Academic Catalogs

Vietnamese (VIET)

VIET C1605 Units (90 lecture hours)  
Vietnamese For Vietnamese Speakers  
Advisory: Native or near-native fluency in Vietnamese recommended.

Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Transfer Credit: CSU.

Formerly VIET C260. VIET C160 is designed to enrich the communication skills of the Vietnamese bilingual student. The course focuses instruction on improving the communication skills in formal and familiar ways of speaking, reading, using correct grammar, spelling, vocabulary building, and composing. The course explores culture through readings, plays, and films. Class is conducted primarily in Vietnamese. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

VIET C1805 Units (90 lecture hours)  
Elementary Vietnamese 1  
Advisory: Students who have completed two years of high school Vietnamese with a grade of "C" or better should enroll in VIET C185.

Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC credit limitations (see counselor).

This course is designed to develop the student's fundamental ability to both comprehend and converse in daily spoken Vietnamese. Early reading and writing skills are introduced as well as customs and cultures of the Vietnamese-speaking world. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

VIET C1855 Units (90 lecture hours)  
Elementary Vietnamese 2  
Prerequisite(s): VIET C180 or C180B with a grade of C or better or equivalent competency.

Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

Advanced beginning course emphasizing correct pronunciation, basic structural patterns, and vocabulary development necessary for the writing and understanding of elementary Vietnamese. Simple supplementary readings on Vietnamese culture and civilization will be included. Graded or Pass/No Pass option. UC credit limitations (see counselor).

VIET C2804 Units (72 lecture hours)  
Intermediate Vietnamese 1  
Prerequisite(s): VIET C185 or C185B with a grade of C or better or equivalent competency.

Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

This course is designed to develop further the abilities students have attained to comprehend and converse daily in spoken and written Vietnamese at an intermediate level. Reading and writing skills are stressed and enhanced. Cultural notes, authentic reading materials, literary selections, and grammar beyond the phrasal level present new concepts to stimulate vocabulary acquisition, to provoke expressive ability, and to generate communicative competency. Cultural and philosophical aspects of the Vietnamese-speaking world, including the world of Vietnamese-Americans, will also be discussed. Graded or Pass/No Pass option. UC credit limitations (see counselor).

VIET C2854 Units (72 lecture hours)  
Intermediate Vietnamese 2  
Prerequisite(s): VIET C280 or C280B with a grade of C or batter or equivalent competency.

Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

VIET C285 is a continuation of VIET C280 with continuing emphasis on student's ability to comprehend and converse in daily spoken Vietnamese at the advanced intermediate level. The course focuses on enriching the communication skills in formal and familiar ways of speaking, reading, using correct grammar, spelling, vocabulary building, and composing. The course explores culture through readings, plays, and film. Graded or Pass/No Pass option. UC credit limitations (see counselor).