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Courses Offered

ARBC 111 Elementary Arabic I (3 units)

The first of a two-course-sequence in basic elementary Arabic. Conversation in the language, dictation, reading and study of the fundamentals of grammar; simple oral and written exercises; an introduction to Arabic culture.

ARBC 112 Elementary Arabic II (3 units)

Second course of a two-semester sequence in basic elementary Arabic. Conversation in the language, dictation, reading and study of the fundamentals of grammar, simple oral and written exercises, and an introduction to Arabic culture.

ASL 100 American Sign Language I (5 units)

A beginning course designed to introduce students to the visual-gestural richness of American Sign Language as it is used within the Deaf culture. Introduces students to ASL’s basic structure and vocabulary while developing students’ expressive skills and understanding of fingerspelling and basic conversational strategies. Provides an introduction to the Deaf community and culture. Equivalent to two years of high school ASL.

ASL 110 American Sign Language II (5 units)

A continuation of ASL 100, designed to enhance proficiency in ASL usage. The course further develops conversational skills with an increased emphasis on visual receptive and expressive skills required for learning advanced vocabulary, grammar, non-manual behaviors, and fingerspelling. Creates awareness of Deaf culture through the study of the history of ASL, the cultural dynamics of the Deaf community, and the cultural customs of communication.

ASL 111 American Sign Language IA (3 units)

A basic course in American Sign Language with focus on everyday communication. Topics center around personal information and the immediate environment, including introducing oneself, exchanging personal information and communicating about surroundings and home. Grammar is introduced in context, with an emphasis on developing question and answer skills. Students rehearse conversation strategies for getting attention, asking for clarification, and correcting information to minimize misunderstanding.

ASL 112 American Sign Language IB (3 units)

Continuation of ASL 111 with a more extensive focus on everyday communication, including talking about family, everyday activities and storytelling. Review and expansion of functions and grammar introduced in ASL 111.

ASL 121 Advanced Elementary American Sign Language I (3 units)

Three lecture hours plus one lab hour per week. Prerequisite: Completion of ASL 112, or equivalent curriculum with a grade of C or better. ASL 121 is the first course in an advanced elementary two-course sequence for hearing and non-hearing students. The course covers approximately the same material studied in the first half of ASL 120. Students will acquire a basic ability to sign and understand deaf culture at the advanced elementary level and will learn about the customs, culture and history of the deaf world.

ASL 122 Advanced Elementary American Sign Language II (3 units)

Three lecture hours plus one lab hour per week. Prerequisite: Completion of ASL 121, or equivalent curriculum with a grade of C or better. ASL 122 is the second course in an advanced elementary two-course sequence for hearing and non-hearing students. The course covers approximately the same material studied in the second half of ASL 120. Students will acquire a basic ability to sign and understand deaf culture at the advanced elementary level and will learn about the customs, culture and history of the deaf world more advanced than in ASL 121.

CHIN 111 Elementary Chinese I (3 units)

The first course of a basic two-course sequence covering the same course materials as a university-level first semester Mandarin Chinese course. Students will acquire the ability to understand, speak, read, and write elementary Mandarin Chinese and will learn about the customs, culture and history of the Chinese world.

CHIN 112 Elementary Chinese II (3 units)

Second course of a basic two-course sequence covering the same course materials as a university-level first semester Mandarin Chinese course. Students will further their ability to understand, speak, read, and write elementary Mandarin Chinese and their knowledge of the customs, culture and history of the Chinese world.

CHIN 121 Advanced Elementary Chinese I (3 units)

Continuing development of students’ communicative competence through the study of grammar, acquisition of new vocabulary, and practice of the four language skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Content-appropriate social and cultural information will be presented to promote the students’ understanding of the Mandarin Chinese-speaking world.

CHIN 122 Advanced Elementary Chinese II (3 units)

The continued development of students’ communicative competence through the study of grammar, acquisition of new vocabulary, and practice of the four language skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Content-appropriate social and cultural information will be presented to promote the students’ understanding of the Mandarin Chinese-speaking world.

FILI 110 Elementary Filipino (5 units)

Beginner’s course in Filipino grammar, composition, and reading. Practice in speaking and understanding Filipino. Introduction to the history, grammar, sentence structure, idioms, and cultural aspects naturally intertwined with the language; introduction to honorifics, formal second person singular form, respect particles, and everyday greetings and formularies indicating politeness and respect for the persons addressed. This class is conducted primarily in Filipino.

FILI 111 Elementary Filipino I (3 units)

Filipino 111 is the first course in a basic two-course sequence for native and non-native students. The course covers approximately the same material studied in the first half of Filipino 110. Students will acquire a basic ability to speak, read and write in Filipino at the elementary level and will learn about the customs, culture and history of the Filipino world.

FILI 112 Elementary Filipino II (3 units)

Three lecture hours plus one lab hour per week. Prerequisite: FILI 111 or equivalent. Filipino 112 is the second course in a basic two-course sequence for native and non-native students. The course covers approximately the same material studied in the second half of Filipino 110. Students will acquire a basic ability to speak, read and write in Filipino at the elementary level and will learn about the customs, culture and history of the Filipino world.

FILI 120 Advanced Elementary Filipino (5 units)

Five lecture hours and one lab hour per week by arrangement. Prerequisite: FILI 110 or 112, or equivalent. A continuation of FILI 110 or FILI 112, for students who can use Filipino to communicate about the “here and now” and relate a simple story in the past. Students practice and develop further communicative competence in written and spoken Filipino for use in a variety of social contexts and settings. Readings are used as the basis of classroom discussions. Cultural aspects of the Filipino-speaking-world are emphasized. The course is conducted primarily in Filipino.

SPAN 110 Elementary Spanish (5 units)

Spanish structures and active vocabulary based on oral and written pattern drills. Conversation based on short dialogues containing only structures already practiced.

SPAN 111 Elementary Spanish I (3 units)

The first course in a two-semester sequence covering the same course materials as SPAN 110. Students starting this sequence must complete SPAN 112 prior to attempting SPAN 120.

SPAN 112 Elementary Spanish II (3 units)

The second course in a two-semester sequence covering the same course materials as SPAN 110. Students starting this sequence must complete SPAN 111 and SPAN 112 prior to attempting SPAN 120.

SPAN 120 Advanced Elementary Spanish (5 units)

Students practice and develop further communicative competence in written and spoken Spanish for use in a variety of social contexts and settings. Readings are used as the basis of classroom discussions. Cultural aspects of the Spanish-speaking-world are emphasized. The course is conducted primarily in Spanish.

SPAN 121 Advanced Elementary Spanish I (3 units)

For students who can use Spanish to communicate about the “here and now” and relate a simple story in the past. Students practice and develop further communicative competence in written and spoken Spanish for use in a variety of social contexts and settings. Readings are used as the basis of classroom discussions. Cultural aspects of the Spanish-speaking-world are emphasized. The course is conducted primarily in Spanish.

SPAN 122 Advanced Elementary Spanish II (3 units)

For students who can use Spanish to communicate about the “here and now” and relate a simple story in the past. Students practice and develop further communicative competence in written and spoken Spanish for use in a variety of social contexts and settings. Readings are used as the basis of classroom discussions. Cultural aspects of the Spanish-speaking-world are emphasized. The course is conducted primarily in Spanish.

SPAN 130 Intermediate Spanish (4 units)

Practice of conversation and composition; review of grammar; reading and discussion of Spanish and Latin-American literature and culture. This course will be taught in Spanish.

SPAN 140 Advanced Intermediate Spanish (4 units)

Advanced intermediate Spanish course that offers further practice of conversation and composition based on class readings of works of modern Spanish and Latin American authors; review of grammar; collateral reading of Latin American literature.

SPAN 160 Readings in Literature in Spanish (5 units)

Study of the literary trends and some of the best novels, poetry, and short stories that exemplify Spanish American literature of the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries. Students will become familiar with the cultural, sociological, historical, and political framework of the time the stories discussed take place; and analyze the concerns that the writings approach. Consequently, this course shows how the literature reflects the fantastic reality of the Spanish American world. Cultural aspects of the Spanish-speaking-world are highlighted.

SPAN 220 Spanish for Spanish Speakers I (5 units)

Designed for students who speak and understand basic Spanish because of life experience, but who also need practice in reading and writing Spanish and want to improve their knowledge/command of grammar and other linguistic features. Students practice and develop improved communicative competence in written and spoken Spanish for use in a variety of social contexts, settings, and registers. Readings are used as the basis of classroom discussions and writing practice. Cultural aspects of the Spanish-speaking world are emphasized. The course is conducted primarily in Spanish.

SPAN 230 Spanish for Spanish Speakers II (5 units)

Designed primarily for Spanish speaking students who are comfortable with oral communication. This course includes vocabulary development, spelling and accents, registers, dialectal variation, cultural readings and introduction to Spanish language literature of South America. Students expand on their own experience and values, and develop an appreciation of the diversity of the various Latino cultures and their influence in the US. Class is conducted entirely in Spanish.

SPAN 695 Independent Study in Spanish (0.5- 3 units)

Designed for students who are interested in furthering their knowledge via self-paced, individualized instruction provided in selected areas or directed study to be arranged with instructor and approved by the division dean using the Independent Study Form. Varying modes of instruction can be used -- laboratory, research, skill development, etc. For each unit earned, students are required to devote three hours per week throughout the semester. Students may take only one Independent Study course within a given discipline.

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