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VIET 299
Experimental Offering in Vietnamese
.5-4 Units
Prerequisite: None
Hours: 18 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB
VIET 401
Elementary Vietnamese
4 Units
Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area I; CSU Area C2; IGETC Area 6
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB
This course will provide an introduction to the Vietnamese language at the Novice Low Level, which is characterized by an emerging ability to understand and produce appropriate responses in high-frequency situation utilizing learned materials, standardized messages, phrases and expressions including terms for addressing, numbers, time, dates, days, weather, and kinship terms. Speaking and writing will be comprehensible to a sympathetic listener, including a native speaker used to interacting with non-native speakers. Verbal and written expression is limited to short, culturally appropriate communication. Students will also acquire knowledge of the geography, culture and people of regions where Vietnamese is spoken as well as Vietnamese-speakers' contributions to North American and world-wide cultures.
VIET 402
Elementary Vietnamese
4 Units
Prerequisite: VIET 401 with a grade of "C" or better
General Education: AA/AS Area I; CSU Area C2; IGETC Area 6
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 72 hours LEC
This is the second course in the Elementary Vietnamese sequence. It is designed for students who have completed VIET 401 or two years of high school Vietnamese. It provides refinement of skills learned in 401. Students will gain increased accuracy and ability to understand and produce appropriate responses in high frequency situations utilizing learned materials. Speaking and writing will be comprehensible to a sympathetic listener. Verbal and written expression will be limited to short, culturally appropriate communication on a broader scale than at the 401 level. Students will acquire a knowledge of the geography, culture and people of regions where Vietnamese is spoken and of Vietnamese-speakers' contributions to North American and world cultures.
VIET 411
Intermediate Vietnamese
4 Units
Prerequisite: VIET 402 with a grade of "C" or better
General Education: AA/AS Area I; CSU Area C2; IGETC Area 3B; IGETC Area 6
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 72 hours LEC
This is first semester Intermediate Vietnamese. It is designed for students who have completed Vietnamese 402 or three years of high school Vietnamese. It provides refinement of skills attained in 402. Students will work toward the ability to create with the language without relying on learned responses, to understand main ideas in routine speech and to understand main ideas in written texts. Listening and reading comprehension continue to develop; speaking and writing will be comprehensible to a somewhat sympathetic native speaker. Students will develop the ability to respond in an unrehearsed manner on concrete topics in known situations. Written expression will meet limited personal needs in culturally-appropriate language at a higher level of accuracy than found in 402. Students will continue acquisition of knowledge of geography, culture and people of regions where Vietnamese is spoken and of Vietnamese speakers' contributions to North American and world cultures.
VIET 412
Intermediate Vietnamese
4 Units
Prerequisite: VIET 411 with a grade of "C" or better
General Education: AA/AS Area I; CSU Area C2; IGETC Area 3B; IGETC Area 6
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB
This is second semester Intermediate Vietnamese. It is designed for students who have completed Vietnamese 411 or four years of high school Vietnamese. It provides continued development of skills attained in 411. The focus will be the development of written narratives and expository prose combined with increased cultural awareness. Emphasis will be placed on culturally authentic reading and writing through the introduction of basic literary analysis. Students will develop the ability to handle complicated situations using past and future time frames. Students will continue acquisition of knowledge of geography, culture and people of regions where Vietnamese is spoken and of Vietnamese-speakers' contributions to North American and world cultures.
VIET 495
Independent Studies in Vietnamese
1-3 Units
Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to CSU
See UC Limitations & Counselor
Hours: 54 hours LEC; 162 hours LAB
An independent studies project involves an individual student or small group of students in study, research, or activities beyond the scope of regularly offered courses. See the current catalog section of "Special Studies" for full details of Independent Studies.
VIET 499
Experimental Offering in Vietnamese
.5-4 Units
Prerequisite: None
Course Transferable to CSU
See UC Limitations & Counselor
Hours: 18 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB