Department of Foreign Languages Virginia Doland, Ph.D., Chair Faculty Professors: R. Buss, Wetzler, Wilmot Object ives: The department's program has two levels of objectives: academic and practical. At a practical level, the objective of the department is that each student will acquire a degree of proficiency in a foreign language. For all languages this entails an ability to read and write the language and a knowledge of the culture and literary tra ditions that accompany it. For the modern Associate Professor: Morris Assistant Professor: Shanor Instructor: Dickson languages this also includes an ability to speak and understand the spoken lan guage. At an academic level, as a part of the liberal arts portion of the general edu cation curriculum, it also is intended that the student acquire: an appreciation for the role of language as an expression of culture, skills for using a foreign language as a research tool, and a set of attitudes and learni ng skills for continued language learn ing after completion of the program. Humanities Major: Foreign Language Concentration: Either Greek or Spanish may serve as the area of concentration and consists of 18 upper division units in either language. Advisement for human ities majors with a foreign language con centration is through the department of foreign languages. See page 49. NOTE: To fulfill the foreign language re qu irement for the Bachelor of Arts de gree, it is necessary to complete three se mesters of a modern language or four se mesters of classical language, for a total of 12 units. Competency requirement: In following the sequence of courses in foreign lan guages the student must have a mi nimum grade of "C" (not "C-") to enroll in subse quent courses. 44
French Students desiring to enroll in French should do so during their freshman and sophomore years. Students with high school French should consult with department for placement. IOI , I 02 ELEMENTARY FRENCH (4, 4) Basic principles of pronunciation and gram mar, vocabulary drill, graded reading. From the beginning, classroom conversations in French. Five hours each week. 20 1 INTERMEDIATE FRENCH (4) Intermediate grammar and conversation, with emphasis on reading for meaning and speed. Class conducted in French. Five hours each week. 202 CONVERSATIONAL FRENCH (3) Prerequisite: French 20 I. Typical aspects of French dai ly life with special emphasis on idioms, useful phrases and conversational patterns. Topics deal with true to life situa tions and practical aspects of the language. Three hours each week. 320 STUDIES IN LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE (3) Both standard and specialized offerings: one or more sections offered upon de mand in areas such as: Conversation, Sur vey of Literature A and B, Seventeenth Century Drama, Nineteenth Century Novel. May be repeated with different content (section title). 340 FRENCH CIVILIZATION AND CULTURE (3) Typical aspects of French civilization and the significant historical events and major contributions of the French people. Read ings in records of historical, literary and cultural importance. Conducted in English. (See history 340.) German Students desiring to enroll in German should do so during their freshman and sophomore years. Elementary German IOI w ill be offered during interterm only in phase w ith Biola Abroad programs. Please see page 13 for further details on Biola Abroad.
Students with high school German should consu lt with department for place ment. IOI, 102 ELEMENTARY GERMAN (4, 4) An intensive course developing the skills necessary for heari ng and reading compre hension and simple written German. Five hours each week. I05, I06 CONVERSATIONAL GERMAN (2, 2) No prerequisite. A course sequence de signed for students needi ng to satisfy four units of language or desiring to learn Ger man for European travel. Two hours a week plus one lab session. 20 1 INTERMEDIATE GERMAN (4) A grammar review with readings in Ger man literature. Col lateral read ings in the field of each student's special interest. Five hours each week. 320 STUDIES IN LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE (3) Both standard and specialized offeri ngs; one or more sections offered each year in areas such as: Conversation, Survey of Lit erature, Folklore. May be repeated with different content (section title). 330 GERMAN CIVILIZATION AND CULTURE (3) Typical aspects of German civilization and the significant historical events and maJor contributions of the German people. Readings in records of hist orical, literary and cultural importance. Conducted 1n En glish. Hebrew 101, 102 ELEMENTARY HEBREW GRAMMAR (3, 3) Introduction to the language of the He brew Bible accidence, syntax, as well as reading and translation of biblical texts.
20 I, 202 INTERMEDIATE HEBREW GRAMMAR (3, 3) Advanced grammar and syntax with em phasis upon rapid readi ng as well as the development of exegetical skills. Prerequi site: I 02. Latin IOI , I 02 ELEMENTARY LATIN GRAMMAR (3, 3) Accidence, syntax and vocabulary of classi cal Latin with practice in reading and trans lation of Latin literature. Review of accidence and advance in syntax and vocabulary with extensive reading and translation of Latin literature. Prerequisite: IO I , I 02 or equivalent. Greek Objectives: Upon completion of the 18 upper division units for a Greek concen tration of the humanities major, it is intend ed that the student's proficiency in the Greek language, and particularly in Koine Greek, will enable him to read and trans late a Greek text with accuracy, using a standard lexicon and a manual grammar; to explain the significance of tenses, cases and important grammatical structures; to designate and cite the contributions of se lected Koine writers; to identify and ex plain the major theories of New Testa ment textual crit icism; to demonstrate ba sic skills in using the critical apparatus of various Greek texts including the New 20 I, 202 INTERMEDIATE LATIN GRAMMAR (3, 3) Testament; to undertake individual re search in the areas of biblical and classical Greek. An introduction to the accidence, syntax and vocabulary of classical Greek with practice in reading simple passages in the Attic dialect; relationship between classical Attic and the Greek of the New Testa ment. Reading of a selected portion of the New Testament. IO I, I 02 ELEMENTARY GREEK GRAMMAR (3, 3)
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