MODERN LANGUAGES

The Department of Modern Languages offers courses in French, German and Spanish. Foreign-language studies provide the student with a foundation in written communication skills of the language. From a vocational standpoint, the program provides skills in translation and interpretation, business, commerce, and foreign-language based research.
Foreign-language studies include numerous opportunities for students to enhance language skills and intercultural awareness through activities such as conversational groups, cultural excursions, poetry reading, and foreign film festivals.


CHINESE

CHNESE 101 ELEMENTARY CHINESE I
Units: 4.00
UC:CSU 72.00 hours lecture
Introduces Chinese language (Mandarin) with emphasis in developing essential skills in communication. Practice in speaking and understanding as well as reading and writing Chinese characters. Introduces the geography, customs and culture of China. Corresponds to the first two years of high school Chinese. Not appropriate for native or heritage speakers.


FRENCH

Associate in Arts Degree: French

Student Learning Outcome:

Students will be able to demonstrate proficiency in communicating in expressive and receptive forms in French. Compare and contrast cultures and histories of the French speaking world.

Program Requirements:

Units Required: 19
 

    Units
FRNCH-101 Elementary French I 4.0
FRNCH-102 Elementary French II 4.0
FRNCH-150 Beginning Conversational French 3.0
FRNCH-201 Intermediate French I 4.0
FRNCH-202 Intermediate French II 4.0


FRNCH 101 ELEMENTARY FRENCH I
Units: 4.00
UC:CSU 72.00 hours lecture
Develops language skills in listening, reading, speaking and writing within a cultural context with a strong emphasis on communication. Corresponds to the first two years of high school French. Not appropriate for native speakers.


FRNCH 102 ELEMENTARY FRENCH II
Units: 4.00
UC:CSU 72.00 hours lecture
Prerequisite: FRNCH-101

Continues the study of the fundamentals of the French language, emphasizing correct pronunciation and mastery of a practical vocabulary, oral and written expression, and the study of the cultures of the contemporary French-speaking world. Not appropriate for native speakers. Corresponds to the third year of high school French.


FRNCH 150 BEGINNING CONVERSATIONAL FRENCH
Units: 3.00
CSU 54.00 hours lecture
For students with little or no background in French. Emphasis is on understanding and speaking French in everyday situations, including phrases useful for studying and working in French-speaking countries.


FRNCH 201 INTERMEDIATE FRENCH I
Units: 4.00
UC:CSU 72.00 hours lecture
Prerequisite: FRNCH-102

Reviews French grammar, emphasizing practical and idiomatic usage as well as analyzing essays, poems and short stories in French by famous authors from the French-speaking world. Corresponds to the fourth year of high school French.


FRNCH 202 INTERMEDIATE FRENCH II
Units: 4.00
UC:CSU 72.00 hours lecture
Prerequisite: FRNCH-201

Studies more advanced grammatical structures and syntax, emphasizing practical and idiomatic usage, as well as analyzing essays, poems and short stories in French by famous authors from the French-speaking world.


GERMAN

GERMAN 101 ELEMENTARY GERMAN I
Units: 4.00
UC:CSU 72.00 hours lecture
An introduction to understanding, speaking, reading and writing simple German, using a basic vocabulary and stressing idiomatic expressions. Intensive drill in pronunciation and the fundamentals of German. Corresponds to the first two years of high school German.


GERMAN 102 ELEMENTARY GERMAN II
Units: 4.00
UC:CSU 72.00 hours lecture
Prerequisite: GERMAN-101

Develops linguistic and cultural proficiency at the novice high level. Taught in German. Corresponds to the third year of high school German. Not appropriate for native or heritage speakers.


ITALIAN

ITAL 101 ELEMENTARY ITALIAN I
Units: 4.00
UC:CSU 72.00 hours lecture
Develops language skills in listening, reading, speaking and writing within a cultural context with a strong emphasis on communication. Emphasizes acquisition of vocabulary, structures, and grammatical patterns necessary for comprehension and production of spoken and written Italian at the beginning level. This course is taught in Italian. This course corresponds to the first two years of high school Italian. Not appropriate for native or heritage speakers.


ITAL 102 ELEMENTARY ITALIAN II
Units: 4.00
CSU 72.00 hours lecture
Prerequisite: ITAL-101

Develops linguistic and cultural proficiency at the novice high level. Taught in Italian. Corresponds to the third year of high school Italian. Not appropriate for native or heritage speakers.


ITAL 150 CONVERSATIONAL ITALIAN
Units: 3.00
CSU 54.00 hours lecture
May be taken two times for credit
Essentials of Italian for conversational and practical usage. Intensive practice in the expression and comprehension of spoken Italian.


SPANISH

Associate in Arts Degree: Spanish

Student Learning Outcome:

Students will be able to demonstrate proficiency in communicating in expressive and receptive forms in Spanish. Compare and contrast cultures and histories of the Spanish speaking world.

Program Requirements:

Units Required: 18
 

    Units
SPAN-150 Beginning Conversational Spanish 3.0
SPAN-201 Intermediate Spanish I 4.0
SPAN-202 Intermediate Spanish II 4.0
SPAN-240 Introduction to Latin American Literature 3.0
     
Plus four units from the following:  
     
SPAN-102 Elementary Spanish II 4.0
SPAN-102A Spanish for Heritage Speakers II 4.0


SPAN 080A INTENSIVE ELEMENTARY SPANISH I
Units: 2.00
36.00 hours lecture
May be taken two times for credit
Introduces basic listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in Spanish while providing an overview of the cultures of the Spanish speaking world. Designed for students with little or no previous experience with the Spanish language. Intensive practice in the expression and comprehension of spoken Spanish. Offered pass/no-pass only.


SPAN 080B INTENSIVE ELEMENTARY SPANISH II
Units: 2.00
36.00 hours lecture
May be taken two times for credit
Strengthens the grammar, vocabulary, and conversation skills developed in Spanish 080A and provides further overview of the cultures of the Spanish speaking world. Provides continuous practice in the expression and comprehension of spoken Spanish. Offered pass/no-pass only.


SPAN 101 ELEMENTARY SPANISH I
Units: 4.00
UC:CSU 72.00 hours lecture
Develops linguistic and cultural proficiency at the novice mid level. Taught in Spanish. Corresponds to the first two years of high school Spanish. Not appropriate for native or heritage speakers. UC credit limitation: SPAN-101 and 101A combined, maximum credit one course.


SPAN 101A SPANISH FOR HERITAGE SPEAKERS I
Units: 4.00
UC:CSU 72.00 hours lecture
Focuses on developing and strengthening reading and writing skills while exploring Spanish speaking culture. Attention is given to the formal aspects of the language. Emphasis is placed on spelling, punctuation, lexical variations, idioms and cultural components of the Spanish language. This class is designed for students who communicate in Spanish and/or have near-native oral proficiency. This might include students who have acquired the language outside of the classroom setting. Students who have earned credit for SPAN-101 cannot receive credit for this course.


SPAN 102 ELEMENTARY SPANISH II
Units: 4.00
UC:CSU 72.00 hours lecture
Prerequisite: SPAN-101

Develops linguistic and cultural proficiency at the novice high level. Corresponds to the third year of high school Spanish. Not appropriate for native or heritage speakers. UC credit limitation: SPAN-102 and 102A combined, maximum credit one course.


SPAN 102A SPANISH FOR HERITAGE SPEAKERS II
Units: 4.00
UC:CSU 72.00 hours lecture
Prerequisite: SPAN-101A

Focuses on reading and writing with special attention to formal aspects of the language while exploring the Spanish speaking culture. Designed for students who communicate in Spanish and/or have near-native oral proficiency. Students who have earned credit for SPAN-102 cannot receive credit for this course.


SPAN 150 BEGINNING CONVERSATIONAL SPANISH
Units: 3.00
UC:CSU 54.00 hours lecture
May be taken two times for credit
Essentials of Spanish for conversational and practical usage. Intensive practice in the expression and comprehension of spoken Spanish. Emphasizes the practical application of the language, not grammar acquisition or review.


SPAN 201 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH I
Units: 4.00
UC:CSU 72.00 hours lecture
Prerequisite: SPAN-102

Comprehensive review of Spanish grammar. Readings of short stories in Spanish by famous Latin American and Peninsular authors. Discussions and written and oral reports in Spanish based upon reading selections. This course corresponds to the fourth year of high school Spanish.


SPAN 202 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II
Units: 4.00
UC:CSU 72.00 hours lecture
Prerequisite: SPAN-201

Studies more advanced grammatical structures and syntax, emphasizing linguistic and cultural proficiency using cultural and literary materials.


SPAN 240 INTRODUCTION TO LATIN AMERICAN LITERATURE
Units: 3.00
UC:CSU 54.00 hours lecture
Surveys literature and culture of Latin America from the colonial period to the present, including basic literary concepts and analysis of the four genres, narrative, essay, poetry, and drama within literary movements in Latin America. Lectures and discussions are in Spanish.


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