2014–2015 Language Program

Chinese | Japanese | Latin

Faculty: Deyanira Ariza-Velasco (Spanish), Alan Davison (Spanish), Steve Haslam (French), Talía Dajes (Spanish) , Georgiana Donavin (Latin)

Chinese (CHIN)

The Language Program offers a one-year Mandarin Chinese course sequence with occasional second-year and May term offerings. Classes are designed to give students practical tools for communicating in written and spoken Mandarin and to deepen their knowledge and appreciation of Chinese culture. The study of Mandarin will broaden the international horizon of liberal arts students and will be of great value in many professions and enterprises (business, trade, politics, travel, history and literature). No minor is offered in Chinese. Students who have had two or more years of high school Mandarin Chinese should register for Chinese 111 or discuss placement with course instructor or program chair.

Japanese (JAPN)

The Language Program offers a one-year Japanese course sequence with occasional second-year and May term offerings. Classes are designed to give students practical tools for communicating in written and spoken Japanese and to deepen their knowledge and appreciation of Japanese culture. The study of Japanese will broaden the international horizons of liberal arts students and will be of great value in many professions and enterprises (business, trade, politics, travel, history and literature). No minor is offered in Japanese. Students who have previously studied Japanese should register for Japanese 111 or discuss placement with course instructor or program chair.

Latin (LATN)

The Language Program offers an intensive one-year Latin course sequence with occasional May term offerings. Latin is the language that has been the most widely used throughout Western world history and had tremendous influence on English and other world languages. Latin offers great practical advantages especially for students pursuing careers in the humanities, law, medicine, nursing, public health, as well as the sciences. No minor is offered in Latin. Students who have had two or more years of high school Latin should discuss course placement with instructor or program chair.