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Slovak (SL)

Associate Professor:  G. Sabo, S.J.

The study of the Slovak language and culture helps students to become acquainted with one of the newest members of the European Union and a relatively new independent, sovereign, and democratic nation (1993).  Beginning Slovak (SL 101-102) develops novice levels in skills of reading, understanding, writing, and speaking Slovak.  IC [International Cultures] 230 and 231 enable students to read in English classic Slovak short fiction from 1800 to the present in the context of two other Slavic literatures—Russian and Czech.
The University Core Curriculum and Foreign Language:

  • Two semesters of a foreign language are a required part of the humanities and liberal arts Core curriculum at John Carroll University. 

Learning Slovak is not as hard as you think:

  • As the most geographically central Slavic language, Slovak is a valuable key to communicating with others in Central and Eastern Europe.
  • English and Slovak are both Indo-European languages, sharing more vocabulary than is generally realized.

101. BEGINNING SLOVAK I 3 cr.  (Formerly ML 101B).  Intensive functional approach to the four language skills in a cultural context.  Classroom, multimedia, computer-assisted instruction. (Fall)
102. BEGINNING SLOVAK II 3 cr.  (Formerly ML 102B).  Prerequisite:  SL 101 or equivalent.  Amplification of language skills in a cultural context.  (Spring)
191-192. BEGINNING SUPERVISED STUDY 3 cr. each.  Supervised independent study of Slovak at the beginning level.
199. SPECIAL TOPICS 3 cr.  Occasional course on a selected topic announced in advance.
201-202. INTERMEDIATE SLOVAK I, II 3 cr. each.  (Formerly ML 201B-202B).  Prerequisite:  SL 102 or equivalent.  Further development of the four language skills for communication in a cultural context; expansion of vocabulary, idiomatic usage, and grammar.  SL 201 or equivalent prerequisite to SL 202. (Fall-201, Spring-202)
291-292. INTERMEDIATE SUPERVISED STUDY 3 cr. each.  Supervised independent study of Slovak at the intermediate level.
299. SPECIAL TOPICS 3 cr.  Occasional course on a selected topic announced in advance.

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