Mary Ann Swartz (Ph. D., University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana) is Assistant Professor in the Department of Modern Languages at Loyola University, Chicago, III.
Language Study: An Explicitly Humanistic Approach
Version of Record online: 31 DEC 2008
© 1977 American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages
Foreign Language Annals
Volume 10, Issue 2, pages 199–202, April 1977
How to Cite
Swartz, M. A. (1977), Language Study: An Explicitly Humanistic Approach. Foreign Language Annals, 10: 199–202. doi: 10.1111/j.1944-9720.1977.tb03098.x
- Issue online: 31 DEC 2008
- Version of Record online: 31 DEC 2008
ABSTRACT The new language program at Loyola University of Chicago is designed to make explicit the place of language study in the liberal arts curriculum. The approach is interdisciplinary, with a trained linguist giving lectures which relate the study of a specific language to the study of the phenomenon of language itself. Since the program is to be completed in two semesters instead of the traditional four, goals have been redefined to emphasize reading as a key to culture and a springboard for discussions of the extended concept of language. The revision of the concept of usable skills allows students to choose among several different options if they wish to continue language study. They may enroll in linguistics courses, literature courses, or courses which improve skills in oral and written expression.