Fall 2012 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 25-Dec 20
MW        10:15AM-12:20PM LEC E.McCaffrey          ARC MAIN DaviesHall 227  10386 
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TTh       09:45AM-11:50AM LEC E.McCaffrey          ARC MAIN DaviesHall 227  10387 Textbook
TTh       12:30PM-02:35PM LEC G.Benson             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 218  10391 Textbook
MW        03:00PM-05:05PM LEC E.Stagner            ARC MAIN DaviesHall 215  10388 Textbook
TTh       03:00PM-05:05PM LEC P.Amundsen           ARC MAIN DaviesHall 228  10392 Textbook
TTh       05:30PM-07:35PM LEC P.Amundsen           ARC MAIN DaviesHall 200  10390 Textbook
MW        05:30PM-07:35PM LEC L.Hinks              ARC MAIN DaviesHall 200  10389 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 25-Dec 20
MW        08:00AM-10:05AM LEC M.Greenstone         ARC MAIN DaviesHall 227  11364 
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MW        03:00PM-05:05PM LEC L.Hinks              ARC MAIN DaviesHall 217  12201 Textbook
TTh       05:30PM-07:35PM LEC G.Benson             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 201  13121 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 25-Dec 20
MW        12:30PM-02:35PM LEC J.Birchall           ARC MAIN DaviesHall 227  10394 
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TTh       05:30PM-07:35PM LEC J.Birchall           ARC MAIN DaviesHall 227  10395 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 25-Dec 20
TTh       01:00PM-03:05PM LEC J.Birchall           ARC MAIN DaviesHall 227  10396 
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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 25-Dec 20
TTh       03:15PM-04:35PM LEC J.Birchall           ARC MAIN DaviesHall 227  11973 
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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 25-Dec 20
TTh       01:10PM-03:15PM LEC D.Gunsauls           ARC MAIN Rm 120          11987 
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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 25-Dec 20
MW        04:30PM-05:50PM LEC D.Gunsauls           ARC MAIN Rm 120          10530 
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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 25-Dec 20
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC D.Gunsauls           ARC MAIN DaviesHall 221  10397 
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SILA 332    Educating Deaf People    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGRD 116, ENGWR 103, ESLR 320, and ESLW 320; or placement through the assessment process.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This is a survey course of topics related to educating deaf children, adults, and multi-handicapped individuals. It also covers teaching methods and philosophies, school placement issues, child development, and methods of addressing developmental and linguistic stages.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20
MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LEC J.Birchall           ARC MAIN DaviesHall 203  19115 
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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 25-Aug 25
Sa        08:00AM-05:50PM LEC E.McCaffrey          ARC MAIN DaviesHall 115  11147 
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Fall 2012 Class Schedule

Updated: November 5, 2012