2024-2025 Course Catalog – Humanities: World Languages

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Humanities: World Languages

CL College Level

DC Dual Credit

FRN1A/1B
Beginning French 1 (DC)

Prerequisite: Fall – None
Spring – Successful completion of FRN1A or permission of instructor
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 each in FR 101 and FR 102 to students who complete this course. Refer to the Dual Credit section for details on enrollment and fees.

FRN2A/2B
Intermediate French 2 (DC)

Prerequisite: Fall – Placement, successful completion of FRN1B, or permission of instructor
Spring – Successful completion of FRN2A 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 FRN2A and 2B. Refer to the Dual Credit section for details on enrollment and fees.

FRN3A/3B
Advanced French 3 (DC)

Prerequisite: Fall – Placement, successful completion of FRN2B, or permission of instructor
Spring – Successful completion of FRN3A 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 FRN3A and 3B. 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. Questions can be directed to the Guidance Office.

GER1A/1B
Beginning German 1 (DC)

Prerequisite: Fall – None
Spring – Successful completion of GER1A or permission of instructor
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 each 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 2 (DC)

Prerequisite: Fall – Placement, successful completion of GER1B, or permission of instructor
Spring – Successful completion of GER2A 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 this course. Refer to the Dual Credit section for details on enrollment and fees.

Third-year German is not currently offered at the Academy. To fulfill their language requirement students can take third-year German at Ball State, generally GER 202 and 301. The Academy is not responsible for fees associated with courses beyond third-year German as they are not required for graduation.

KOR1A/1B
Beginning Korean 1 (CL)

Prerequisite: Fall – None
Spring – Successful completion of KOR1A or permission of instructor
Credit: 1.25 credits per semester
Offered: Fall/Spring Sequence

This course is a beginner Korean language course. It is designed for those who have no prior knowledge of Korean. The course is framed in a way that the students practice the five language skills (speaking, listening, grammar, reading, and writing) in student-centered communicative and task-based activities and explore Korean culture. Students are expected to be able to understand the Korean alphabet system (Hangul) and read the written text. They will communicate appropriately in the interpersonal mode in daily situations such as greetings, introducing oneself, locations, numbers, and daily and weekend activities (for Beginning 1A) and in everyday life contexts as part of living in contemporary Korean society such as ordering food, talking on the phone, and taking various modes of transportation (for Beginning 1B). Students are also expected to be able to understand grammar, vocabulary, and expressions and use them in their communication and to understand various aspects of Korean culture inscribed in the Korean language and Korean society.

KOR2A/2B
Intermediate Korean 2 (CL)

Prerequisite: Fall – Placement, successful completion of KOR1B, or permission of instructor
Spring – Successful completion of KOR2A or permission of instructor
Credit: 1.25 credits per semester
Offered: Fall/Spring Sequence

In Korean 2A, students will be exposed to situations and topics such as weather and seasons, clothing and fashion, travel, life in Korea, and public transportation. In the second semester of Intermediate Korean, students will be introduced to situations and topics such as birthday parties, beauty salons and barbershops, hobbies, holidays in Korea, hospitals and drugstores, cultural differences, academic majors, and jobs/professions. By the end of the 2A/2B sequence, students are expected to be able to use acquired speaking, listening, reading, writing skills, knowledge of Korean culture and grammar appropriate for engaging in these situations in order to develop a balanced functional proficiency in Korean.

RUS1A/1B
Beginning Russian 1 (CL)

Prerequisite: Fall – None
Spring – Successful completion of RUS1A or permission of instructor
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 2 (CL)

Prerequisite: Fall – Placement, successful completion of RUS1B, or permission of instructor
Spring – Successful completion of RUS2A 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.

SPN2A/2B
Intermediate Spanish 2 (DC)

Prerequisite: Fall – Placement, successful completion of SPN1B, or permission of instructor
Spring – Successful completion of SPN2A or permission of instructor
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 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 SPN2A and 2B. Refer to the Dual Credit section for details on enrollment and fees.

SPN3A/3B
Advanced Spanish 3 (DC)

Prerequisite: Fall – Placement, successful completion of SPN2B, or permission of instructor
Spring – Successful completion of SPN3A or permission of instructor
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 SPN 202 to students who complete this course Refer to the Dual Credit section for details on enrollment and fees.

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