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FRENCH


French I : 4121 : 40 Weeks : 1 Credit
This full-year course introduces the student to the French language and the French people. In French I, students learn how to communicate with French people about everyday life. Although spoken communication is the major emphasis, students also learn how to read and to write in simple French. Through slides, students are able to learn to appreciate the culture of French speaking countries. This course is offered only at Durgee.
 
French II : 4221 : 40 Weeks : 1 Credit   
Prerequisite: French I
This full year, one credit course continues the work begun in French I. The major emphasis is on the development of communication skills which will be useful in daily life. There is added practice in reading and writing French which focuses on the daily life and language of the typical French teenager. This course is offered only at Durgee.
 
French III : 4321 : 40 Weeks : 1 Credit    
Prerequisite: French II
This full-year, one credit course brings the communication skills to the Comprehensive Final Exam level of proficiency. The development of conversational and communicative skills is the central focus. Much small group work is done to allow students to practice speaking French on topics of interest to them. Emphasis is on vocabulary development and the refinement of previously learned structures while slides and authentic French materials are used to help students experience selected areas of the culture of French speaking peoples.
 
French IV (OSWEGO FRE 201) : 4421 : 40 Weeks : 1 Credit    
Prerequisite: French III
This full year one credit course helps the student begin to attain communication skills at a level of proficiency beyond the Comprehensive Final Exam. It is the first course necessary for those wishing to move toward the advanced Checkpoint C proficiency leading to advanced placement at college level. Students will participate in a variety of activities: reading, discussions, skits and one-to-one conversations and an introduction to French cooking. Both vocabulary and knowledge of the grammatical patterns of French are developed and refined. This course is conducted in French. Successful completion of this course will enable each student to additionally earn three college credit hours at SUNY Oswego. A fee is required to obtain college credit.
 
French V (OSWEGO FRE 202) : 4521 : 40 Weeks : 1 Credit    
Prerequisite: French IV
This full-year, one credit elective offers advanced students the opportunity to bring their communicative skills to the highest level of development at Checkpoint C. The student will be exposed to excellent examples of French literature which serve as a catalyst for discussion as well as a most expanded vocabulary. French culture and civilization are emphasized with special emphasis on French foods. This course is conducted in French. Successful completion of this course will enable each student to additionally earn three college credit hours at SUNY Oswego. A fee is required to obtain college credit.
 
Advanced Placement French : 4511 : 40 Weeks : 1 Credit   
Prerequisite: French IV
Advanced Placement French is a senior elective for the able French student who is committed to the intensive training that will lead to success in the Advanced Placement examination in the French language. The course stresses competency in listening, speaking, reading and writing comparable to an advanced college course in composition and conversation. Successful completion of the Advanced Placement French examination in May could earn the student up to six hours of college credit. This course is conducted in French. A fee will be charged for the AP exam. This examination is required for all students taking Advanced Placement courses. 

 
GERMAN

German II : 4225 : 40 Weeks : 1 Credit
Prerequisite: German I
This full year, one credit course continues the work begun in German I. The major emphasis is on the development of the communication skills which will be useful in daily life. There is added practice in reading and writing German. This course is only offered at Durgee.


German III : 4325 : 40 Weeks :1 Credit
Prerequisite: German II
This full-year, one credit course brings the communication skills to the Regents level of proficiency. The development of conversational and communicative skills is the central focus. Emphasis is on vocabulary development and the refinement of previously learned structures while real and authentic German materials are used to help students experience selected areas of the culture of German speaking peoples.

German IV (OSWEGO GER 201) : 4425 : 40 Weeks : 1 Credit                              
Prerequisite: German III
This full-year, one credit course helps the student begin to attain communication skills at a level of proficiency beyond the Regents. It is the first course necessary for those wishing to move toward the advanced Checkpoint C proficiency leading to advanced placement at college level. Students will study the language through a variety of cultural activities and will experience the language in some famous literature and music. Both vocabulary and knowledge of the grammatical patterns of German are developed. Successful completion of this course will enable each student to additionally earn three college credit hours at SUNY Oswego. A fee is required to obtain college credit.
 
German V (OSWEGO GER 202) : 4525 : 40 Weeks ; 1 Credit                                 
Prerequisite: German IV
This course is a full year one credit elective that offers students who have successfully completed German IV the opportunity to develop their communication skills to the highest level at Checkpoint C. A variety of programs and fields of culture, such as the literature and music of German-speaking countries, serve as a catalyst to expand vocabulary for oral and written expression. Successful completion of this course will enable each student to additionally earn three college credit hours at SUNY Oswego. A fee is required to obtain college credit.
 
LATIN

Latin I : 4127 : 40 Weeks : 1 Credit
This full-year, one credit course is open to all students. Simple stories read in Latin combine the necessary grammar and vocabulary with knowledge of mythology and the history and background of our Western culture. Emphasis is also put on the development of English vocabulary through the study of derivatives as well as on Latin words and phrases used in English today. This course is offered only at Durgee.
 
Latin II : 4227 : 40 Weeks : 1 Credit   
Prerequisite: Latin I
This full year, one credit course continues the work begun in Latin I. The development of comprehension background and vocabulary building are emphasized. A large variety of selections from Latin authors are read and discussed. By the end of this course, students will have been introduced to the basic structures of Latin. This course is offered only at Durgee.
 
Latin III : 4327 : 40 Weeks : 1 Credit  
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Latin II
This full-year, one credit course leads the student to the comprehension of Latin literature on an increasingly sophisticated level. Review of syntax from levels I and II, in addition to the study of new structures and vocabulary taken from reading selections, prepare the student for the Comprehensive Final Exam in Latin. Early Roman history and mythology are emphasized. Latin III is an excellent course through which to explore the Roman foundations which became our modern heritage while also preparing for the New York State Regents Examination.
 
Latin IV : 4427 : 40 Weeks : 1 Credit  
Prerequisite: Latin III
Latin IV students study selections from ancient authors such as Cicero, Caesar, Pliny, Ovid and Vergil, and various other authors. For the college-bound liberal arts student, Latin IV offers superior preparation through the study of old ideas which are still alive and well today. Successful completion of this course meets the core requirement for a Regents diploma.
 
Latin V : 4527 : 40 Weeks : 1 Credit
 
Prerequisite: Latin IV
Additional topics to Latin IV which prepare students to read, understand, translate, and analyze the Latin language. Students develop their language skills through various activities: precise, literal translation of prepared text; reading with comprehension of sight passages; and written analyses that demonstrate the results of critical reading in clear and coherent arguments supported by textual examples.
 
SPANISH

Spanish I : 4123 : 40 Weeks : 1 Credit
This full year, one credit course introduces the student to the Spanish language and the Hispanic people. In Spanish I, students learn how to communicate with Hispanic people about everyday life. Although spoken communication is the major emphasis, students also learn how to read and to write in simple Spanish. Through Spanish,  students are able to learn to appreciate the culture of Spanish speaking countries. Students will take the N.Y.S. Proficiency Examination at the end of the course. This course is offered only at Durgee.
 
Spanish II : 4223 : 40 Weeks : 1 Credit   
Prerequisite: Spanish I
This full year, one credit course continues the work begun in Spanish I. The major emphasis is on the development of the communication skills which will be useful in daily life. There is added practice in reading and writing Spanish which focuses on what it is like to travel through various Hispanic countries. This course is offered only at Durgee.
 
Spanish III : 4323 : 40 Weeks : 1 Credit
 
Prerequisite: Spanish II
This full year, one credit course brings the communication skills to the Comprehensive Final Exam level of proficiency. The development of conversational and communicative skills is the central focus. Much small group work is done to allow students to practice speaking Spanish on topics of interest to them. Emphasis is on vocabulary development and the refinement of previously learned structures while authentic Spanish materials are used to help students experience selected areas of the culture of Spanish speaking peoples.
 
Spanish IV (OSWEGO SPA 201) : 4423 : 40 Weeks : 1 Credit   
Prerequisite: Spanish III
This full year, one credit course helps the student begin to attain communication skills at a level of proficiency beyond the Comprehensive Final Exam. It is the first course necessary for those wishing to move toward the advanced Checkpoint C proficiency leading to advanced placement at college level. Students will study the language through its literature, art, and history. Both vocabulary and knowledge of the grammatical patterns of Spanish are developed and refined. This course is conducted in Spanish. Successful completion of this course will enable each student to additionally earn three college credit hours at SUNY Oswego. A fee is required to obtain college credit.
 
Spanish V (OSWEGO SPA 202) : 4523 : 40 Weeks : 1 Credit   
Prerequisite: Spanish IV
This full year, one credit elective offers advanced students the opportunity to bring their communicative skills to the highest level of development at Checkpoint C. The student will be exposed to excellent examples of Spanish literature which serve as a catalyst for discussion as well as a most expanded vocabulary. Spanish and Latin American culture and civilization are emphasized. This course is conducted in Spanish. Successful completion of this course will enable each student to additionally earn three college credit hours at SUNY Oswego. A fee is required to obtain college credit.
 
Advanced Placement Spanish : 4513 : 40 Weeks : 1 Credit 
Prerequisite: Spanish IV
Advanced Placement Spanish is a senior elective for the Spanish student who is committed to the intensive training that is conducted entirely in Spanish. The course stresses competency in listening, speaking, reading and writing comparable to an advanced college course in composition and conversation. Successful completion of the Advanced Placement Spanish examination may earn the student up to six college credits. A fee will be charged for the AP examination which is required for students taking the course.