2018-2019 Course Catalog – Humanities: World Languages

◄ Humanities: Social Studies

Humanities: World Languages

CL College Level

CP College Prep

DC Dual Credit

XC Exploratory Course

Academy students are invited to take Chinese and/or Arabic at Ball State University. Contact the Guidance Office for details.

FRN1A/1B
Accelerated French I (DC)

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

This course introduces the fundamental elements of the French language. Emphasis is on the development of basic listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in the context of cultural exploration of the Francophone world. Using authentic resources, students will learn functional vocabulary, be introduced to different cultures, and discover how the French language and culture connects with their own. Students learn to participate in brief conversations, to read and understand words, phrases and short passages in context, and to respond in writing to various stimuli, all while demonstrating cultural awareness.

* 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.

FRN2A/2B
Intermediate French II (DC)

Prerequisite: French I (FRN1B) or permission of instructor
Credit: 1.25 credits per semester
Offered: Fall/Spring Sequence

This course builds upon the fundamental elements of the language through extended vocabulary and the introduction of complex grammatical structures. Students will continue to develop listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in a cultural context. Using authentic resources, students will expand their vocabulary, be introduced to different cultures, and discover how the French language and culture connects with their own. By the end of the course, students should be able to speak, read, write and comprehend French with increasing proficiency while demonstrating cultural awareness of the Francophone world.

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

FRN3A/3B
Advanced French III (DC)

Prerequisite: French II (FRN2B) or permission of instructor
Credit: 1.25 credits per semester
Offered: Fall/Spring Sequence

This course continues to build upon the fundamental elements of the language through extended vocabulary and more complex grammatical structures. Students will refine listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in a cultural context. Using authentic resources, students will expand their vocabulary and grammar while studying aspects of different cultures. Students will participate in meaningful class discussions in French about a variety of topics. By the end of the course, students should be able to speak, read, write and comprehend French with increased proficiency while demonstrating a cultural understanding of the Francophone world.

* Ball State University offers 3 college credit hours in FR 202 to students who complete both semesters of this course. 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.

GER1A/1B
Accelerated German I (DC)

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

This course is designed to introduce students to the fundamentals of German grammar and to basic vocabulary. Emphasis is on the development of both written and verbal skills. To that end, 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 and to be able to write in a clear, comprehensible manner in the German language. Students are 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 topics.

* 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.

GER2A/2B
Intermediate German II (DC)

Prerequisite: German I (GER1B) or permission of instructor
Credit: 1.25 credits per semester
Offered: Fall/Spring Sequence

In both semesters of this course, students use the textbook “Stationen,” which focuses on major cities in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. Each chapter highlights important historical events and characteristics of a particular city and famous people associated with that city. In addition to the cultural aspect, students are introduced to more complex grammar structures and asked to begin incorporating those structures into their writing and speaking in order to achieve the level of proficiency consistent with a second year college level language course. A variety of exercises and activities help to practice the new vocabulary and grammar so that students improve their writing, reading, speaking and listening skills while learning about German culture, history, and literature.

* Ball State University offers 3 college credit hours in GER 201 to students who complete both semesters of 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.

JPN1A/1B
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 JPN 101 to students who complete this course. Refer to the Dual Credit section for details on enrollment and fees.

JPN2A/2B
Intermediate Japanese II (DC)

Prerequisite: Placement or Japanese I (JPN1B)
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.

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

JPN3A/3B
Advanced Japanese III (CL)

Prerequisite: Japanese II (JPN2B) or permission of instructor
Credit: 1.25 credits per semester
Offered: Fall/Spring Sequence

The Japanese 3A/3B course is the continuation of Japanese 1A/1B and 2A/2B, which aims at the further development of the ability of the students in using the four skills of the Japanese language. This is a full immersion course. Students are required to discuss the contents of culture lessons in Japanese, thus integrating the learning of the culture with that of the language. Over the year, students gain speaking skills to give presentations in Japanese, participate in academic discussions, take job interviews and work in a Japanese environment. Students will also read authentic Japanese materials such as newspapers and novels, and regularly watch Japanese media. With the completion of the “Genki” series, they will have acquired a total of 317 kanji characters by the end of their course, which allows them to read any material in Japanese with the help of a dictionary. They should be ready to take JLPT (Japanese Language Proficiency Test) 3 Level at the end of the year, and be eligible for a third-year university level in Japanese.

LAT1A/1B
Accelerated Latin I (CL)

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

Latin 1A/1B is an introduction to the Latin language and Greco-Roman culture. The primary goal of the course is to develop reading fluency in Latin. This is achieved by reading progressively difficult texts in Latin, memorizing and drilling grammatical topics, speaking and interpreting simple Latin questions and conversation, and gaining proficiency in relevant cultural topics through regular English readings about the Greco-Roman world. Students will also learn about Latin’s influence on the languages of Europe and its historical role as the lingua franca of the European academy.

LAT2A/2B
Intermediate Latin II (CL)

Prerequisite: Latin I (LAT1B) or permission of instructor
Credit: 1.25 credits per semester
Offered: Fall/Spring Sequence

Latin 2A/2B is a continuation of the themes of Latin 1A/1B. Students will develop an increasingly sophisticated understanding of the Latin language and Greco-Roman culture, with the goal of accessing primary texts. Reading fluency is still the primary goal of the course, which is achieved by reading progressively challenging texts in Latin, memorizing and drilling grammatical topics, speaking and interpreting simple questions and conversation in Latin, and acquiring cultural proficiency through regular English readings about the Greco-Roman world. Students will continue learning about Latin’s relationship to the languages of Europe and its historical role as the lingua franca of the European academy.

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.

RUS1A/1B
Accelerated 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. Particular attention is given to acquiring an understanding of the fundamental grammar structure of Russian, together with pronunciation, intonation, and mastery of the Cyrillic alphabet. In addition, students are expected to utilize communication skills such as responding to and giving oral directions and commands, understanding simple conversations, participating in discussions and conversations on an elementary level in the target language. At the conclusion of the 1A/1B sequence, students will have learned all six cases and their inflectional endings, as well as basic vocabulary necessary for everyday communication. Additionally, students will be exposed to Russian literature and early Russian history with the ultimate goal of understanding the Russian people and their rich heritage.

RUS2A/2B
Intermediate Russian II (CL)

Prerequisite: Russian I (RUS1B) or permission of instructor
Credit: 1.25 credits per semester
Offered: Fall/Spring Sequence

This course presumes facility in the basic skills and knowledge developed in Russian 1A/1B, and begins with a review of the six cases and verbal aspect. Students will be introduced to vocabulary that enables them to converse about the weather, make telephone calls, give directions, discuss adaptations of literary works and movies, among many other useful and everyday topics. Increased attention is paid to the more complex grammar structures that students are expected to utilize in their written work as well as in their conversations. In addition, students will continue to learn about Russian culture, history, geography, and literature. Students will be asked to read the literature (or adaptations from famous works) in the original language. By the end of the 2A/2B sequence, students should have gained a satisfactory understanding the Russian language and the Russian way of life.

SPN1A/1B
Accelerated Spanish I (CL)

Prerequisite: None
Credit: 1.25 cr.edits per semester
Offered: Fall/Spring Sequence

This course focuses on basic oral and written skills while developing an understanding of the cultures of the Spanish-speaking world. Instructional methods are based primarily on learner-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.

SPN2A/2B
Intermediate Spanish II (DC)

Prerequisite: Placement or Spanish I (SPN1B)
Credit: 1.25 credits per semester
Offered: Fall/Spring Sequence

TThe 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 and Hispanic cultures.

Students are 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 both semesters of this course. Refer to the Dual Credit section for details on enrollment and fees.

SPN3A/3B
Advanced Spanish III (DC)

Prerequisite: Placement or Spanish II (SPN2B)
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 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 SP 202 to students who complete both semesters of this course. Refer to the Dual Credit section for details on enrollment and fees.

HIGHER LEVELS OF SPANISH may be taken at Ball State University. The Academy is not responsible for fees associated with courses beyond 3rd year Latin.

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