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GER 150: Introduction to German Communication I
3 CH   /  Offered Every Fall

A beginning course designed for students with no previous experience in German. Introduces the fundamental elements of the German language within a cultural context. Emphasis is on the development of basic listening, speaking, reading, and writing competencies. Conducted in German. Offered every fall.

GER 151: Introduction to German Communication II
3 CH   /  Offered Every Spring

This course is a continuation of GER 150. Emphasis is on the progressive development of basic listening, speaking, reading, and writing competencies within a cultural context. Conducted in German. (P: GER 150 or equivalent) Offered every spring.

GER 219: Intermediate German I
3 CH

This course provides a review and expansion of the essential skills of the German language. Emphasis is on the study of authentic and representative literary and cultural texts. Conducted in German. (P: GER 151 or equivalent) Offered as needed.

GER 229: Intermediate German II
3 CH

This course is a continuation of GER 219. Emphasis is on the continuing study of authentic and representative literary and cultural texts. Conducted in German. (P: GER 219 or equivalent) Offered as needed.

GER 499: Independent Study
1-4 CH

Students with a satisfactory GPA may, with the consent of the instructor and the Chair of the department, register for this course. Individual work in German will be assigned on the basis of the student’s academic need and interests. Offered as needed.

REL/GREK 150/151: Introduction to Greek Language Skills
6 CH

A two-semester course designed to give students a knowledge of the structure of the Greek language and begin preparing them for the reading of Greek literature. The primary emphasis is on Koine (New Testament) Greek. The course is offered in fall of alternating odd and spring of alternating even numbered years. Taught through the Religion Department.

REL/HEB 152/153: Introduction to Classical Hebrew
6 CH

A two-semester introductory course in classical Hebrew. This course equips students to read the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament and consequently much subsequent Jewish literature and liturgy in the original language. The course meets 3 hours per week and is offered in fall of alternating even and spring of alternating odd numbered years. Taught through the Religion Department.

SPAN 150: Introduction to Spanish Communication I
3 CH   /  Offered Every Fall

A beginning course designed for students with no previous experience in Spanish. Introduces the fundamental elements of the Spanish language within a cultural context. Emphasis is on the development of basic listening, speaking, reading, and writing competencies. Conducted in Spanish. Offered every fall.

SPAN 151: Introduction to Spanish Communication II
3 CH   /  Offered Every Spring

This course is a continuation of SPAN 150. Emphasis is on the progressive development of basic listening, speaking, reading, and writing competencies within a cultural context. Conducted in Spanish. (P: SPAN 150 or equivalent) Offered every spring.

SPAN 214: Intermediate Spanish I
3 CH   /  Offered Every Fall

This course is part of a sequence of two intermediate-level language courses (SPAN 214 and 224) designed for those students who have already gained a working knowledge of the language. In this course, students will further practice and develop their oral (speaking and listening) and literacy (reading and writing) skills acquired in earlier classes as well as broaden their understanding of the varied history, culture, and geography of the Spanish-speaking world through various in-class and homework activities. Conducted in Spanish. (P: SPAN 151 or equivalent) Offered every fall.

SPAN 224: Intermediate Spanish II
3 CH   /  Offered Every Spring

This course, a continuation of SPAN 214, is designed for those students who have already gained a working knowledge of the language. In this course, students will continue to practice and develop their oral (speaking and listening) and literacy (reading and writing) skills acquired in earlier classes as well as further broaden their understanding of the varied history, culture, and geography of the Spanish-speaking world through various in-class and homework activities. Conducted in Spanish. (P: SPAN 214 or equivalent) Offered every spring.

SPAN 250: Spain: Culture and Civilization
3 CH   /  Offered Every Fall

In this course, students will gain insight into the vibrant and tumultuous history of Spanish culture and civilization from its prehistory to the present, including its varied geography, ethnically- and religiously-diverse society, deep-seeded political, regional and cultural divisions, proliferation of world-renowned art, architecture and literature as well as its unique festivals and traditions. Conducted in either English or Spanish. (P: SPAN 151 or equivalent) Offered every fall.

SPAN 305: Applied Spanish Phonetics and Pronunciation
3 CH   /  Offered Every Spring

In this course, students will broaden their knowledge of the spoken language. Specifically, students will learn basic phonetic theory and acquire practical knowledge of the language’s basic structural and phonetic patterns (all in contrast to American English) in an effort to further improve oral proficiency and listening skills. In addition, we will examine how the spoken language varies between different countries and regions of the Spanish-speaking world. Conducted in Spanish. (P: SPAN 214 or equivalent) Offered every spring.

SPAN 315: Advanced Intermediate Spanish Grammar and Culture I
3 CH   /  Offered Every Fall

This course is part of a sequence of two advanced intermediate-level language, conversation and culture courses (SPAN 315 and SPAN 325) designed for those students who have already gained intermediate high – advanced low functional proficiency with the language and want to further improve their communicative abilities as well as expand their knowledge and understanding of the richness and importance of the Spanish-speaking world. Conducted in Spanish. (P: SPAN 224 or equivalent) Offered every fall.

SPAN 325: Advanced Intermediate Spanish Grammar and Culture II
3 CH   /  Offered Every Spring

In this course, a continuation of SPAN 315, students will continue to develop and strengthen their language skills of speaking, reading, writing, listening comprehension, vocabulary acquisition, and socio-cultural competence, which are integral to developing speaking fluency. Certain grammar points will be reviewed based on the texts as well as on issues that may arise in class. Conducted in Spanish. (P: SPAN 315 or equivalent) Offered every spring.

SPAN 455: Cooperative Education
Credit Hours Vary

Offered as needed.

SPAN 490: Independent Study
1-4 CH

Students with a satisfactory GPA may, with the consent of the instructor and the Chair of the department, register for this course. Individual work in Spanish will be assigned on the basis of the student’s academic need and interests. Offered as needed.

  • Languages

Kristin M. Carlson, Ph.D.

Department Chair

kcarlson@thiel.edu
📱 724-589-2183