Courses

Check out the Class Schedule for American Sign Language classes

AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE & 121
American Sign Language I (5)

ASL is the study of the fundamentals of the language, visual/gestural communication, basic information related to deaf culture, expressive and receptive skills, and work on comprehension and grammatical structure. Student option grading.

AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE & 122
American Sign Language II (5)

Continuation of ASL& 121 with increased development of communication strategies with emphasis on expanding vocabulary and grammatical understanding. Functional applications of the language and appreciation for the deaf culture and community. Prerequisite: Completion of ASL& 121 or equivalent with a grade of 2.0 or better. Student option grading.

AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE & 123
American Sign Language III (5)

Use of ASL& 121 and 122 skills for ASL storytelling and expand linguistic-grammatical features into longer monologues with use of descriptive-locative classifiers. Continue exposure of deaf history, culture, community and ASL. Prerequisite: Completion of ASL& 122 or equivalent with a grade of 2.0 or better. Student option grading.

AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE 297
Individual Project in American Sign Language (1)

Individual project in a specific area of American Sign Language. By arrangement with instructor. Prerequisite: Instructor permission, based on evaluation of student's educational and work experience. Student option grading.

AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE 298
Individual Project in American Sign Language (2)

Individual project in a specific area of American Sign Language. By arrangement with instructor. Prerequisite: Instructor permission, based on evaluation of student's educational and work experience. Student option grading.

AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE 299
Individual Project in American Sign Language (3)

Individual project in a specific area of American Sign Language. By arrangement with instructor. Prerequisite: Instructor permission, based on evaluation of student's educational and work experience. Student option grading.

Check out the Class Schedule for Chinese classes

CHINESE & 121
Chinese I (5)

Introduction to Mandarin Chinese. Pronunciation and grammar taught in communicative approach. Listening, speaking, reading and writing Chinese. Simplified Chinese characters and Pinyin are introduced. Topics: self-introduction, greetings, directions and daily routines. No previous knowledge of the language required. Student option grading.

CHINESE & 122
Chinese II (5)

A continuation of CHIN& 121 with more vocabulary, more complicated sentence structure. Topics: shopping, directions, activities, hobbies, likes and dislikes. Prerequisite: Completion of CHIN& 121 with a grade of 2.0 or better. Student option grading.

CHINESE & 123
Chinese III (5)

Continuation of CHIN& 122 with more vocabulary, more complicated sentence structures, continued work on Chinese characters. Prerequisite: Completion of CHIN& 122 with a grade of 2.0 or better. Student option grading.

CHINESE 297
Individual Project in Chinese (1)

Individual project in a specific area of Chinese. By arrangement with instructor. Prerequisite: Instructor permission, based on evaluation of students' educational and work experience. Student option grading.

CHINESE 298
Individual Project in Chinese (2)

Individual project in a specific area of Chinese. By arrangement with instructor. Prerequisite: Instructor permission, based on evaluation of students' educational and work experience. Student option grading.

CHINESE 299
Individual Project in Chinese (3)

Individual project in a specific area of Chinese. By arrangement with instructor. Prerequisite: Instructor permission, based on evaluation of students' educational and work experience. Student option grading.

Check out the Class Schedule for French classes

FRENCH & 121
French I (5)

Fast-paced interactive approach to learning French: listening, speaking, reading and writing. Topics: pronunciation, basic sentence patterns, present tense, agreement. Vocabulary themes: identification, greetings, likes and dislikes, family. Student option grading.

FRENCH & 122
French II (5)

Continuation of FRCH& 121. Fast-paced interactive approach to learning French. Topics: near future, past tense, imperative, partitive article, prepositions. Vocabulary themes: travel, food, purchases, directions. Cultural studies continued. Completion of FRCH& 121 or equivalent with a grade of 2.0 or better. Student option grading.

FRENCH & 123
French III (5)

Continuation of FRCH& 122. Fast-paced interactive approach to learning French. Topics: imperfect, comparison, reflexive verbs, object pronouns, other tenses. Communication themes: past narrations, requests, daily activities, history of France, select Francophone culture. Prerequisite: Completion of FRCH& 122 or equivalent with a grade of 2.0 or better. Student option grading.

FRENCH 293
Special Topics in French (3)

Classes focusing on specific issues and/or topics of interest in French. Student option grading.

FRENCH 295
Special Topics in French (5)

Classes focusing on specific issues and/or topics of interest in French. Student option grading.

FRENCH 297
Individual Project in French (1)

Individual project in a specific area of French. By arrangement with instructor. Prerequisite: Instructor permission, based on evaluation of students' educational and work experience. Student option grading.

FRENCH 298
Individual Project in French (2)

Individual project in a specific area of French. By arrangement with instructor. Prerequisite: Instructor permission, based on evaluation of students' educational and work experience. Student option grading.

FRENCH 299
Individual Project in French (3)

Individual project in a specific area of French. By arrangement with instructor. Prerequisite: Instructor permission, based on evaluation of students' educational and work experience. Student option grading.

Check out the Class Schedule for Japanese classes

JAPANESE & 121
Japanese I (5)

Introduction to modern Japanese conversation and grammar taught in communicative approach. Listening, speaking, reading and writing Japanese. Hiragana and katakana characters introduced. Topics: self-introduction, greetings, directions and daily routines. No previous knowledge of the language required. Student option grading.

JAPANESE & 122
Japanese II (5)

Continuation of JAPN& 121 with more vocabulary, more sentence structures, communication strategies. Katakana and kanji characters introduced. Topics: shopping, directions, activities, hobbies, likes and dislikes. Prerequisite: Completion of JAPN& 121 or equivalent with a grade of 2.0 or better. Student option grading.

JAPANESE & 123
Japanese III (5)

Continuation of JAPN& 122 with more vocabulary, more complicated sentence structures, continued work on Kanji characters. Topics: Japanese food, restaurant, family, weather, seasons, and annual events. Prerequisite: Completion of JAPN& 122 or equivalent with a grade of 2.0 or better. Student option grading.

JAPANESE & 221
Japanese IV (5)

A continuation of JAPN& 123, taught in communicative approach, continued work on Kanji characters and sentence structures. Topics: rules and regulations, directions, cooking, future plans, climate, geography, traveling, Japanese society and degree of politeness expressed in speech styles and communication behavior. Prerequisite: Completion of JAPN& 123 or equivalent with a grade of 2.0 or better. Student option grading.

JAPANESE & 222
Japanese V (5)

A continuation of JAPN& 221, taught in communicative approach, continued work on Kanji characters and sentence structures including transitive and intransitive verbs. Topics: Japanese customs and traditions, rules and regulations, Japanese streets and how to give directions, employment system in Japan and future plans. Completion of JAPN& 221 or equivalent with a grade of 2.0 or better. Student option grading.

JAPANESE & 223
Japanese VI (5)

A continuation of JAPN& 222, taught in communicative approach, continued work on Kanji characters and speech styles based on social status, gender, age, and regional background. Topics: gift exchange, employment in Japan, neighborhood relations, complaints, social expectations, and environmental issues. Prerequisite: Completion of JAPN& 222 or equivalent with grade of 2.0 or better. Student option grading.

JAPANESE 295
Special Topics in Japanese (5)

Classes focusing on specific issues and/or topics of interest in Japanese. Student option grading.

JAPANESE 297
Individual Project in Japanese (1)

Individual project in a specific area of Japanese. By arrangement with instructor. Prerequisite: Instructor permission, based on evaluation of students' educational and work experience. Student option grading.

JAPANESE 298
Individual Project in Japanese (2)

Individual project in a specific area of Japanese. By arrangement with instructor. Prerequisite: Instructor permission, based on evaluation of student's educational and work experience. Student option grading.

JAPANESE 299
Individual Project in Japanese (3)

Individual project in a specific area of Japanese. By arrangement with instructor. Prerequisite: Instructor permission, based on evaluation of student's educational and work experience. Student option grading.

Check out the Class Schedule for Spanish classes

SPANISH & 121
Spanish I (5)

Fast-paced beginning course in Spanish: listening, speaking, reading and writing. Topics include greetings, family, and leisure activities vocabulary and the present tense. Cultural studies include social amenities and exposure to Hispanic art, music and history. Student option grading.

SPANISH & 122
Spanish II (5)

Fast-paced course in Spanish: listening, speaking, reading and writing. Topics include past tenses, commands, direct/indirect object pronouns, clothing and food vocabulary. Cultural studies continue with exposure to Hispanic art, music and history. Prerequisite: Completion of SPAN& 121 or equivalent with a grade of 2.0 or better. Student option grading.

SPANISH & 123
Spanish III (5)

Fast-paced course in Spanish: listening, speaking, reading and writing. Topics include subjunctive, future, conditional and work vocabulary. Cultural studies continue with exposure to Hispanic art, music and history. Prerequisite: Completion of SPAN& 122 or equivalent with a grade of 2.0 or better. Student option grading.

SPANISH & 221
Spanish IV (5)

Class conducted in Spanish. Major emphasis on increased vocabulary and review of grammatical structures. Development of ability to create imaginative dialogue. Weekly conversation groups. Introduction to the study of literature through poems and short stories. Prerequisite: Completion of SPAN& 123 or equivalent with a grade of 2.0 or better. Student option grading.

SPANISH & 222
Spanish V (5)

Class conducted in Spanish. Continues review of grammar, development of practical vocabulary and discussion of poems and short stories. Weekly conversation groups. Prerequisite: Completion of SPAN& 221 or equivalent with a grade of 2.0 or better. Student option grading.

SPANISH & 223
Spanish VI (5)

Class conducted in Spanish. Conversation class for advanced-intermediate students. Integration of skills developed in previous quarters. Emphasis on group work and conversational skills/techniques. Presentations in Spanish and weekly conversation groups. Prerequisite: Completion of SPAN& 222 or equivalent with a grade of 2.0 or better. Student option grading.

SPANISH 297
Individual Project in Spanish (1)

Individual project in a specific area of Spanish. By arrangement with instructor. Prerequisite: Instructor permission, based on evaluation of students' educational and work experience. Student option grading.

SPANISH 298
Individual Project in Spanish (2)

Individual project in a specific area of Spanish. By arrangement with instructor. Prerequisite: Instructor permission, based on evaluation of students' educational and work experience. Student option grading.

SPANISH 299
Individual Project in Spanish (3)

Individual project in a specific area of Spanish. By arrangement with instructor. Prerequisite: Instructor permission, based on evaluation of students' educational and work experience. Student option grading.