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First Year Courses

114 French I
Credit: 1
Students will develop the four foundational language acquisition skills: listening,
speaking, writing and reading. Students will be proficient in the present tense and
familiar with the past tense.

112 German I
Credit: 1
German I is offered to acquaint students with the German language, enable them to
carry on a simple conversation in German, and to familiarize them with the culture of the
German speaking peoples.

115 Italian I
Credit: 1
Italian I is offered to acquaint students with the Italian language, enable them to
carry on a simple conversation in Italian, and to familiarize them with the culture of the
Italian speaking peoples.

118 Latin I
Credit: 1
Latin I is the formal introduction into Classical Golden Age Latin. It stresses the syntax,
vocabulary and reading skills needed to translate and comprehend the classical authors
of antiquity.

116 Spanish I
Credit: 1
Students will develop the four foundational language acquisition skills: listening,
speaking, writing and reading. Students will be proficient in the present tense and
familiar with the past tense.

 

Second Year Courses

124 French II
Credit: 1
Students will continue to develop the four foundational acquisition language skills:
listening, speaking, writing and reading. Students will be proficient in the present, past
and imperative tense.

122 German II
Credit: 1
German II is an elective course open to qualified upperclassmen. It is a continuation of
the study of the German language, grammar and culture.

125 Italian II
Credit: 1
Italian II is an elective course open to qualified upperclassmen. It is a continuation of
the study of the Italian language, grammar and culture.

128 Latin II
Credit: 1
Latin II is a continuation of the first year and stresses the more formal and advanced
grammar found in those same classical authors. It introduces the student to the
readings of Caesar and Sallust.

126 Spanish II
Credit: 1
Students will continue to develop the four foundational acquisition language skills:
listening, speaking, writing and reading. Students will be proficient in the present, past
and imperative tense.

 

Third Year Courses

134 French III
Credit: 1 (Weighted)
Students will continue to develop the four foundational acquisition language skills:
listening, speaking, writing and reading. Students will be proficient in the imperfect,
subjunctive, future and conditional tenses.

132 German III
Credit: 1 (Weighted)
Students will continue to develop the four foundational acquisition language skills:
listening, speaking, writing and reading. Students will be proficient in present, past and future tenses.

135 Italian III
Credit: 1 (Weighted)
Italian III is an elective course open to qualified upperclassmen. It is a continuation of
the study of the Italian language, grammar and culture.

138 Latin III
Credit: 1 (Weighted)
Latin III reviews the grammar of the first two years. It introduces the student into the
reading of the works of Cicero and the poet Ovid and other classical authors. This
course serves as a preparation for the AP Latin Literature Test, if the student desires to
take this exam.

136 Spanish III
Credit: 1 (Weighted)
Students will continue to develop the four foundational acquisition language skills:
listening, speaking, writing and reading. Students will be proficient in the preterit, imperfect,
subjunctive, future and conditional tenses.

 

Fourth Year Courses

144 French IV
Credit: 1 (Weighted)
Students will continue to develop the four foundational acquisition language skills:
listening, speaking, writing and reading. Students will review all learned verb tense and
develop greater active and passive comprehension skills. Students will read and
analyze short written samples and will be able to give oral presentations in the target
language

142 German IV
Credit: 1 (Weighted)
Students will continue to develop the four foundational acquisition language skills:
listening, speaking, writing and reading. Students will review all learned verb tense and
develop greater active and passive comprehension skills.

148 Latin IV
Credit: 1 (Weighted)
Latin IV is the final course in the students’ study of Latin. It is the proximate preparation
for the Virgil AP Exam given in the spring of that academic year. The myths, history,
meter and prosody of the Aeneid are studied in this course of Latin Poetry.

146 Spanish IV
Credit: 1 (Weighted)
Students will continue to develop the four foundational acquisition language skills:
listening, speaking, writing and reading. Students will review all learned verb tense and
develop greater active and passive comprehension skills.

Electives

131 Russian I
Credit: 1
Students will develop the four foundational language acquisition skills: listening,
speaking, writing and reading. Students will be proficient in the use of the Cyrillic
alphabet and the present tense.

141 Russian II
Credit: 1
A continuation of 131 to promote a greater proficiency in conversational Russian and the utilization of the past and future tenses. Students will be expected to practice their language skills in conversation and reading. Understanding of historical and present cultural issues will also be expanded.

139 Greek I
Credit: 1
The first year of Attic Greek is designed to allow the student to read, speak and write in
ancient Greek. It is general introduction to the syntax, vocabulary and translation of
Homer, Sappho, Alcaeus, Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, Herodotus, Xenophon,
Demosthenes, Plato and Aristotle. This course serves and a proximate preparation for
Xenophon’s Anabasis.

149 Greek II
Credit: 1
Greek II is a continuation of the syntax and vocabulary and translation of Greek I. It
primarily will serve as a reading course in Xenophon’s Anabasis and selections from
Herodotus, and readings from the Koine New Testament.