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Foreign Language Courses

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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

ESL - ESL

ESL-910LC: Foundations in Listening and Culture (Min Credits: 3.0)

Independent study course providing guidance and practice in basic listening, reading and writing skills in the English language. Aspects of American life are also featured. Pass/No Pass Option.

ESL-920LC: Beginning Listening and Culture (Min Credits: 3.0)

Independent study course providing guidance in and development of listening, reading, and writing skills in the English language. Facets of American culture will be addressed. Pass/No Pass Option.

ESL-930CC: (Min Credits: 3.0)

Students develop and practice the oral and written skills in standard English necessary within the context of child care and parenting. Students practice listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills useful for communicating with and about children, including day-to-day care, health and safety. This course is intended for parents, grandparents, child care providers, preschool teachers, and students of Child Development who are non-native speakers of English.

ESL-930EC: ESL for Child Care Part I (3.0 Lecture) (Min Credits: 3.0)

Advisory: Qualifying score (at the ESL 930 level) on the ESL placement test. This high-beginning course develops oral and written communication skills in standard English within the context of child care and parenting. Students practice skills useful for communicating with and about children on topics including day-to-day care, health and safety.

ESL-930GW: High Beginning Grammar and Writing (3.0 Lecture/0.5 Lab) (Min Credits: 3.5)

Develops basic writing and grammar skills of standard written English.

ESL-930LC: High Beginning Listening and Culture (3.0 Lecture) (Min Credits: 3.0)

This course provides guidance in and development of listening, reading, and writing skills for high-beginning students of the English language. Topics of American Culture are covered.

ESL-930LS: High Beginning Listening and Speaking (3.0 Lecture/0.5 Lab) (Min Credits: 3.5)

Advisory Concurrent enrollment in ESL 930GW and ESL 930RV. Prerequisite ESL 920 or a qualifying score on the ESL placement test. In this course students receive guidance and extensive practice in listening and speaking at the word, phrase, and sentence level. Listening focuses on comprehension of verbal instructions, of vocabulary in context, and of ideas in sentences, monologs, and dialogs. Speaking focuses on the clear pronunciation of common words and phrases and the development of basic English pronunciation patterns of stress and intonation. This course includes one and a half hours of laboratory work weekly to facilitate skill development.

ESL-930PL: Basic Pronunciation and Listening (3.0 Lecture) (Min Credits: 3.0)

This basic pronunciation course includes sound-spelling patterns, important vowel and consonant contrasts, syllables, word stress, and key intonation patterns.

ESL-930RV: High Beginning Reading and Vocabulary (3.0 Lecture/0.5 Lab) (Min Credits: 3.5)

Advisory ESL 930GW Advisory ESL 930LS Prerequisite Qualifying score on ESL placement test or Prerequisite ESL 920 This course focuses on comprehension of simplified articles and stories in English. Students also increase their understanding of and ability to use high frequency vocabulary.

ESL-940EC: ESL for Child Care Part II (3.0 Lecture) (Min Credits: 3.0)

Advisory: ESL 930ECC, ESL 930GW, ESL 930LS and ESL 930RV This low-intermediate course develops oral and written English language skills useful for child care and parenting. Students practice skills to communicate with and about young children at different stages of development.

ESL-940GW: Low Intermediate Grammar and Writing (3.0 Lecture) (Min Credits: 3.0)

Advisory Concurrent enrollment in ESL 940RV and ESL 940LS is recommended. Prerequisite A qualifying score on the ESL placement test or Prerequisite ESL 930GW In this course, students continue the development of basic grammar and writing skills using level appropriate structures of standard written English.

ESL-940LC: Low Intermediate Listening and Culture (3.0 Lecture) (Min Credits: 3.0)

Prerequisite ESL 930LC and/or placement of 940 level on the ESL Placement Test. This distance learning course provides guidance in and development of listening and some writing skills for low-intermediate students of the English language. Topics of American culture are covered.

ESL-940LS: Low Intermediate Listening and Speaking (3.0 Lecture/0.5 Lab) (Min Credits: 3.5)

Advisory Concurrent enrollment in ESL 940GW and ESL 940RV Prerequisite ESL 930LS or a qualifying score on the ESL placement test. In this course, students practice oral instructions and questions, high-frequency vocabulary, conversations and short lectures. The course continues the development of basic English pronunciation of common words and phrases.

ESL-940RV: Low Intermediate Reading and Vocabulary (3.0 Lecture) (Min Credits: 3.0)

Advisory Concurrent enrollment in ESL 940GW and ESL 940LS is recommended. Prerequisite A qualifying score on the ESL placement test or Prerequisite ESL 930RV This course focuses on vocabulary development and comprehension of short readings.

ESL-950CD: English as a Second Language for Child Development Part I (Min Credits: 3.0)

This course develops English language skills necessary for communicating about and with children. The students practice those skills necessary for the listening, speaking, reading and writing tasks which are typically required in Child Development courses and in the child care workplace, including observation of children and reflecting on their development. This course is appropriate for non-native English speakers who are interested in working with and caring for children.

ESL-950EC: ESL for Child Development: Introduction (3.0 Lecture) (Min Credits: 3.0)

Qualifying score (at the ESL 950 level) on the ESL placement test, or ESL 930ECC and ESL 940ECC. This intermediate course develops oral and written English language skills necessary to communicate about a child's development. Students practice skills to introduce, objectively describe, and reflect on children, their actions, and their interests.

ESL-950G: Intermediate Grammar (3.0 Lecture) (Min Credits: 3.0)

Prerequisite A qualifying score on the ESL placement test or Prerequisite ESL 940GW Advisory ESL 940RV and Advisory ESL 940LS This course develops student writing fluency through study and practice of compound and complex sentence patterns used in standard written English. It increases student understanding and use of intermediate grammar structures and intermediate sentence patterns used in standard written and spoken English.

ESL-950GW: Intermediate Grammar and Writing (5.0 Lecture) (Min Credits: 5.0)

Prerequisite Qualifying score on the ESL placement test ; or Prerequisite ESL 940GW and Prerequisite ESL 940RV Advisory ESL 940LS This course increases student understanding and use of intermediate grammar structures and intermediate sentence patterns used in standard written and spoken English..

ESL-950LS: Intermediate Listening and Speaking (3.0 Lecture) (Min Credits: 3.0)

Prerequisite ESL 940LS or a qualifying score on the ESL placement test. Advisory Concurrent enrollment in ESL 950RW and ESL 950G In this intermediate level course, students receive guidance and extensive practice in effective oral communication in a variety of social and/or vocational situations.

ESL-950PL: Intermediate Pronunciation and Listening (3.0 Lecture/0.5 Lab) (Min Credits: 3.5)

Prerequisite ESL 940LS or a qualifying score on the ESL placement test. Advisory ESL 930PL Intermediate level students receive guidance and practice in the sound system of standard American English. This course emphasizes intelligible spoken communication. This course consists of two-thirds lecture and one-third lab work that facilitates skill development.

ESL-950RV: Intermediate Reading and Vocabulary (3.0 Lecture) (Min Credits: 3.0)

Prerequisite Qualifying score on the ESL placement test ; or Prerequisite ESL 940RV and Prerequisite ESL 940GW Advisory ESL 940LS This intermediate level course develops students' reading skills through the study of a variety of fiction and nonfiction reading materials. The course focuses on reading skills such as comprehending main ideas and details in intermediate level readings, the acquisition and use of new vocabulary, and the strategies to understand and interpret content.

ESL-950RW: Intermediate Reading and Writing (5.0 Lecture) (Min Credits: 5.0)

Prerequisite: Qualifying score on the ESL Placement Test, or ESL 940RV and ESL 940GW. Advisory: CA 010A, ESL 940LS and ESL 950G. This intermediate level course develops students' writing fluency and reading skills through the study of a variety of fiction and nonfiction reading materials. Students will increase their ability to write effective, grammatically correct sentences and short compositions. Writing skills focus on using a variety of phrases and clauses in complex sentences to express ideas related to reading content. Reading skills focus on the acquisition and use of new vocabulary, the strategies to understand and interpret content, reading a novel and completing a library project. This course may be repeated 3 times. Pass/No Pass Option.

ESL-960EC: ESL for Child Development: Domains (3.0 Lecture) (Min Credits: 3.0)

Advisory ESL 950EC , or qualifying score (at the ESL 960 level) on the ESL placement test. This high intermediate course develops oral and written English language skills necessary to describe and reflect on a child's socio-emotional, motor, and cognitive development.

ESL-960G: High Intermediate Grammar (3.0 Lecture) (Min Credits: 3.0)

Prerequisite A qualifying score on the ESL Placement Test ; or Prerequisite ESL 950G or Prerequisite ESL 950GW ; Advisory ESL 950RW and Advisory ESL 950LS This course develops sentence variety and grammatical and mechanical accuracy in standard written and spoken English at a high-intermediate level. Pass/No Pass Option.

ESL-960GW: High Intermediate Grammar and Writing (5.0 Lecture) (Min Credits: 5.0)

Prerequisite Qualifying score on the ESL Placement exam ; or Prerequisite ESL 950RW and Prerequisite ESL 950G ; or Prerequisite ESL 950RV and Prerequisite ESL 950GW Advisory ESL 950LS This course develops students' knowledge of grammar at a high-intermediate level. The course focuses on comprehensible simple, compound, and complex sentences and various rhetorical styles in cohesive, well-organized, and grammatically correct paragraphs.

ESL-960LS: High Intermediate Listening and Speaking (3.0 Lecture) (Min Credits: 3.0)

Advisory Concurrent enrollment in ESL 960G and ESL 960RW. Prerequisite ESL 950LS or a qualifying score on the ESL placement test. This high intermediate course continues to develop students' oral communication skills in a variety of social, business and/or academic situations.

ESL-960RV: High Intermediate Reading and Vocabulary (3.0 Lecture) (Min Credits: 3.0)

Prerequisite Qualifying score on the ESL placement test ; or Prerequisite ESL 950RW and Prerequisite ESL 950G ; or Prerequisite ESL 950RV and Prerequisite ESL 950GW Advisory ESL 950LS Students learn to recognize main ideas and supporting details, distinguish between fact and opinion, infer meaning, and summarize texts. Academic vocabulary is developed.

ESL-960RW: High Intermediate Reading and Writing (5.0 Lecture) (Min Credits: 5.0)

Prerequisite A qualifying score on the ESL placement test or Prerequisite ESL 950RW and Prerequisite ESL 950G Advisory ESL 950LS and Advisory ESL 960G In this high intermediate reading and writing course, students develop both fluency and accuracy in reading and in paragraph writing.

ESL-970AM: Accent Modification (3.0 Lecture) (Min Credits: 3.0)

Prerequisite ESL 960LS or a qualifying score on the ESL placement test. Advisory ESL 950PL Advanced ESL speakers receive guidance and extensive practice in refining oral pronunciation and listening skills.

ESL-970G: Advanced Grammar Review and Editing (Min Credits: 3.0)

Prerequisite A qualifying score on the ESL placement test or Prerequisite ESL 960G , Prerequisite ESL 960RW and Prerequisite ESL 960LS Advisory CA 010A Students review English grammar and learn to edit grammatical, mechanical and word usage errors in their writing. This includes intensive review and editing of verb tenses; modals; conditionals; active and passive voice; articles and nouns; prepositional, adjectival and adverbial phrases; word forms; word usage; subject-verb-pronoun agreement; sentence parts; sentence patterns; sentence boundaries; and mechanics.

ESL-970GW: Advanced ESL Composition and Grammar (5.0 Lecture) (Min Credits: 5.0)

Prerequisite Qualifying score on the ESL placement test ; or Prerequisite ESL 960G and Prerequisite ESL 960RW ; or Prerequisite ESL 960GW and Prerequisite ESL 960RV This course continues to develop paragraph skills attained in ESL 960RW and introduces the structure of the academic essay in standard written English. Students practice a variety of rhetorical styles and increase competency in controlling grammatical structures relevant to the advanced ESL student.

ESL-970LS: Advanced Listening and Speaking (3.0 Lecture) (Min Credits: 3.0)

Advisory Concurrent enrollment in ESL 970GW and ESL 970RV. Prerequisite ESL 960LS or a qualifying score on the ESL placement test. Advanced level ESL students receive guidance and extensive practice in listening and speaking in academic, professional and social settings.

ESL-970RV: Advanced Reading and Vocabulary (3.0 Lecture) (Min Credits: 3.0)

Prerequisite Qualifying score on the ESL placement test ; or Prerequisite ESL 960RV and Prerequisite ESL 960GW , or Prerequisite ESL 960G and Prerequisite ESL 960RW Advisory ESL 960LS Students learn abstract inferencing, rhetorical styles, and summarizing and paraphrasing of various texts. Academic vocabulary is developed.

ESL-970RW: Advanced Reading and Writing (Min Credits: 5.0)

Prerequisite: Qualifying score on the ESL Placement Test or ESL 960RW and ESL 960G. Advisory: CA 010A, ESL 960LS and ESL 970G. In this combined class students develop fluency in writing essays in standard written English through the study and practice of thesis statements that express rhetorical notion, essay organization, coherence, and verb sequencing. Students are introduced to abstract inferencing and to making summaries and paraphrases of various texts. Pass/No Pass Option.

ESL-980: Effective Writing for Advanced Esl Students (4.0 Lecture) (Min Credits: 4.0)

Prerequisite ESL 970LS or Corequisite ESL 970LS ; Prerequisite ESL 970RV and Prerequisite ESL 970GW , or Prerequisite ESL 970RW ; or Prerequisite Qualifying score on the ESL placement test This course is for students whose native language is not English. Students write academic essays and a short research paper. Emphasis is on the writing process, academic essay writing, and introductory research skills. The course also provides intensive practice with the sentence patterns, grammatical structures, and academic vocabulary necessary to produce clear, accurate prose.

ESL-985: Writing for ESL Students in English 001A (2.0 Lecture) (Min Credits: 2.0)

This course is for English 001A students whose native language is not English. This course provides intensive instruction and practice in writing coherent paragraphs and essays for specific audiences. This course includes the drafting, revision, and editing processes as well as instruction in grammar, mechanics, and usage. The course focuses on the sentence patterns, grammatical structures and academic vocabulary necessary to be successful in English 001A. Prerequisite: ENG 905AC or Prerequisite ENG 908 , Advisory: ESL 970GW

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.