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Foreign Languages

American Sign Language

ASL 1140 - American Sign Language I

  • "This course is an introduction to the basic skills in the production and comprehension of American Sign Language (ASL). This course includes the manual alphabet and numbers, and exposes students to ASL grammar. The course helps students to develop conversational ability, as well as culturally appropriate behaviors."

ASL 1150 - American Sign Language II

  • "This course is a continuation of ASL 1140 and will develop receptive and expressive abilities and allow recognition and demonstration of more sophisticated grammatical features of American Sign Language. Students will increase fluency and accuracy in fingerspelling and numbers. There will be opportunities for interaction within the Deaf Community."

    Spanish

SPN 1120 - Foundations of Spanish I

  • "An introduction to the Spanish language for those who have little or no knowledge of Spanish. The sequence of SPN 1120/1121 presents the essential elements of Spanish grammar, vocabulary, and culture that are needed in everyday life to speak in Spanish and understand it when it is spoken at a moderate speed by sympathetic native speakers. This course includes many types of activities designed to develop basic skills in speaking, listening comprehension, reading, and writing, with the greatest emphasis placed on practicing conversation. Communicative competence is stressed. Students learn present tense conjugation (including irregular and stem-changing verbs), conjugation of reflexive verbs, and the informal future. This class is conducted mostly in Spanish."

SPN 1121 - Foundations of Spanish II

  • "This course includes many types of activities designed to further expand the students' communicative proficiency in speaking, listening comprehension, reading, and writing, with the greatest emphasis placed on practicing conversation. Communicative competence is stressed. Students solidify and strength their grasp and use of regular and irregular present tense conjugations, reflexive verbs, and the informal future. They learn the present progressive tense, the use and conjugation of regular and irregular verbs in the preterit tense, the imperfect tense, in the preterit versus the imperfect tense, indirect object pronouns, double object pronouns, gustar and similar verbs. Students are also introduced to the present tense, the impersonal se, and/or commands. This class is conducted mostly in Spanish."

Foreign Language Requirement

"The Foreign Language Competency requirement can be met by completion of two years of the same high school foreign language or completion of two semesters of the same college level foreign language or documented proficiency of a foreign language. If you did not complete two years of the same high school foreign language and do not have documented proficiency of a foreign language, you will need to complete two semesters of the same college level foreign language in order to graduate with your Associate in Arts degree or Bachelor's degree."

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