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.

While offering a way to fulfill the language requirement in the University Core Curriculum, Slovak—as the most geographically central Slavic language—is also a valuable key to communicating with others in Central and Eastern Europe. Moreover, Slovak is an Indo-European language, like English, and shares more vocabulary with it than is generally realized.

101. BEGINNING SLOVAK I 3 cr. Intensive functional approach to the four language skills in a cultural context. Classroom, multimedia, computer-assisted instruction. (Fall)

102. BEGINNING SLOVAK II 3 cr. Prerequisite: SL 101 or equivalent. Amplification of language skills in a cultural context. (Spring)

198A-198B. BEGINNING SUPERVISED STUDY 1-3 cr. (Formerly SL 191-192) Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Supervised independent study of Slovak at the beginning level. May be repeated with a different topic.

199. SPECIAL TOPICS 3 cr. Occasional course on a selected topic announced in advance. May be repeated with a different topic.

201-202. INTERMEDIATE SLOVAK I, II 3 cr. each. 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)

298A-298B. INTERMEDIATE SUPERVISED STUDY 1-3 cr. (Formerly SL 291-292) Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Supervised independent study of Slovak at the intermediate level. May be repeated with a different topic.

299. SPECIAL TOPICS 1-3 cr. Occasional course on a selected topic announced in advance. May be repeated with a different topic.