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Premium member Presentation Transcript Languages Department Forum 12 February 2007: Languages Department Forum 12 February 2007 Language Placement presented by Ruth Kauffmann: Language Placement presented by Ruth Kauffmann Language Placement presented by Ruth Kauffmann: Language Placement presented by Ruth Kauffmann Language Requirement: Language Requirement Languages that are offered to meet the language requirement: French, Greek, Japanese, Latin, Spanish Students meet the language requirement by taking one four-hour course at the intermediate level or above (Advising Handbook, Languages) Language Placement Test: Language Placement Test For students planning to take French, Latin or Spanish who have studied for two or more years of middle or high school language. Does not award credit (Advising Handbook, Languages) Normally taken during summer pre-registration. CLEP or AP credit: CLEP or AP credit Students may earn up to 8 hours of CLEP or AP credit with an acceptable score as determined by the Office of the Registrar. Native speakers of the language may not earn CLEP credit in that language. (p. 4, College Catalogue and Advising Handbook, Languages) Transfer of Credit for Transfer Students: Transfer of Credit for Transfer Students Students may meet the language requirement by transferring in an intermediate course of a foreign language. The course must represent the end of a 12-hour sequence (or more) from an accredited institution of higher learning. Transfer of Credit for Jewell Students: Transfer of Credit for Jewell Students Students who wish to take a summer course at another institution to meet the language requirement must complete a transfer form available in the Registrar’s office prior to taking the course. The course must be a 3 or 4 hour course that represents the end of a sequence of 12 or more hours. (Advising Handbook)Choosing a Language at William Jewell College: Choosing a Language at William Jewell College presented by Susan MyersIntroduction: Introduction Previous experience Personal interest in the culture Family origins or connections with friends Introduction: Introduction A language may enhance your interests A language may facilitate your career goals Connections between languages and areas of study at Jewell Arts and Literature Example: Arts and Literature Example Consider Spanish: Spain and Latin America have a long and healthy tradition of the arts, for example, modernismo in literature and Arab mosques and baroque cathedrals in architecture. Business and International Relations Example: Business and International Relations Example Consider Japanese: Japan enjoys a strong corporate relationship with the United States, and Japan is one of the strongest economies in the world. Students who are interested in employment with Japanese firms such as Toyota, Honda and Sony may want to consider the study of Japanese language and culture. History of Ideas Example: History of Ideas Example Consider French: France has made contributions in developmental and Freudian psychology, historical studies, philosophy, political theory and religious ideas. Pre-Professional Programs Example: Pre-Professional Programs Example Consider Latin or Greek: Latin and Greek, like other highly inflected languages, “train the brain” to see patterns and applications; it’s like “Critical Thinking 101”! Be able to “decode” the meaning of Latin phrases used in professional jargon: sine die, habeas corpus, non compos mentis (etc. ad nauseam). Sciences and Mathematics Example: Sciences and Mathematics Example Consider French: France, a major scientific and technical partner for the US, is second in the world in private and public funding of research and development and is a major leader in mathematics, high energy physics, medical research and genetics, electronics and aerospace technology. Service Example: Service Example Consider Spanish: Many social service agencies need professionals who can connect with the growing Spanish-speaking community in the US. Many short and long-term mission opportunities involve working with Spanish-speaking communities both in the United States and in Latin America and many churches are located in demographically changing communities. Providing outreach ministries to the new Spanish-speaking residents of our communities means knowing both the language and the culture of the new residents. Opportunities and Purposes of Overseas Studypresented by Jason Groves: Opportunities and Purposes of Overseas Study presented by Jason Groves Benefits of Study Abroad Immersion in another language and culture Opportunities to travel independently Completion of WJC foreign language requirement Completion of coursework required for major or minor Completion of Gen Ed Level II courses (if offered by program and approved by Jewell in advance) Completion of courses for elective creditAbroad Programs for Language Study: Abroad Programs for Language Study Argentina IES: Buenos Aires Ecuador IPSL: Galápagos Islands IPSL: Guayaquil IPSL: Quito France IPSL: Montpellier IES: Nantes IES: Paris Greece CYA: Athens Spain IES: Barcelona IES: Madrid IES: Salamanca Japan IES: Nagoya IES: Tokyo Mexico CGE: Cuernavaca CEPE: GuadalajaraThe Languages Department presented by Kathleen Tacelosky: The Languages Department presented by Kathleen Tacelosky Attracts and retains high quality students with interests in the language and culture of French-Japanese- and Spanish-speakers and the classical languages – Greek and Latin Serves the college’s goal of preparing successful and reflective citizens of a global community by offering introductory and intermediate courses for those students filling the language requirement of the General Education program.Departmental Mission: Departmental Mission The study of languages opens a window on the wider world. Through such study students will also gain insight into their own language and culture, form connections with other disciplines, and become better prepared to participate effectively in multilingual communities and cultures at home and around the world.The Language Requirement : The Language Requirement Students pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree are required to take a foreign language course at the intermediate level (a language course numbered 211/213) or higher. Students pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree are encouraged to take a foreign language course, but may opt to take a fourth General Education Level II course from the Culture and Traditions category. The Languages Department Academics: The Languages Department Academics Majors French International Business and Language Spanish Minors Classical Humanities French Japanese Area Studies Spanish The Languages Department Other Opportunities: The Languages Department Other Opportunities Phi Sigma Iota – Languages Honorary Society Discussion tables in French, Japanese and Spanish open to the campus community International Film Series Support cultural events on and off campusMulticultural Week Events presented by Andy Pratt: Multicultural Week Events presented by Andy Pratt Monday, February 26th – Judy Shepard Lecture 7:30-8:30pm - Gano Chapel Wednesday, February 28th – Multicultural Week Chapel Jackie Madrigal Hernandez 10:15am - Gano Chapel Friday, March 2nd – Multicultural Fair Jewell Time – White AtriumMulticultural Events: Multicultural Events Holocaust Remembrance April 2007 April 1st-15th – Warsaw Ghetto Photograph Exhibit April 11th – Holocaust Remembrance Chapel Multicultural Events: Multicultural Events P.E.A.C.E. Week April 16th – 20th National Day of Silence Wednesday, April 18thQuestions Moderated by Jane Woodruff: Questions Moderated by Jane Woodruff ¿Preguntas? 質問 Questions Quaestiones أسئلة ερώτησαι You do not have the permission to view this presentation. In order to view it, please contact the author of the presentation.