2017-2018 Course Catalog – Humanities: Foreign Language

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Humanities: Foreign Language

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DC Dual Credit

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CHN101/102 – Accelerated Chinese I (CL)

Prerequisite: None
Credit: 1.25 credits per semester
Offered: Fall/Spring Sequence

This beginning Chinese course emphasizes communication skills such as greetings, giving oral directions and commands, making routine requests, understanding and using appropriate forms of address, telling about daily routines and events, asking and answering simple questions and participating in brief conversations, reading isolated words and phrases in a situational context, comprehending words and phrases in appropriate context and responding to various stimuli. Students are expected to speak Chinese in correct pronunciation and tones. They are also expected to read and write those commonly used Chinese characters and to master basic patterns of the language. Elements of Chinese culture and geography are regularly integrated into the course of instruction.

FRN101/102 – Accelerated French I (DC)

Prerequisite: None
Credit: 1.25 credits per semester
Offered: Fall/Spring Sequence

This course is an introduction to the language and culture of the French-speaking world. There is an emphasis on development of listening and speaking skills with an introduction to reading, writing, and aspects of French culture. Students are minimally expected to utilize simple communication skills such as responding to and giving instructions or commands, making routine requests and suggestions, understanding and using appropriate forms of address, telling about daily routines, events, and personal activities in the present, future, and past, and asking and answering simple informational and yes/no questions. Students learn to participate in brief conversations, to read and comprehend words, phrases, and short passages in context, and to respond in writing to various stimuli.

* Ball State University offers 4 college credit hours per semester in FR 101 and 102 to students who complete this course. Refer to the Dual Credit section for details on enrollment and fees.

FRN201/202 – Accelerated French II (DC)

Prerequisite: Placement or French I (FRN102)
Credit: 1.25 credits per semester
Offered: Fall/Spring Sequence

As the second course in the French language series, this course represents a continuation of grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation, and listening with more emphasis upon reading than on writing. In addition, special emphasis is placed upon the language as an integral component of French culture. Students are minimally expected to be able to ask questions regarding routine activities, participate in conversations on a variety of topics, relate a simple narrative about a personal event or experience, interact in a variety of situations to meet personal needs, understand main ideas and facts from simple texts, read aloud properly, and write briefly in response to given situations and to express personal experiences and feelings.

* Ball State University offers 3 college credit hours in FR 201 to students who complete FRN201 and 202. Refer to the Dual Credit section for details on enrollment and fees.

FRN301/302 – Accelerated French III (DC)

Prerequisite: Placement or French II (FRN202)
Credit: 1.25 credits per semester
Offered: Fall/Spring Sequence

Building upon and drawing distinctions from skills established within the grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation, listening and culture curriculum of the previous courses, this course focuses on listening (video and audio news reports), speaking (daily classroom interaction, oral presentations), reading comprehension (sight reading) and writing (essays of various length and nature). Using appropriate verb forms and tenses, students are minimally expected to respond to factual and interpretive questions and to interact in a variety of social situations, as well as to read for comprehension from short literary selections of poetry, plays, and short stories. Students will understand and be able to participate in class discussions that require knowledge of familiar and newly acquired vocabulary and previously learned grammatical structures. In the course, students are asked to focus their attention on elements of Francophone cultures from around the world.

* Ball State University offers 3 college credit hours in FR 202 to students who complete FRN301 and 302. Refer to the Dual Credit section for details on enrollment and fees.

HIGHER LEVELS OF FRENCH may be taken at Ball State University. The Academy is not responsible for fees associated with these courses.

GER101/102 – Accelerated German I (DC)

Prerequisite: None
Credit: 1.25 credits per semester
Offered: Fall/Spring Sequence

The level one German course is designed to introduce students to the fundamentals of German grammar and to basic vocabulary. Emphasis is on development of both written and verbal skills. Students participate in activities pertaining to German language and culture in and outside of class. The goal is for students to accomplish the level of proficiency that enables them to communicate accurately and comfortably on a conversational basis. Students are minimally expected to utilize communication skills such as responding and giving oral directions and commands, making routine requests, understanding and using appropriate forms of address, telling about daily routines and events, asking and answering simple questions and participating in brief conversations, reading isolated words and phrases in a situational context, comprehending words and phrases in appropriate contexts and responding in writing to various stimuli.

* Ball State University offers 4 college credit hours in GER 101 and 102 to students who complete this course. Refer to the Dual Credit section for details on enrollment and fees.

GER201/202 – Accelerated German II (DC)

Prerequisite: Placement or German I (GER102)
Credit: 1.25 credits per semester
Offered: Fall/Spring Sequence

In both semesters of second year German, students use the textbook Stationen, which focuses on major cities in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. Each chapter highlights important historical events and characteristics of each city and famous people associated with the city. A variety of exercises help to practice the new vocabulary and grammar. Through writing, reading, speaking and listening exercises, students will greatly improve their language skills

* Ball State University offers 3 college credit hours in GER 201 to students who complete this course. Refer to the Dual Credit section for details on enrollment and fees.

3rd Year German is not offered at the Academy. To fulfill their language requirement students can take 3rd year German at Ball State. The Academy is not responsible for fees associated with courses beyond 3rd year German.

LAT101/102 – Accelerated Latin I (CL)

Prerequisite: None
Credit: 1.25 credits per semester
Offered: Fall/Spring Sequence

Latin I is an introduction to the Latin language, classical culture, and Greco-Roman mythology. Language studies include pronunciation, elementary grammar, basic vocabulary, sentence structure, and the translation of simple texts. Since much of English vocabulary is derived from Latin, students have an opportunity to study word derivations. Students become familiar with classical culture through the study of various aspects of ancient life, social structure, political institutions, and literature. Students read stories, in both English and Latin, based upon Homer’s Iliad and Vergil’s Aeneid. Students are minimally expected to be able to understand and articulate directions, commands, requests, forms of address, simple questions, words and phrases in context, and written directions and information. Students are expected to be able to read orally and write simple forms of the language.

LAT201/202 – Accelerated Latin II (CL)

Prerequisite: Placement or Latin I (LAT102)
Credit: 1.25 credits per semester
Offered: Fall/Spring Sequence

In Latin II, greater competence in Latin is developed through study of grammar, syntax and vocabulary, and the reading and translating of more sophisticated Latin texts. Through the Latin narratives and English background essays, students acquire a better understanding of the ancient world. Interdisciplinary aspects of the course are study of derivatives and comparing cultures. Students are minimally expected to use the Latin language to ask questions, express ideas in writing, and interact in a variety of situations; to understand the main ideas and facts from textual information in Latin; and to read aloud in Latin with appropriate intonation and pronunciation.

3rd Year Latin is not offered at the Academy. To fulfill their language requirement students can take 3rd year Latin at Ball State. The Academy is not responsible for fees associated with courses beyond 3rd year Latin.

JPN101/102 – Accelerated Japanese I (DC)

Prerequisite: None
Credit: 1.25 credits per semester
Offered: Fall/Spring Sequence

The Japanese I course is designed for beginners to acquire basic working knowledge of spoken as well as written Japanese Students are expected to be able to make statements, ask and answer questions about basic daily routines and events and to be able to read and write those sentences using the two sets of alphabet, called hiragana and katakana, and basic Chinese characters, called kanji. Elements of Japanese culture, history and geography are regularly integrated throughout the course of the semester.

* Ball State University offers 4 college credit hours in JP 101 to students who complete this course. Refer to the Dual Credit section for details on enrollment and fees.

JPN201/202 – Accelerated Japanese II (CL)

Prerequisite: Placement or Japanese I (JPN102)
Credit: 1.25 credits per semester
Offered: Fall/Spring Sequence

The Japanese II course is designed for the fuller development of the working knowledge of spoken and written Japanese acquired in the level one course. Some aspects of the Japanese culture are introduced. Students are also expected to be able to ask questions regarding routine activities, participate in conversations on a variety of topics, relate a simple narrative about a personal event or experience, interact in a variety of situations to meet personal needs, understand main ideas and facts from simple texts, read aloud properly, and write briefly in response to given situations.

RUS101/102 – Russian I (CL)

Prerequisite: None
Credit: 1.25 credits per semester
Offered: Fall/Spring Sequence

This course focuses on the skills required for speaking, reading, writing and comprehending Russian. Special attention is given to the basic grammatical structure of Russian, together with pronunciation and intonation patterns.

In addition, students are expected to utilize communication skills such as responding to and giving oral directions and commands, making routine requests, understanding and using appropriate forms of address, telling about daily routines and events, reading and responding in writing to various stimuli.

RUS201/202 – Accelerated Russian II (CL)

Prerequisite: Placement or Russian I (RUS102)
Credit: 1.25 credits per semester
Offered: Fall/Spring Sequence

This course presumes facility in the basic skills and knowledge developed in Russian I, and begins with a review of those items. Increased attention is paid to the syntax of the language, students continue to learn about Russian culture, history, and geography. Students are also expected to be able to ask questions regarding routine activities, participate in conversations on a variety of topics, relate a simple narrative about a personal event or experience, interact in a variety of situations to meet personal needs, understand main ideas and facts from simple texts, read aloud properly, and write briefly in response to given situations.

SPN102A/102B – Accelerated Spanish I (DC)

Prerequisite: At least 1 year of Spanish prior to coming to the Indiana Academy
Credit: 1.25 cr.edits per semester
Offered: Fall/Spring Sequence

This course builds upon the basic oral and written skills developed in their previous Spanish course(s), and expands understanding of the cultures of the Spanish-speaking world. SP102 requires a review of the grammatical structures learned in their “home schools,” develops new constructions and idioms, and applies this information to an analysis, integration, and interpretation of language and culture that result in the acquisition of knowledge. Instructional methods are based primarily on learned-centered pedagogies such as: communicative language teaching, cross-cultural analysis, modified lectures, authentic language materials and sources, productive and receptive instructional exercises, and individual and cooperative in-class activities.

* Ball State University offers 4 college credit hours in SPN 102 to students who complete SPN102A and 102B. Refer to the Dual Credit section for details on enrollment and fees.

SPN201/202 – Accelerated Spanish II (DC)

Prerequisite: Placement or Spanish I (SPN102)
Credit: 1.25 credits per semester
Offered: Fall/Spring Sequence

The second course in the Spanish language series, this course represents a continuation of grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation and listening with emphasis on both reading and writing. In addition, special emphasis is placed upon the language as an integral component of Spanish culture. Students are minimally expected to be able to ask questions regarding routine activities, participate in conversations on a variety of topics, relate a simple narrative about a personal event or experience, interact in a variety of situations to meet personal needs, understand main ideas and facts from simple texts, read aloud properly, and write briefly in response to given situations.

* Ball State University offers 3 college credit hours in SP 201 to students who complete SPN201 and 202. Refer to the Dual Credit section for details on enrollment and fees.

SPN301/302 – Accelerated Spanish III (DC)

Prerequisite: Placement or Spanish II (SPN202)
Credit: 1.25 credits per semester
Offered: Fall/Spring Sequence

Building upon and drawing distinctions from skills established within the grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation, listening and culture curriculum of the previous courses, this course focuses on listening (Spanish film, news broadcasts, etc.), speaking (oral presentations), reading comprehension and writing (summarization of reading passages, essays). Students are minimally expected to respond to factual and interpretive questions and interact in a variety of social situations, read for comprehension, read short literary selections of poetry, plays, and short stories, complete authentic forms and documents and take notes that require familiar vocabulary and structures, write paraphrases, summaries, and brief compositions, describe different aspects of the culture, and participate appropriately.

* Ball State University offers 3 college credit hours in SPN 202 to students who complete SPN301 and 302. Refer to the Dual Credit section for details on enrollment and fees.

SPN401/402 – AP Spanish (CL)

Prerequisite: 3, 4, 5 years of Spanish and placement test
Credit: 1.25 credits per semester
Offered: Fall/Spring Sequence

AP Spanish Language is designed for students who wish to develop proficiency and integrate their language skills, using authentic materials and sources. Students who enroll should already have a basic knowledge of the language and cultures of Spanish-speaking peoples and should have attained a reasonable proficiency in using the language. This course will help prepare students to demonstrate their level of Spanish proficiency across three communicative modes (Interpersonal, Interpretive, and Presentational) and the five goal areas of Communication, Cultures, Connections, Comparisons, and Communities. AP Spanish is meant to be comparable to fifth and sixth semester college and university courses that focus on speaking and writing in the target language at an advanced level. At the completion of the two semester sequence, students are encouraged to take the AP Spanish language exam.

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