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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. 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 I : 4125 : 40 weeks ?1 credit                                                           
This full-year, one credit course covers the essential grammatical and conversational components of the German language within the context of cultural concepts and the development of technological skills and responsibilities via Google Classroom. A combination of skits, listening activities, and guided notes are used in class to coincide with and complement the establishment of a long-term friendship with our partner school in Germany via pen pal letters and/or live video conferences. Circumstances permitting, an opportunity to host as well as visit said students will also be communicated. This course is offered only at Durgee

German II : 4225 : 40 Weeks : 1 Credit
Prerequisite: German I
This full-year, one credit course continues work begun in German I. Cultural topics are explored further, grammatical topics are expanded upon, and German history and/or fairy tales “Märchen” are also covered. As communication skills develop, more advanced conversations are held with our pen pals via letters, live video conferencing, and/or face-to-face discussions during hosting/visiting, circumstances permitting.  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 modalities of listening, speaking, reading, and writing to the Regents-level of communication. Authentic German materials are used and projects/skits that emphasize speaking skills are prioritized. The conversational past is the central grammatical-focus and journaling is also part of the coursework. Select areas of German culture, including travel-related topics, are studied in great detail. Currents events in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland are also discussed.

German IV (OSWEGO GER 201) : 4425 : 40 Weeks : 1 Credit                              
Prerequisite: German III
This full-year, one credit course carries students beyond the Regents-level proficiency and toward the college-level, Checkpoint-C degree of proficiency. Students will study the language through a variety of cultural, literary, and historical activities and will experience the language in some famous literature and music. Scholarship opportunities and other opportunities for distinction in German-language learning may be communicated at this point. Successful completion of this course will enable each student to additionally earn three college credit hours via SUNY Oswego. A fee is required to obtain college credit.  

German V (OSWEGO GER 202) : 4525 : 40 Weeks ; 1 Credit                                 
Prerequisite: German IV
This full-year, one credit course provides students the opportunity to develop their communication skills to the highest level of proficiency at Checkpoint C. Students will intermittently have the opportunity to select certain areas of interest to study from the German perspective via authentic texts and media within the context of grammatical/thematic units in the class. Advanced grammatical topics, paragraph-level speaking, and fluency are stressed. Successful completion of this course will enable each student to additionally earn three college credit hours via 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 and 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 Catullus, Virgil, Lucy and Ovid. 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
Latin V prepared students to read, understand, translate and analyze Latin literature. Students develop their language skills through various activities with an emphasis on reading comprehension and literary analysis that demonstrates critical thinking 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. In this class students explore Spanish through storytelling, novels, songs, movies, current and cultural events and more. Students will be expected to read, listen and respond in Spanish throughout the course. Communication, critical thinking and literacy at an intermediate level are prioritized.
 
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. Communication skills in Spanish are further 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 a higher level of development at Checkpoint C. The student will be exposed to diverse examples of Hispanic literature and film which serve as a catalyst for discussion as well as a more 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.