Sep 23, 2020  
2020-2021 College of Liberal Arts 
    
2020-2021 College of Liberal Arts

German, Russian, and Chinese


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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 Studies

About the Program

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. Opportunities for study in a German-speaking country are available and strongly encouraged.

Faculty

  • Chair: Joshua Kavaloski, 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.

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