Fall 2011 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 20-Dec 15
MW        10:15AM-12:20PM LEC E.McCaffrey          ARC MAIN DaviesHall 227  10870 
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TTh       10:15AM-12:20PM LEC E.McCaffrey          ARC MAIN DaviesHall 227  10872 Textbook
TTh       12:30PM-02:35PM LEC J.Birchall           ARC MAIN DaviesHall 227  10880 Textbook
MW        03:00PM-05:05PM LEC E.Stagner            ARC MAIN DaviesHall 221  10874 Textbook
TTh       03:00PM-05:05PM LEC P.Amundsen           ARC MAIN DaviesHall 227  10882 Textbook
TTh       05:30PM-07:35PM LEC J.Birchall           ARC MAIN DaviesHall 102  10878 Textbook
MW        06:00PM-08:05PM LEC M.Greenstone         ARC MAIN DaviesHall 200  10876 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 20-Dec 15
MW        08:00AM-10:05AM LEC J.Birchall           ARC MAIN DaviesHall 227  13242 
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TTh       08:00AM-10:05AM LEC C.Pell               ARC MAIN DaviesHall 227  10884 Textbook
MW        03:00PM-05:05PM LEC L.Hinks              ARC MAIN DaviesHall 218  15490 Textbook
TTh       03:00PM-05:05PM LEC G.Benson             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 113  29582 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 20-Dec 15
MW        12:30PM-02:35PM LEC J.Birchall           ARC MAIN DaviesHall 227  10886 
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TTh       05:30PM-07:35PM LEC P.Amundsen           ARC MAIN DaviesHall 227  10888 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 20-Dec 15
TTh       05:30PM-07:35PM LEC G.Benson             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 200  10890 
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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 20-Dec 15
TTh       04:00PM-05:20PM LEC M.Lennert            ARC MAIN DaviesHall 221  14892 
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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 20-Dec 15
TTh       01:45PM-03:50PM LEC D.Gunsauls           ARC MAIN Rm 120          14934 
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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 20-Dec 15
M         04:30PM-05:50PM LEC D.Gunsauls           ARC MAIN Rm 120          11184 
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W         04:30PM-05:50PM LEC D.Gunsauls           ARC MAIN DaviesHall 227  11184 Textbook


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 20-Dec 15
TTh       12:00PM-01:20PM LEC D.Gunsauls           ARC MAIN DaviesHall 113  10892 
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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 27-Aug 27
Sa        08:00AM-05:50PM LEC E.McCaffrey          ARC MAIN DaviesHall 115  12730 
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Fall 2011 Class Schedule

Updated: December 5, 2011