World Language

LNGC105  Spanish I - 3 Class Hours/3 Credits
An introductory course for the first year language study that takes a communicative, functional approach to teaching and learning Spanish at the college level. The course includes grammar, conversation, culture, and readings. At the end of the course the student will be able to speak and write basic Spanish. Students who have taken two or more years of high school Spanish will be required to take a Spanish placement test. (For transfer, Spanish I should be taken in conjunction with Spanish II)

LNGC106  Spanish II - 3 Class Hours/3 Credits
Spanish II initially reviews, then builds on the simple sentence structures and vocabulary learned in Spanish I. Students will understand and converse in day-to-day Spanish and know basic aspects of various Hispanic cultures. Students will also read authentic materials and basic literature, and will write letters and short essays. Course activities accommodate all learning styles and are both innovative and relevant to student experiences. Video materials bring Spanish to life for students by illustrating in context the grammar and vocabulary students are learning. (Prerequisite: LNGC105)

LNGC120  Sign Language I - 3 Class Hours/3 Credits
This course will assist the student in developing basic conversational skills in American Sign Language (ASL). Included in the course will be a study of basic grammatical structures, non-verbal grammatical signals, sign vocabulary, and conversation regulators. Cultural aspects of the Deaf Community will also be discussed. Emphasis will be placed on using American Sign Language (ASL) in one-to-one or small group conversations.

LNGC121  Sign Language II - 3 Class Hours/3 Credits
This course will assist the student in developing the ability to use and understand sign language at the beginning level. Classes will include readiness exercises, skills development, direct interaction activities and sign vocabulary building. (Prerequisite: LNGC120)

LNGC220  Sign Language III - 3 Class Hours/3 Credits
This course will continue with skills development, direct interaction activities and sign vocabulary building. It will cover the use of sign language in the Deaf Community, comprehension and expression of visual/manual language, grammatical structure and sign production and reception at the intermediate/advanced level. (Prerequisite: LNGC121)

LNGC221  Sign Language IV - 3 Class Hours/3 Credits
This course will assist the student in developing the background and skills necessary to participate in one-to-one or small group conversations. Class activities focus on developing expressive and receptive conversational skills through the use of drill, videotapes, discussion of idioms and colloquial usage and opportunities to participate in signed conversation with deaf people and other signers. Also included in the class will be vocabulary development, rules of social interaction, the process of conversation, and discussion of deaf/hearing interactions. (Prerequisite: LNGC220)