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The Dept. of Modern and Classical Languages was established and placed in the College of Arts and Sciences in 1926 when the Dept. of Modern Languages and Latin was renamed.   The Department Chairs were: Gerrit de Jong, 1927-1929; Benjamin F. Cummings, 1930-1951; Harold W. Lee, 1952-1953; and Arthur R. Watkins, 1954. The department was abolished in 1954 when the College of Arts and Sciences was abolished. The department was then placed in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences retaining its functions.
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The Department of Modern and Classical Languages was established and placed in the College of Arts and Sciences in 1926 when the Dept. of Modern Languages and Latin was renamed. In 1954 the department was transferred to the newly formed College of Humanities and Social Sciences. In 1957 the department was renamed the Department of Languages. The department chairs included Gerrit de Jong (1927-1929), Benjamin F. Cummings (1930-1951) Harold W. Lee (1952-1953), and Arthur R. Watkins (1954-1957).
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==Variant Names==
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Brigham Young University. College of Arts and Sciences. Dept. of Modern and Classical Languages
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Brigham Young University. College of Humanities and Social Sciences. Dept. of Modern and Classical Languages
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Brigham Young University. Modern and Classical Languages Dept.
  
 
==Description==
 
==Description==
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Established: [[established in::date::1926]]
 
Established: [[established in::date::1926]]
  
Abolished: [[abolished in::date::1954]]
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Abolished: [[abolished in::date::1957]]
  
Location: [[location of::Provo, Utah]] ([[date::1926]]-[[date::1954]])
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Location: [[location of::Provo, Utah]] ([[date::1926]]-[[date::1957]])
  
 
==Functions==
 
==Functions==
  
The Dept. of Modern and Classical Languages taught classes in: French, German, Spanish, Latin, and Phonetics. By 1954 the department was also teaching: Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Greek, Semitics, and Linguistics.
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The department was meant to help facilitate the completion of the equivalent of at least twenty-four hours of an approved foreign language for students who are pursuing a University and departmental major or minor with the Bachelor of Arts degree. At the time of its establishment the department taught classes in French, German, Spanish, Latin, and Phonetics. By 1954 the department was also teaching Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Greek, Semitics, and Linguistics.
  
 
==Assets and Administrative Structure==
 
==Assets and Administrative Structure==
  
The Dept. of Modern and Classical Languages was a department within the College of Arts and Sciences.  Department Chairs were: Gerrit de Jong, 1927-1929; Benjamin F. Cummings, 1930-1951; Harold W. Lee, 1952-1953; and Arthur R. Watkins, 1954.
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The Dept. of Modern and Classical Languages was administered by a department chair, under the direction of the college dean. The department was associated with the College of Arts and Sciences between 1926 and 1954, and with the College of Humanities and Social Sciences between 1954 and 1957.
  
 
==Associated Units==
 
==Associated Units==
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Superior unit: [[subordinate to::Brigham Young University. College of Arts and Sciences]] ([[date::1926]]-[[date::1954]])
 
Superior unit: [[subordinate to::Brigham Young University. College of Arts and Sciences]] ([[date::1926]]-[[date::1954]])
  
Earlier unit: [[earlier unit::Brigham Young University. College of Arts and Sciences. Dept. of Modern Languages and Latin]] ([[date::1921]]-[[date::1926]])
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Superior unit: [[subordinate to::Brigham Young University. College of Humanities and Social Sciences]] ([[date::1954]]-[[date::1957]])
  
Later unit: [[later unit::Brigham Young University. College of Humanities and Social Sciences. Dept. of Modern and Classical Languages]] ([[date::1954]]-[[date::1957]])
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Earlier unit: [[earlier unit::Brigham Young University. Dept. of Modern Languages and Latin]] ([[date::1926]])
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Later unit: [[later unit::Brigham Young University. Dept. of Languages]] ([[date::1957]])
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==Associated Archival Materials==
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Papers, 1929-1955 (UA 171)  
  
 
==Sources==
 
==Sources==
  
Brigham Young University Annual Catalog, 1926-1927: p. 51-52 (part of College of Arts and Sciences) p. 134-140 (courses offered).
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Brigham Young University Annual Catalog, 1926-1927: p. 51-52 (part of College of Arts and Sciences) p. 134-140 (courses offered)
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Brigham Young University Annual Catalog, 1953-1954: p. 258-268 (courses offered)
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Brigham Young University Annual Catalog, 1954-1955: p. 368 (part of College of Humanities and Social Sciences)
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Brigham Young University The First One Hundred Years, 1975: v. 4 p. 502 (Department Chairs: Gerrit de Jong, 1927-1929; Benjamin F. Cummings, 1930-1951; Harold W. Lee, 1952-1953; and Arthur R. Watkins, 1954)
  
Brigham Young University Annual Catalog, 1953-1954: p. 258-268 (courses offered).
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Brigham Young University Annual Catalog, 1953-1954: p. 319 (Dept. of Modern and Classical Languages was in the College of Arts and Sciences)
  
Brigham Young University Annual Catalog, 1954-1955: p. 368 (part of College of Humanities and Social Sciences).
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Brigham Young University Annual Catalog, 1954-1955: p. 292 (Dept. of Modern and Classical Languages was in College of Humanities and Social Sciences; Arthur R. Watkins, Acting Chair)
  
Brigham Young University The First One Hundred Years, 1975: v. 4 p. 502 (Department Chairs: Gerrit de Jong, 1927-1929; Benjamin F. Cummings, 1930-1951; Harold W. Lee, 1952-1953; and Arthur R. Watkins, 1954).
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Brigham Young University Annual Catalog, 1957-1958: p. 278 (Dept. of Languages created)
  
 
==Maintenance Information==
 
==Maintenance Information==

Latest revision as of 10:22, 30 October 2009

The Department of Modern and Classical Languages was established and placed in the College of Arts and Sciences in 1926 when the Dept. of Modern Languages and Latin was renamed. In 1954 the department was transferred to the newly formed College of Humanities and Social Sciences. In 1957 the department was renamed the Department of Languages. The department chairs included Gerrit de Jong (1927-1929), Benjamin F. Cummings (1930-1951) Harold W. Lee (1952-1953), and Arthur R. Watkins (1954-1957).

Variant Names

Brigham Young University. College of Arts and Sciences. Dept. of Modern and Classical Languages

Brigham Young University. College of Humanities and Social Sciences. Dept. of Modern and Classical Languages

Brigham Young University. Modern and Classical Languages Dept.

Description

Established: 1926

Abolished: 1957

Location: Provo, Utah (1926-1957)

Functions

The department was meant to help facilitate the completion of the equivalent of at least twenty-four hours of an approved foreign language for students who are pursuing a University and departmental major or minor with the Bachelor of Arts degree. At the time of its establishment the department taught classes in French, German, Spanish, Latin, and Phonetics. By 1954 the department was also teaching Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Greek, Semitics, and Linguistics.

Assets and Administrative Structure

The Dept. of Modern and Classical Languages was administered by a department chair, under the direction of the college dean. The department was associated with the College of Arts and Sciences between 1926 and 1954, and with the College of Humanities and Social Sciences between 1954 and 1957.

Associated Units

Superior unit: Brigham Young University. College of Arts and Sciences (1926-1954)

Superior unit: Brigham Young University. College of Humanities and Social Sciences (1954-1957)

Earlier unit: Brigham Young University. Dept. of Modern Languages and Latin (1926)

Later unit: Brigham Young University. Dept. of Languages (1957)

Associated Archival Materials

Papers, 1929-1955 (UA 171)

Sources

Brigham Young University Annual Catalog, 1926-1927: p. 51-52 (part of College of Arts and Sciences) p. 134-140 (courses offered)

Brigham Young University Annual Catalog, 1953-1954: p. 258-268 (courses offered)

Brigham Young University Annual Catalog, 1954-1955: p. 368 (part of College of Humanities and Social Sciences)

Brigham Young University The First One Hundred Years, 1975: v. 4 p. 502 (Department Chairs: Gerrit de Jong, 1927-1929; Benjamin F. Cummings, 1930-1951; Harold W. Lee, 1952-1953; and Arthur R. Watkins, 1954)

Brigham Young University Annual Catalog, 1953-1954: p. 319 (Dept. of Modern and Classical Languages was in the College of Arts and Sciences)

Brigham Young University Annual Catalog, 1954-1955: p. 292 (Dept. of Modern and Classical Languages was in College of Humanities and Social Sciences; Arthur R. Watkins, Acting Chair)

Brigham Young University Annual Catalog, 1957-1958: p. 278 (Dept. of Languages created)

Maintenance Information

Record ID: EAC-2009-00200

Creator: UPB