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ARBC 111 ELEMENTARY ARABIC I (3)

(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)

Minimum of 48 lecture hours /semester.

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. Transfer credit: UC; CSU (C2).

ASL 111 AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE I (3)

(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)

Minimum of 48 lecture hours /semester.

A basic course in American Sign Language with focus on everyday communication: exchanging information, beginning with exchanging names and moving to talking about one’s background; identifying others; making requests; giving reasons; giving opinions; giving simple directions. Topics center around personal information and the immediate environment. 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. Transfer credit: UC; CSU (C2).

ASL 111 AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE I (3)

(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)

Minimum of 48 lecture hours /semester.

A basic course in American Sign Language with focus on everyday communication: exchanging information, beginning with exchanging names and moving to talking about one’s background; identifying others; making requests; giving reasons; giving opinions; giving simple directions. Topics center around personal information and the immediate environment. 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. Transfer credit: UC; CSU (C2).

ASL 111 AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE I (3)

(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)

Minimum of 48 lecture hours /semester.

A basic course in American Sign Language with focus on everyday communication: exchanging information, beginning with exchanging names and moving to talking about one’s background; identifying others; making requests; giving reasons; giving opinions; giving simple directions. Topics center around personal information and the immediate environment. 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. Transfer credit: UC; CSU (C2).

ASL 112 AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE II (3)

(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)

Minimum of 48 lecture hours /semester. Prerequisite: ASL 111 or equivalent.

Functions and grammar introduced in American Sign Language I are reviewed and expanded to include giving directions, making plans, describing and identifying objects and locations, giving simple instructions, and telling what happened. Topics move from students talking about themselves and the immediate environment to talking about others and their community. Students develop language skills necessary to question, describe, and explain. Students rehearse conversation strategies and volunteer appropriate information to maintain a comfortable exchange. Transfer credit: UC; CSU (C2).

ASL 112 AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE II (3)

(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)

Minimum of 48 lecture hours /semester. Prerequisite: ASL 111 or equivalent.

Functions and grammar introduced in American Sign Language I are reviewed and expanded to include giving directions, making plans, describing and identifying objects and locations, giving simple instructions, and telling what happened. Topics move from students talking about themselves and the immediate environment to talking about others and their community. Students develop language skills necessary to question, describe, and explain. Students rehearse conversation strategies and volunteer appropriate information to maintain a comfortable exchange. Transfer credit: UC; CSU (C2).

ASL 112 AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE II (3)

(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)

Minimum of 48 lecture hours /semester. Prerequisite: ASL 111 or equivalent.

Functions and grammar introduced in American Sign Language I are reviewed and expanded to include giving directions, making plans, describing and identifying objects and locations, giving simple instructions, and telling what happened. Topics move from students talking about themselves and the immediate environment to talking about others and their community. Students develop language skills necessary to question, describe, and explain. Students rehearse conversation strategies and volunteer appropriate information to maintain a comfortable exchange. Transfer credit: UC; CSU (C2).

ASL 112 AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE II (3)

(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)

Minimum of 48 lecture hours /semester. Prerequisite: ASL 111 or equivalent.

Functions and grammar introduced in American Sign Language I are reviewed and expanded to include giving directions, making plans, describing and identifying objects and locations, giving simple instructions, and telling what happened. Topics move from students talking about themselves and the immediate environment to talking about others and their community. Students develop language skills necessary to question, describe, and explain. Students rehearse conversation strategies and volunteer appropriate information to maintain a comfortable exchange. Transfer credit: UC; CSU (C2).

ASL 112 AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE II (3)

(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)

Minimum of 48 lecture hours /semester. Prerequisite: ASL 111 or equivalent.

Functions and grammar introduced in American Sign Language I are reviewed and expanded to include giving directions, making plans, describing and identifying objects and locations, giving simple instructions, and telling what happened. Topics move from students talking about themselves and the immediate environment to talking about others and their community. Students develop language skills necessary to question, describe, and explain. Students rehearse conversation strategies and volunteer appropriate information to maintain a comfortable exchange. Transfer credit: UC; CSU (C2).

ASL 121 ADVANCED ELEMENTARY AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE I (3)

(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)

Minimum of 48 lecture hours /semester. Prerequisite: Completion of ASL 112 or equivalent curriculum.

The first course in an advanced elementary two-course sequence for hearing and non-hearing students. The course covers approximately the same material as the first half of a university-level second semester American Sign Language course. 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. Transfer credit: UC; CSU (C2).

CHIN 112 ELEMENTARY CHINESE II (3)

(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)

Three lecture hours per week plus one lab hour per week by arrangement. Prerequisite: CHIN 111 or equivalent.

The second course of a basic two-course sequence covering the same material 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. Transfer credit: UC; CSU (C2).


FILI 120 ADVANCED ELEMENTARY FILIPINO (5)
Minimum of 80 lecture hours /semester. 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 spoke Filipino for use in a variety of social contexts and settings. Readings are used as the basis for classroom discussions. Cultural aspects of the Filipino-speaking communities are emphasized. The course is conducted primarily in Filipino. Transfer credit: UC; CSU (C2).


FILI 120 ADVANCED ELEMENTARY FILIPINO (5)
Minimum of 80 lecture hours /semester. 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 spoke Filipino for use in a variety of social contexts and settings. Readings are used as the basis for classroom discussions. Cultural aspects of the Filipino-speaking communities are emphasized. The course is conducted primarily in Filipino. Transfer credit: UC; CSU (C2).

SPAN 110 ELEMENTARY SPANISH (5)
Minimum of 80 lecture hours /semester. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 846 or ESOL 400, or equivalent.
Spanish structures and active vocabulary based on oral and written pattern drills. Conversation based on short dialogues containing only structures already practiced. Transfer credit: UC; CSU (C2).

SPAN 110 ELEMENTARY SPANISH (5)
Minimum of 80 lecture hours /semester. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 846 or ESOL 400, or equivalent.
Spanish structures and active vocabulary based on oral and written pattern drills. Conversation based on short dialogues containing only structures already practiced. Transfer credit: UC; CSU (C2).

SPAN 110 ELEMENTARY SPANISH (5)
Minimum of 80 lecture hours /semester. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 846 or ESOL 400, or equivalent.
Spanish structures and active vocabulary based on oral and written pattern drills. Conversation based on short dialogues containing only structures already practiced. Transfer credit: UC; CSU (C2).

SPAN 120 ADVANCED ELEMENTARY SPANISH (5)
Minimum of 80 lecture hours /semester. Prerequisite: SPAN 110, 112, or equivalent college-level course.
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. Transfer credit: UC; CSU (C2).

SPAN 120 ADVANCED ELEMENTARY SPANISH (5)
Minimum of 80 lecture hours /semester. Prerequisite: SPAN 110, 112, or equivalent college-level course.
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. Transfer credit: UC; CSU (C2).


SPAN 130 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH (3)
Minimum of 48 lecture hours /semester. Prerequisite: SPAN 120 or 122, or equivalent.
Practice of conversation and composition; review of grammar; class and collateral reading of Spanish and Latin-American literature. Transfer credit: UC; CSU (C2).


SPAN 130 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH (3)
Minimum of 48 lecture hours /semester. Prerequisite: SPAN 120 or 122, or equivalent.
Practice of conversation and composition; review of grammar; class and collateral reading of Spanish and Latin-American literature. Transfer credit: UC; CSU (C2).


SPAN 130 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH (3)
Minimum of 48 lecture hours /semester. Prerequisite: SPAN 120 or 122, or equivalent.
Practice of conversation and composition; review of grammar; class and collateral reading of Spanish and Latin-American literature. Transfer credit: UC; CSU (C2).


SPAN 140 ADVANCED INTERMEDIATE SPANISH (3)

Minimum of 48 lecture hours /semester. Prerequisite: SPAN 130 with a passing grade.
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. Transfer credit: UC; CSU (C2).

SPAN 695 INDEPENDENT STUDY IN SPANISH (.5-3)

(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)

Minimum of 24 lab hours by arrangement for each .5 unit. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 846 or ESOL 400, or equivalent.

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. Transfer credit: CSU.