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ARB - Arabic

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

ARB 001 is a first-semester introductory course that introduces fundamental concepts of standard Arabic. Comprehension of both written and spoken Arabic is covered, as well as related cultural topics. This course is designed for the beginner. All four language skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) are introduced in a cultural context.

6A - IGETC Languages (LOTE), AC - AA-AS Arts & Humanities, C2 - CSU Humanities, CSU - California State University, UC - University of California

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

Prerequisite: ARB 001 or two years high-school Arabic or equivalent with a grade of "C" or better. ARB 002 is the 2nd-semester course which continues to develop the fundamental concepts of ARB 001, while emphasizing listening and reading comprehension, grammar fundamentals, oral expression, and writing skills in standard Arabic.

3B - IGETC Humanities, 6A - IGETC Languages (LOTE), AC - AA-AS Arts & Humanities, C2 - CSU Humanities, CSU - California State University, UC - University of California

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.

6A - IGETC Languages (LOTE), AC - AA-AS Arts & Humanities, C2 - CSU Humanities, CSU - California State University, UC - University of California

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.

3B - IGETC Humanities, 6A - IGETC Languages (LOTE), AC - AA-AS Arts & Humanities, C2 - CSU Humanities, CSU - California State University, UC - University of California

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

Advisory: Concurrent enrollment in ESL 930RV and ESL 930LS is recommended. Prerequisite: A qualifying score on ESL placement test. Develops basic writing and grammar skills of standard written English.

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

Advisory: Appropriate placement by multiple measures. This is the first of a two course sequence designed to help the high-beginning student develop strategies for communicating in the English language. Although some strategies for speaking are included, the emphasis is on developing skills in listening, reading, vocabulary and writing. Topics of American culture are covered.

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

Prerequisite: a qualifying score in the ESL Placement Test Advisory: ESL 930LS This basic pronunciation course includes sound-spelling patterns, important vowel and consonant contrasts, syllables, word stress, and key intonation patterns.

ESL-940GW: Low Intermediate Grammar and Writing (5.0 Lecture) (Min Credits: 5.0)

Advisory: Concurrent enrollment in ESL 940RV and ESL 940LS. Prerequisite: Qualifying score on the ESL Placement Exam. 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 Language and Culture (3.0 Lecture) (Min Credits: 3.0)

Advisory: ESL 930LC or Appropriate placement by multiple measure.

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-940PL: Low Intermediate Pronunciation and Listening (3.0 Lecture) (Min Credits: 3.0)

Prerequisite: Qualifying score on the ESL Placement Exam. Low-Intermediate level students receive guidance and extensive practice on the most important aspects of American English pronunciation. These include fundamental sound-spelling patterns, important vowel and consonant contrasts, syllables, word stress, and key intonation patterns.

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

Prerequisite: Qualifying score on the ESL Placement Exam. This course focuses on vocabulary development and comprehension of short readings.

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

Advisory: NCE 940EC This intermediate course develops oral and written English language skills necessary to introduce young children, to objectively describe their actions, and to identify and reflect on individual children’s needs and preferences.

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

Prerequisite: ESL 940GW and ESL 940RV or recommended placement on the ESL Assessment Tool. Advisory: ESL 940LS This intermediate-level course develops students' writing and grammar competency through the study of targeted intermediate grammar structures and written materials. Students focus on writing a variety of sentences (compound, complex, and compound/complex) by utilizing adverb, adjective, and noun clauses, and half sentences, phrases, and participles.

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: ESL 940GW and ESL 940RV or recommended placement on the ESL Assessment Tool. 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-955EC: English for CHD: Factors in Child Development (3.0 Lecture) (Min Credits: 3.0)

Advisory: ESL 950EC This intermediate course develops oral and written English language skills to describe a child's development, appearance, and environment as well as to identify and reflect on factors that affect development. (Crosslisted with NCE955EC)

ESL-956GR: Intermediate to Advanced Grammar Review (2.0 Lecture) (Min Credits: 2.0)

Students review and practice a wide range of grammatical and syntactical structures in meaningful contexts at an intermediate to advanced level.

ESL-960EC: English for CHD: Domains of Child Development, Part I (3.0 Lecture) (Min Credits: 3.0)

Advisory: ESL 950EC or Recommended placement at the 960 level according to ESL assessment. This high intermediate course develops oral and written English language skills necessary to identify, describe and support a child's socio-emotional and motor development.

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

Prerequisite: ESL 950G and ESL 950RW OR Prerequisite: ESL 950GW or ESL 960RV OR Prerequisite: Recommended placement on the ESL Assessment Tool. This course develops students' knowledge of grammar in order to analyze, understand, write, and edit English sentences and paragraphs at a high-intermediate level. The course focuses on comprehensible simple, compound, and complex sentences with a high level of grammatical accuracy and word choice. Focus is also on various rhetorical styles in cohesive, well-organized, and grammatically correct paragraphs on abstract as well as concrete topics.

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: ESL 950GW and ESL 950RV OR Prerequisite: Recommended placement on the ESL Assessment Tool. In this course students develop reading comprehension strategies, vocabulary acquisition techniques, and analytical reading skills. Using a variety of fiction and non-fiction texts, students learn to recognize main ideas and supporting details, distinguish between fact and opinion, and infer meaning. Students also learn techniques for summarizing short texts. Students increase their academic vocabulary by using context clues, stems and affixes, and practice with the Academic Word List. In addition, they become familiar with the denotations and connotations of words.

ESL-965EC: English for CHD: Domains of Child Development, Part II (3.0 Lecture) (Min Credits: 3.0)

Advisory: ESL 960EC This high intermediate course develops oral and written English language skills to identify, describe, and support children's cognitive and language development. (Crosslisted with NCE965EC)

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

Prerequisite: ESL 960GW and ESL 960RV or recommended placement on the ESL Assessment Tool. This course continues developing skills attained in ESL 960GW in writing expository paragraphs and introduces the structure of the essay in standard academic written form. Students write paragraphs and essays in a variety of rhetorical styles. Emphasis is on the writing process, paragraph development, and essay organization. The course provides extensive practice with advanced grammar and sentence structure and helps students develop effective editing skills.

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

Prerequisite: ESL 960LS or a qualifying score on the ESL placement test. Advisory: Concurrent enrollment in ESL 970GW and ESL 970RV. 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: ESL 960GW and ESL 960RV or recommended placement on the ESL Assessment Tool. Advisory: ESL 970LS Students will continue developing academic vocabulary using context clues, stems and affixes, and dictionary skills. Reading skills focus on inferencing, identifying bias, distinguishing between fact and opinion, determining main and supporting ideas, paraphrasing, and summarizing. A novel and a library project are required.

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

Prerequisite: ESL 970GW and ESL 970RV, or recommended placement on the ESL Assessment Tool. Corequisite: ESL 970LS 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 and English 001AX (2.0 Lecture) (Min Credits: 2.0)

Co-requisite: ENG 001A or ENG 001AX This course is for students taking English 001A or English 001AX 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 / 001AX.

FRN - French

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

Advisory: FRN 001L Students acquire the basic skills for communication in French: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Students are also exposed to a general overview of Francophone civilization and culture. It is strongly recommended that the student take FRN 001L along with FRN 001.

6A - IGETC Languages (LOTE), AC - AA-AS Arts & Humanities, C2 - CSU Humanities, CSU - California State University, UC - University of California

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

Advisory: FRN 001 This is a laboratory course offered online. The class is designed to improve language skills and reinforce grammar. Students review the cultures of French-speaking countries through films, current publications, Internet research and listening activities. This course is recommended for students enrolled in FRN 001 and is designed to further enhance class material. FRN 001L may also be taken independently by students who are not enrolled in a foreign language course.

AC - AA-AS Arts & Humanities, C2 - CSU Humanities, CSU - California State University

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

Prerequisite: FRN 001 or two years high-school French with a grade of "C" or better or equivalent. FRN 002 is a continuation of FRN 001. The student continues to develop basic skills for communication in French: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. The student is exposed to a general overview of francophone civilization and culture. It is highly recommended that the student takes FRN 002L with FRN 002.

3B - IGETC Humanities, 6A - IGETC Languages (LOTE), AC - AA-AS Arts & Humanities, C2 - CSU Humanities, CSU - California State University, UC - University of California

FRN-002L: French Laboratory (0.5 Lab) (Min Credits: 0.5)

Advisory: FRN 001, FRN 001L, FRN 002. This class is a continuation of FRN 001L with further development of basic skills and structure. The class is designed to continue to improve language skills and reinforce grammar. Students review the cultures of French-speaking countries through films, current publications, Internet research and listening activities. This course is recommended for students enrolled in FRN 002 and is designed to further enhance class material. 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, CSU - California State University

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, CSU - California State University, UC - University of California

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, CSU - California State University, UC - University of California

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, CSU - California State University, UC - University of California

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

Prerequisite: JPN 001 or proof of transcript reflecting 2 years of High School Japanese or equivalent. Japanese 002 is a continuation of Japanese 001. Students acquire the basic skills for communication in Japanese: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Students are exposed to a general overview of Japanese civilization and culture.

3B - IGETC Humanities, 6A - IGETC Languages (LOTE), AC - AA-AS Arts & Humanities, C2 - CSU Humanities, CSU - California State University, UC - University of California

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-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)

Co-requisite: SPA 001L The student acquires the basic skills for communication in Spanish: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. The student is exposed to a general overview of Hispanic civilization and culture from Spain, Latin America, and the United States. C-ID # SPAN 100.

6A - IGETC Languages (LOTE), AC - AA-AS Arts & Humanities, C2 - CSU Humanities, CSU - California State University, UC - University of California

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

Co-requisite: SPA 001 The student acquires the basic skills for communication in Spanish: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. The student is exposed to a general overview of Hispanic civilization and culture. This is a 0.5 unit class that is a corequisite of SPA 001.

AC - AA-AS Arts & Humanities, C2 - CSU Humanities, CSU - California State University

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. C-ID # SPAN 110.

3B - IGETC Humanities, 6A - IGETC Languages (LOTE), AC - AA-AS Arts & Humanities, C2 - CSU Humanities, CSU - California State University, UC - University of California

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

Co-requisite: SPA 002 SPA 002L is a continuation of SPA 001L and is also a corequisite of SPA 002. The student continues to develop basic skills for communication in Spanish: Listening, speaking, reading, and writing. The student is exposed to a general overview of Hispanic civilization and culture.

AC - AA-AS Arts & Humanities, C2 - CSU Humanities, CSU - California State University

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

Prerequisite: SPA 002 SPA 003 is a continuation of SPA 002. Students continue to develop proficiency in Spanish language skills through a review of grammar, vocabulary building exercises, culturally authentic dialogues, readings, and multimedia studies in Hispanic civilization, traditions, customs, and values. C-ID # SPAN 200.

3B - IGETC Humanities, 6A - IGETC Languages (LOTE), AC - AA-AS Arts & Humanities, C2 - CSU Humanities, CSU - California State University, UC - University of California

SPA-004: Fourth Semester Spanish (Intermediate Level) (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. C-ID # SPAN 210.

3B - IGETC Humanities, 6A - IGETC Languages (LOTE), AC - AA-AS Arts & Humanities, C2 - CSU Humanities, CSU - California State University, UC - University of California

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

Designed for those desiring a basic, practical conversational approach to learning a language, this course emphasizes conversation and vocabulary-building with a minimum of grammar. A variety of activities center on everyday life in Spanish-speaking countries.

AC - AA-AS Arts & Humanities, C2 - CSU Humanities, CSU - California State University

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

Advisory: SPA 050A This course is a continuation of SPA 050A. Students increase their vocabulary and knowledge of basic grammatical structures while emphasizing conversation.

AC - AA-AS Arts & Humanities, C2 - CSU Humanities, CSU - California State University

VIE - Vietnamese

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

This course covers fundamental vocabulary and basic grammatical structures of the Vietnamese language for daily social situations. Students learn the tonal system of the Vietnamese language and to pronounce the different tones of this language with an acceptable level of accuracy. The course emphasizes listening, speaking, reading, and writing.

6A - IGETC Languages (LOTE), AC - AA-AS Arts & Humanities, C2 - CSU Humanities, CSU - California State University, UC - University of California

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 two years of high school Vietnamese or equivalent. Vietnamese 002 is a continuation of Vietnamese 001. The student acquires the basic skills for communication in Vietnamese: listening, speaking, reading, and writing in various daily social and cultural situations. The student is exposed to a general overview of Vietnamese civilization and culture.

3B - IGETC Humanities, 6A - IGETC Languages (LOTE), AC - AA-AS Arts & Humanities, C2 - CSU Humanities, CSU - California State University, UC - University of California

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)

This course presents a comparison between the Vietnamese spoken in the U.S. and the formal written and spoken Vietnamese language. Emphasis is on the study of Vietnamese culture, society, and history. This course includes studying the accomplishments of the Vietnamese both in Vietnam and in the U.S. This course is taught primarily in Vietnamese.

3B - IGETC Humanities, AC - AA-AS Arts & Humanities, C2 - CSU Humanities, CSU - California State University, UC - University of California

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

Prerequisite: VIE 049A This course, designed for those whose first language is Vietnamese, is a continuation of Vietnamese 049A. It consists of three segments: language, culture, and Vietnamese-Americans. The course includes (1) a further study of the language and the different styles of writing; (2) a detailed examination of the distinctive features of the Vietnamese culture through readings in Vietnamese poetry; and (3) a study of the accomplishments of the Vietnamese in their home country and in the U.S.

3B - IGETC Humanities, AC - AA-AS Arts & Humanities, C2 - CSU Humanities, CSU - California State University, UC - University of California