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Majors & Minors

Modern Languages

Jessie Dixon

Associate Professor and Chair of Modern Languages (Spanish)

2 East South Street

Galesburg`, IL 61401-4999

309-341-7239

jdixon@​knox.edu

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Modern Languages

Majors

To pursue a foreign language seriously is to come in touch with another culture, another mode of thought and expression, another way of viewing yourself and the world around you. It is to know another literature with its own great poets, its own peculiar rhythm and meter, its own attitudes and values. Such a pursuit leads to a more profound understanding and appreciation of your own culture, literature, attitudes and values.

The Program

To allow such a perspective-changing opportunity, Knox offers majors and minors in French, German, Greek, Japanese, Latin, and Spanish. Other options within the department include:

  • Major in Modern Languages, which combines intensive study in one language with complementary work in another language.
  • Major in Modern Languages and Classics, which includes a major in one language and at least two advanced courses in Greek or Latin.
  • Interdisciplinary major in Latin American Studies.
  • Coursework in elementary, intermediate, and advanced Japanese and Chinese.

The required courses for a major provide a solid literary, historical, and cultural grounding. You are encouraged to study other areas, especially history, political science, and economics. As a senior, you will round out your work with a Senior Project or Seminar.

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To pursue a foreign language seriously is to come in touch with another culture.

Resources

The Dorothy Johnson '39 and Richard Burkhardt '39 Language Center includes a projection equipped classroom space located in the heart of George Davis Hall (GDH). The Center contains an instructor station, 24 advanced Macintosh workstations, and professional photo-flatbed scanning capabilities. The Language Center also houses two workgroup rooms equipped with individual computer workstations for small group sessions or individual privacy. The viewing room is capable of seating up to 20 people accommodating large-screen computer output and video viewing.In addition, foreign language television news broadcasts are available daily in Knox's International News Room, also located in GDH near the department's offices.

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http://www.knox.edu/academics/majors-and-minors/modern-languages

Printed on Thursday, November 27, 2014