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CHINESE 101 ELEMENTARY CHINESE I
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. CHINESE 102 ELEMENTARY CHINESE II YEAR 1 - FALL: 101 YEAR 1 - SPRING: 101, 102* YEAR 2 - FALL: 101 YEAR 2 - SPRING: 101, 102* *Based on enrollments Note: Summer and Winter Terms generally offer first year college courses. For more information contact Department Chair.
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 FRENCH 101 ELEMENTARY FRENCH I
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. FRENCH 102 ELEMENTARY FRENCH II
Prerequisite: FRENCH-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. FRENCH 150 BEGINNING CONVERSATIONAL FRENCH
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. FRENCH 201 INTERMEDIATE FRENCH I
Prerequisite: FRENCH-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. FRENCH 202 INTERMEDIATE FRENCH II
Prerequisite: FRENCH-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. YEAR 1 - FALL: 101, 102, 150, 201 YEAR 1 - SPRING: 101, 102, 202 YEAR 2 - FALL: 101, 102, 150, 201 YEAR 2 - SPRING: 101, 102, 202 *Based on enrollments Note: Summer and Winter Terms generally offer first year college courses. For more information contact Department Chair.

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GERMAN 101 ELEMENTARY GERMAN I
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
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. YEAR 1 - FALL: 101 YEAR 1 - SPRING: 101, 102* YEAR 2 - FALL: 101 YEAR 2 - SPRING: 101, 102* *Based on enrollments Note: Summer and Winter Terms generally offer first year college courses. For more information contact Department Chair.
ITALIAN 101 ELEMENTARY ITALIAN I
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. ITALIAN 102 ELEMENTARY ITALIAN II
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. ITALIAN 150 CONVERSATIONAL ITALIAN
Essentials of Italian for conversational and practical usage. Intensive practice in the expression and comprehension of spoken Italian. YEAR 1 - FALL: 101 YEAR 1 - SPRING: 101, 102* YEAR 2 - FALL: 101 YEAR 2 - SPRING: 101, 102* *Based on enrollments Note: Summer and Winter Terms generally offer first year college courses. For more information contact Department Chair.
Associate in Arts Degree: Spanish Student Learning Outcome:
Students will be able to demonstrate proficiency in communicating in expressive and receptive forms in Spanish
and 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 SPANISH 101 ELEMENTARY SPANISH I
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. SPANISH 101A SPANISH FOR HERITAGE SPEAKERS I
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
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
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
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
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
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
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. YEAR 1 - FALL: 101, 101A, 102, 102A 150, 201 YEAR 1 - SPRING: 101, 101A, 102, 102A, 150, 202, 240 YEAR 2 - FALL: 101, 101A, 102, 102A 150, 201 YEAR 2 - SPRING: 101, 101A, 102, 102A, 150, 202, 240 *Based on enrollments Note: Summer and Winter Terms generally offer first year college courses. For more information contact Department Chair.

 

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