SLCC General Catalog 2013-2014

Languages

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Program Description

The Language and Culture Program teaches beginning skills in several languages. Classes are designed to help students learn or improve listening, speaking, reading and writing skills, as well as embracing cultural differences and heritage.

Associate of Arts (AA) Language Requirement

General Education for all Associate of Arts (AA) students includes a Language requirement. The requirement can be fulfilled by

any 1020 course (Beginning Language II). These courses are listed as (LN). This requirement may also be fulfilled by taking the second-year courses 2010 and/or 2020.

For students already proficient in a language, it is possible to enroll directly in more advanced courses with instructor approval. Upon completion of that course with a grade of B or higher, students can petition for credit for the first-year courses bypassed. Other options may be available, contact the Humanities, Language and Culture Department.

Native speakers/naturalized citizens are not allowed to take first-year courses in their native language.

At the discretion of the Department Chair, 2000-level ENGL courses may be used to fulfill the Associate of Arts

(AA) Language requirement for International native speakers if students have taken ESL courses or if students can demonstrate

college-level experience in their native language.

Career Opportunities

Students should complete the program with intermediate-level language skills. A career in languages will require further study at the four-year degree level and beyond. Mastery of a language takes at least five years of study. The degree prepares students for transfer to 4-year programs in some languages. Following attainment of a 4-year degree there are opportunities for teaching in K-12, international travel, international business, translation services, etc.

Transfer/Articulation Information

Students should also be advised that a Bachelor of Arts (BA) will require four semesters of a language or more and many four-year institutions may require those courses to be taken consecutively. SLCC also offers a wider selection of languages than many transfer institutions; it may not be possible to continue study of a specific language after transfer. Students should check with the institution to which they plan to transfer.

Total Program/Course Fees

$40-60

Estimated Cost for Students

$350-$400

Estimated Time to Completion:

If students follow suggested sample schedule, completion time is four semesters.

 

Language Offerings

American Sign Language

(See ASL Program)

 

Arabic

Course

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

ARB 1010

Beginning Arabic I

5

A

 

ARB 1020

Beg Arabic II (LN)

5

A

ARB 1010

ARB 1300

Beg. Convers/Arabic

1

A

ARB 1010

ARB 1900

Special Studies

1-2

TBA

Instructor approval

ARB 2010

Interm Arabic I

4

F

ARB 1020

ARB 2020

Interm Arabic II

4

Sp

ARB 2010

ARB 2300

Interm Conversation

1

A

ARB 1020

ARB 2900

Special Topics

1-3

A

Instructor approval

 

Chinese

Course

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

CHI 1010

Beg Chinese I

5

A

 

CHI 1020

Beg Chinese II (LN)

5

A

CHI 1010

CHI 1300

Beg Convers

1

A

CHI 1010

CHI 1900

Special Studies

1-2

TBA

Instructor approval

CHI 2010

Interm Chinese I

4

F

CHI 1020

CHI 2020

Interm Chinese II

4

Sp

CHI 2010

CHI 2300

Conversation

1

F, Sp

CHI 1020

CHI 2710

Intr Chinese Film

3

TBA

CHI 1020

CHI 2900

Special Topics

1-3

A

Instructor approval

 

French

Course

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

FRN 1010

Beg French I

5

A

 

FRN 1020

Beg French II (LN)

5

A

FRN 1010

FRN 1300

Beg Convers

1

A

FRN 1010

FRN 1900

Special Studies

1-2

TBA

Instructor approval

FRN 2010

Interm French I

4

F

FRN 1020

FRN 2020

Interm French II

4

Sp

FRN 2010

FRN 2300

Conversation

1

F, Sp

FRN 1020

FRN 2700

Intro to French Lit

3

TBA

FRN 2020 or FRN 2010

FRN 2710

Intro French Film

3

TBA

FRN 1020

FRN 2900

Special Topics

1-3

A

Instructor approval

 

German

Course

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

GER 1010

Beg German I

5

A

 

GER 1020

Beg German II (LN)

5

A

GER 1010

GER 1300

Beg Convers

1

F, Sp

GER 1010

GER 1900

Special Studies

1-2

TBA

Instructor approval

GER 2010

Inter German I

4

F

GER 1020

GER 2020

Inter German II

4

Sp

GER 2010

GER 2300

Conversation

1

F, Sp

GER 1020

GER 2700

Intro to German Lit

3

TBA

GER 2020 or GER 2010

GER 2710

Int German Film

3

TBA

GER 1020

GER 2900

Special Topics

1-3

A

Instructor approval

 

International Culture

Course

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

INTL 2040

Immig Exp Lit/Film (HU,DV)

3

F, Sp

INTL 2060 Intl Lit and Culture (HU,DV)

3

A

 

INTL 2230 Global French Std (HU)

3

A

 

INTL 2240 Latin Amer Studies(HU)

3

A

 

INTL 2980 Travel Study

3

Sp

Varies by semester and trip taken

INTL 2990 Study Abroad

3

Sp

Varies by semester and trip taken

 
Italian

Course

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

ITL 1010

Beg Italian I

5

A

 

ITL 1020

Beg Italian II (LN)

5

A

ITL 1010

ITL 1300

Beg Convers

1

Sp

ITL 1010

ITL 1900

Special Studies

1-2

TBA

Instructor approval

ITL 2010

Interm Italian I

4

F

ITL 1020

ITL 2020

Interm Italian II

4

Sp

ITL 2010

ITL 2300

Conversation

1

F, Sp

ITL 1020

ITL 2700

Intro to Literature

3

TBA

ITL 2020 or IITL 2010

ITL 2710

Intr Italian Film

3

TBA

ITL 1020

ITL 2900

Special Topics

1-3

A

Instructor approval

 
Japanese

Course

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

JPN 1010

Beg Japanese I

5

A

none

JPN 1020

Beg Japanese II (LN)

5

A

JPN 1010

JPN 1300

Beg Convers

1

A

JPN 1010

JPN 1900

Special Studies

1-2

TBA

approval

JPN 2010

Interm Japanese I

4

F

JPN 1020

JPN 2020

Interm Japanese II

4

Sp

JPN 2010

JPN 2300

Conversation

1

F, Sp

JPN 1020

JPN 2710

Int Japanese Flm

3

TBA

JPN 1020

JPN 2900

Special Topics

1-3

A

Instructor approval

 
Navajo

Course

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

NAV 1010

Beg Navajo I

5

F

 

NAV 2900

Special Topics

1-3

A

Instructor approval

 

Portuguese

Course

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

POR 1010

Beg Portugse I

5

A

 

POR 1020

Beg Portugse II (LN)

5

A

POR 1010

POR 1300

Beg Convers

1

A

POR 1010

POR 1900

Special Studies

1-2

TBA

Instructor approval

POR 2010

Interm Portugse I

4

F

POR 1020

POR 2020

Interm Portugse II

4

F

POR 2010

POR 2300

Conversation

1

F, Sp

POR 1020

POR 2700

Intro to Literature

3

TBA

POR 2020 or POR 2010

POR 2710

Portuguese Film

3

TBA

POR 1020

POR 2900

Special Topics

1-3

A

Instructor approval

 
Russian

Course

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

RUS 1010

Beg Russian I

5

A

 

RUS 1020

Beg Russian II (LN)

5

A

RUS 1010

RUS 1300

Beg Convers

1

A

RUS 1010

RUS 1900

Special Studies

1-2

TBA

Instructor approval

RUS 2900

Special Topics

1-3

A

Instructor approval

 
Samoan

Course

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

SAM 1010

Beginning Samoan I

5

A

 

SAM 1020

Beg Samoan II (LN)

5

A

SAM 1010

SAM 1300

Beg. Convrs/Samoan

1

A

SAM 1010

SAM 1900

Special Studies

1-2

TBA

Instructor approval

SAM 2900

Special Topics

1-3

A

Instructor approval

 
Spanish

Course

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

SPN 1010

Beg Spanish I

5

A

 

SPN 1020

Beg Spanish II (LN)

5

A

SPN 1010

SPN 1300

Beg Convers

1

A

SPN 1010

SPN 1900

Special Studies

1-2

TBA

Instructor approval

SPN 2010

Interm Spanish I

4

F

SPN 1020

SPN 2020

Interm Spanish II

4

Sp

SPN 2010

SPN 2300

Conversation

1

F, Sp

SPN 1020

SPN 2700

Intro to Literature

3

TBA

SPN 2020 or SPN 2010

SPN 2710

Int Hispanic Film

3

TBA

SPN 1020

SPN 2900

Special Topics

1-3

A

Instructor approval

 
Tongan

Course

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

TNG 1010

Beginning Tongan I

5

A

 

TNG 1020

Beg Tongan II (LN)

5

A

TNG 1010

TNG 1300

Beg. Conver/Tongan

1

A

TNG 1010

TNG 1900

Special Studies

1-2

TBA

Instructor approval

TNG 2900

Special Topics

1-3

A

Instructor approval



Program Student Learning Outcomes

Related College-Wide Student Learning Outcomes

Students will:

  • progress through the LANG 1010, 1020, 2010 and 2020 course of our program and demonstrate functional language ability in the four language skills: listening, reading, speaking, and writing;

1 – Substantive Knowledge

  • reinforce and further their knowledge of other disciplines through the foreign language.
  • use the language both within and beyond the school setting.

 

Students will:

  • gain knowledge and understanding of the political, historical, social and economic underpinnings of the target-language culture(s), including geography, fine and popular arts, ethnicities, customs, philosophies and values.;
  • use language to reflect authentic cultural practices and perspectives;
  • gain deeper awareness of problems and benefits inherent in the differences between US culture and the target language culture(s).

5 – Civic Engagement and/or Working

Professionally

Department Contact Info

Humanities, Language and Culture Department

Taylorsville Redwood Campus
Construction Trades Building (CT) 286

General Information
801-957-4073

Program Information
801-957-4338

Languages Program

Academic Advisor
Taylorsville Redwood Campus
Technology Building (TB) 315
801-957-3866

Department Chair
Paul Allen

Program Faculty

Associate Professors
Jeanine Alesch
Laura Bradford
Jonathan Stowers

Assistant Professors
Christine Gonzales
Takashi Ebira