Programs

Asian Studies

Program Requirements & Courses Offered

People living in Asia constitute over half the world’s population, and represent some of the oldest civilizations continuous on the globe. The Asian studies minor emphasizes study of an Asian language, particularly Japanese, in combination with courses that will enhance students’ awareness and appreciation of Asian literature, history, politics, economics, religion, geography and society.

Georgetown College students who complete this minor will be culturally and linguistically literate in Asian topics, broadening their horizons and enabling them to work, travel or study in Asia or with Asian people in the U.S.A. or other non-Asian parts of the world.

Classics

Dr. John Henkel, Program Coordinator | Program Requirements & Courses Offered

Latin and Greek are the foundation languages of virtually every liberal arts discipline; the study of these languages, and of Greek and Roman authors in English translation, will deepen a student’s understanding of any field he or she pursues. Reading the Classics can change your perspective on life in fascinating and surprising ways.

Georgetown College offers courses in Latin and Greek language through the second year level, with the option of continuing through independent study; in LAT and GRK 201-202 students read ancient authors in their original languages. The College also offers courses on Classical mythology, epic, drama, history, philosophy, art, and political theory.

Commerce, Language, & Culture

Dr. Tom Cooper and Dr. Laura Hunt, Program Coordinators | Program Requirements & Courses Offered

Georgetown recognizes that business and culture are inextricably linked. Opportunities for students to participate in the global society and to engage effectively in business will be enhanced if students have studied business, language and culture in an integrated and reflective manner.

The language foundation courses will enable students of French, German and Spanish to reach the intermediate-high proficiency level, as defined by the American Council for the Teaching of Foreign Languages, in the skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing in the target language. Students of Japanese will reach the intermediate-low level. Furthermore, by means of a study of the great literary works, the arts, theater, music, geography, political structures, family life and history , students will be prepared to understand, enjoy and participate in the foreign culture.

French

Dr. Jana Brill, Program Coordinator | Program Requirements & Courses Offered

Students with two years of French at the high school level desiring to continue in the same language must enroll in the FRE 102 level course, or they may take the placement exam to attempt to place into FRE 201. Those with more than two years of high school study in French are required to take the placement exam to determine placement in 102 or higher.

Students who have successfully completed 200 level courses will not be allowed to take 100 level courses; nor will students who have successfully completed 300 or 400 level courses be allowed to take 100 level courses or 201. Exceptions to this policy must be approved by the department chair. (This policy applies to students who have taken language courses at Georgetown or another college or university.)

German

Dr. Bess Dawson, Program Coordinator | Program Requirements & Courses Offered

All incoming students with two or more years of high school German must take the language placement exam before taking courses in this language.

Students who have successfully completed 200 level courses will not be allowed to take 100 level courses; nor will students who have successfully completed 300 or 400 level courses be allowed to take 100 level courses or SPA 201. Exceptions to this policy must be approved by the department chair. (This policy applies to students who have taken languages courses at Georgetown or another college or university.)

Japanese

Program Requirements & Courses Offered

Students with two or more years of Japanese study at the high school level desiring to continue in the same language must take the departmental placement exam.

Spanish

Dr. Adela Borrallo-Solis, Program Coordinator | Program Requirements & Courses Offered

Students with two years of Spanish at the high school level desiring to continue in the same language must enroll in the SPA 102 level course, or they may take the placement exam to attempt to place into SPA 201. Those with more than two years of high school study in Spanish are required to take the placement exam to determine placement in 102 or higher.

Students who have successfully completed 200 level courses will not be allowed to take 100 level courses; nor will students who have successfully completed 300 or 400 level courses be allowed to take 100 level courses or SPA 201. Exceptions to this policy must be approved by the department chair. (This policy applies to students who have taken languages courses at Georgetown or another college or university.)

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