Other Languages

The Modern Languages Department offers courses in several languages (on sufficient demand) in Arabic, Czech, Hindi, Italian, and Latin.

Arabic

Many English words originated from the Arabic language. Words such as “algebra”, “alchemy”, “soda”, “admiral”, “alcohol”, “zenith”, “lilac”, “mascara”, “massage”, “sofa”, and many more. According to the World Almanac about 250 million people speak (a form of) Arabic.

Our program offers beginner and intermediate courses, currently taught by Saad Ahmad.

The courses offered in Arabic are:
ARAB 181. Arabic I. (4) Introduction to the structure of modern Arabic. Essentials of grammar, speaking, reading, and writing.
ARAB 182. Arabic II. (4) Continuation of Arabic I. (Pr.: ARAB 181 or equiv.)
ARAB 281. Arabic III. (4) Further development of language skills. (Pr.: ARAB 182 or equiv.)
ARAB 282. Arabic IV. (3) Continuation of Arabic III. (Pr.: ARAB 281 or equiv.)
ARAB 540. Special Studies in Arabic. (Var.) Pr.: Consent of the department head and instructor involved.

Please contact Saad Ahmad at goarabic@ksu.edu for more information.

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Czech

Kansas State University has developed ties with the Czech Republic mainly through the Architecture Program, and in conjunction with the Office of International Programs. The Department of Modern Languages has lent a hand for several semesters to support these programs by offering a Czech for travelers course.

CZECH 100 represents a broad introduction to the Czech culture and language. To understand a culture, one must first understand the people – where they come from, who they are, the values and traditions they live by, as well as their customs and etiquette. This and much more is covered in this course. All the topics discussed are accompanied with basic vocabulary and essential grammatical patterns. The purpose of this course is to help students understand the differences they will encounter while studying in the Czech Republic.

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Hindi

Hindi is the official language of the Republic of India. It is spoken by over 250 million people.

The courses offered in Hindi are:
HINDI 101. Hindi I. (4) Introduction to the structure of modern Hindi. Essentials of grammar, speaking, reading, and writing.
HINDI 102. Hindi II. (4) Continuation of Hindi I. (Pr.: HINDI 101 or equiv.)
HINDI 201. Hindi III. (4) Further development of language skills. (Pr.: HINDI 102 or equiv.)
HINDI 202. Hindi IV. (3) Continuation of Hindi III. (Pr.: HINDI 201 or equiv.)

Please contact Dr. Mary Gollapalli at mpgollap@ksu.edu for more information.

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Italian

About 63 million people speak Italian in the world, mainly in Italy, but also in Switzerland where Italian is one of its four official languages. The Italian culture can be seen through its Roman ruins, and Italy's architecture, but also in its food.

The courses offered in Italian are:
ITAL 105. Italian for travelers. (2) Conversational course for students in Architecture.
ITAL129. Italian IL. (1) Language laboratory. Strongly recommended for students taking Italian I. Concurrent enrollment in Italian I required. For Credit/No Credit only. Credit given only upon receiving a passing grade for the concurrent section of Italian I.
ITAL130. Italian IIL. (1) Language laboratory. Strongly recommended for students taking Italian II. Concurrent enrollment in Italian II required. For Credit/No Credit only. Credit given only upon receiving a passing grade for the concurrent section of Italian II.
ITAL131. Italian I. (4) Introduction to the structure of modern Italian. Offered in alternate years.
ITAL132. Italian II. (4) Continuation and completion of the study of modern Italian grammar, using the facilities of the language laboratory for audiolingual practice. Pr.: ITAL 131 or equiv. Offered in alternate years.
ITAL231. Italian III. (4) Grammar review and reading selections from Italian literature. Pr.: ITAL 132 or equiv. Offered in alternate years.
ITAL232. Italian IV. (3) Selective review of grammar and reading of examples of modern Italian literature. Pr.: ITAL 231 or equiv. Offered in alternate years.
ITAL520. Special Studies in Italian. (Var.) Pr.: Consent of department head and instructor involved.

Please contact Christopher Renner at renner@ksu.edu for more information.

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Latin

One of two major Western classical languages, the Latin language, along with the associated Roman culture, provide the basis for much of the cultural, religious, and linguistic traditions that shape the way we live even today. Coming to know the Roman language and culture can help you to better understand how our modern American world works—and how, sometimes, it doesn’t. Moreover, by learning Latin and discussing literature, you will develop your skills at critical thinking, reading, writing, and self-expression.

The courses offered in Latin are:
LATIN105. Latin and Greek for Scientists. (1) The course is designed specifically to provide students of the biological sciences a background in Latin and Greek roots of scientific terms. Emphasis on prefixes, suffixes, and word derivations. No prior knowledge of either Latin or Greek is required. Course may not be applied toward the fulfillment of either language or humanities requirements for any degree.
LATIN141. Latin I. (4) An introductory study of the Latin language. Offered every fall.
LATIN142. Latin II. (4) Continuation and completion of the introductory study of Latin. Offered every spring.
LATIN241. Latin III. (4) An intermediate study of the Latin language via a study of original Latin prose and poetry. Offered every fall.
LATIN242. Latin IV. (3) Continuation of the intermediate study of the Latin language via a study of original Latin prose and poetry. Offered every spring.
LATIN501. Classical Literature in Translation. (3) Topics in classical literature. Reading and discussion (in English) of Greek and Latin authors, such as Homer, Virgil, Ovid and Herodotus. No prior knowledge of classical languages required. 
LATIN549. Special Studies in Latin.(Var.) Pr.: Consent of the department head and instructor involved. Independent study.

Please contact Dr. Benjamin McCloskey at mccloskey@ksu.edu for more information.

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