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ASL 101 American Sign Language*

3 Cr. Hrs.    3 Contact Hrs. Prerequisite: None. Study the various aspects of American Sign Language including finger spelling, interpreting, sign vocabulary, facial expression, body movement, and grammatical who are considering pursuing certification in interpreting.

ASL 102 American Sign Language II*

3 Cr. Hrs.      3 Contact Hrs. Prerequisite: ASL 101. Study the various aspects of American Sign Language including finger spelling, interpreting, sign vocabulary, facial expression, body movement, and grammatical structure. This course is designed for students who would like to pursue certification in interpreting.

ASL 103 Finger Spelling*

2 Cr. Hrs.      2 Contact Hrs. Prerequisite: ASL 101 or instructor permission. This course is designed for students who would like to pursue certification in interpreting using American Sign Language. Students will develop fluency in receptive and expressive finger spelling and numbering. The will also learn the correct usage of finger spelling and numbering.

 CHIN 101 Basic Chinese*

4 Cr. Hrs.       4 Contact Hrs. Prerequisite: The student must have either completed ENG 101 or be presently enrolled in ENG 101, have passed the English Placement Exam indicating they may enroll in ENG 101 or have the permission of the instructor. This is a basic introduction to the Chinese Mandarin language. This course is designed for students who have little or no experience with Chinese. It aims to help students develop the four basic language skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing Chinese. Students will learn Pinyin (the Chinese sound system) as a tool to pronounce Chinese characters. The focus of the course will be learning Chinese characters, vocabulary, grammar and cultural information. Students are required to participate in a Cultural Observation Project (e.g. field trip to a Chinese restaurant) which requires active participation in the target language. The field trip will occur during class time when possible.

FR 101 Basic French*— Main Points Studied

4 Cr. Hrs. – 4 Contact Hrs. Prerequisite: The student must have either completed ENG 101, be presently enrolled in ENG 101, have passed the English Placement Exam indicating they may enroll in ENG 101, or have the permission of the instructor. This is a beginning course for students who have had no previous study of French. The emphasis is on developing communication in French through listening, speaking, reading and writing activities.

FR 102 Basic French*— Main Points Studied

4 Cr. Hrs. – 4 Contact Hrs. Prerequisite: Must have earned a grade of “C” or better in FR 101 or have the permission of the instructor. A continuation of FR 101. The student continues to develop the capacity to understand, speak, read and write French.

FR 201 Intermediate French*— Main Points Studied

4 Cr. Hrs. – 4 Contact Hrs. Prerequisites: Must have earned a grade of “C” or better in FR 101 and FR 102 or satisfactory completion of two recent years of high school French, or have the permission of the instructor. This second year course is designed to improve the four basic skills begun in the first year. This course reviews and reinforces material learned in the first year, examines more tenses and other aspects of grammar, and provides practice in expanding capabilities in reading, writing, speaking and understanding French.

FR 202 Intermediate French*— Main Points Studied

4 Cr. Hrs. – 4 Contact Hrs. Prerequisite: Must have earned a grade of “C” or better in FR 201 or have the permission of the instructor. This course is a continuation of FR 201.GER 101 Basic German*—4 Cr. Hrs. – 4 Contact Hrs. Prerequisite: The student must have either completed ENG 101, be presently enrolled in ENG 101, have passed the English Placement Exam indicating they may enroll in ENG 101, or have the permission of the instructor. This course is the first semester of a communicative language course to promote proficiency and practical competence in elementary German. It will focus on the essential elements of effective communication by teaching skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing. It will also provide cultural insights into life in German-speaking countries.

GER 102 Basic German*

4 Cr. Hrs. – 4 Contact Hrs. Prerequisite: Must have earned a grade of “C” or better in GER 101, successful completion of one year of recent high school German, or have the permission of the instructor. This course is a continuation of GER 101 with continued emphasis on communication and proficiency.

GER 103 Basic German* (Intensive Grammar Supplement and Advanced Conversation)

2 Cr. Hrs. – 2 Contact Hrs. Prerequisites: Must have earned a grade of “C” or better in GER 101 and GER 102, successful completion of two years of high school German, or have the permission of the instructor. This course will provide an intensive grammar review and serve as a supplement to German 101 and 102 so that the student will have a complete introduction to ALL grammatical elements of the German language. Advanced conversation and written assignments will complement this grammatical study. The topics for conversation, written work and readings will include German history, the situation of foreign workers in Germany, the apprenticeship system and German unification.

GER 201 Intermediate German*

4 Cr. Hrs. – 4 Contact Hrs. Prerequisites: Must have earned a grade of “C” or better in GER 101 and GER 102, successful completion of two recent years of high school German, or have the permission of the instructor. This is the first semester of an intermediate level German course, which stresses skills to help the student communicate competently and appropriately in various situations in German. It reflects the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) proficiency guidelines. Listening, speaking, reading and writing skills will be strengthened by using authentic, contemporary information.

GER 202 Intermediate German*

4 Cr. Hrs. – 4 Contact Hrs. Prerequisites: Must have earned a grade of “C” or better in GER 101, GER 102, and GER 201, or successful completion of three recent years of high school German, or have the permission of the instructor. This is a continuation of German 201 with expansion of communicative and proficiency abilities, contemporary cultural information, and grammatical knowledge.

SPAN 090 Workplace Conversational Spanish*

3 Cr. Hrs.    3 Contact Hrs. Prerequisite: None This course offers an introduction to the Spanish language with particular emphasis on pronunciation, workplace greetings, farewells, courtesies, basic grammar principles, numbers, and cultural concepts as applicable to the workplace settings. Enrollment in SPAN 090 does not requires the ready to succeed prerequisite.

SPAN 091 Workplace Conversational Spanish II*

3 Cr. Hrs.     3 Contact Hrs. Prerequisite: SPAN 090 or instructors permission.  The Workplace Conversational Spanish II is the continuation course of Workplace Conversational Spanish I, and introductory course in Spanish. This course provides students with the knowledge, vocabulary, and linguistic structures necessary to use Spanish immediately in real worl interactions at the beginner level. Particular emphasis is placed on workplace conversation. Students also learn about the culture and customs of Spanish speaking counties as they relate to the workplace.

SPAN 101 Basic Spanish*       Course ConceptsSelf-EvaluationVocabulary List

4 Cr. Hrs. – 4 Contact Hrs. Prerequisite: The student must have either completed ENG 101, be presently enrolled in ENG 101, have passed the English Placement Exam indicating the student may enroll in ENG 101, or have the permission of the instructor. This course is for students with little or no experience with Spanish. It is designed to help the student achieve a minimal oral capability, to comprehend the structure of the language, and to develop moderate reading and writing skills. There is no laboratory requirement, but the student is required to spend five sessions with a native speaker, when available, for group conversation practice. There will be occasional sessions on cultural matters.

SPAN 102 Basic Spanish*      Course ConceptsSelf-EvaluationVocabulary List

4 Cr. Hrs. – 4 Contact Hrs. Prerequisite : Must have earned a grade of “C” or better in SPAN 101, successfully completed two recent years of high school Spanish, or have the permission of the instructor. Spanish 102 assumes  that the student has studied Spanish for at least one semester at the college level (preferably Spanish 101). The student continues to develop the capacity to read, write, speak and understand Spanish. There will be occasional sessions on cultural matters. The grammatical emphasis is on identifying and using the various tenses. There is no laboratory requirement, but the student is required to spend five sessions with a native speaker when available for group conversation practice.

SPAN 150 Intensive Basic Spanish*

4 Cr. Hrs.   4 Contact Hrs. Prerequisite: Students must have completed ENG 091, or have passed the English Placement Exam indicating the student may enroll in ENG 101, and have completed three or more years of high school Spanish, or be a native speaker of Spanish, or receive instructor permission to enter the course. This course provides a rapid review of the grammar concepts and vocabulary covered in SPAN 101 and SPAN 102. It is intended for students who have completed at least three years of high school Spanish who feel they are not ready for a 200 level college Spanish course. It is also appropriate for native speakers of Spanish who wish to review the grammar. Unless the student has instructor permission, this course is not open to students who have completed SPAN 101 or SPAN 102. Students who successfully complete SPAN 150 are not eligible to take SPAN 101 or SPAN 102.

SPAN 201 Intermediate Spanish* — Course ConceptsSelf-EvaluationVocabulary List

4 Cr. Hrs. – 4 Contact Hrs. Prerequisites: Must have earned a grade of “C” or better in SPAN 101 and SPAN 102, or satisfactory completion of three recent years of high school Spanish, or have the permission of the instructor. This course reviews and reinforces the material learned in the first two semesters, examines more tenses and other aspects of grammar, and provides practice in expanding capabilities in reading, writing, speaking and understanding Spanish. There is no laboratory requirement, but the student is required to spend five sessions with a native speaker, when available, for group conversation practice. There will be occasional sessions on cultural matters.

SPAN 202 Intermediate Spanish* — Course Concepts

4 Cr. Hrs. – 4 Contact Hrs. Prerequisite: Must have earned a grade of “C” or better in SPAN 201 or have the permission of the instructor. This course focuses on the remaining tenses and on the subjunctive mood. The student will have more opportunities to develop skills in reading, writing, speaking and understanding Spanish. There is no laboratory requirement, but the student is required to spend five sessions with a native speaker, when available, for group conversation practice. There will be occasional sessions on cultural matters.