Graduate Reading Proficiency Testing

All of the exams below will take place on Canvas.  Note that these exams are only offered on the singular dates below for AY22-23; there will be no make-ups and no spring term examinations.

Language Date Time Duration Policies How to Register Registration Deadline
French 08 Nov 8:00am-11:59pm 90 min Use of a Bilingual dictionary is permitted (paper version only). No use of grammar books or course books permitted. Send name, department, and email address to [email protected].  
German 08 Nov 12:00pm-12:00am 180 min Use of a printed dictionary and one online dictionary (https://dict.leo.org/german-english/) is permitted; no other help from any source, including online translation sites, is allowed Send name, email address, departmental affiliation, and requested exam topic area* to [email protected]. 21 Oct
Italian 08 Nov 8:00am-11:59pm 90 min Use of a Bilingual dictionary is permitted (paper version only). No use of grammar books or course books permitted. Send name, department, and email address to [email protected].  
Spanish 17 Nov 9:00am-6:00pm 90 min The use of a bilingual dictionary is permitted (paper version only). The use of online dictionaries and automatic translators is strictly forbidden under the University’s Honor Code. Send name, department, and email address to [email protected]. 11 Nov

*Exam Topic Areas for German:

Discipline Topic
Art & Archaeology

Max Beckmann, Andrea Mantegna, Gerhard Richter, Robert Campin, Merzkunst, Delos lions, Holbein

Architecture Gropius
Classics Sophocles: Oedipus, Augustine, Bucolic tradition
Comparative literature theory: comedy
EAS Hirohito / WWII, “No” theater
English

Shakespeare, 19th c. American literature

German Parzival, Kleist. Freud, Hegel/Marx, Frisch/Dürrenmatt
Music pre-modal notation systems, canons in Old Dutch music, Schubert
NES Islamic law, Ottoman empire
Politics

Weimar, USA/Iraq

Religion

Augustine, Christian education, Job, Liberation theology, Mark, Missions, Rabbinic Judaism,

Tillich 
Sociology sports studies, time/work, social history of mathematics

Spanish & Portuguese

Golden Age