The Language Requirement - William Jewell College

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Languages Department


Forum



12 February 2007


Language Placement


presented by Ruth Kauffmann




Language Placement


presented by Ruth Kauffmann




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


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


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


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


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




presented by Susan Myers

Introduction



Previous experience


Personal interest in the culture


Family origins or connections with friends


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



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



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



Consider
French
: France has made
contributions in developmental and
Freudian psychology, historical studies,
philosophy, political theory and religious
ideas.


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



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


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 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 credit

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: Guadalajara

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

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



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


Majors


French


International Business and Language


Spanish


Minors


Classical Humanities


French


Japanese Area Studies


Spanish

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 campus

Multicultural Week Events


presented by Andy Pratt



Monday, February 26
th




Judy Shepard Lecture





7:30
-
8:30pm
-

Gano Chapel


Wednesday, February 28
th



Multicultural Week Chapel





Jackie Madrigal Hernandez





10:15am
-

Gano Chapel


Friday, March 2
nd




Multicultural Fair





Jewell Time


White Atrium

Multicultural Events

Holocaust Remembrance

April 2007


April 1
st
-
15
th



Warsaw Ghetto Photograph
Exhibit

April 11
th



Holocaust Remembrance Chapel


Multicultural Events

P.E.A.C.E. Week

April 16
th



20
th


National Day of Silence

Wednesday, April 18
th


Questions



Moderated by Jane Woodruff




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