Foreign Languages & International Studies

Noble Goss, Ph.D.

Noble Goss

Associate Professor
10 Ezell Basement
Dr. Goss' personal webpage

Degrees earned:

Earned a B.A. (1966) in English from Pepperdine University with a minor in Foreign Languages (Spanish, French, and German); M.A. (1973) in English with proficiency in German; M.A. (1979) and Ph.D. (1987) in Comparative Literature from the University of Oregon, with coursework in Spanish, Italian, French, German, medieval Provençal, Latin, and Greek. Doctoral dissertation: "The Theme of Chastity in Ariosto and Spenser".

Most frequently taught classes:

Teaches Accelerated Elementary Spanish (SPAN103/104), including a special section for Pharmacy students; Intensive Accelerated Spanish (SPAN106); Elementary German (GERM101/102), Intermediate German (GERM201/202).

Other specialties within the department:

Medical Spanish, Upward Bound classes for high school students during the summer, translation of official documents from Spanish and German for individuals.

Professional organizations:

Is a member of the American Council for the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) and the Phi Sigma Iota Foreign Language Honor Society.

Overseas, travel or missions experience:

Studied abroad in Heidelberg, Germany. Served with the U.S. Army in Vietnam and Germany. Has vacationed in wife Teresita’s home town of Veracruz, Mexico.

Church-related or civic activities:

Teaches a Monday night Bible class for Hispanics at College Church of Christ. Aids with translation for the Truth for Today ministry.

Hobbies and interests:

Enjoys learning Koine Greek, reading Spanish and German short stories, and watching mostly foreign language Youtube song videos.

Foreign Languages