Additional World Language Courses

THE DARK AGES (NCAA approval pending) 
(T0555) THE DARK AGES 
DETAILS: 1 Trimester 
CREDIT: 0.5 
GRADE LEVEL: 9-12 
PREREQUISITE: None

The course will trace the events of the years 390 AD to 1100 AD in Western Europe (i.e., from the Fall of the Western Roman Empire until the First Crusade) in order to explain the origins of the English, Spanish, French and Italian nations, languages and literatures and the impact of the Vikings and the Normans on those origins.  We will also see the origins of various modern customs, ideas and institutions that arose during this time.

WORD ORIGINS  
(T0550) WORD ORIGINS 
DETAILS: 1 Trimester 
CREDIT: 0.5 
GRADE LEVEL: 9-12 
PREREQUISITE: None

By examining the rules of Historical Linguistics, and the roots, prefixes and suffixes from Anglo-Saxon, Old Norse, Greek and Latin, the student will gain the ability to analyze unfamiliar words and thus increase general vocabulary, reading and spelling ability.  The student will also learn the history of the English language and its place in the larger family of Indo-European languages.

This course will be especially helpful for those pursuing a career such as Law, Medicine, Science, Education or the Humanities where there is a significant amount of technical vocabulary to master.  It will also help general reading ability and preparation for standardized tests, which are heavily vocabulary based.

Students do not need to have any previous or current experience with any world language to take this course.

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