Academic Catalogs

Vietnamese Language, Associate in Arts Degree

Banner Code: 2_AA_VIET

Control Number: 18424

Financial Aid Eligible

Program Level Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate understanding of Vietnamese language, grammar, vocabulary, idiomatic expressions, and Vietnamese speakers’ culture and apply it to communicate orally, using appropriate pronunciation on designated topics in public and in interpersonal situations.
  2. Integrate grammar, vocabulary, idiomatic expressions, and culture to communicate in writing.
  3. Apply, clearly and effectively, vocabulary, grammar, idiomatic expressions, and culture to synthesize, analyze, evaluate, and derive meaning of implicit and explicit written materials.
  4. Apply knowledge of vocabulary, grammar, idiomatic expressions, and culture to accurately recognize and comprehend spoken messages in World Languages.

Review Graduation Requirements and General Education.

Course Title Units
Required Courses
VIET G180Elementary Vietnamese 15
VIET G185Elementary Vietnamese 25
VIET G280Intermediate Vietnamese 14
VIET G285Intermediate Vietnamese 24
Major Total18
GE Pattern (Local, CSU GE-Breadth, or IGETC)18-39
Total Units60

Recommended Program Sequence

These sequences are general course maps for students to finish all major and general education requirements for two-year completion of degrees, completion of short-term certificates, and/or fulfillment of transfer requirements. However, this may not be an appropriate path for all students.  The two-year sequence is based on English and Math placement and meeting other course prerequisites. Students are advised to meet with a GWC Counselor to review course selections and sequences to ensure that completion of this program will meet a student's transfer and career goals.

Year 1:

Course Title Units
Semester 1
VIET G180Elementary Vietnamese 15
ENGL G100Freshman Composition ^4
Area E: Lifelong Understanding and Self-Development or Area A: English Language, Area B: Natural Sciences, Area C: Arts & Humanities, Area D: Social & Behavioral Sciences3
Elective coursework for a total of 3 units3
Course Title Units
Semester 2
VIET G185Elementary Vietnamese 25
Area C: Arts & Humanities course3
Elective coursework for a total of 3 units3
Select one of the following or satisfy Math competency (completion of Algebra 2 in High School with a "C" or better):
MATH G030Intermediate Algebra4
MATH G040Accelerated Elementary and Intermediate Algebra5
MATH G080Pre-Statistics5
If Math competency is satisfied, take Elective coursework for a total of 3 units3

Year 2:

Course Title Units
Semester 3
VIET G280Intermediate Vietnamese 14
Area B: Natural Sciences course3
Area D: Social & Behavioral Sciences course3
Elective coursework for a total of 6 units6
Course Title Units
Semester 4
VIET G285Intermediate Vietnamese 24
Elective coursework to reach a minimum of 60 units6-8
Cultural Diversity requirement #3
Total minimum units required60

Program sequence may not be recommended for students who self-place into ENGL G100S. Students should see a Counselor for appropriate advisement.


Cultural Diversity requirement list of approved courses