Foreign Language Department Courses

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*Courses from other departments may be necessary to fulfill a particular major/minor. 

English as a Second Language (ESL)

110 Writing and Grammar 
For students for whom English is a second language.  This course is required for students judged to need added instruction in writing skills before enrolling in ENG 101.  For qualified students, this course fulfills three hours of foreign language toward the graduation requirements.  Must be passed with a C- or above.  Course may be repeated, but may only be taken once for credit. Students in enrolled in this course must also attend the ESL lab a minimum of three hours per week.
120 Reading    
For students for whom English is a second language.  This course is required for students judged to need added instruction in reading skills before enrolling in other college courses.  For qualified students, this course fulfills three hours of foreign language toward the graduation requirements.  Must be passed with a C- or above.  Course may be repeated, but may only be taken once for credit. Students in enrolled in this course must also attend the ESL lab a minimum of three hours per week.
130 Listening and Note Taking  
For students for whom English is a second language.  This course is required for students judged to need added instruction in listening skills before enrolling in other college courses.  For qualified students, this course fulfills three hours of foreign language toward the graduation requirements.  Must be passed with a C- or above.  Course may be repeated, but may only be taken once for credit. Students in enrolled in this course must also attend the ESL lab a minimum of three hours per week.
140 Conversation and Idioms     
For students for whom English is a second language.  This course is required for students judged to need added instruction in conversational skills.  For qualified students, this course fulfills three hours of foreign language toward the graduation requirements.  Must be passed with a C- or above.  Course may be repeated, but may only be taken once for credit. Students in enrolled in this course must also attend the ESL lab a minimum of one hour per week.

French

101-102  Elementary French (3-3).
This course is designed to provide an introduction to the French language. The course aim is the development of communicative competence at the elementary level in the areas of writing and speaking and oral and reading comprehension. In this course the student is also exposed to an overview of the cultures of the French speaking areas of the world.  (101, fall only; 102, spring only)
201-202 Intermediate French (3-3). Prereq: FRE 101-102 or permission of instructor.
This course provides a review of and expansion on the communicative skills introduced in FRE 101-102. Students are also given an introduction to French literature through selected readings. The course is conducted primarily in French.  (201, fall only; 202, spring only)

Greek

101-102 Elementary Greek (3-3).
A study of the grammar and vocabulary of Hellenistic Greek.  Primary focus will be on developing reading competency and facility in the Greek New Testament.  Offered in alternate academic years. (101, fall odd years; 102, spring even years)
201-202 Intermediate Greek (3-3).  Prereq: GRE 101-102 or permission of instructor.
A continuation of the study of the grammar and vocabulary of Hellenistic Greek. Primary focus will be on developing reading competency and facility in the Greek New Testament.  Offered only when a sufficient number of students need it.

Spanish

101-102 Elementary Spanish (3-3).
An introductory course designed to equip the student with the linguistic skills necessary for verbal and written communication at the elementary level of communicative competence in Spanish. SPA 101-102 also offers an overview of the culture of the Hispanic community throughout the world and an opportunity to consider the possibility of cross-cultural ministry within the context of the Hispanic community. SPA 102 is offered as a continuation to SPA 101. Students who have not completed SPA 101 at Belhaven must secure written permission from the instructor to take SPA 102. (101, fall only; 102, spring only)
201-202 Intermediate Spanish (3-3). Prereq: SPA 101-102 or two years of Spanish in high school and the written permission of instructor.  Intermediate Spanish continues the introduction to Spanish language and the culture of the Hispanic community. The course is designed to equip the student with the linguistic skills necessary for verbal and written communication at the intermediate level of communicative competence. Comprehension skills are enhanced through the reading of selected portions from the world of Hispanic literature. A continued examination of the culture of the Hispanic community and potential areas of ministry in it are an integral part of this course. The course is conducted primarily in Spanish. (201, fall only; 202, spring only)
390 Topics in Spanish (3). (Formerly Readings in Spanish Literature) Prereq: SPA 201-202 or written permission of the instructor.
Content varies to meet class needs. Specific content is entered on student transcripts. This course may be repeated for credit up to 18 hours.
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