ASL 104C              American Sign Language for Beginners

Introduces students to basic knowledge and skills of American Sign Language. Students will achieve the beginning levels of fluency in communicating through the use of ASL.

Lecture Hours: 3    Lab/Practicum/Clinical Hours: 0    Credit Hours: 3

 

ASL 105C              Advanced American Sign Language

Teaches students the advanced skills and knowledge of American Sign Language. Students will achieve fluency in communicating through the use of ASL. (Prerequisite: ASL 104C)

Lecture Hours: 3    Lab/Practicum/Clinical Hours: 0    Credit Hours: 3

 

CHIN 130C              Mandarin Chinese I

An introductory course for students with no background in the language. Students will learn to speak and understand standard Mandarin and read and write simplified Chinese characters. Students will develop speaking and listening skills through audiovisual media, interactive activities, and pair dialogue practice. Reading skills are developed through graded reading activities. Character writing practice and composing short pieces will develop writing skills. A strong emphasis on grammar provides the necessary framework to communicate clearly and effectively. Short lectures and the reading and sharing of current event news will develop an understanding of Chinese culture, past and present.

Lecture Hours: 3    Lab/Practicum/Clinical Hours: 0    Credit Hours: 3

 

CHIN 132C              Mandarin Chinese II

Designed for students who have been exposed to Mandarin Chinese and have knowledge of the Pinyin system. A strong interest in writing and learning characters is essential. Graded reading of short passages will help students remember Chinese characters and increase reading comprehension. Students will continue to improve pronunciation and tone. Conversation ability will continue to increase through listening and conversation practice. Chinese history and current events will be discussed. (Prerequisite: CHIN 130C or permission of the instructor)

Lecture Hours: 3    Lab/Practicum/Clinical Hours: 0    Credit Hours: 3

 

FREN 121C              French I

An introduction to basic French language, history, and culture through a balanced four-skills approach to learning through listening, speaking, reading, and writing activities. Multimedia resources, interactive language programs, videos, and the internet will be used. French I is geared toward students who have no previous knowledge of the language.

Lecture Hours: 3    Lab/Practicum/Clinical Hours: 0    Credit Hours: 3

 

FREN 122C              Elementary French II

A fully integrated intermediate French course that uses a multimedia approach to emphasize near-complete immersion in the French language and to build on the skills outlined in FREN 121C. French II is intended for students who have one or two years of high school French. (Prerequisite: FREN 121C or equivalent)

Lecture Hours: 3    Lab/Practicum/Clinical Hours: 0    Credit Hours: 3

 

GERM 115C              Elementary German I

Designed for beginning German students who are interested and motivated in speaking and learning about the rich German language and culture. It is designed for continued language study, travel, and business purposes. Since a native German speaker will be teaching the course, the emphasis will be in communicative as well as written skills of the living German language. Vocabulary and phonetics studies will be enhanced through visual and auditory means. Dialogue and oral presentations will help students form and develop these skills. For correct usage of the language, a strong grammar foundation will be given through multiple reading, speaking, writing, and listening practices. Current German topics will also be discussed and there will be German guest speakers.

Lecture Hours: 3    Lab/Practicum/Clinical Hours: 0    Credit Hours: 3

 

GERM 116C              Elementary German II

Designed for students who have been exposed to the German language and have knowledge of German present-, past-, and present perfect-tenses. Students should be motivated and interested in speaking German and learning about the rich German culture. The class is designed for continued language study, travel, and business purposes. Since a native German speaker will be teaching the course, the emphasis will be in communicative as well as written skills of the living German language. Vocabulary and phonetics will be enhanced through visual and auditory means. Dialogue and oral presentations will help in forming and developing these skills. For correct usage of the language a strong grammar foundation will be given through multiple reading, speaking, writing, and listening practices. German history and current German topics will also be discussed and there will be German guest speakers.

Lecture Hours: 3    Lab/Practicum/Clinical Hours: 0    Credit Hours: 3

 

SPAN 111C              Elementary Spanish I

A fully integrated introductory Spanish course. The course is designed for beginning Spanish students whose learning objectives and needs are in any of the following categories: continued language study, business purposes, or travel. The emphasis is to develop proficiency in communicative skills concentrating on the dynamic application of the living language taught through dialog, phonetics, and vocabulary. A strong grammar foundation and other basic language skills are taught through actual phrases and sentences, helping the student develop an instinctive sense of the correct usage. These objectives will be achieved through the following approaches: speaking, listening, reading, writing, and cultural studies.

Lecture Hours: 3    Lab/Practicum/Clinical Hours: 0    Credit Hours: 3

 

SPAN 112C              Elementary Spanish II

A fully integrated intermediate Spanish course. The course is designed for intermediate Spanish students whose learning objectives and needs are in any of the following categories: continued language study, business purposes, or travel. The emphasis is to consolidate and reinforce the language skills acquired in Elementary Spanish I or the equivalent and to continue building communicative skills and cultural appreciation. The course continues to offer a comprehensive review of basic first year grammar structures, while developing proficiency and advancement in communicative skills concentrating on the dynamic application of the living language taught through dialog, phonetics, and vocabulary. A strong grammar foundation and essential language skills are taught through actual phrases and sentences, helping the student develop an instinctive sense of the correct usage. These objectives will be achieved through the following approaches: speaking, listening, reading, writing, and cultural studies. (Prerequisite: SPAN 111C, the equivalent or permission of the department chair)

Lecture Hours: 3    Lab/Practicum/Clinical Hours: 0    Credit Hours: 3

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