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Arabic Course Descriptions (listed under Africana Studies and Jewish Studies)
CHIN 1101 (FA) and 1102 (SP) are 6-credit courses intended for beginners only; students with some facility in the spoken language (because Chinese is spoken at home) but who do not read characters should take CHIN 1109–1110. Students who read Chinese, but who speak "dialects," such as Cantonese or Amoy, should enroll in CHIN 2215.
CHIN 1109 (FA) and 1110 (SP) are 4-credit courses designed for students who speak some Chinese (e.g., at home), but who have had little or no formal training. The focus is on characters, reading comprehension, basic composition, standard grammar, and reading aloud with standard Chinese (Mandarin) pronunciation.
Hebrew Course Descriptions (listed under Jewish Studies and Near Eastern Studies).
Students who have spoken some Korean in the home, but whose reading and writing skills are limited or nonexistent, may take KOREA 1109 (FA) or 1110 (SP).
Persian Course Descriptions (listed under Near Eastern Studies)
Information on the placement exam can be found here. Students with previous experience in Russian must take a placement exam. Please contact the Comparative Literature Department for information.
Sanskrit Course Descriptions (listed under Sanskrit, Classics, and Linguistics)
Swahili Course Descriptions (listed under Africana Studies)
Turkish Course Descriptions (listed under Near Eastern Studies)
Yoruba Course Descriptions (listed under Africana Studies)
Zulu Course Descriptions (listed under Africana Studies)