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CA 100 Conversational Carolinian (3)
This is a basic course in conversational Carolinian. It is designed to give students reasonable competence in speaking and understanding Carolinian in everyday situations. Students learn and reinforce their language skills through drills, dialogues and group work. Carolinian grammar and pronunciation are integrated into situation conversation exercises. Prerequisite: English Placement Level: EN 083/084.

CA 101 Elementary Carolinian I (4)
This beginning level course is designed to help students develop basic competence in speaking, understanding, reading, and writing Carolinian. Students learn and reinforce their language skills through drills, dialogues, and group work. Carolinian orthography is introduced and practiced. English Placement Level: EN 083/084.

CA 102 Elementary Carolinian II (4)
This course is the second course of a two-course sequence. Students extend their study of Carolinian grammar, vocabulary, and idioms as they increase their conversational and reading/writing skills. Prerequisite: CA 101 or instructor’s permission. English Placement Level: EN 083/084.

CM 101 Elementary Chamorro (4)
This course is designed to give native Chamorro speakers increased oral-aural competency in the Chamorro language. Basic grammatical structures are covered as students learn how to use the language correctly in everyday conversational contexts. Spelling, pronunciation, and reading/writing in Chamorro are also covered. (English Placement Levels: EN 083/084)

CM 102 Elementary Chamorro II (4)
This course is the second course of a two-course sequence for native Chamorro speakers, with primary emphasis on reading/writing competency and secondary emphasis on oral/aural proficiency. Students extend their study of Chamorro grammar, syntax, vocabulary, and idiomatic expression as they develop skills in conversation and oral discourse, and in reading and writing for personal and professional purposes. Prerequisite: CM 101 or English Placement Level: EN 083/084.

CN 100 Conversational Chinese (3)
This is a fundamental course in conversational Chinese. It is designed to be practical and functional in preparing students to converse in Chinese. Students can expect to master a basic framework of spoken Chinese. Students will participate in regular conversational Chinese and drills to enhance their ability to speak and understand spoken Chinese. English Placement Level: EN 083/084.

CN 101 Elementary Chinese I (4)
This course is designed for students who want to learn basic Chinese. It emphasizes the spoken Chinese language. Listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills are developed with emphasis on active use of these skills. Basic Chinese characters are introduced. English Placement Level: EN 083/084.

JA 100 Conversational Japanese (3)
This is a fundamental course in conversational Japanese. It is designed to be practical and functional in preparing students to converse in Japanese. Students participate in regular conversational Japanese drills to enhance their ability to speak and understand spoken Japanese. English Placement Level: EN 083/84.

JA 101 Elementary Japanese I (4)
This course is designed for students who want to learn basic Japanese. It emphasizes the spoken Japanese language. Listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills are developed with emphasis on active use of these skills. Hiragana, Katakana, and basic Kanji are introduced. English Placement Level: EN 083/084

JA 102 Elementary Japanese II (4)
This course is designed to expand the communicative use of Japanese and to increase the students’ awareness of Japanese culture. The practice of reading and writing Hiragana, Katakana and Kanji are continued and expanded. Prerequisite: JA 101, English Placement Level: EN 083/084.

JA 201 Intermediate Japanese I (4)
This course is a continuation of JA 102 and provides further development of grammar, vocabulary, listening and speaking comprehension, reading, and writing skills. Kanji is continued and expanded. Prerequisite: JA 102 or instructor’s permission. English Placement Level: EN 083/084.

SL 101 Introduction to American Sign Language (4)
This course is an introduction to American Sign Language (ASL). It introduces basic signing vocabulary and grammar to anyone interested in communicating with deaf and hearing-impaired individuals, and provides students with a brief history of sign language. Finger spelling, ASL terminology, expressive and receptive vocabulary, sentence structure, and conversational signs are explored. The focus of the course is to provide a basic fundamental ability to communicate with the deaf and hearing impaired.

SL 102 Beginning Sign Language II (4)
This second-semester American Sign Language course is a continuation of SL 101. Students in this course learn over 500 new signs for both expressive and receptive vocabulary. They will have increase practice in the manual alphabet and number systems used for daily life activities, additional grammar and syntax rules for American Sign Language, and gain increased exposure to Deaf culture and empowerment issues. The course provides students increased comfort and fluency in communicating with Deaf and Hard of Hearing adults, children, and other signers. Students develop beginning skills in storytelling. Prerequisite: SL 101 or instructor’s permission. English Placement Level: EN 083/084.

SL 110 Advanced American Sign Language (4)
This is the second course in series for sign language instruction. This advanced course provides individuals and opportunity to study sign language as a foreign or second language. It emphasizes the manual alphabet, finger spelling, and American Sign Language vocabulary and grammar. Students will receive advanced functional and conversational usage of signs previously learned in SL 101. Prerequisites: a “C” grade or better in SL 101 or permission of instructor. English Placement Level: EN 093/094.

SL 201 Intermediate Sign Language I (4)
This third semester American Sign Language course is designed to teach students more advanced and refined narrative, conversational, storytelling, and presentation skills. Students will learn over 1000 new signs used for both expressive and receptive vocabulary; and learn more about culturally appropriate ways to interact with Deaf community members and even more about their culture. The focus of the course is to provide students increased expressive and receptive skills in American Sign Language and introduce them to other forms of manual communication in the sign language continuum.

SP 100 Conversational Spanish (4)
This is an elementary level conversational, reading and writing Spanish course. It is designed to give students a reasonable level of competence in understanding and using Spanish in everyday situations. Spanish is learned and reinforced through drills, dialogues, group and class work. (English Placement Levels: EN 083/EN 084)

SP 101 Elementary Spanish I (4)
This is an elementary course in Spanish conversational, reading and writing skills. It is designed to help students develop a reasonable level of competence in understanding and using Spanish in everyday situations. Spanish is learned and reinforced through drills, dialogues, and group and class work. English Placement Level: EN 083/084.

SP 102 Elementary Spanish II (4)
This the second course in a two-course sequence. Students expand their knowledge of Spanish grammar, vocabulary, and idioms as they continue to develop their conversational and reading/writing skills. Prerequisite: SP 101 or instructor’s permission. English Placement Level: EN 083/084.

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