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Arabic

 

ARAB 1A, 5 Units
Elementary Modern Standard Arabic
5 hours lecture (GR or P/NP). Acceptable for credit: UC/CSU. This course is equivalent to two years of high school study.
Study and practice in understanding, speaking, reading and writing Modern Standard Arabic: Emphasis on understanding basic grammatical concepts and vocabulary building; basic readings in Arabic and multinational Arab life and culture. 1112.00
AA/AS area 3; CSU area C2;
IGETC area Language

 

ARAB 1B, 5 Units
Elementary Modern Standard Arabic
5 hours lecture (GR or P/NP). Prerequisite: ARAB 1A. Acceptable for credit: UC/CSU
Continuation of ARAB 1A: Study and practice in understanding, speaking, reading and writing Modern Standard Arabic with continuing emphasis on understanding basic grammatical concepts and vocabulary building; basic readings in Arabic and multinational Arab life and culture. 1112.00
AA/AS area 3; CSU area C2; IGETC area 3; IGETC area Language

 

ARAB 30A, 3 Units
Beginning Conversational Arabic
3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP). Acceptable for credit: CSU
Introduction to conversational Arabic: Use of modern formal spoken Arabic in conversation and discussion; elementary grammar. 1112.00
AA/AS area 3; CSU area C2

 

ARAB 48UA-ZZ, .5-5 Units
Selected Topics in Arabic
0-5 hours lecture, 0-15 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP). Acceptable for credit: CSU 1112.00
See section on Selected Topics in the Berkeley City College Catalog.

 

Chinese

 

CHIN 1, 5 Units
Elementary Chinese (Mandarin)
5 hours lecture (GR or P/NP). Course is equivalent to two years of high school study. Acceptable for credit: UC/CSU
Introduction to elementary Chinese: Pronunciation, grammar, sentence patterns, practical vocabulary, and aural-oral exercises in speaking and understanding Mandarin Chinese or Pu Tong Hua. 1107.00
AA/AS Area 3; CSU area C2; IGETC area Language

 

CHIN 40A, 3 Units
Conversational Chinese (Mandarin)
3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP). Acceptable for credit: CSU
Beginning level Chinese conversational skills: Proper pronunciation and usage of the Pinyin romanization systems; sentence structure and vocabulary for a variety of basic personal interactions such as greetings, exchanging personal information, asking directions and getting around the home, school and office. 1107.00
AA/AS Area 3; CSU area C2

 

French

FREN 1A, 5 Units
Elementary French
 5 hours lecture (GR or P/NP). Course is equivalent to two years of high school French. Acceptable for credit: UC/CSU
Study and practice in speaking, understanding, reading and writing French: Emphasis on understanding basic grammatical concepts. 1102.00
AA/AS area 3; CSU area C2; IGETC area Language

 

FREN 1B, 5 Units
Elementary French
5 hours lecture (GR or P/NP). Prerequisite:  FREN 1A. Acceptable for credit: UC/CSU
Continuation of FREN 1A: Proficiency in the areas of listening, speaking, reading, writing, and cultural knowledge; emphasis on basic vocabulary and basic grammatical concepts. 1102.00
AA/AS area 3; CSU area C2; IGETC area 3B and Languaga

 

FREN 48UA-ZZ, .5-5 Units
Selected Topics in French
0-5 hours lecture, 0-15 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP). Acceptable for credit: CSU
See section on Selected Topics in the Berkeley City College Catalog. 1102.00

 

FREN 248UA-ZZ, .5-5 Units
Selected Topics in French
0-5 hours lecture, 0-15 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)
See section on Selected Topics in the Berkeley City College Catalog.

 

Portuguese

PORT 1A, 5 Units
Elementary Portuguese
5 hours lecture (GR or P/NP). Acceptable for credit: UC/CSU. This course is equivalent to two years of high school study.
Study and practice in understanding, speaking, reading, and writing Portuguese: Emphasis on understanding basic grammatical concepts and vocabulary building; readings in Portuguese and on Lusophone countries’ life and culture. 1119.00
AA/AS Area 3; CSU area C2; IGETC area 3 and Language

 

PORT 1B, 5 Units
Elementary Portuguese
5 hours lecture (GR or P/NP). Prerequisite: PORT 1A. Acceptable for credit: UC/CSU
Continuation of Portuguese 1A: Study and practice in understanding, speaking, reading, and writing Portuguese with continuing emphasis on understanding basic grammatical concepts and vocabulary building; readings in Portuguese and on all Lusophone Countries’ life and culture. 1119.00
AA/AS Area 3; CSU area C2;  IGETC area 3B and Language

 

PORT 48UA-ZZ, .5-5 Units
Selected Topics in Portuguese
0-5 hours lecture, 0-15 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP). Acceptable for credit: CSU
See section on Selected Topics in the Berkeley City College Catalog.
1119.00

 

Spanish

SPAN 1A, 5 Units
Elementary Spanish
5 hours lecture (GR or P/NP). Course is equivalent to two years of high school study.
Acceptable for credit: UC/CSU
Development and application of language skills and cultural exploration of the Spanish speaking world: Study and practice in understanding, speaking, reading and writing Spanish; readings in Spanish and Latin-American life and culture; course conducted with Spanish as the primary language of instruction. 1105.00
AA/AS area 3; CSU area C2; IGETC area Language (C-ID SPAN 100)

 

SPAN 1B, 5 Units
Elementary Spanish
5 hours lecture (GR or P/NP). Prerequisite: SPAN 1A. Acceptable for credit: UC/CSU
Continuation of Spanish 1A: Development and application of language skills and cultural exploration of the Spanish speaking world; study and practice in understanding, speaking, reading and writing Spanish; readings in Spanish and Latin-American life and culture; course conducted with Spanish as the primary language of instruction. 1105.00
AA/AS area 3; CSU area C2; IGETC area 3B and Language

 

SPAN 2A, 5 Units
Intermediate Spanish
5 hours lecture (GR or P/NP). Prerequisite: SPAN 1B. Acceptable for credit: UC/CSU
Conversation, analysis and composition based on selected readings from short stories and articles on culture and history of the Spanish-speaking world: Exploration of culturally relevant topics; grammar review of indicative tenses, imperative and subjunctive mood; expansion of vocabulary and idioms; course conducted in Spanish. 1105.00
AA/AS area 3; CSU area C2; IGETC area 3B and Language (C-ID SPAN 200)

 

SPAN 2B, 5 Units
Intermediate Spanish
5 hours lecture (GR or P/NP). Prerequisite: SPAN 2A. Acceptable for credit: UC/CSU
Analysis and composition based on selected readings from Spanish and Latin American literature, articles on culture and history of the Spanish-speaking world: Exploration of culturally relevant topics; continued grammar review with emphasis on past subjunctive and sequence of tenses; advanced conversation; expansion of vocabulary and idioms; course is conducted in Spanish. 1105.00
AA/AS area 3; CSU area C2; IGETC area 3B and Language (C-ID SPAN 210)

 

SPAN 10A, 3 Units
Advanced Spanish Conversation
3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP). Prerequisite: SPAN 2A. Acceptable for credit: UC/CSU
Advanced Spanish conversation: Practice in developing oral fluency through interpretation and discussion of selected readings. 1105.00
AA/AS area 3; CSU area C2; IGETC area 3B

 

SPAN 10B, 3 Units
Advanced Spanish Conversation
3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP). Prerequisite: SPAN 10A. Acceptable for credit: UC/CSU
Continuation of SPAN 10A: Continued practice in developing oral fluency through interpretation and discussion of selected readings. 1105.00
AA/AS area 3; CSU area C2; IGETC area 3B

 

SPAN 11, 3 Units
Spanish for the Medical/Health Professions
3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP). Prerequisite: SPAN 1A. Acceptable for credit: CSU
Introductory Spanish for the medical and health professions: Cultural, geographical, and linguistic aspects of the Spanish-speaking world as relevant to the medical profession. 1105.00

 

SPAN 12, 3 Units
Spanish for the Business Professions
3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP). Prerequisite: SPAN 1A. Acceptable for credit: CSU
Introductory Spanish for the world of business: Cultural, geographical, and linguistic aspects of the Spanish-speaking world as relevant to business. 1105.00

 

SPAN 15, 3 Units
Spanish Composition
2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP). Prerequisite: SPAN 1B. Acceptable for credit: UC/CSU
Intermediate Spanish composition: Writing in Spanish, including writing strategies as well as recognition and self-correction of errors. 1105.00
AA/AS area 3

 

SPAN 22A, 5 Units
Spanish for Bilingual Speakers I
5 hours lecture (GR or P/NP). Course is equivalent to two years of high school study. Course is conducted entirely in Spanish. Acceptable for credit: UC/CSU
Elementary and intermediate Spanish for students whose native language is Spanish: Critical reading and discussion of selected readings in Spanish with emphasis on reading development, orthography, grammar, lexical expansion and composition. 1105.00
AA/AS area 3; CSU area C2; IGETC area Language (C-ID SPAN 220)

 

SPAN 22B, 5 Units
Spanish for Bilingual Speakers II
5 hours lecture (GR or P/NP). Prerequisite: SPAN 22A. Course is conducted entirely in Spanish. Acceptable for credit: UC/CSU
Continuation of SPAN 22A: Intermediate and advanced intermediate Spanish for students whose native language is Spanish; critical reading and discussion of selected readings in Spanish with emphasis on reading development, orthography, grammar, lexical expansion and composition. 1105.00
AA/AS area 3; CSU area C2; IGETC area Language (C-ID SPAN 230)

 

SPAN 30A, 3 Units
Beginning Conversational Spanish
3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP). Acceptable for credit: CSU
Introduction to conversational Spanish: Use of modern colloquial Spanish in conversation, and elementary grammar. 1105.00
CSU area C2

 

SPAN 30B, 3 Units
Beginning Conversational Spanish
3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP). Recommended preparation: SPAN 30A. Acceptable for credit: CSU
Continuation of SPAN 30A: Use of modern colloquial Spanish in conversation, and elementary grammar. 1105.00
CSU area C2

 

SPAN 31A, 3 Units
Intermediate Conversational Spanish
3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP). Prerequisite: SPAN 30B. Acceptable for credit: CSU
Intermediate-level conversational Spanish: Grammar review as needed; readings from conversation textbook, newspapers, and magazines in Spanish. 1105.00
AA/AS area 3; CSU area C2

 

SPAN 31B, 3 Units
Intermediate Conversational Spanish
3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP). Prerequisite: SPAN 31A. Acceptable for credit: CSU
Continuation of SPAN 31A: Grammar review as needed; readings from conversation textbook, newspapers, and magazines in Spanish. 1105.00
AA/AS area 3; CSU area C2

 

SPAN 35A, 3 Units
Intermediate Conversational Spanish: Current Events
3 hours lecture   (GR or P/NP). Recommended Preparation: SPAN 1B or 30B. Acceptable for credit: CSU
Emphasis on intermediate-level conversational practice with a focus on current events: Grammar review as needed; readings from conversation textbook, newspapers, and magazines in Spanish. 1105.00
CSU area C2

 

SPAN 35B, 3 Units
Intermediate Conversational Spanish: Film
3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP). Recommended Preparation: SPAN 1B or 30B.   Acceptable for credit: CSU
Emphasis on intermediate-level conversational practice with a focus on films: Grammar review as needed; readings from conversation textbook; films in Spanish.  1105.00
AA/AS area 3; CSU area C2

 

SPAN 38, 3 Units
Latin American Literature
3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP). Recommended Preparation: SPAN 2A or SPAN 22A.
Acceptable for credit:
UC/CSU
Contemporary Latin-American literature: Reading of short stories and poetry from prominent Latin-American writers, such as Carlos Fuentes, Gabriel García-Márquez, Julio Cortázar, Pablo Neruda, and many others. 1105.00
AA/AS area 3; CSU area C2, IGETC area 3B

 

SPAN 39, 3 Units
Latin-American Novel
3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP). Recommended preparation: SPAN 2A. Course is conducted entirely in Spanish. Acceptable for credit: UC/CSU
Contemporary Latin-American fiction: Reading of novels by prominent Latin-American writers. 1105.00
AA/AS area 3; CSU area C2; IGETC area 3B

 

SPAN 40, 3 Units
Hispanic Civilization and Culture
3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP). Recommended Preparation: SPAN 2A or SPAN 22A.
Acceptable for credit: UC/CSU
Study of Hispanic civilization and culture: Readings in Spanish designed to develop active language skills. 1105.00
AA/AS area 3; CSU area C2; IGETC area 3B


SPAN 48UA-ZZ, .5-5 Units
Selected Topics in Spanish
0-5 hours lecture, 0-15 hours of laboratory (GR or P/NP). Acceptable for credit: UC/CSU
See section on Selected Topics in the Berkeley City College Catalog. 1105.00

 

SPAN 49, .5-5 Units
Independent Study in Spanish
0-5 hours lecture (GR or P/NP). Acceptable for credit: CSU
See section on Independent Study in the Berkeley City College Catalog. 1105.00

 

SPAN 70, 3 Units
Spanish Medical Terminology
3 hours lecture (GR). Prerequisite: SPAN 2A. Acceptable for credit: CSU
Spanish medical terminology for the human body: Internal and external anatomy, its nature and system, general diseases, treatment modalities and procedures, first aid in emergencies and common injuries; bridging the language and cultural gap between clients and providers.   1105.00

 

SPAN 71, 3 Units
Spanish Medical Interpreting I
3 hours lecture, (GR). Acceptable for credit: CSU
Effective language interpretation in health care settings: Basic knowledge of common medical conditions; treatments and procedures, insight in language and cultural nuances for specific communities; basic modes of interpretation; techniques for strengthening memory; and interpreting accurately; overview of the U.S. health care system and the responsibilities of health care interpreters.   1105.00

 

SPAN 72, 3 Units
Spanish Medical Interpreting II
3 hours lecture (GR). Prerequisite: SPAN 71. Acceptable for credit: CSU
Continuation of Medical Interpreting I: Effective language interpretation in health care settings: Basic knowledge of common medical conditions, treatments and procedures; insight in language and cultural nuances for specific communities; basic modes of interpretation; techniques for strengthening memory; interpreting accurately; overview of the U.S. health care system and the responsibilities of health care interpreters.   1105.00

 

SPAN 101, 3 Units
Basic Spanish for the Education Profession
3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP). Acceptable for credit: CSU
Introductory Spanish for the education profession: Cultural, geographical, and linguistic aspects of the Spanish-speaking world as relevant to education. 1105.00

 

SPAN 201, 1 Unit
Spanish for the Workplace
1 hour lecture (GR or P/NP).
Elementary vocational Spanish conversation: Workplace dialogs, vocabulary, and cultural issues. 1105.00

 

SPAN 248UA-ZZ, .5-5 Units
Selected Topics in Spanish
0-5 hours lecture, 0-15 hours of laboratory (GR or P/NP)
See section on Selected Topics in the Berkeley City College Catalog. 1105.00

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