis on the intersection of German literature with Christian theological perspectives from the High Middle Ages until the end of World War II. Students will produce a major paper that integrates faith with the subject matter. Offered alternate years. Meets Senior Capstone Requirement. Lab fee required.

GERM 495. Independent Study. Reading and individual study of some aspect of German culture, literature, or language. Department approval required. (1-4)

GERM 496. Internship. Department approval required. Graded pass/fail. Prerequisite: junior or senior standing with German major. (2 or 4)

Spanish

Coordinator, Christine Goring Kepner

Requirements for a major in Spanish are 32 hours of courses numbered 300 or above. All students are required to take LING 321 or SPAN 371; SPAN 331, 332, 336, 337, and 494, and must complete at least one term of study in a department-approved study abroad program in a Spanish-speaking country. Wheaton in Spain or Wheaton in Latin America may be used to fulfill the requirement for a term of study abroad. Students planning to teach on the secondary level are required to take SPAN 371.

Spanish Secondary Education required courses include: SPAN 331, 332, 336, 337, 371, 494, and an academic term in a Spanish-speaking country. Students must also achieve at least an 'Intermediate-High' rating on an ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI), taken upon returning from their study abroad experience or as recommended by advisor. Please consult the Education Department for a list of Education courses required for teaching licensure.

Requirements for a minor in Spanish are 20 hours beyond the intermediate level, including 331, 332, and 12 additional hours to be selected in consultation with department advisor. SPAN 336 or 337 are strongly recommended, as are Wheaton in Spain or Wheaton in Latin America.

Spanish Courses (SPAN)

SPAN 101, 102. Elementary Spanish. Beginning Spanish with emphasis on listening comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing. Introduction to aspects of culture of Spanish-speaking communities. Online drill work. Cannot receive credit for both 101-102 and 103.

SPAN 103. Accelerated Elementary Spanish. Intensive study of elementary Spanish with emphasis on listening comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing. Introduction to aspects of culture of Spanish-speaking communities. Required of students with two years of high school Spanish and of those above level two who place by test score into first semester Spanish. Online drill work.

SPAN 201. Intermediate Spanish. Conversation, composition, and grammar review based on readings and videos; exploration of various aspects of culture of Spanish-speaking communities. Online drill work. The Foreign Language Requirement is met by passing the Language Competency and Cultural Understanding exams, which are administered in all 201 courses (401 for Hebrew). Prerequisite to any further study in Spanish. Prerequisite: SPAN 102 or 103 (or equivalent)

SPAN 331. Spanish Conversation. Intensive practice in oral communication with emphasis on listening comprehension and natural spoken expression based on videos and readings of authentic materials. Legacy diversity designation. Lab fee required.

SPAN 332. Advanced Grammar and Composition. Intensive grammar review and written practice in various forms to improve accuracy and authenticity of expression. Readings, films, and discussion.

SPAN 334. Spanish Civilization and Culture. On-site study of Spanish history, architecture, art, politics, and society. Offered in Spain only. .

SPAN 335. Latin American Culture and Civilization. Readings and discussion of history, geography, political and social structures, various forms of artistic expression particular to Latin America. Recommended for IR and Education students. Legacy diversity designation. GP

SPAN 336. Survey of Spanish Literature. A general survey of Spanish literature from the beginnings of the language to the present. Examination and analysis of representative authors and genres. GP, LE

SPAN 337. Survey of Spanish American Literature. A general survey of the development of Spanish American literature from the pre-Columbian period to the present. Examination and analysis of representative authors and genres. Legacy diversity designation. GP, LE

SPAN 338. Intensive Advanced Spanish. Advanced grammar, conversation, and composition taught by native speakers in Spain or a Latin American university setting. Course content and level variable. Offered in Spain or Latin America only. Legacy diversity designation.

SPAN 352. Topics in Spanish Language and Hispanic Literatures and Culture. Varied subjects including genre, author, movement and country studies, film, culture, and advanced language. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: SPAN 331 or equivalent or permission of instructor. (2)

SPAN 353. Topics in Spanish Language and Hispanic Literatures and Culture. Varied subjects including genre, author, movement and country studies, film, culture, and advanced language. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: SPAN 331 or equivalent or permission of instructor. (4)

SPAN 357. Latino Cultures in the United States. An introduction to the heterogeneity of cultures, histories and identities encompassed by the term Latino/a including various Latino sub-groups in the United States (Mexican, Caribbean, Central and South American), exploring social, political, economic and linguistic issues surrounding each of these groups today. Themes may include the Latino diaspora, cultural definition as identity, the U.S.-Mexican border, assimilation and resistance, Latino/a stereotyping, language and religion. DUS

SPAN 371. Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages. The study of various methodologies, theories, and techniques of foreign language teaching; introduction to linguistics for second-language acquisition. Practice in a variety of micro-teaching situations. Required for secondary education licensure; otherwise, an elective toward major or minor.

SPAN 439. Topics in Spanish Language and Hispanic Literatures and Culture. Varied subjects including genre and movement studies, film, culture, and advanced language. May be repeated for credit. (2 or 4) Legacy diversity designation.

SPAN 489. Topics in Hispanic Culture. Varied subjects, including literary and cultural study with emphasis on Christian perspectives of Hispanic culture. Academic site visits. Offered only in Spain or Latin America. (2-4)

SPAN 493. Mentoring Seminar. Faculty and student collaboration on a project of mutual interest. Limited enrollment--faculty approval required. (2 or 4)

SPAN 494. Senior Seminar. Examination of literary or cultural topics from perspectives of contemporary critical theory. Students produce a major research paper that integrates faith with the subject matter. Lab fee required.

SPAN 495. Independent Study. Reading and individual study of selected aspect of Hispanic culture, literature, or language. Department approval required. (1-4)

SPAN 496. Internship. Department approval required. Graded pass/fail. Prerequisite: junior or senior standing with Spanish major. (2 or 4)

Ancient Languages

Coordinator, Douglas Penney

Requirements for a major are 32 hours: 12 hours beyond the intermediate level of a language concentration in Greek, Latin or Hebrew; LING 321, GREK 494; and an additional 14 hours chosen from: ARCH 345, 417, 418; PHIL 311; beginning and intermediate level offerings in other ancient languages, any upper-level offerings in an ancient language, or other approved advanced courses offered in the Graduate School. Competency in Greek is required. Requirements for a minor in Ancient Languages are 20 hours, including 12 hours beyond the intermediate level in the language of concentration, Greek, Latin or Hebrew, and 8 hours to be chosen from the courses listed above for the major. Competency in Greek is required.

Requirements for a minor in Ancient Languages are 20 hours, including 12 hours in Greek beyond the intermediate level and 8 hours to be chosen from the courses listed above for the major.

Greek Courses (GREK)

GREK 101, 102. Elementary Greek. Intensive study of elementary grammar, syntax, and vocabulary; selected readings from Ancient Greek authors including those of the New Testament. GREK 101 is a prerequisite for GREK 102.

GREK 201. Intermediate Greek. Review of grammar and syntax accompanied by selections from various Greek authors including those of the New Testament. The Foreign Language Requirement is met by passing the Language Competency and Cultural Understanding exams, which are administered in all 201 courses (401 for Hebrew). Prerequisite to further work in Greek. Prerequisite: GREK 102 (or equivalent)

GREK 331, 332, 333. Advanced Classical Reading. Selections from Greek poets, philosophers, or dramatists. (2 or 4)

GREK 334, 335, 336. Advanced Koine Reading. New Testament book studies in Greek or selections from the Septuagint or the early church fathers to illustrate the development of thought within Christianity. (2 or 4)

GREK 337. Greek Prose Composition. A systematic review of Greek morphology and syntax by writing sentences in Classical and Koine Greek. (2)

GREK 451x. Greek Exegesis. See BITH 451.

GREK 487. Topics in Greek Language and Literature. Varied subjects. Designated studies in specialized genres, literature, culture, comparative studies, or inter-disciplinary studies. (2)

GREK 489. Topics in Greek Language and Literature. Varied subjects. Designated studies in specialized genres, literature, culture, comparative studies, or inter-disciplinary studies.

GREK 494. Senior Capstone. Ancient Language major will take a capstone course in their senior year that connects ancient Greek with other areas of inquiry. The student will do focused research on the Greek of the classical world, including but not limited to the Septuagint and the New Testament. Students will demonstrate how their chosen topic relates to Christian faith.

GREK 495. Independent Study. Department approval required. (1-4)

Hebrew Courses (HEBR)

HEBR 301, 302. Elementary Hebrew. Basic grammar, syntax, and vocabulary with readings from the Old Testament and modern Hebrew authors. HEBR 301 is a prerequisite for 302.

HEBR 401. Intermediate Hebrew. Review of grammar and syntax with an introduction to the Masoretic text of the Old Testament, intensive reading from selected Old Testament texts and modern writers. The Foreign Language Requirement is met by passing the Language Competency and Cultural Understanding exams, which are administered in all 201 courses (401 for Hebrew). Prerequisite: HEBR 302 (or equivalent)

HEBR 487. Topics in Hebrew Language and Literature. Varied subjects. Designated studies in specialized genres, literature, culture, comparative studies, or inter-disciplinary studies. (2)

HEBR 489. Topics in Hebrew Language and Literature. Varied subjects. Designated studies in specialized genres,

HEBR 495. Independent Study. An independent study in Hebrew which may be either advanced grammar, reading of the literature, culture, comparative studies, or inter-disciplinary studies. Hebrew Old Testament, or an exegesis of a portion of the Hebrew text of the Old Testament. Department approval required. (1-4)

Latin Courses (LATN)

LATN 101, 102. Elementary Latin. Introduction to syntax and vocabulary. Readings from representative ancient authors. LATN 101 is a prerequisite for 102.

LATN 201. Intermediate Latin. Review of grammar. Translation of extensive selections from Vergil's Aeneid and other poets. The Foreign Language Requirement is met by passing the Language Competency and Cultural Understanding exams, which are administered in all 201 courses (401 for Hebrew). Prerequisite: LATN 102 (or equivalent)

LATN 333. Advanced Latin Readings. In-depth readings of selections of Latin literature, focusing on the classical periods of the Roman Republic and Empire. Emphasis will be placed on universal human themes expressed in the literature that shed light on cross-cultural connections between the ancient and modern worlds. (2 or 4)

LATN 487. Topics in Latin Language and Literature. Varied subjects. Designated studies in specialized genres, literature, culture, comparative studies, or inter-disciplinary studies. (2 )

LATN 489. Topics in Latin Language and Literature. Varied subjects. Designated studies in specialized genres, literature, culture, comparative studies, or inter-disciplinary studies. (4)

LATN 495. Independent Study. Department approval required. (1-4)

Revision Date: August 1, 2016

 

 

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