Fall 2010 Class Schedule (ARC)



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SILA 305    American Sign Language 1    4 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGRD 116 and ENGWR 103; or ESLR 320 and ESLW 320; or placement through assessment process.
General Education: AA/AS Area I; IGETC Area 6
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 72 hours LEC
Description: This is a beginning course in a series of four courses in the visual-gestural processes of American Sign Language (ASL). It provides instructional activities to become competent in communication with deaf people. The emphasis is on non-speech communication.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 21-Dec 16
MW        10:15AM-12:20PM LEC E.McCaffrey          ARC MAIN D 227           11000 
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TTh       10:15AM-12:20PM LEC E.McCaffrey          ARC MAIN D 227           11002 Textbook
TTh       12:30PM-02:35PM LEC D.Gunsauls           ARC MAIN D 227           11010 Textbook
MW        03:00PM-05:05PM LEC D.Gunsauls           ARC MAIN D 113           11004 Textbook
TTh       03:00PM-05:05PM LEC P.Amundsen           ARC MAIN D 227           11012 Textbook
TTh       06:00PM-08:05PM LEC M.Greenstone         Natomas Inderkum A205    15136 Textbook
TTh       05:30PM-07:35PM LEC P.Amundsen           ARC MAIN D 102           11008 Textbook
MW        06:00PM-08:05PM LEC E.Stagner            ARC MAIN D 200           11006 Textbook
TTh       07:45PM-09:50PM LEC G.Benson             ARC MAIN D 227           14378 Textbook


SILA 306    American Sign Language 2    4 Units

Prerequisite: SILA 305 with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: ENGRD 116 and ENGWR 103; or ESLR 320 and ESLW 320; or placement through the assessment process.
General Education: AA/AS Area I; IGETC Area 6
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 72 hours LEC
Description: This is the second in a series of four courses in American Sign Language. The emphasis is on nonverbal communication. Topics include grammatical features such as adjective descriptors, differentiation between cardinal/ordinal numbers, contrastive structure, temporal aspect markers and temporal sequencing.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 21-Dec 16
MW        08:00AM-10:05AM LEC S.Broderick          ARC MAIN D 227           13756 
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TTh       08:00AM-10:05AM LEC S.Broderick          ARC MAIN D 227           11014 Textbook
MW        03:00PM-05:05PM LEC C.Pell               ARC MAIN D 218           17298 Textbook


SILA 315    American Sign Language 3    4 Units

Prerequisite: SILA 306 with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: ENGRD 116 and ENGWR 103; ESLR 320 and ESLW 320; or placement through the assessment process.
General Education: AA/AS Area I; CSU Area C2; IGETC Area 6
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 72 hours LEC
Description: This course is the third in a series of four courses in American Sign Language. It emphasizes expressive and receptive nonverbal communication skills between signers who have preliminary American Sign Language syntactical and lexical skills. It provides an understanding of deaf cultural processes by identifying behaviors and norms from activities assigned in the class. It also includes dialogs that involve asking, empathizing, negotiating and agreeing or disagreeing.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 21-Dec 16
MW        12:30PM-02:35PM LEC S.Broderick          ARC MAIN D 227           11016 
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TTh       05:30PM-07:35PM LEC L.Hinks              ARC MAIN D 227           11018 Textbook


SILA 316    American Sign Language 4    4 Units

Prerequisite: SILA 315 with a grade of "C" or better
General Education: AA/AS Area I; CSU Area C2; IGETC Area 6
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 72 hours LEC
Description: This course is the fourth in a series of courses in American Sign Language (ASL). It emphasizes expressive communication skills that involve locating and signing interesting facts, making major life decisions, discussing health conditions, and using money. It incorporates information and activities previously learned about Deaf culture into these narratives.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 21-Dec 16
TTh       05:30PM-07:35PM LEC G.Benson             ARC MAIN D 200           11020 
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SILA 317    ASL Linguistics    3 Units

Prerequisite: SILA 315 with a grade of "C" or better
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course provides a foundation in American Sign Language (ASL) linguistics. Topics include theoretical knowledge and practical application of phonology, morphology, semantics, syntax, discourse, and language acquisition.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 21-Dec 16
W         05:00PM-08:05PM LEC M.Lennert            ARC MAIN D 227           15836 
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SILA 318    American Sign Language 5    4 Units

Prerequisite: SILA 316 with a grade of "C" or better
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 72 hours LEC
Description: This course is an advanced course in American Sign Language (ASL) to help prepare students to communicate effectively. It emphasizes expressive communication skills that involve narrating unforgettable moments, telling about accidents, and storytelling. It incorporates information and activities previously learned about Deaf Culture into these narratives.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 21-Dec 16
TTh       03:00PM-05:05PM LEC S.Broderick          ARC MAIN Rm 120          15892 
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SILA 320    American Sign Language Discourse    3 Units

Prerequisite: SILA 316 with a grade of "C" or better.
Advisory: SILA 498.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course introduces signing beyond the conversational level. Complex and diverse signed situations are presented to improve both expressive and receptive skills. The focus will be on the diversity of register, affect, and style in American Sign Language.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 21-Dec 16
M         05:15PM-08:20PM LEC D.Gunsauls           ARC MAIN Rm 120          11338 
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SILA 330    Impact of Deafness    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGRD 116, ENGWR 103, ESLR 320, and ESLW 320; or placement through the assessment process.
General Education: AA/AS Area V(b); AA/AS Area VI
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course is a survey of four institutions which have critical impact on the psycho-social development of Deaf people: family, education, work, and society. It provides awareness and sensitivity to the unique challenges of deafhood and how they influence personal-social and communication competencies of the Deaf person. Selected visits to community events may be required.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 21-Dec 16
TTh       07:45PM-09:05PM LEC L.Hinks              ARC MAIN D 200           11022 
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SILA 344    ASL Numbers 1    .5 Units

Prerequisite: SILA 305 with a grade of "C" or better
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 9 hours LEC
Description: This course provides hand-on expriences using American Sign Language (ASL) cardinal, ordinal, and unique numbers. This course is offered credit/no credit only.

Schedule: Other Term, Sep 18-Sep 18
Sa        08:00AM-05:50PM LEC M.Greenstone         ARC MAIN D 115           11348 
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SILA 346    Fingerspelling I    .5 Units

Prerequisite: SILA 305 with a grade of "C" or better
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 9 hours LEC
Description: This course provides hands-on experiences with fingerspelling. Topics include expressive and receptive fingerspelling techniques. Pass/No Pass only.

Schedule: Other Term, Sep 11-Sep 11
Sa        08:00AM-05:50PM LEC D.Hanaumi            ARC MAIN D 115           11520 
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SILA 350    Classifiers    .5 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Corequisite: SILA 306, 315, or 316
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 9 hours LEC
Description: This course provides extensive hands-on experience in American Sign Language (ASL) using basic and complex classifiers. This course is offered credit/no credit only.

Schedule: Other Term, Oct 02-Oct 02
Sa        08:00AM-05:50PM LEC D.Hanaumi            ARC MAIN D 115           11522 
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SILA 362    Introduction to the Interpreting Profession    .5 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 9 hours LEC
Description: This course introduces general information about the field of American Sign Language (ASL)/English interpretation. Topics include regulations, certification and educational requirements, fundamental and requisite skills, the Code of Professional Conduct, and pay scale and job opportunities in the field of ASL/English interpretation. An overview of the Interpreter Preparation Program at American River College and hands-on experiences are incorporated. Credit/no credit only.

Schedule: Other Term, Aug 28-Aug 28
Sa        08:00AM-05:50PM LEC E.McCaffrey          ARC MAIN D 115           13152 
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SILA 368    Signs for Sports    .5 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: SILA 315
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 9 hours LEC
Description: This course addresses signs related to sports, sporting events, and recreational activities enjoyed by members of the Deaf Community. This course is offered credit/no credit only.

Schedule: Other Term, Oct 23-Oct 23
Sa        08:00AM-05:50PM LEC M.Greenstone         ARC MAIN D 115           13758 
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Fall 2010 Class Schedule

Updated: November 19, 2010