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Knowledge of world languages is a great advantage because of the increased interaction between countries in the world today. The objectives for world language study are: (1) to communicate ideas; that is, to understand, speak, read, and write the language; (2) to appreciate the similarities and differences in the life, customs, and cultures of other peoples and civilizations; (3) to realize the influence of world cultures and civilization upon our own cultural heritages; (4) to recognize the importance of the role played by other countries in the modern world; (5) to enlarge one's professional and occupational opportunities; (6) to clarify grammatical structures and increase vocabulary in the native tongue; and (7) to experience the satisfaction of being able to communicate in another language.

#372 French I 1 credit

This course furnishes students an opportunity to understand spoken French; to learn to speak, read, and write basic French; and to acquire knowledge of France, the French way of life, and the role of French throughout the world.

#378 French II 1 credit

This course is designed to review basic functional French vocabulary and grammatical structures. Developing a large vocabulary of words and idioms is stressed since aural comprehension and oral expression are necessary to excel in this class. The world language faculty recommends that a student has maintained at least a 2 average in French I before enrolling in French II.

#384 French III 1 credit

Designed to add to the vocabulary and grammatical bases of students, this course acts as a transition period and prepares students for more class time in the study of the French language. It consists of an intensive review and study of grammar, short stories, current readings, composition, and a stronger emphasis on French culture.

#390 French IV 1 credit

Concentrating on French literature, French IV highlights literary works from the Middle Ages through the 20th century. Although literature is stressed, culture, conversation, and grammar are not overlooked. Special grammar problems are reviewed; culture, conversation, and composition lessons vary with the periods of literature studied.

#398 AP French Language 1 credit

The Language course emphasizes the use of language for active communication and has for its objectives the development of:

A. the ability to understand spoken French in various contexts;

B. a French vocabulary sufficiently ample for reading newspaper and magazine articles,

literary texts, and other non technical writings without dependence on a dictionary; and

C. the ability to express oneself coherently, resourcefully, and with reasonable fluency and

accuracy in both written and spoken French.

#370 Spanish I 1 credit

Spanish I presents the fundamentals of the language through a limited amount of grammar and vocabulary. Its aim is to develop the ability to speak, read, write, and comprehend the language with a simple functional vocabulary. Dialogues and short reading selections aid the student in a better understanding of our Spanish-speaking neighbors.

#376 Spanish II 1 credit

Spanish II reviews the fundamentals of the language presented the first year and introduces additional grammar, vocabulary, and idioms. The course aims to develop greater facility in reading, writing, speaking, and comprehending the language. In addition, the course is structured to cultivate an appreciation for the Hispanic people, their language, life, customs, and culture. The world language faculty advises that a student has maintained at least a 2 average in Spanish I before enrolling in Spanish II.

#382 Spanish III 1 credit

In Spanish III many facets of the Spanish language and culture are explored in addition to building on the foundation laid in Spanish I and II. Emphasis is placed on making the four basic skills of language acquisition seem natural instead of learned.

#388 Spanish IV 1 credit

Spanish IV emphasizes oral communication, linguistic skills, and literature while expanding the practical vocabulary needed for active language use. Spanish IV students use the language creatively and participate in progressively more challenging conversations. The command of spoken and written skills in narrating past, present and future events, and the ability to express feelings, opinions, and hypotheses are strengthened.

#394 AP Spanish Language 1 credit

The Language course emphasizes the use of language for active communication, and has for its objectives the development of:

A. the ability to understand spoken Spanish in various contexts;

B. a Spanish vocabulary sufficiently ample for reading newspaper and magazine articles,

literary texts, and other non technical writings without dependence on a dictionary; and

C. The ability to express oneself coherently, resourcefully, and with reasonable fluency and

accuracy in both written and spoken Spanish.