Other Languages

In addition to majors and minors in French, German, Latin, and Spanish, the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures also offers courses in the following languages: 

Chinese

Chinese courses are offered by the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures. The Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures is affiliated with a study abroad program in China. The prerequisite is either successful completion of 112 or consent of department faculty. Students may earn up to 9 hours of credit.

 NOTE: Students who place into, and successfully complete, CHN 251 or above will receive an additional 4 hours of credit toward graduation for the elementary sequence.

CHN 111-112. Beginning Chinese (Mandarin) I and II (4 hours each)
Open to students with little or no previous instruction in Chinese, this course sequence enables students to attain a basic competency in the five language skills of listening, speaking, writing, reading, and culture. (Every year)

CHN 153S-253S-353S Chinese Studies Abroad (1-15 hours)
Prerequisites: CHN 111 for CHN 153S, CHN 112 for CHN 253S, CHN 252 for CHN 353S, or exemption from the listed prerequisite.
Study abroad with emphasis on one or more of the following areas: Chinese language, literature, civilization, culture, and history. Under the direction of a faculty member and/or an on-site supervisor, students are required to engage in projects or assignments requiring at least three on-site hours per week for every hour of credit. (Occasionally)

CHN 251-252. Intermediate Chinese (Mandarin) I and II (3 hours each)
Prerequisite: CHN 112 or exemption.
This sequence is designed to help students enhance their proficiency in the four language skills of listening, speaking, writing, and reading as well as their insights into Chinese culture. As compared to the Beginning sequence, grammatical constructions are more complex and more sophisticated in style. More Chinese characters are introduced. By the end of the Intermediate sequence, students will be able to communicate in real-life situations, such as going shopping, eating out, and traveling. The courses prepare students to comprehend and produce paragraph-level Chinese. (Every year)

Greek

The Department of Foreign Language and Literature, in conjunction with the Department of Religion, offers students a selection of courses focusing on Hellenistic Greek. 

GRK 111-112. Beginning Greek I and II (3 hours)
Open to students with little or no previous instruction in Greek, this sequence enables students to attain a fundamental competency in Hellenistic Greek grammar and to build a basic Greek vocabulary drawn from The Greek New Testament. The courses focus on the mastery of fundamental elements of Greek grammar and vocabulary, the use of Greek language tools, and the translation of selected readings from the Greek New Testament.

GRK 251. Intermediate Greek (3 hours)
Prerequisite: successful completion or exemption from GRK 111-112. This course is designed to further students’ competency in Hellenistic Greek grammar and vocabulary through an intensive study of selected texts from the Greek New Testament. Attention will also be given to the history of the Greek language and to classical, Hellenistic, and Byzantine Greek culture and literature.

GRK 253S-353S. Greek Studies Abroad
(Variable credit; up to 9 hours) Prerequisite: completion of Greek 112 or consent of the instructor. Study abroad in Greece with emphasis on one or more of the following areas: Greek language, Greek literature, Greek archaeology (including inscriptions), classical history and literature.

GRK 385. Special Topics in Greek (Subtitle) (3 hours) Prerequisite: consent of instructor. This course focuses on the translation of Greek texts, which may include selections Homer, the Septuagint, the New Testament, Josephus, Philo, or Pausanias. May be repeated.

Italian

The Department of Foreign Language and Literature offers an hour course covering Italian. 

101. Accelerated Elementary Italian  (1 hour)
Prerequisite:  At least two years' study in high school (or a full year in college) of French, Spanish, or Latin, or consent of the instructor.
This course stresses fundamental Italian pronunciation, reading and listening skills. Grammar is not systematically covered but taught only as needed for developing the aforementioned skills. Although this course is designed especially for students who have already studied another Romance language, those who have a particular interest in and aptitude for foreign language are also welcome.