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An Associate of Arts Degree in one of three core languages of French, German, or Spanish from the Department of World Languages will better prepare you to successfully enter the global economy. Besides being a degree that easily transfers to the University of Wyoming and many other four-year schools, you can earn this degree alone or in addition to earning degrees in education, English, Communication, the fine arts, Political Science, Gender Studies, and many other areas.

In addition to beginning and intermediate language courses in German, French, Japanese and Spanish; the Department of World Languages regularly offers students opportunities for short term study-abroad experiences. These trips are specifically focused on cultural awareness and improving students’ target language skills (basic skills are a prerequisite for most trips). In recent years instructors have traveled with students to Mexico (May 2012, July 2013, and May 2014) and Germany/Czech Republic (May 2012 and May 2013), and France/Martinique (March 2014). Contact the department for information about upcoming study trips!


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Contact Information:      
Kathy Coe
Academic Assistant
(307) 268-2606
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Charles Ewing
Department Head
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❝If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his own language, that goes to his heart.❞
‒Nelson Mandela

❝Language is the road map of a culture. It tells you where its people come from and where they are going.❞
‒Rita Mae Brown

❝To have another language is to possess a second soul.❞
‒Charlemagne

❝Those who know nothing of foreign languages know nothing of their own.❞
(„Wer fremde Sprachen nicht kennt, weiß nichts von seiner eigenen.“)
‒Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

❝Language is the skin of the soul.❞
(„La lengua es la piel del alma.“)
- Fernando Lázaro Carreter

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MISSION STATEMENT
CASPER COLLEGE SCHOOL OF FINE ARTS & HUMANITIES~ WORLD LANGUAGES DEPARTMENT

The Casper College Department of World Languages offers students high quality instruction in the acquisition of languages for the following purposes: general education for a well balanced background toward intellectual maturity, cultural appreciation, transfer to baccalaureate degree institutions, continuing education, leisure time interests, skill maintenance, and career enhancement.

  • Eric Atkins
    • Phone: (307) 268-3116
    • Office: LH 288
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  • Charles Ewing
    • Phone: (307) 268-2849
    • Office: LH 289
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  • Minami Mori
    • Phone: (307) 268-2568
    • Office: LH 295
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Placement
Students who continue with a language previously studied should register for the courses corresponding to their level of proficiency.  Contact the Casper College Department of World Languages for help with placement.

Credit by Examination (CLEP)
Students who qualify may earn credit by examination in the elementary and intermediate language courses.  To obtain credit by examination, students must contact Mary Lewallen, Student Success Specialist, at (307) 268-3315.

FREN 0900 French for Travelers (1L,1CR):
A course of simple French to help the traveler make plans, obtain tickets, order meals, ask for and understand general information as needed for travel in a French-speaking country.

FREN 1010 First Year French I (4L,4CR)[E]:
This course is intended for students who have never studied French at the college level. Students will learn the fundamentals of the French language through listening, speaking, reading, and writing activities at the ACTFL (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages) Novice Low Level. The course will also introduce students to the culture of various Frenchspeaking countries. Language laboratory times are required as needed. Students who want to take for credit the next course in the sequence must complete this course with grade of a 'C' or better. Prerequisite: None; however, the course is strongly recommended for students who have completed the equivalent of 0-5 semesters of high school French.

FREN 1020 First Year French II (4L,4CR) [E]:
This course is a continuation of the objectives in FREN 1010. Students will become more proficient in listening, speaking, reading, and writing French and will further their grammatical study of the French language at the ACTFL (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages) Novice Mid Level. The
course will continue to introduce students to the culture of various French-speaking countries. Language laboratory times are required as needed. Prerequisites: A
grade of "C" or better in FREN 1010, CLEP test result, equivalent of 6-8 semesters of high school French with a cumulative "B" average or better in those classes, or instructor's permission.

FREN 2030 Second Year French I (4L,4CR)[E]:
This course focuses on the increased development of listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in French. Students review and expand upon grammar points which facilitate successful communication at the ACTFL (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages) Novice High Level. Language laboratory times are required as needed. Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in FREN 1020, CLEP test result, equivalent of 5-6 years of middle/junior high and high school French with a cumulative "B" average or better in those classes, or instructor's permission..

FREN 2040 Second Year French II (4L,4CR) [E]:
This course further emphasizes the development of all four communicative aspects of the French language through composition, conversation, oral presentations, and grammar study at the ACTFL (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages) Intermediate Low Level. Language laboratory times are required as needed. Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in FREN 2030, CLEP test result, or instructor's permission.

GERM 0900 German for Travelers (1L,1CR):
A course of simple German to help the traveler make plans, obtain tickets, order meals, and ask for and understand general information as needed for travel in a
German-speaking country.

GERM 1010 First Year German I (4L,4CR)[E]:
This course is intended for students who have never studied German at the college level. Students will learn the fundamentals of the German language through listening, speaking, reading and writing activities of the ACTFL (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages) Novice Low Level. This course will also introduce student to the culture of various Germanspeaking countries. Language laboratory times are required as needed. Students who want to take for credit the next course in the sequence must complete this course with grade of a 'C' or better. Prerequisite: None; however, the course is strongly recommended for students who have completed the equivalent of 0-5 semesters of high school German.

GERM 1020 First Year German II (4L,4CR) [E]:
This course is a continuation of the objectives in GERM 1010. Students will become more proficient in listening, speaking, reading, and writing German and will further their grammatical study of the German language at the ACTFL (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages) Novice Mid Level. The course will continue to introduce students to the culture of various German-speaking countries. Language laboratory times are required as needed. Prerequisites: A grade of "C" or better in GERM 1010, CLEP test result, equivalent of 6-8 semesters of high school German with a cumulative "B" average or better in those classes, or instructor's permission.

GERM 2030 Second Year German I (4L,4CR) [E]:
This course focuses on increased development of listening, speaking reading, and writing skills in German. Students review and expand upon grammar points
which facilitate successful communication at the ACTFL (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages) Novice High Level. Language laboratory times are required as needed. Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in GERM 1020, CLEP test result, equivalent of 5-6 years of middle/ junior high and high school German with a cumulative "B" average or better in those classes, or instructor's permission.

GERM 2040 Second Year German II (4L,4CR) [E]:
This course further emphasizes the development of all four communicative aspects of the German language through composition, conversation, oral presentations, and grammar study at the ACTFL (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages) Intermediate Low Level. Language laboratory times are required as needed. Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in GERM 2030, CLEP test result, or instructor's permission.

GERM 2475 Independent Study, German (1- 4CR) (Max. 4):
Students who want to take for credit the next course in the sequence must complete this course with a grade of "C" or better. Prerequisite: GERM 2030, or
permission of the instructor.

GERM 2495 Workshop: (Subtitle) (.5-3CR) (Max. 12):
Offered in response to needs and interests of students and members of the community. Various topics will focus on development of practical German speaking
skills and on cultural awareness. A student may repeat this course under different subtitles for a maximum of 12 credit hours. Students who want to take for credit the next course in the sequence must complete this course with a grade of "C" or better.

JAPN 0900 Japanese for Travelers (1L,1CR):
This course uses a multi-skill approach; listening, speaking, reading and writing of vocabulary appropriate to travelers who visit Japanese-speaking areas. Students will also become familiar with the culture of Japan.

JAPN 1010 First Year Japanese I (4L,4CR):
This course provides an introduction to the Japanese language through a multiskill approach and understanding of the Japanese culture/society. Students who
want to take for credit the next course in the sequence must complete this course with a grade of "C" or better.

JAPN 1020 First Year Japanese II (4L,4CR):
This course is a continuation of JAPN 1010. Students who want to take for credit the next course in the sequence must complete this course with a grade of "C" or
better. Prerequisite: JAPN 1010.

JAPN 2030 Second Year Japanese I (4L,4CR)[E]:
This course is a continuation of Japanese language study at a higher level. Students who want to take for credit the next course in the sequence must complete this course with a grade of "C" or better. Prerequisite: JAPN 1020.

JAPN 2490 Topics in Japanese: (Subtitle) (1-4CR):
Offered in answer to specific need or public interest. Students who want to take for credit the next course in the sequence must complete this course with a grade of "C" or better.

LATN 1010 First Year Latin I (4L,4CR):
The course will cover reading and writing the Latin language; Latin grammar and vocabulary; principles of English grammar and structure; Latin mottoes and proverbs in use today; English derivatives; study of Roman life, history and mythology; and study of how the Romans have influenced architecture, English, literature, medicine, law, government, science, Romance languages, math, advertising, business, and many other subjects. Students who want to take for credit the next course in the sequence must complete this course with a grade of "C" or better.

LATN 1020 First Year Latin II (4L,4CR):
The course will expand on the material covered in LATN 1010. Students who want to take for credit the next course in the sequence must complete this course with a grade of "C" or better. Prerequisite: LATN 1010.

LATN 2030 Second Year Latin I (4L,4CR):
Students will read simple texts, short stories and dramas of Roman authors and review Latin grammar and conversation. The course will build on information
learned in LATN 1010 and 1020, including: reading and writing the Latin language; Latin grammar and vocabulary; principles of English grammar and structure; Latin mottoes and proverbs in use today; English derivatives; study of Roman life, history and mythology; study of Roman influence in architecture, literature,
medicine, law, government, science, Romance languages, math, advertising, business, English, and many other subjects. Students who want to take for credit the next course in the sequence must complete this course with a grade of "C" or better. Prerequisite: LATN 1020 or equivalent.

RUSS 0900 Russian for Travelers (1L,1CR):
A course of simple Russian to help the traveler make plans, obtain tickets, order meals, and ask for and understand general information as needed for travel in a
Russian-speaking country.

RUSS 1010 First Year Russian I (4L,4CR):
This course utilizes a multi-skill approach: listening, speaking, reading, and writing and is designed for beginners or those with a weak background in Russian. Students who want to take for credit the next course in the sequence must complete this course with a grade of "C" or better.

RUSS 1020 First Year Russian II (4L,4CR):
This course is a continuation of RUSS 1010 and utilizes a multi-skill approach: listening, speaking, reading, and writing and is designed for beginners or those with a weak background in Russian. Students who want to take for credit the next course in the sequence must complete this course with a grade of "C" or better. Prerequisite: RUSS 1010 or equivalent.

RUSS 2030 Second Year Russian I (4L,4CR):
This course utilizes a multi-skill approach to learning Russian to enable students to understand, speak, read, and write the Russian language at a more advanced
level, and to give students an appreciation of the Russian speaking world. Students who want to take for credit the next course in the sequence must complete this course with a grade of "C" or better. Prerequisite: RUSS 1010 and 1020, or 1-2 years of high school Russian.

SPAN 0900 Spanish for Travelers (1L,1CR):
A course of simple Spanish to help the traveler order meals, make travel plans, obtain tickets, and ask for and understand general information as needed for travel in a Spanish-speaking country.

SPAN 1005 Novice Spanish I (2L,2CR):
This course is for the student who is weak in English grammar. While grammar is presented, the course emphasizes conversational Spanish using the natural
approach. Listening, reading, writing, and speaking skills are developed. The student is introduced to Hispanic culture, the purposes and values of studying Spanish, and the Spanish language's influence on modern civilization. A student who needs four credits of Spanish for his/her degree must take one semester of SPAN 1005 followed by one semester of SPAN 1015 to receive credit equivalent to SPAN 1010. Should a student take SPAN 1005 followed by SPAN 1010, the student will receive credit for only SPAN 1010. Four credits maximum are allowed for SPAN 1005, SPAN 1010, and SPAN 1015. Students who want to take for credit the next course in the sequence must complete this course with a grade of "C" or better. Prerequisite: for those students who have never studied Spanish and have an English ACT score of less than 18, or a COMPASS Writing score of less than 75.

SPAN 1010 First Year Spanish I (4L,4CR) [E]:
This course is intended for students who have never studied Spanish at the college level. Students will learn the fundamentals of the Spanish language through listening, speaking, reading and writing activities of the ACTFL (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages) Novice Low Level. This course will also introduce students to the culture of various Spanish-speaking countries. Language laboratory times are required as needed. Students who want to take for credit the next course in the sequence must complete this course with grade of a 'C' or better. Prerequisite: None; however, the course is strongly recommended for students who have completed the equivalent of 0-5 semesters of high school Spanish.

SPAN 1015 Novice Spanish II (2L,2CR):
This course is a continuation of the objectives outlined in SPAN 1005. A student who needs four credits of Spanish for his/her degree must take one semester of SPAN 1005 followed by one semester of SPAN 1015 to receive credit equivalent to SPAN 1010. Should a student take SPAN 1005 followed by SPAN 1010, the student will receive credit for only SPAN 1010. Four credits maximum are allowed for SPAN 1005, SPAN 1010, and SPAN 1015. Students who want to take for credit the next course in the sequence must complete this course with a grade of "C" or better. Prerequisite: SPAN 1005 with a grade of "C" or better.

SPAN 1020 First Year Spanish II (4L,4CR) [E]:
This course is a continuation of the objectives in SPAN 1010. Students will become more proficient in listening, speaking, reading, and writing Spanish and
will further their grammatical study of the Spanish language at the ACTFL (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages) Novice Mid Level. The course
will continue to introduce students to the culture of various Spanish-speaking countries. Language laboratory times are required as needed. Prerequisites: A
grade of "C" or better in SPAN 1010, CLEP test result, equivalent of 6-8 semesters of high school Spanish with a cumulative "B" average or better in those classes, or instructor's permission.

SPAN 2030 Second Year Spanish I (4L,4CR) [E]:
This course focuses on increased development of listening, speaking reading, and writing skills in Spanish. Students review and expand upon grammar points which facilitate successful communication at the ACTFL (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages) Novice High Level. Language laboratory times are required as needed. Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in SPAN 1020, CLEP test result, equivalent of 5-6 years of middle/junior high and high school Spanish with a cumulative "B" average or better in those classes, or instructor's permission.

SPAN 2040 Second Year Spanish II (4L,4CR) [E]:
This course further emphasizes the development of all four communicative aspects of the Spanish language through composition, conversation, oral presentations, and grammar study at the ACTFL (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages) Intermediate Low Level. Language laboratory times are required as needed. Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in SPAN 2030, CLEP test result, or instructor's permission.

SPAN 2140 Introduction to Reading/ Composition and Conversation (3L,3CR) [E][CH][G]:
Reading of literature with emphasis on creative written expression; included is an introduction to Hispanic culture. Students who want to take for credit the next course in the sequence must complete this course with a grade of "C" or better. Prerequisite: SPAN 2040, or permission of the instructor. Students speak in Spanish. Emphasis on Latin American literature.

SPAN 2220 Intermediate Composition and Conversation (3L,3CR):
Reading of literature with emphasis on creative written expression; included is an introduction to Hispanic culture. Students who want to take for credit the next course in the sequence must complete this course with a grade of "C" or better. Prerequisite: SPAN 2140, or permission of the instructor. Students speak in Spanish. Emphasis on Spanish literature.

SPAN 2410 Introduction to Oaxacan Culture (3L,3CR):
This course will focus on unique culture found in Oaxaca, Mexico. It will prepare students to more fully appreciate that culture while living in the midst of it as they attend a Spanish Language course at the Universidad Regional del Sureste (URSE) and take part in a service learning project in Oaxaca. This course is required
of all students who wish to participate in the Student Exchange between Casper College and URSE. It must be passed with a grade of "C" or better and must be taken concurrently with SPAN 2420. Prerequisite: Successful completion of SPAN 1010 with a grade of "C" or better, must be 18 years old by 1 January of the year in which the exchange is offered.

SPAN 2420 Travel to Mexico: Oaxaca (3L,3CR):
This course will focus on unique or specific situations associated with traveling to Mexico (specifically Oaxaca). It will prepare students to successfully complete a Spanish language course at the Universidad Regional del Sureste (URSE) and a service learning project in Oaxaca. This course is required of all students who wish to participate in the Student Exchange between Casper College and URSE. It must be passed with a grade of "C" or better and must be taken concurrently with SPAN 2410. Prerequisite: Successful completion of SPAN 1010 with a grade of "C" or better; must be 18 years old by 1 January of the year in which the
exchange is offered.

SPAN 2475 Independent Study, Spanish (1-4CR) (Max. 4):
Individual appointments with instructor. Books studied independently by student in consultation with instructor. Students who want to take for credit the next course in the sequence must complete this course with a grade of "C" or better. Prerequisite: SPAN 2040, or permission of the instructor.

SPAN 2495 Workshop: Topic (.5-3CR) (Max. 12):
Offered in response to needs and interests of students and members of business and the community. Various topics will focus on development of practical Spanish-speaking skills and cultural awareness. A student may repeat this course, under different topics, for credit up to a maximum of 12 credit hours. Students who want to take for credit the next course in the sequence must complete this course with a grade of "C" or better.

World Languages Lab
LH 291
Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.,

Friday 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

The World Languages Lab is a place where students can seek technological help pertaining to online homework systems, utilize language-learning software, and receive free basic tutoring in each of the languages offered by the department. The lab is closed during summer.


The World Languages Department strives to offer convenient services to facilitate learning!

 

The Casper College Department of World Languages offers students high quality instruction in world language for the following purposes:
general education, cultural appreciation, transfer to baccalaureate degree institutions, continuing education, leisure time interests and skill maintenance.
The Casper College Department of World Languages offers students high quality instruction in the acquisition of languages for the following purposes: general education for a well balanced background toward intellectual maturity, cultural appreciation, transfer to baccalaureate degree institutions, continuing education, leisure time interests, skill maintenance, and career enhancement.

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