Courses Offered

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).

ARBC 112 ELEMENTARY ARABIC II (3)

(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.) Minimum of 48 lecture hours /semester. Prerequisite: Completion of ARBC 111, or equivalent.

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. Transfer credit: UC; CSU (C2).

ARBC 121 ADVANCED ELEMENTARY ARABIC I (3)

(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)

Three lecture hours per week and one lab hour by arrangement per week. Prerequisite: Completion of ARBC 112 with a grade of C or better, or equivalent.

First course of a two-semester sequence in advanced elementary Arabic. Students practice and develop further communicative competence in written and spoken Arabic for use in a variety of social contexts and settings. Conversation in the language, reading and study of the fundamentals of grammar, and simple oral and written exercises. Cultural aspects of the Arabic-speaking world are emphasized. The course is conducted primarily in Arabic. Transfer credit: UC; CSU (C2).

ARBC 122 ADVANCED ELEMENTARY ARABIC II (3)

(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)

Three lecture hours per week and one lab hour by arrangement per week. Prerequisite: Completion of ARBC 121 with a grade of C or better, or equivalent.

Second course of a two-semester sequence in advanced elementary Arabic. Students practice and develop further communicative competence in written and spoken Arabic for use in a variety of social contexts and settings. Conversation in the language, reading and study of the fundamentals of grammar, and simple oral and written exercises. Cultural aspects of the Arabic-speaking world are emphasized. The course is conducted primarily in Arabic. Transfer credit: UC; CSU (C2).

ARBC 801 STANDARD SPOKEN ARABIC I (2)

(Pass/No Pass.)

Three lecture hours and one lab hour by arrangement per week.

A practical course in the Arabic language approached by way of conversation. Intensive drill in the patterns and idioms of daily speech in standard spoken Arabic, with sufficient grammar to give flexibility to the spoken language. Introduction to Arabic culture. (This course will not fulfill the foreign language requirement at California State Universities or at the University of California).

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 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).

ASL 122 ADVANCED ELEMENTARY AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE II (3)

(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)

Minimum of 48 lecture hours /semester. Prerequisite: Completion of ASL 121 or equivalent curriculum.

The second course in an advanced elementary two-course sequence for hearing and non-hearing students. The course covers approximately the same material as the second 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 111 ELEMENTARY CHINESE I (3)

(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)

Three lecture hours per week plus one lab hour per week by arrangement.

The first course of a basic two-course sequence covering the same material 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. 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).

CHIN 115 BUSINESS CHINESE (3)

(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)

A minimum of 48 lecture hours plus 16 lab hours by arrangement.

A business Chinese language course emphasizing business situations, business vocabulary, sentence structure, business terminology, protocol, and cultural information. This course will assist students to develop oral expression and business communication skills and to understand Chinese culture for successful business ventures. Transfer credit: CSU.

CHIN 121 ADVANCED ELEMENTARY CHINESE I (3)

(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)

Three lecture hours per week plus one lab hour per week by arrangement. Prerequisite: CHIN 112 or equivalent.

This course will continue to develop 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. Transfer credit: UC; CSU (C2).

CHIN 122 ADVANCED 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 121 or equivalent.

This course will continue to develop 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. Transfer credit: UC; CSU (C2).

CHIN 130 INTERMEDIATE CHINESE (3)

(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)

A minimum of 48 lecture hours plus 16 lab hours by arrangement. Prerequisite: CHIN 122 or equivalent.

The material covered in this course includes structures to practice conversation and composition, to acquire new vocabulary, to review and reinforce grammar, and to initiate discussions about Chinese history, literature and culture. Formal written-style expressions, which are used in news broadcasts and formal speeches, will be introduced. Transfer credit: CSU (C2).

FILI 110 ELEMENTARY FILIPINO (5)
Minimum of 80 lecture hours/semester. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 846 or ESOL 400, or equivalent.
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; introductions to honorifics, formal second person singular form, the respect particles, and everyday greetings and formularies indicating politeness and respect for the persons addressed. This course is conducted primarily in Filipino.Transfer credit: UC; CSU (C2).

FILI 111, 112 ELEMENTARY FILIPINO I and II (3, 3)
(formerly TAGA 111, 112)
(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)

Minimum of 48 lecture hours /semester. FILI 111 – Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 846 or ESOL 400, or equivalent. FILI 112 – Prerequisite: FILI 111 or equivalent.
A basic course sequence for native and non-native students. The student 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. Transfer credit: UC; CSU (C2).

FILI 111, 112 ELEMENTARY FILIPINO I and II (3, 3)
(formerly TAGA 111, 112)
(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)

Minimum of 48 lecture hours /semester. FILI 111 – Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 846 or ESOL 400, or equivalent. FILI 112 – Prerequisite: FILI 111 or equivalent.
A basic course sequence for native and non-native students. The student 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. 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).

ITAL 103 ITALIAN FOR TRAVELERS (3)

(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)

Three lecture hours per week plus one lab hour per week by arrangement.

This course will assist travelers to Italian-speaking locales to learn basic Italian commonly heard in travel contexts. Students will learn basic grammar; acquire relevant vocabulary, phrases and expressions used in traveling; and will improve listening comprehension. Transfer credit: CSU.

ITAL 111 ELEMENTARY ITALIAN I ((3)

(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)

Three lecture hours per week plus one lab hour per week by arrangement. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 836 or ESOL 400, or equivalent.

The first course in a basic two-semester sequence for native and nonnative students. The course covers approximately the same material studied in the first half of a university-level first semester Italian course. Students will acquire a basic ability to speak, read and write in Italian at the elementary level and will learn about the customs, culture and history of the Italian world. Transfer credit: UC; CSU (C2). (ITAL 111 + ITAL 112 = CAN ITAL 2).

ITAL 112 ELEMENTARY ITALIAN II (3)

(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)

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

The second course in a basic two-semester sequence for native and nonnative students. The course covers approximately the same material studied in the second half of a university-level first semester Italian course. Students will acquire a basic ability to speak, read and write in Italian at the elementary level and will learn about the customs, culture and history of the Italian world.Transfer credit: UC; CSU (C2). (ITAL 111 + ITAL 112 = CAN ITAL 2).

ITAL 121 ADVANCED ELEMENTARY ITALIAN I (3)

(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)

Three lecture hours per week plus one lab hour per week by arrangement. Prerequisite: ITAL 112 or equivalent.

The first course in an advanced elementary two-semester sequence for native and nonnative students. The course covers approximately the same material studied in the first half of a university-level second semester Italian course. Students will acquire a basic ability to speak, read and write in Italian at the advanced elementary level and will learn about the customs, culture and history of the Italian world. Transfer credit: UC; CSU (C2). (ITAL 121 + ITAL 122 = CAN ITAL 4).

ITAL 122 ADVANCED ELEMENTARY ITALIAN II (3)

(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)

Three lecture hours per week plus one lab hour per week by arrangement. Prerequisite: ITAL 121 or equivalent.

The second course in an advanced elementary two-semester sequence for native and nonnative students. The course covers approximately the same material studied in the second half of a university-level second semester Italian course. Students will acquire a basic ability to speak, read and write in Italian at the advanced elementary level and will learn about the customs, culture and history of the Italian world. Transfer credit: UC; CSU (C2). (ITAL 121 + ITAL 122 = CAN ITAL 4).

SPAN 101 SPANISH FOR PUBLIC SERVICE I (3)

(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)

Three lecture hours and one lab hour by arrangement per week.

A course to help public service professionals learn basic Spanish grammar and vocabulary, phrases and expressions to serve Spanish-speaking clientele. Students will improve oral proficiency and listening comprehension and become familiar with questions and responses in Spanish commonly heard in public service settings. The course may be tailored to a particular public service sector, such as health care, public safety, social work, or education. May be repeated once for credit. Transfer credit: CSU.

SPAN 103 SPANISH FOR TRAVELERS (3)

(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)

Three lecture hours and one lab hour by arrangement per week.

An introductory Spanish course for students to acquire the ability to comprehend, speak, read and write Spanish and use Spanish conversation skills to make simple arrangements related to travel to a Spanish-speaking locale. Students will learn basic grammar and vocabulary, phrases, and expressions used in traveling. Transfer credit: CSU.

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 111, 112 ELEMENTARY SPANISH I and II (3, 3)
(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)

Minimum of 48 lecture hours /semester. SPAN 111 – Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 846 or ESOL 400, or equivalent. SPAN 112 – Prerequisite: SPAN 111 or equivalent.
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. Transfer credit: UC; CSU (C2).



SPAN 111, 112 ELEMENTARY SPANISH I and II (3, 3)
(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)

Minimum of 48 lecture hours /semester. SPAN 111 – Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 846 or ESOL 400, or equivalent. SPAN 112 – Prerequisite: SPAN 111 or equivalent.
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. 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 121 ADVANCED ELEMENTARY SPANISH I (3)

Three lecture hours and one lab hour per week. Prerequisite: SPAN 110 or 112, or equivalent.

A course covering approximately the same material as the first half of SPAN 120. 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. Transfer credit: UC; CSU (C2).

SPAN 122 ADVANCED ELEMENTARY SPANISH II (3)

Three lecture hours and one lab hour per week. Prerequisite: SPAN 121 or equivalent.

A course covering approximately the same material as the second half of SPAN 120. 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. 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 161 READINGS IN SPANISH AMERICAN LITERATURE I (3)

Three lecture hours per week. Prerequisite: SPAN 140 or equivalent.

Study of the literary trends and some of the best novels, poetry and short stories that exemplify Spanish American literature of the 19th Century; familiarizes the student with the cultural, sociological and political framework, and the concerns that these writings represent. Shows how this literature reflects the fantastic reality of the Spanish American world. Cultural aspects of the Spanish-speaking world are highlighted. Transfer credit: UC; CSU (C2).


SPAN 220 SPANISH FOR SPANISH SPEAKERS I (5)
(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)

Minimum of 80 lecture hours /semester. Recommended: Completion of SPAN 110 or 112, or equivalent college-level course, or equivalent.
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. Transfer credit: UC; CSU (C2).

SPAN 230 SPANISH FOR SPANISH SPEAKERS II (5)

Pass/No Pass or letter grade.

Minimum of 80 lecture hours/semester. Recommended: Completion of SPAN 220 or equivalent. 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 United States. This course is conducted entirely in Spanish. Transfer credit: CSU.

SPAN 801 CONVERSATIONAL SPANISH I (2)

(Pass/No Pass.)

Three lecture hours per week.

This is the most elementary course in conversational Spanish. Emphasis is placed on learning basic conversational patterns that may be applied to everyday situations. (This course will not fulfill the language requirements at CSU or UC.)

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