Foreign Languages

Foreign Languages (H2)

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ARB - Arabic

ARB-001: First Semester Arab And Culture (5.0 Lecture) (Min Credits: 5.0)

This course is an introduction to Modern Standard Arabic. All four basic language skills (listening, speaking , reading, and writing) are introduced within a cultural context.

AC - AA-AS Arts & Humanities

ARB-002: Second Semester Arabic (5.0 Lecture) (Min Credits: 5.0)

Prerequisite ARB 001 This course is a continuation of the introduction to Modern Standard Arabic. All four basic language skills (listening, speaking , reading, and writing) are reinforced and further built upon within a cultural context.

AC - AA-AS Arts & Humanities, C2 - CSU Humanities

CHI - Chinese

CHI-001: First Semester Chinese (5.0 Lecture) (Min Credits: 5.0)

This course is an introduction to the pronunciation and basic grammatical structures of the Mandarin Chinese language. Emphasis is on listening and speaking skills; however, reading and writing are introduced and practiced. Chinese culture is incorporated in the course content.

AC - AA-AS Arts & Humanities, C2 - CSU Humanities

CHI-002: Second Semester Chinese (5.0 Lecture) (Min Credits: 5.0)

Prerequisite CHI 001 Chinese 002 is a continuation of Chinese 001 and is an elementary level course.

AC - AA-AS Arts & Humanities, C2 - CSU Humanities

CHI-050A: Conversational Chinese/Mandarin (3.0 Lecture) (Min Credits: 3.0)

Course emphasizes conversation and vocabulary building and includes the study of the culture and traditions of the Chinese-speaking world.

AC - AA-AS Arts & Humanities, C2 - CSU Humanities

CHI-050B: Conversational Chinese/Mandarin (3.0 Lecture) (Min Credits: 3.0)

This course is a continuation of CHIN 050A. Students will add to their knowledge of language, culture, & traditions.

AC - AA-AS Arts & Humanities, C2 - CSU Humanities

FRN - French

FRN-001: First Semester French (Elementary Level) (5.0 Lecture) (Min Credits: 5.0)

Corequisite FRNCH 001L. This course covers basic French grammar, structure, vocabulary and pronunciation in a cultural context.

6A - IGETC Languages (LOTE), AC - AA-AS Arts & Humanities, C2 - CSU Humanities

FRN-001L: French Laboratory (0.5 Lab) (Min Credits: 0.5)

Corequisite FRN 001 This self-paced lab course improves language skills, reinforces grammar, presents culture of French-speaking countries through computer programs, CDs, films, current publications, Internet research. This course is required for students enrolled in FRN 001 to further enhance class material, and may be also taken independently by students who are not enrolled in a foreign language course.

AC - AA-AS Arts & Humanities, C2 - CSU Humanities

FRN-002: Second Semester French (5.0 Lecture) (Min Credits: 5.0)

Corequisite FRN 002L Prerequisite FRN 001 or its equivalent (2 years of high school French) This class is a continuation of FRN 001 with further development of basic skills and structures. Students enrolled in FRN 002 must also enroll in the lab component, FRN 002L.

3B - IGETC Humanities, 6A - IGETC Languages (LOTE), AC - AA-AS Arts & Humanities, C2 - CSU Humanities

FRN-002L: Second Semester French Laboratory (Elementary Level) (0.5 Lab) (Min Credits: 0.5)

Advisory FRN 001 Advisory Concurrent enrollment in FRN 002 is advisable. This class is a continuation of FRN 001L with further development of basic skills and structure. Students enrolled in FRN 002 must also enroll in the lab component FRN 002L. FRN 002L may also be taken independently by students who are not enrolled in a foreign language course.

AC - AA-AS Arts & Humanities, C2 - CSU Humanities

FRN-003: Third Semester French (5.0 Lecture) (Min Credits: 5.0)

Prerequisite: FRN 002 or its equivalent or permission of instructor. French 003 is a continuation of French 002, emphasizing intensive oral and written skills.

3B - IGETC Humanities, 6A - IGETC Languages (LOTE), AC - AA-AS Arts & Humanities, C2 - CSU Humanities

FRN-004: Fourth Semester French (5.0 Lecture) (Min Credits: 5.0)

Prerequisite FRN 003 and/or its equivalent FRN 004 is a continuation of FRN 003 emphasizing written and oral skills in the cultural context.

3B - IGETC Humanities, 6A - IGETC Languages (LOTE), AC - AA-AS Arts & Humanities, C2 - CSU Humanities

FRN-005: Fifth Semester French (Advanced Level) (Min Credits: 5.0)

Prerequisite: FRNCH 004 or its equivalent. FRNCH 005 is a continuation of FRNCH 004. This course continues the development of reading and writing proficiency. Pass/No Pass Option.

FRN-006: Sixth Semester French (Advanced Level) (Min Credits: 5.0)

Prerequisite: FRNCH 005 or its equivalent. FRNCH 006 is a continuation of FRNCH 005. This course further develops reading and writing proficiency. Pass/No Pass Option.

FRN-050A: Basic Conversational French and Culture (Min Credits: 3.0)

Beginning practical, conversation and culture. Pass/No Pass Option.

FRN-050B: Basic Conversational French and Culture (Min Credits: 3.0)

Advisory: FRNCH 050A. Continuation of basic, practical conversation and culture. Pass/No Pass Option.

FRN-051A: Conversational French and Culture (Min Credits: 3.0)

Advisory: FRNCH 050B. Intermediate conversation & culture -- reviews basic grammar, develops vocabulary & oral expression. Credit/No Credit Option.

JPN - Japanese

JPN-001: First Semester Japanese (5.0 Lecture) (Min Credits: 5.0)

The student will learn the fundamentals of Japanese grammar, pronunciation, and two written syllabary systems, Hiragana and Katakana, and be able to converse on a limited scale on topics of everyday importance. The student will able to understand spoken and written (primarily Romanized) Japanese within the limits of the grammatical structures and vocabulary introduced in the course.

6A - IGETC Languages (LOTE), AC - AA-AS Arts & Humanities, C2 - CSU Humanities

JPN-002: Second Semester Japanese (5.0 Lecture) (Min Credits: 5.0)

Prerequisite JPN 001 This course is a continuation of JPN 001 with further development of basic skills and structure.

3B - IGETC Humanities, 6A - IGETC Languages (LOTE), AC - AA-AS Arts & Humanities, C2 - CSU Humanities

JPN-003A: Intermediate Japanese 1 (Min Credits: 3.0)

Prerequisite: JPNS 002, or equivalent (2 years of high school Japanese) with "C" or better. Japanese 003A is the first in the series of four, 3-credit, second-year Japanese language course. It is designed for the student who has successfully completed a full one-year college Japanese language course or its equivalence. Focus is on intermediate level skills, new vocabulary, Kanji, idioms, and cultural topics. Pass/No Pass Option.

JPN-003B: Intermediate Japanese 1 (Min Credits: 3.0)

Prerequisite: JPNS 003A or equivalent (3 years of high school Japanese) with "C" or better. Japanese 003B is the second in the series of four, 3-credit, second-year Japanese language course. It is designed for the student who has successfully completed the Japanese 003A course or its equivalence. Focus is on intermediate level skills, new vocabulary, Kanji, idioms, and cultural topics. Pass/No Pass Option.

JPN-011A: Japanese Laboratory (Min Credits: 0.5)

This is an individualized, self-paced laboratory course offered by arrangement at the student's convenience, which aims to present the culture of Japan through a variety of media. The student will review the customs and culture of Japan through slides, audio and video tapes, and selected reading materials. Pass/No Pass Option.

JPN-011B: Japanese Laboratory (Min Credits: 0.5)

This is an individualized, self-paced laboratory course offered by arrangement at the student's convenience, which aims to present the culture of Japan through slides, audio and video tapes, and selected reading materials. Pass/No Pass Option.

JPN-050A: Basic Conversational Japanese and Culture (Min Credits: 3.0)

This course emphasizes conversation and vocabulary building and includes the study of the culture and traditions of Japan. Pass/No Pass Option.

JPN-099W: 2nd Year Japanese Language (Min Credits: 3.0)

Intermediate Japanese is designed for the Japanese Language student who has successfully completed a one-year course mastering basic Japanese reading, writing, and speaking skills. The student will continue to develop intermediate-level language skills by learning new vocabulary, Kanji (Chinese pictographs), sentence structures, idioms, and cultural factors affecting oral and written communication. Credit/No Credit Option.

SPA - Spanish

SPA-001: First Semester Spanish (Elementary Spanish) (5.0 Lecture) (Min Credits: 5.0)

Basic skills and structures in a cultural context.

6A - IGETC Languages (LOTE), AC - AA-AS Arts & Humanities, C2 - CSU Humanities

SPA-001L: Spanish Laboratory (0.5 Lab) (Min Credits: 0.5)

SPA 001L is a requirement for students enrolled in SPA 001, and is designed to further enhance class material.

AC - AA-AS Arts & Humanities, C2 - CSU Humanities

SPA-002: Second Semester Spanish (Elementary Level) (5.0 Lecture) (Min Credits: 5.0)

Prerequisite SPA 001 Corequisite SPA 002L This class is a continuation of SPA 001 with further development of basic skills and structure. Students enrolled in SPA 002 must also enroll in the lab component SPA 002L.

3B - IGETC Humanities, 6A - IGETC Languages (LOTE), AC - AA-AS Arts & Humanities, C2 - CSU Humanities

SPA-002L: Second Semester Spanish Laboratory (0.5 Lab) (Min Credits: 0.5)

SPA 002L is a requirement for students enrolled in SPA 002, and is designed to further enhance class material.

AC - AA-AS Arts & Humanities, C2 - CSU Humanities

SPA-003: Third Semester Spanish (5.0 Lecture) (Min Credits: 5.0)

Prerequisite SPA 002 or equivalent This course is a continuation of SPA 002 emphasizing intensive oral and written drills.

3B - IGETC Humanities, 6A - IGETC Languages (LOTE), AC - AA-AS Arts & Humanities, C2 - CSU Humanities

SPA-004: Fourth Semester Spanish (5.0 Lecture) (Min Credits: 5.0)

Prerequisite SPA 003 or its equivalent SPA 004 is a continuation of SPA 003 emphasizing composition and oral skills in the cultural context.

3B - IGETC Humanities, 6A - IGETC Languages (LOTE), AC - AA-AS Arts & Humanities, C2 - CSU Humanities

SPA-005: Fifth Semester Spanish (Advanced Level) (Min Credits: 5.0)

Prerequisite: SPAN 004 or its equivalent. SPAN 005 is a continuation of SPAN 004. Emphasis is on development of reading and writing proficiency. Pass/No Pass Option.

SPA-049A: Spanish for Native Speakers (Min Credits: 2.0)

Fundamentals of pronunciation, grammar, vocabulary and idioms as they are used in our Southwestern states. Pass/No Pass Option.

SPA-049B: Spanish for Spanish Speakers (Min Credits: 2.0)

Advisory: SPAN 049A. A continuation of SPAN 49A, designed for those whose first language is Spanish. Pass/No Pass Option.

SPA-050A: Basic Conversational Spanish and Culture (3.0 Lecture) (Min Credits: 3.0)

This course focuses on conversation and vocabulary building in a cultural context.

AC - AA-AS Arts & Humanities, C2 - CSU Humanities

SPA-050B: Basic Conversational Spanish and Culture (3.0 Lecture) (Min Credits: 3.0)

Emphasis on conversation & vocabulary building in a cultural context.

AC - AA-AS Arts & Humanities, C2 - CSU Humanities

VIE - Vietnamese

VIE-001: First Semester Vietnamese (5.0 Lecture) (Min Credits: 5.0)

The student acquires the basic skills for communication in Vietnamese: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. The student is exposed to a general overview of Vietnamese civilization and culture.

6A - IGETC Languages (LOTE), AC - AA-AS Arts & Humanities, C2 - CSU Humanities

VIE-001L: Vietnamese Laboratory (Min Credits: 0.5)

This is an individualized, self-paced laboratory course offered by arrangement at the student's convenience, which aims to present the culture of Vietnam through a variety of media. The student will review the customs and culture of Vietnam through audio and video tapes, and selected reading materials. Pass/No Pass Option.

VIE-002: Second Semester Vietnamese (5.0 Lecture) (Min Credits: 5.0)

Prerequisite VIE 001 or Prerequisite Completion of two years of Vietnamese at high school level or approval from instructor of the course. In this course, the student continues development of listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. The student also increases vocabulary and knowledge of Vietnamese grammar.

3B - IGETC Humanities, 6A - IGETC Languages (LOTE), AC - AA-AS Arts & Humanities, C2 - CSU Humanities

VIE-002L: Vietnamese Laboratory (Min Credits: 0.5)

This is an individualized, self-paced laboratory course offered by arrangement at the student's convenience, which aims to present the culture of Vietnam through a variety of media. The student will review the customs and culture of Vietnam through audio and video tapes, and selected reading materials. Pass/No Pass Option.

VIE-049A: Vietnamese for the Vietnamese-Speaking (3.0 Lecture) (Min Credits: 3.0)

Course designed for the native speaker of Vietnamese. Emphasis on fundamentals of formal spoken and written language. Includes study of culture, traditions, and interpersonal etiquette.

3B - IGETC Humanities, AC - AA-AS Arts & Humanities, C2 - CSU Humanities

VIE-049B: Vietnamese Language and Culture for Fluent Speakers (3.0 Lecture) (Min Credits: 3.0)

Prerequisite VIE 049A This course is a continuation of VIE 049A for fluent Vietnamese speakers to study their language, culture, and Vietnamese Americans.

3B - IGETC Humanities, 6A - IGETC Languages (LOTE), AC - AA-AS Arts & Humanities, C2 - CSU Humanities

VIE-050A: Basic Conversational Vietnamese and Culture (Min Credits: 3.0)

Vietnamese 050A is designed for anyone desiring a basic, practical conversational approach to learning the Vietnamese language and culture. This course is not designed for the native speaker. Pass/No Pass Option.