Languages

Course details for summer 2015 will be available on December 15. The courses below were offered in summer 2014 and can serve as a guide to what is typically offered.

Colleges: College of Arts & Sciences | School of Theology

Courses in: Arabic | Chinese | Comparative Literature | French | German | Hieroglyphs | Italian | Japanese | Korean | Latin | Russian | Spanish | Turkish

College of Arts & Sciences

Arabic

Elementary Modern Arabic (Modern Arabic 1)

CAS LY 111

The essentials of standard Arabic, the idiom used in public communications throughout the Arab world. Listening, speaking, reading, writing. 4 cr.

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Elementary Modern Arabic (Modern Arabic 2)

CAS LY 112

Prereq: (CAS LY 111). The essentials of standard Arabic, the idiom used in public communications throughout the Arab world. Listening, speaking, reading, writing. 4 cr.

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Third-Year Modern Arabic II

CAS LY 304

Prereq: (CAS LY 303). Continuing advanced reading, advanced composition; grammar review, listening skills, and conversation in Modern Standard Arabic as well as major dialects such as the Cairine or the Gulf dialect. 4 cr.

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Chinese

First-Semester Chinese

CAS LC 111

Essentials of structure, oral practice, introduction to the writing system. 4 cr.

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Second-Semester Chinese

CAS LC 112

Prereq: (CAS LC 111). Essentials of structure, oral practice, introduction to the writing system. 4 cr.

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First-Year Intensive Chinese

CAS LC 123

For beginners. Intensive course, equivalent to two semesters of first-year college Chinese. Essentials of structure, oral practice, introduction to the writing system. Laboratory required. 8 cr.

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Third-Semester Chinese

CAS LC 211

Prereq: (CAS LC 112). Review of structure and grammar, practice in conversation and writing, introduction to reading. 4 cr.

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Fourth-Semester Chinese

CAS LC 212

Prereq: (CAS LC 211). Review of structure and grammar, practice in conversation and writing, introduction to reading. Satisfactory completion of CAS LC 212 fulfills the CAS language requirement. 4 cr.

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Topics in Chinese Culture (in English translation)

CAS LC 286

Topic for Summer 2014: Food Culture. A study of food in Chinese culture including artistic and literary representations, history of agriculture, food preservation and preparation, medicinal uses, restaurant culture, and food as a commodity. This course is taught in English. 4 cr.

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Advanced Chinese Reading and Writing

CAS LC 470

An advanced Chinese reading and writing course. Materials for reading include masterpieces, in classical, ancient vernacular, and modern Chinese, from ancient, modern, and contemporary Chinese literary and nonliterary works, as well as pieces from current news media. Translation exercises and critical papers will be assigned. 4 cr.

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Comparative Literature

Japanese Popular Culture and Literature

CAS LJ 451

Modern Japanese popular culture including manga, anime, fantasy, Takarazuka theater, and detective fiction. Works by Murakami Haruki, CLAMP, and Anno Hideaki (Neon Genesis Evangelion). In English translation. 4 cr.

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French

First-Semester French

CAS LF 111

A multimedia approach for students who have never studied French. A variety of communicative tasks develop speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills. 4 cr.

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Second-Semester French

CAS LF 112

Prereq: (CAS LF 111) or placement test results. Continues CAS LF 111. A multimedia approach which develops speaking, reading, writing, and listening skills, together with the grammar and vocabulary needed for more complex communicative tasks. 4 cr.

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Third-Semester French

CAS LF 211

Prereq: (CAS LF 112) or placement test results. Authentic literary selections by writers from diverse Francophone countries, cultural readings, and discussion of short-subject films by francophone filmmakers, accompanied by advanced study of grammar and emphasis on communicative skills. 4 cr.

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Fourth-Semester French

CAS LF 212

Prereq: (CAS LF 211) or placement test results. Refines the four skills through in-depth study of a modern novel. Creative oral and written exercises based on the novel and study of advanced grammar. Viewing of contemporary French films. Fulfills CAS language requirement, prepares for further study (LF 303). 4 cr.

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German

Second-Semester German

CAS LG 112

Prereq: (CAS LG 111) or placement test results. Continues study and practice of the basic skills of speaking, writing, and reading German. Conversational dialogues, reading of short texts, grammar sessions, compositions. Conducted in German. 4 cr.

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Italian

First-Semester Italian

CAS LI 111

For beginners only, or according to placement examination results. Grammar, conversation practice, written exercises, compositions. Conducted in Italian. (If CAS LI 131 or a more advanced college-level course has been completed, this course cannot be taken for credit.) 4 cr.

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Second-Semester Italian

CAS LI 112

Prereq: (CAS LI 111) or placement test results. Continues the CAS LI 111 basic text: grammar, conversation, compositions. Conducted in Italian. 4 cr.

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Third-Semester Italian

CAS LI 211

Prereq: (CAS LI 112) or placement test results. Intended for students with a satisfactory background in elementary Italian, who require some review of basic structures, verbs, and related essentials. Review, emphasis on composition skills, and conversation. Reading and discussion of short stories, poetry, and plays. Conducted in Italian. 4 cr.

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Fourth-Semester Italian

CAS LI 212

Prereq: (CAS LI 211) or placement test results. For students who wish to build active use of Italian in speaking, writing, and reading. Continuation of CAS LI 211: review, development of reading skills through analysis of contemporary texts, compositions, conversation. Satisfactory completion of CAS LI 212 fulfills the CAS language requirement. 4 cr.

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Japanese

First-Semester Japanese

CAS LJ 111

Introduction to spoken and written Japanese and to fundamentals of Japanese grammar with oral drills and written exercises. 4 cr.

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Second-Semester Japanese

CAS LJ 112

Prereq: (CAS LJ 111). Introduction to spoken and written Japanese and to fundamentals of Japanese grammar with oral drills and written exercises. 4 cr.

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Third-Semester Japanese

CAS LJ 211

Prereq: (CAS LJ 112) or equivalent. Elaboration and refinement of the fundamental skills introduced in CAS LJ 111 and LJ 112 with an introduction to reading and composition. 4 cr.

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Fourth-Semester Japanese

CAS LJ 212

Prereq: (CAS LJ 211) or equivalent. Elaboration and refinement of the fundamental skills introduced in CAS LJ 111 and LJ 112 with an introduction to reading and composition. Satisfactory completion of CAS LJ 212 fulfills the CAS language requirement. 4 cr.

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Japanese Popular Culture and Literature

CAS LJ 451

Modern Japanese popular culture including manga, anime, fantasy, Takarazuka theater, and detective fiction. Works by Murakami Haruki, CLAMP, and Anno Hideaki (Neon Genesis Evangelion). In English translation. 4 cr.

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Korean

First-Semester Korean

CAS LK 111

Prereq: Placement examination, or for those who have never studied Korean. Elementary grammar, conversation, reading, writing. 4 cr.

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Second-Semester Korean

CAS LK 112

Prereq: (CAS LK 111) or placement test results. Continues the text from LK 111; grammar, conversation, reading, writing. 4 cr.

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Latin

Intermediate Latin 1: Prose

CAS CL 211

Prereq: (CAS CL 112) or equivalent. Reading of selections from Latin prose. Authors read may include Caesar, Cicero, Livy, Petronius, and Pliny. 4 cr.

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Intermediate Latin 2: Poetry

CAS CL 212

Prereq: (CAS CL 211) or equivalent. Reading of selections from Latin poetry. Authors read may include Catullus, Ovid, and Vergil. 4 cr.

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Russian

First-Year Intensive Russian

CAS LR 123

Intensive course, equivalent to two semesters of first-year college Russian. An introduction to the fundamentals of Russian grammar. Extensive practice in orthography and pronunciation: oral drills, development of comprehension and conversation skills. Reading of simple texts. 8 cr.

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Spanish

First-Semester Spanish

CAS LS 111

For students who have never studied Spanish, or by placement test results. Introduction to grammatical structures. Emphasis on aural comprehension, speaking, and pronunciation. Introduction to Hispanic culture. 4 cr.

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Second-Semester Spanish

CAS LS 112

Prereq: (CAS LS 111) or placement test results. Completes study of basic grammatical structures. Emphasis on speaking and aural comprehension. Readings on contemporary Hispanic culture. Writing assignments. 4 cr.

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Third-Semester Spanish

CAS LS 211

Prereq: (CAS LS 112) or placement test results. Completes study of grammatical structures of Spanish. Use of spoken language in conversation. Reading in Hispanic civilization and of contemporary short stories. Writing exercises involving more complex grammatical and syntactical patterns. 4 cr.

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Fourth-Semester Spanish

CAS LS 212

Prereq: (CAS LS 211) or placement test results. Review of the structures of Spanish. Intensive practice of spoken language. More advanced readings from Hispanic culture. Frequent compositions. Satisfactory completion of CAS LS 212 fulfills the CAS language requirement. 4 cr.

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Turkish

First-Semester Turkish

CAS LT 111

Introduction to spoken and written Turkish and fundamentals of Turkish grammar, with oral drills and written exercises. 4 cr.

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Second-Semester Turkish

CAS LT 112

Prereq: (CAS LT 111) or equivalent. Completes introduction to modern Turkish grammar, with emphasis on development of aural and written comprehension, as well as writing and speaking abilities. 4 cr.

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School of Theology

Hieroglyphs

Middle Egyptian I (Egyptian Hieroglyphs)

STH TO 846

An introduction to the culture of ancient Egypt and to the classical stage of the Egyptian script and language spoken in Ancient Egypt during the Middle Kingdom that remained the standard hieroglyph language down to the Graeco-Roman period. No prerequisites. Undergraduate students are welcome to register. The course also requires approximately six additional hours of class at the Museum of Fine Arts where students read/study pieces of the MFA Egyptian Collection. 4 cr.

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