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World Languages

Chinese

CHIN 1A - Beginning Chinese

5 units - Lecture 5 units; lab 0 units
Corequisite CHIN 11A
Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

This is an introductory course of the basic oral and written structures of the Mandarin Chinese language. Emphasis is placed on communication and relevancy. Reading and writing is introduced and practiced. Aspects of the Chinese culture in China and Chinese-speaking countries are presented and discussed. Pass/No Pass Option

CHIN 11A - Chinese Laboratory

0.5 units - Lecture 0 units; lab 0.5 units
Corequisite CHIN 001A
Acceptable for credit: California State University

CHIN 011A is a Corequisite course of CHIN 001A offered by arrangement for the student’s convenience. It aims to provide practice for the language skills presented and studied in the CHIN 001A class with the aide of technology. The course provides an excellent supplement to the Chinese class by presenting a variety of approaches to practicing the language skills. Pass/No Pass Option

French

FRNCH 1A - Beginning French

5 units - Lecture 5 units; lab 0 units
Corequisite: FRNCH 011A
Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

This course is designed to teach the fundamentals of French grammar and pronunciation, basic skills in speaking, writing and understanding the spoken and written word and to introduce Francophone cultures. Pass/No Pass Option

FRNCH 1B - Beginning French

5 units - Lecture 5 units; lab 0 units
Corequisite: FRNCH 011B
Prerequisite: FRNCH 001A or its equivalent
Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

This course continues development of the language skills in speaking, writing and understanding the spoken and written word. Students have an opportunity to develop an appreciation for another francophone culture by the study of language. Pass/No Pass Option

FRNCH 2A - Intermediate French

5 units - Lecture 5 units; lab 0 units
Prerequisite: FRNCH 001B or its equivalent
Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

Students will review basic grammar and learn new structures and vocabulary while furthering their knowledge of the customs and cultures of France and other French-speaking countries. Conversation and oral and written drills will be emphasized, as well as practice in written composition. Examples of different styles of literature will be introduced to enhance reading skills. Pass/No Pass Option

FRNCH 2B - Intermediate French

5 units - Lecture 5 units; lab 0 units
Prerequisite: FRNCH 002A or its equivalent
Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University
French 002B is a continuation of French 002A.

Students have the opportunity to continue to develop proficiency in French language skills through a review of grammar, vocabulary-building exercises, culturally relevant dialogues and readings regarding Francophone civilization. The emphasis of the course is on oral and written communication. Pass/No Pass Option

FRNCH 3A - Advanced French Oral and Written Composition

5 units - Lecture 5 units; lab 0 units
Prerequisite: FRNCH 002B or its equivalent
Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

This course centers on the intensive use of the French language for enrichment of oral and written proficiency. Students have the opportunity to enhance their knowledge of French grammar and develop idiomatic expression while emphasizing written and oral composition. The course includes an analysis of short works of French literature and selected contemporary publications. Pass/No Pass Option

FRNCH 3B - Advanced French Oral and Written Composition

5 units
Lecture 5 units; lab 0 units
Prerequisite: FRNCH 003A or its equivalent
Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

This course centers on the intensive use of the French language for enrichment of oral and written proficiency. Students have the opportunity to enhance their knowledge of French grammar and develop idiomatic expression while emphasizing written and oral composition. The course includes an analysis of short works of francophone literature and selected contemporary publications. Pass/No Pass Option

FRNCH 11A - French Laboratory

0.5 unit - Lecture 0 units; lab 0.5 units
Acceptable for credit: California State University

This is a laboratory course in which students work at their own pace. It is designed to give students an opportunity to improve and reinforce their language skills. It reviews the cultures of the French-speaking countries using language computer programs, and through a variety of technologies, media, Internet research, and films. The course is a requirement for students enrolled in French 001A, and is designed to further enhance class material. FRNCH 011A may also be taken independently by students who are not enrolled in a foreign language course. Pass/No Pass Option

FRNCH 011B - French Laboratory

0.5 unit - Lecture 0 units; lab 0.5 units
Acceptable for credit: California State University

This is a laboratory course in which students work at their own pace. It is designed to give students an opportunity to improve and reinforce their language skills. It reviews the cultures of the French-speaking countries using language computer programs, and through a variety of technologies, media, Internet research, and films. The course is a requirement for students enrolled in French 001B, and is designed to further enhance class material. FRNCH 011B may also be taken independently by students who are not enrolled in a foreign language course. Pass/No Pass Option

FRNCH 50A - Basic French Conversation and Culture

3 units - Lecture 3 units; lab 0 units
Acceptable for credit: California State University

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 classroom activities will permit the student to use the language while studying it. Cultural topics will center on everyday life in France today (food, customs and traditions, the family, etc.). A variety of audiovisual aids will be used in the presentation of this course. This course may also appeal to the growing number of people conducting business with foreign countries. Pass/No Pass Option

FRNCH 50B - Basic French Conversation and Culture

3 units - Lecture 3 units; lab 0 units
Prerequisite: FRNCH 050A or demonstrated subject proficiency

Acceptable for credit: California State University This course is a continuation of French 050A. Students will increase their vocabulary and knowledge of basic grammatical structures while emphasizing conversation. The culture of France will be presented through newspaper and magazine articles as well as a variety of audiovisual materials. Pass/No Pass Option

FRNCH 51A - Intermediate French Conversation and Culture

3 units - Lecture 3 units; lab 0 units
Prerequisite: FRNCH 050B or demonstrated subject proficiency
Acceptable for credit: California State University

Students will enhance their ability to express themselves orally in French. They will review basic grammar, learn new vocabulary, and participate in a variety of activities which will allow them to use their French while furthering their knowledge of the customs and culture of France and other French-speaking countries. Pass/No Pass Option

FRNCH 51B - Intermediate French Conversation and Culture

3 units - Lecture 3 units; lab 0 units
Prerequisite: FRNCH 51A
Acceptable for credit: California State University

This course is a continuation of French 51A. Conversation will be emphasized, along with vocabulary acquisition and idiomatic expression. The course will include cultural topics and a review of basic grammar principles. Discussion topics will be chosen from current newspaper and magazine articles. Pass/No Pass Option

FRNCH 62 - An Itroductioon to the Culture of France

2 units - Lecture 2 units; lab 0 units

This is a multi-disciplinary introduction to the culture of France. Topics include the regions of France, French food and wines, an introduction to the French language, Paris, French art, the French character, and business customs. This course will be of interest for those who travel, do business with French companies, work in the food and restaurant industry, and for those wishing to expand their general knowledge of culture. Pass/No Pass Option

FRNCH 91, 92, 93 - Directed Studies

1-3 units (See department for schedule)
Prerequisite: Completion of regular courses in the area of specialization. Interview with the instructor to determine objectives and write a contract
Acceptable for credit: California State University
Granting of UC credit is determined based on course content upon petition to the enrolling UC campus usually after transfer. A course syllabus must be submitted by the student for campus consideration.

Individual work in fundamentals of grammar and pronunciation and further as needed. Topics will include, but are not limited to: international and domestic sourcing, import issues, advanced manufacturing techniques, costing and negotiations. It may be repeated two times. Pass/No Pass Option

German

GERM 1A - Beginning German

5 units - Lecture 5 units; lab 0 units
Corequisite: GERM 011A
Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

This course develops the fundamentals of the German language within a cultural context. This is a proficiency-based course that emphasizes the acquisition and development of communicative skills (understanding, speaking reading and writing) and the understanding of German-speaking cultures. Pass/No Pass Option

GERM 1B - Beginning German

5 units - Lecture 5 units; lab 0 units
Prerequisite: GERM 001A or its equivalent
Corequisite: GERM 0011B
Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

In this course students have the opportunity to continue their development of speaking, reading and writing skills. They have an opportunity to increase their vocabulary and knowledge of basic German grammar, and to further explore the cultures of the German-speaking countries. Readings from simple prose and poetry are introduced. Pass/No Pass Option

GERM 2A - Intermediate German

5 units - Lecture 5 units; lab 0 units
Prerequisite: GERM 001B or three years of high school German
Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

Review of grammar, discussion of grammatical features beyond the elementary level. Intensive oral and written drills in idiomatic construction. Composition and conversation and readings from prose and poetry. Pass/No Pass Option

GERM 2B - Intermediate German

5 units - Lecture 5 units; lab 0 units
Prerequisite: GERM 002A or four years of high school German or demonstrated equivalent knowledge
Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

Continuation of GERM 002A. Review of grammar. Discussion of grammatical features beyond the elementary level. Intensive oral and written drills in idiomatic construction. Composition and conversation based on text material. Excerpts from prose and poetry. Pass/No Pass Option

GERM 11A - German Laboratory

0.5 unit - Lecture 0 units; lab 0.5 units
Acceptable for credit: California State University

This is a laboratory course in which students work at their own pace. It is designed to give students an opportunity to improve and reinforce their language skills. It reviews German culture using language computer programs, and through a variety of technology, media, Internet research and films. The course is a requirement for students enrolled in GERM 001A, and is designed to further enhance class material. GERM 011A may also be taken independently by students who are not enrolled in a foreign language course. Pass/No Pass Option

GERM 11B - German Laboratory

0.5 unit - Lecture 0 units; lab 0.5 units
Acceptable for credit: California State University

This is a laboratory course in which students work at their own pace. It is designed to give students an opportunity to improve and reinforce their language skills. It reviews the cultures of the German-speaking countries using language computer programs, and through a variety of technologies, media, Internet research, and films. The course is a requirement for students enrolled in German 001B, and is designed to further enhance class material. German 011B may also be taken independently by students who are not enrolled in a foreign language course. Pass/No Pass Option

Italian

ITAL 1A - Beginning Italian

5 units - Lecture 5 units; lab 0 units
Corequisite: ITAL 11A
Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

This course develops the fundamentals of the Italian language within a cultural context. This is a proficiency-based course that emphasizes the acquisition and development of communicative skills (understanding, speaking reading and writing) and the understanding of Italian culture. Pass/No Pass Option

ITAL 1B BEGINNING ITALIAN

5 units - Lecture 5 units; lab 0 units
Prerequisite: ITAL 001A or its equivalent (2 years of high school Italian)
Corequisite: ITAL 011B
Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

Students continue their development of speaking, reading and writing skills and increase their vocabulary and knowledge of basic Italian grammar. More emphasis is placed on oral communication and the culture of Italy. Pass/No Pass Option

ITAL 2A - Intermediate Italian

5 units - Lecture 5 units; lab 0 units
Prerequisite: ITAL 001B or its equivalent
Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

ITAL 002A is a continuation of ITAL 001B. Students have the opportunity to continue to develop proficiency in Italian language skills to communicate at a low intermediate level in a number of practical situations. Selected readings from representative works of contemporary Italian authors introduce Italian culture, history and traditions. Pass/No Pass Option

ITAL 2B - Intermediate Italian

5 units - Lecture 5 units; lab 0 units
Prerequisite: ITAL 002A or its equivalent
Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

This course is a continuation of Italian 002A and is designed to continue to develop and improve the four basic language skills - speaking, understanding, reading and writing with an emphasis on oral communication. The course reviews the fundamentals of grammar and introduces new grammatical structures, expands vocabulary acquisition and furthers the knowledge and understanding of Italian culture. Pass/No Pass Option

ITAL 11A - Italian Laboratory

0.5 unit - Lecture 0 units; lab 0.5 units
Acceptable for credit: California State University

This is a laboratory course in which students work at their own pace. It is designed to give students an opportunity to improve and reinforce their language skills. It reviews Italian culture using language computer programs, and through a variety of technologies, media, Inter net research, and films. The course is a requirement for students enrolled in Italian 1A, and is designed to further enhance class material. ITAL 11A may also be taken independently by students who are not enrolled in a foreign language course. Pass/No Pass Option

ITAL 11B - Italian Laboratory

0.5 unit - Lecture 0 units; lab 0.5 units
Acceptable for credit: California State University

This is a laboratory course in which students work at their own pace. It is designed to give students an opportunity to improve and reinforce their language skills. It reviews the Italian culture using language computer programs, and through a variety of technologies, media, Inter net research, and films. The course is a requirement for students enrolled in ITAL 001B, and is designed to further enhance class material. ITAL 11B may also be taken independently by students who are not enrolled in a foreign language course. Pass/No Pass Option

ITAL 50A - Basic Italian Conversation and Culture

3 units - Lecture 3 units; lab 0 units
Acceptable for credit: California State University

Designed for those desiring a less structur ed, more practical conversational approach, this course emphasizes conversation and vocabulary building. A variety of classroom activities will permit the students to use the language while studying it. Cultural topics will center on everyday life in Italy (food, customs and traditions, the family, etc.), and some audiovisual aids will be used. Pass/No Pass Option

ITAL 50B - Basic Italian Conversation and Culture

3 units - Lecture 3 units; lab 0 units
Prerequisite: ITAL 050A
Acceptable for credit: California State University

Continuation of Italian 50A. Students will increase their vocabulary and knowledge of basic grammatical structures while emphasizing conversation. The culture of Italy will be presented through newspaper and magazine articles and audiovisual materials. Pass/No Pass Option

ITAL 51A - Intermediate Italian Conversation and Culture

3 units - Lecture 3 units; lab 0 units
Prerequisite: ITAL 050B or permission of the instructor
Acceptable for credit: California State University

Review and continuation of basic grammar studied in Italian 50A-B, with increased conversation and discussion of the customs and culture of Italy and Italian Switzerland. Pass/No Pass Option

ITAL 51B - Intermediate Italian Conversation and Culture

3 units - Lecture 3 units; lab 0 units
Prerequisite: ITAL 051A or permission of the instructor
Acceptable for credit: California State University

Continuation of Italian 51A. Emphasis on conversation, vocabulary acquisition and idiomatic expressions. Review of basic grammar principles and discussion based on topics chosen from current newspaper and magazine articles. Pass/No Pass Option

ITAL 91, 92, 93 - Directed Studies

1-3 units (See department for schedule)
Prerequisite: Interview with instructor to determine objectives and write a contract.
Acceptable for credit: California State University

Granting of UC credit is determined based on course content upon petition to the enrolling UC campus usually after transfer. A course syllabus must be submitted by the student for campus consideration. Individual work in fundamentals of grammar and pronunciation and further development of language skills. Some exposure to the customs and culture of Italy through discussions and reading selections. Pass/No Pass Option

Japanese

JPNS 1A - Beginning Japanese

5 units - Lecture 5 units; lab 0 units
Corequisite: JPNS 011A
Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

Students in this course have the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of Japanese grammar and pronunciation, to converse on a limited scale about topics of everyday importance, and to record this information in writing. Also, the course covers written and spoken Japanese based on the grammatical structures and vocabulary introduced in the course. Emphasis is placed on communication and relevancy. The student has the opportunity to be involved in a variety of activities which encourage the creative use of the language in meaningful situations. In addition, the student is exposed to various aspects of the culture of the Japanese speaking world. Pass/No Pass Option

JPNS 1B - Beginning Japanese

5 units - Lecture 5 units; lab 0 units
Prerequisite: JPNS 001A or its equivalent
Corequisite: JPNS 011B
Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

This course continues the development of speaking, reading and writing skills, vocabulary, and knowledge of basic Japanese grammar began in Japanese 001A. Emphasis is placed on communication and relevancy. Students in this course have the opportunity to learn about and experience various aspects of the culture of the Japanese speaking world. Pass/No Pass Option

JPNS 2A - Intermediate Japanese

5 units - Lecture 5 units; lab 0 units
Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

The student will review basic grammar and learn new structures and vocabulary while increasing his/her knowledge of the customs and culture of Japan. Conversation and written drills will be emphasized as well as practice in written composition. Pass/No Pass Option

JPNS 2B - Intermediate Japanese

5 units - Lecture 5 units; lab 0 units
Prerequisite: JPNS 002A
Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

The course will continue the grammar and vocabulary of JPNS 002A, and it will introduce new material about the culture of Japan. Conversation and written drills will be emphasized as well as practice in written composition. Pass/No Pass Option

JPNS 11A - Japanese Laboratory

0.5 unit - Lecture 0 units; lab 0.5 units
Acceptable for credit: California State University

Japanese 011A is designed to give students an opportunity to improve and reinforce their language skills. It reviews Japanese culture using language computer programs, and through a variety of technology, media, Internet research and films. The course is a requirement for students enrolled in JPNS 001A, and is designed to further enhance class material. JPNS 011A may also be taken independently by students who are not enrolled in a foreign language course. Pass/ No Pass Option

JPNS 11B - Japanese Laboratory

0.5 unit - Lecture 0 units; lab 0.5 units
Acceptable for credit: California State University

Japanese 011B is designed to give students an opportunity to improve and reinforce their language skills. It reviews Japanese culture using language computer programs, and through a variety of technology, media, Internet research and films. The course is a requirement for students enrolled in JPNS 001B, and is designed to further enhance class material. JPNS 011B may also be taken independently by students who are not enrolled in a foreign language course. Pass/ No Pass Option

JPNS 50A, B - Basic Japanese Conversation and Culture

3 units each - Lecture 3 units; lab 0 units
Acceptable for credit: California State University

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 classroom activities will permit the student to use the language while studying it. Cultural topics will center on everyday life in Japan today (food, customs and traditions, the family, etc.). A variety of audiovisual aids will be used. This course may also appeal to the growing number of people conducting business with foreign countries, and it will enhance the employment skills of students. Pass/No Pass Option

Latin

LATIN 50A LATIN-GRAMMAR, STRUCTURE AND ROMAN CULTURE

3 units
Lecture 3 units; lab 0 units
Acceptable for credit: California State University

This course is designed for students who wish to improve their understanding of foreign language, English, and the literature of ancient writers of Latin. The classroom activities consist of learning grammar, vocabulary, reading, and translating original passages in Latin classical literature. Pass/No Pass Option

Portuguese

PORTG 1A - Beginning Brazilian Portuguese

5 units
Lecture 5 units; lab 0 units
Corequisite PORTG 011A
Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

The course focuses on the basic structures of the language: listening, speaking, reading, writing and culture. Emphasis is placed on communication and relevancy. Students are exposed to various aspects of the Brazilian Portuguese culture. Pass/No Pass Option

PORTG 1B - Beginning Brazilian Portuguese

5 units
Lecture 5 units; lab 0 units
Prerequisite PORTG 001A Corequisite PORTG 011B
Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

In this course, the student will continue to develop his/her listening, speaking, reading and writing skills, and increase his/her vocabulary and knowledge of grammar. Emphasis is placed on self-expression and communication on topics of interest. Pass/No Pass Option

PORTG 11A - Brazilian Portuguese Lab

0.5 units
Lecture 0 units; lab 0.5 units
Corequisite: PORTG 001A
Acceptable for credit: California State University

In this course the student will practice the language skills and expand his/her fluency of skills learned in PORTG 001A.

PORTG 11B - Brazilian Portuguese Lab

0.5 Unit
Lecture 0 units; lab 0.5 units
Corequisite: PORTG 001B
Acceptable for credit: California State University

This is a course designed to accompany the PORTG 001B course. It is a continuation of PORTG 011A, although PORTG 011A is not a prerequisite. In this course the student will practice and increase his/her fluency of the skills learned in PORTG 001B. The student will practice the language skills and expand his/her knowledge of the Brazilian culture in the language lab with the aid of language skill building technology. Pass/No Pass Option

Russian

RUSS 1A - Beginning Russian

5 units
Lecture 5 units; lab 0 units
Corequisite: RUSS 011A
Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

This course develops the fundamentals of the Russian language within a cultural context. This is a proficiency-based course that emphasizes the acquisition and development of communicative skills (understanding, speaking reading and writing) and the understanding of Russian culture. Pass/No Pass Option

RUSS 1B - Beginning Russian

5 units
Lecture 5 units; lab 0 units
Corequisite: RUSS 011B
Prerequisite: RUSS 001A or its equivalent Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

This course is a continuation of oral and written practice in the essentials of pronunciation, gram- mar and syntax as presented in Russian 1A. Readings from prose is required. Pass/No Pass Option

RUSS 11A - Russian Laboratory

0.5 unit
Lecture 0 units; lab 0.5 units
Acceptable for credit: California State University

This laboratory course is designed to give students an opportunity to improve and reinforce their language skills. It reviews the cultures of the Russian-speaking countries through a variety of technologies, media, Internet research, documentaries, films. This course is a requirement for students enrolled in Russian 001A, and is designed to further enhance the class material. Russian 011A may also be taken independently by students who are not enrolled in a foreign language course. Pass/No Pass Option

RUSS 11B - Russian Laboratory

0.5 unit
Lecture 0 units; lab 0.5 units
Acceptable for credit: California State University

This laboratory course is designed to give students an opportunity to improve and reinforce their language skills. It reviews the cultures of the Russian-speaking countries through a variety of technologies, media, Internet research, documentaries, films. This course is a requirement for students enrolled in Russian 001B, and is designed to further enhance the class material. Russian 011B may also be taken independently by students who are not enrolled in a foreign language course. It may be repeated twice for credit. Pass/No Pass Option

RUSS 93 - Russian Directed Studies

1, 2 or 3 units (See department for schedule)
Acceptable for credit: California State University Granting of UC credit is determined based on course content upon petition to the enrolling UC campus usually after transfer.

A course syllabus must be submitted by the student for campus consideration. Students are given individual work of special interest in Russian, reading, writing, lab work, research, etc. Related to the regular Russian courses offered but not included in them. Pass/ No Pass Option

Sign Language

Spanish

SPAN 1A - Beginning Spanish

5 units - Lecture 5 units; lab 0 units
Corequisite: SPAN 011A
Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University
C-ID SPAN 100

This course introduces the fundamentals of Spanish grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation to communicate about topics of everyday life. Emphasis is placed on communication and cultural relevancy. The student is exposed to various aspects of the culture of the Spanish-speaking world. Pass/No Pass Option

SPAN 1B - Beginning Spanish

5 units - Lecture 5 units; lab 0 units
Corequisite: SPAN 11B
Prerequisite: SPAN 001A or its equivalent
Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

This course continues the development of basic skills for communication in Spanish: listening, speaking, reading, writing, and offers further exploration of the cultures of the Spanish speaking world that was begun in Spanish 001A. Pass/No Pass Option

SPAN 2A - Intermediate Spanish

5 units - Lecture 5 units; lab 0 units
Prerequisite: SPAN 001B or its equivalent
Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

SPAN 002A is a continuation of SPAN 001B. Students have the opportunity to continue to develop and expand proficiency in four areas Spanish language skills: speaking, listening, reading and writing, through a review of grammar, vocabulary-building exercises, culturally relevant dialogues, discussions, readings, viewing and analyzing authentic films. Pass/No Pass Option

SPAN 2B - Intermediate Spanish

5 units - Lecture 5 units; lab 0 units
Prerequisite: SPAN 002A or its equivalent
Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

This course is a continuation of Spanish 2A and is designed to continue to develop and improve the four basic language skills - speaking, understanding, reading and writing with an emphasis on oral communication. The course reviews the fundamentals of grammar, introduces new grammatical structures, expands vocabulary acquisition, and furthers the knowledge and understanding of Hispanic cultures. Pass/No Pass Option

SPAN 3A - Advanced Spanish Oral and Written Composition

5 units - Lecture 5 units; lab 0 units
Prerequisite: SPAN 002B or its equivalent
Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University
C-ID SPAN 220

This course is designed to enrich oral and written proficiency, enhance the knowledge of Spanish grammar, develop idiomatic expression, and to prepare students for skilled communication and cultural understanding of the Hispanic world. Pass/No Pass Option

SPAN 3B - Advanced Spanish Oral and Written

5 units - Lecture 5 units; lab 0 units
Prerequisite: SPAN 003A or its equivalent
Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University
C-ID SPAN 230

This course centers on the intensive use of the Spanish language to further the oral and written proficiency. Students have an opportunity to enhance their knowledge of Spanish grammar and develop idiomatic expression while emphasizing written and oral composition. The course includes an analysis of short works of Hispanic literature and selected contemporary publications. Spanish 3A emphasizes Spain while Spanish 3B emphasizes Mexico and Latin America. Pass/No Pass Option

SPAN 11A - Spanish Laboratory

0.5 unit - Lecture 0 units; lab 0.5 units
Acceptable for credit: California State University

This is a laboratory course in which students work at their own pace. It is designed to give students an opportunity to improve and reinforce their language skills. It reviews the cultures of the Spanish-speaking countries using language computer programs, and through a variety of technologies, media, Internet research, and films. The course is a requirement for students enrolled in SPAN 001A, and is designed to further enhance class material. SPAN 011A may also be taken independently by students who are not enrolled in a foreign language course. Pass/No Pass Option

SPAN 11B - Spanish Laboratory

0.5 unit - Lecture 0 units; lab 0.5 units Acceptable for credit: California State University

This is a laboratory course in which students work at their own pace. It is designed to give students an opportunity to improve and reinforce their language skills. It reviews the cultures of the Spanish-speaking countries using language computer programs, and through a variety of technologies, media, Internet research, and films. The course is a requirement for students enrolled in SPAN 001B, and is designed to further enhance class material. SPAN 11B may also be taken independently by students who are not enrolled in a foreign language course. Pass/No Pass Option

SPAN 50A - Basic Spanish Conversation and Culture

3 units - Lecture 3 units; lab 0 units
Acceptable for credit: California State University

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 classroom activities will permit the student to use the language while studying it. Cultural topics will center on everyday life in Spanish-speaking countries today (food, customs and traditions, the family, etc.). A variety of audiovisual aids will be used in the presentation of this course. Pass/No Pass Option

SPAN 50B - Basic Spanish Conversation and Culture

3 units - Lecture 3 units; lab 0 units
Prerequisite: SPAN 050A or demonstrate subject proficiency
Acceptable for credit: California State University

This course is a continuation of Spanish 50A. Students will increase their vocabulary and knowledge of basic grammatical structures while emphasizing conversation. The cultures of Spanish-speaking countries will be presented through newspaper and magazine articles as well as a variety of audiovisual materials. Pass/No Pass Option

SPAN 51A - Intermediate Spanish Conversation and Culture

3 units - Lecture 3 units; lab 0 units
Prerequisite: SPAN 050B or demonstrate subject proficiency
Acceptable for credit: California State University

Students will enhance their ability to express themselves orally in Spanish. They will review basic grammar, learn new vocabulary, and participate in a variety of activities which will allow them to use their Spanish while furthering their knowledge of the customs and culture of Spanish-speaking countries. Pass/No Pass Option

SPAN 51B - Intermediate Spanish Conversation and Culture

3 units - Lecture 3 units; lab 0 units
Prerequisite: SPAN 051A or demonstrated subject proficiency
Acceptable for credit: California State University

This course is a continuation of Span 51A. Conversation will be emphasized, along with vocabulary acquisition and idiomatic expression. The course will include cultural topics and a review of basic grammar principles, as well as the finer points of Spanish grammar. Discussion topics will be chosen from current newspaper and magazine articles. Pass/No Pass Option

SPAN 91, 92, 93 Directed Studies

1-3 units (See department for schedule)
Prerequisite: Interview with the instructor to determine objectives and write a contract and completion of regular courses in the area of specialization
Acceptable for credit: California State University
Granting of UC credit is determined based on course content upon petition to the enrolling UC campus usually after transfer. A course syllabus must be submitted by the student for campus consideration.

Students are given individual work of special interest in Spanish, reading, writing, lab work, research, etc. Related to the regular Spanish courses offered but not included in them. Pass/No Pass Option

NOTE: UC transfer credit for directed studies is granted after a review of the course outline and examples of students' work (assignment, test papers, etc.) by the enrolling UC campus. Please see a counselor for more information.

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