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Language Department

The study of oral and written communication.

Courses highlighted in bold green are Academy Core Courses.

  • LANG101: Federation Standard
    • Course on writing and speech of the Federation Standard language.
  • LANG __0: (Major Species)
    • Courses on writing and speech of the given species. Offers Level 100, Level 200, Level 300, and Level 400.
    • First digit of the course code species the level of the course:
      • Level 100: Elementary
      • Level 200: Intermediate
      • Level 300: Conversational
      • Level 400: Advanced Composition and Speech
    • Second digit of the course code species the Major Species:
      • 1: Terran/Human
      • 2: Vulcan
      • 3: Andorian
      • 4: Tellarite
      • 5: Betazoid
      • 6: Trill
      • 7: Klingon
      • 8: Romulan
      • 9: Cardassian
    • Example: LANG170 corresponds with the course "Elementary Klingon" and LANG320 corresponds with the course "Conversational Vulcan."
  • LANG _0_: (Minor Species)
    • Courses on writing and speech of the given species. Offers Level 100, Level 200, and Level 300.
    • First digit of the course code species the level of the course:
      • Level 100: Elementary
      • Level 200: Intermediate
      • Level 300: Conversational
    • Second digit of minor species xenology courses is always 0:
    • Third digit of the course code species the Minor Species:
      • 2: Deltan
      • 3: Denobulan
      • 4: Bolian
      • 5: Orion
      • 6: Gorn
      • 7: Tholian
      • 8: Ferengi
      • 9: Bajoran
        • LANG101 is reserved for "Federation Standard."
    • Example: LANG109 corresponds with the course "Elementary Bajoran" and LANG204 corresponds with the course "Intermediate Bolian."

Specialty Courses

Special topic courses for the enthusiastic student of language. Course availability varies by semester.

  • LANG510: The Universal Language
    • A closer look at the workings of the Universal translator and the creation of Federation standard, as well as past and current attempts to unite languages under a single banner.
  • LANG513: Terran Jazz, Rock'n'Roll, and Pop
    • A critical examination of ancient Terran music and its importane in Federation culture. Focus on lyrical and rhytmic structures. Famous artists include 'Benny Goodman' & 'Glenn Miller', 'Bob Marley', 'Elvis Presley', 'Michael Jackson' and the band 'Queen'.
  • LANG525: The Vulcan Approach to Critical Analysis
    • An examination of the logical analysis of situations and motivations, as well as similar approaches by Terran philosopher John Stuart Mill and Denobulan philosopher Karix.
  • LANG530: Andorians and Blues
    • A detailed analysis of the Andorian Blues genre and its importance in Federation music. Emphasis is laid on lyrical meaning and emotional concepts. Famous pieces are renditioned by notable Andorian artists.

LANG540: The Element of Argument

    • An introduction to Tellarite debating strategies, with study of both theory and application. Members of the Tellarite government have been known to guest teach.
  • LANG573: Klingon Love Poetry
    • An inquiry into the specifics of Klingon Love Poetry that is considered critical in mating procedures. Famous examples are included, and Klingon guest teachers have attended several times.
  • LANG575: Shakespeare in the "Original" Klingon
    • Comparison of the works of the famous playwright from Earth (such as Romeo and Juliet) and remarkably similar-though often bloodier-works by several historical Klingon playwrights (such as Aktuh and Maylota).
  • LANG590: Cardassian Fables
    • A study of several Cardassian fables for children as well as the literary classic The Never Ending Sacrifice.


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