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  Oct 22, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 College of Liberal Arts

German, Russian, Chinese, and Arabic


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Arabic

About the Program

Offered through the Middle East Studies Program.

Faculty

  • Coordinator: Jennifer Olmsted, Professor

 

Chinese Studies

About the Program

Through its rigorous curriculum, the Chinese program at Drew prepares students linguistically and intellectually for interaction with China and the Chinese-speaking world. Speaking, reading, and translating are stressed at all levels of language instruction. Extracurricular activities-study groups, field trips, films, etc.-help to integrate the study of the language and the culture.

Faculty

  • Coordinator: Di Bai, Professor

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations

A student receiving a score of 4 or 5 on the Chinese examination is exempt from CHIN 201  and is considered to have fulfilled the College’s general education language requirement. AP credits in Chinese do not apply to the language-in-context general education requirement. For further information about AP credits see pages 15-16 of the catalog.

Off-Campus Program

Summer Language Program in Harbin, China

Drew University’s Summer Language Program in Harbin, China, offered annually from late May to early July, is an intensive language immersion program designed for students who are eager to improve their Chinese speaking/listening abilities, and to learn Chinese in a natural setting. This eight-credit program composed of four weeks of concentrated learning inside and outside of the classroom: four-hour daily classes with field trips, extracurricular activities (calligraphy, tai-ji, cooking), and excursions and cultural events. The program ends with an eight-day tour to cities such as Beijing, Xi’an and Shanghai.

German

About the Program

Competency in foreign languages and cultures is increasingly important for numerous professions and for graduate study. Not only is German a key language for science, culture, and art, but Germany also has one of the four largest economies in the world. Drew’s German Studies program offers instruction of the highest quality, emphasizes innovative learning, and integrates language, literature, and culture. New York City represents one of the largest concentrations of German culture outside of Europe, and there are regular excursions to Manhattan to experience opera, classical music, art exhibitions, and restaurants. On campus, the German Studies program organizes and sponsors speakers, films, and concerts. Drew has a chapter of the national German honor society, Delta Phi Alpha, and student musicians often give a concert at the annual induction. Opportunities for study in a German-speaking country are available and strongly encouraged.

Faculty

  • Director: Joshua Kavaloski, Associate Professor

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations

A student receiving a score of 4 or 5 on the German examination is exempt from GERM 201 and is considered to have fulfilled the College’s general education language requirement.

Off-Campus Programs

Off-Campus study of German is readily available and encouraged. Summer, one-semester, and year-long programs are offered in German-speaking countries in Europe.

Russian

About the Program

  • Coordinator: Carol Ueland, Professor

Today Russian is spoken by over 200 million people in countries all over the world, including Russia, the world’s largest country. Even in times of political and economic turmoil, Russia has always had a strong and vibrant culture, boasting writers such as Dostoevsky and Tolstoy, painters such as Malevich and Chagall, composers such as Tchaikovsky and Stravinsky. The contributions of Russians to politics, economics, and the sciences are also strong. In the 21st century, as Russia joins the world marketplace, study of the Russian language is an excellent combination with business, law, and technology. The Russian minor at Drew offers two tracks: Russian Language and Literature, and Russian Cultural Studies.

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