Fall 2014 Class Schedule (ARC)



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SILA 305    American Sign Language 1    4 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: Eligible for ENGRD 310 or ENGRD 312 and ENGWR 300; OR ESLR 340 and ESLW 340.
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 five courses in American Sign Language (ASL). The instructional activities are based on an immersion approach, in which the learners develop the language competency in source and target language. The emphasis is on non-speech communication.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 23-Dec 18
MW        08:00AM-10:05AM LEC P.Weeks              ARC MAIN DaviesHall 227  13371 
Textbook
MW        10:15AM-12:20PM LEC P.Weeks              ARC MAIN DaviesHall 227  10351 Textbook
Deaf event requirement with a fee of approximately $20-$50 depending on number and type of activities.
Students who qualify due to a lack of sufficient funds may request the field trip fee be waived.

TTh       09:45AM-11:50AM LEC C.Hillenbrand        ARC MAIN DaviesHall 227  10352 Textbook
Deaf event requirement with a fee of approximately $20-$50 depending on number and type of activities.
Students who qualify due to a lack of sufficient funds may request the field trip fee be waived.

TTh       12:30PM-02:35PM LEC G.Benson             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 102  10356 Textbook
Deaf event requirement with a fee of approximately $20-$50 depending on number and type of activities.
Students who qualify due to a lack of sufficient funds may request the field trip fee be waived.

MW        03:00PM-05:05PM LEC E.Stagner            ARC MAIN DaviesHall 218  10353 Textbook
Deaf event requirement with a fee of approximately $20-$50 depending on number and type of activities.
Students who qualify due to a lack of sufficient funds may request the field trip fee be waived.

TTh       03:00PM-05:05PM LEC G.Benson             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 102  10357 Textbook
Deaf event requirement with a fee of approximately $20-$50 depending on number and type of activities.
Students who qualify due to a lack of sufficient funds may request the field trip fee be waived.

MW        03:00PM-05:05PM LEC C.Cabral             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 102  13341 Textbook
TTh       05:30PM-07:35PM LEC C.Cabral             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 227  10355 Textbook
Deaf event requirement with a fee of approximately $20-$50 depending on number and type of activities.
Students who qualify due to a lack of sufficient funds may request the field trip fee be waived.

MW        06:00PM-08:05PM LEC E.West Oyedele       ARC MAIN DaviesHall 102  10354 Textbook
Deaf event requirement with a fee of approximately $20-$50 depending on number and type of activities.
Students who qualify due to a lack of sufficient funds may request the field trip fee be waived.


SILA 306    American Sign Language 2    4 Units

Prerequisite: SILA 305 with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: Eligible for ENGRD 310 and ENGRD 312 and ENGWR 300; OR ESLR 340 and ESLW 340;
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 five courses in American Sign Language (ASL). 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, conversational skills, narrative skills and discussions with peers.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 23-Dec 18
MW        10:15AM-12:20PM LEC M.Greenstone         ARC MAIN DaviesHall 102  12808 
Textbook
Deaf event requirement with a fee of approximately $20-$50 depending on number and type of activities.
Students who qualify due to a lack of sufficient funds may request the field trip fee be waived.

MW        12:30PM-02:35PM LEC M.Greenstone         ARC MAIN DaviesHall 227  11195 Textbook
Deaf event requirement with a fee of approximately $20-$50 depending on number and type of activities.
Students who qualify due to a lack of sufficient funds may request the field trip fee be waived.

TTh       03:00PM-05:05PM LEC C.Gallon             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 113  12283 Textbook
Deaf event requirement with a fee of approximately $20-$50 depending on number and type of activities.
Students who qualify due to a lack of sufficient funds may request the field trip fee be waived.


SILA 315    American Sign Language 3    4 Units

Prerequisite: SILA 306 with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: Eligble for ENGRD 310 or ENGRD 312 and ENGWR 300; OR ESLR 340 and ESLW 340.
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 five 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. The emphasis is on non-speech communication.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 23-Dec 18
MW        12:30PM-02:35PM LEC J.Birchall           ARC MAIN DaviesHall 102  10358 
Textbook
Deaf event requirement with a fee of approximately $20-$50 depending on number and type of activities.
Students who qualify due to a lack of sufficient funds may request the field trip fee be waived.

TTh       05:30PM-07:35PM LEC J.Birchall           ARC MAIN DaviesHall 102  10359 Textbook
Deaf event requirement with a fee of approximately $20-$50 depending on number and type of activities.
Students who qualify due to a lack of sufficient funds may request the field trip fee be waived.


SILA 316    American Sign Language 4    4 Units

Prerequisite: SILA 315 with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: Eligible for ENGRD 310 or ENGRD 312 AND ENGWR 300; or ESLR 340 AND ESLW 340.
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 five 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. The emphasis is on non-speech communication.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 23-Dec 18
MW        03:30PM-05:35PM LEC J.Birchall           ARC MAIN DaviesHall 228  12968 
Textbook
Deaf event requirement with a fee of approximately $20-$50 depending on number and type of activities.
Students who qualify due to a lack of sufficient funds may request the field trip fee be waived.


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 23-Dec 18
TTh       03:30PM-04:50PM LEC J.Birchall           ARC MAIN DaviesHall 227  11677 
Textbook
Deaf event requirement with a fee of approximately $20-$50 depending on number and type of activities.
Students who qualify due to a lack of sufficient funds may request the field trip fee be waived.


SILA 318    American Sign Language 5    4 Units

Prerequisite: SILA 316 with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: Eligible for ENGRD 310 or ENGRD 312 and ENGWR 300; OR ESLR 340 AND ESLW 340.
General Education: IGETC Area 6
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 72 hours LEC
Description: This advanced course in American Sign Language (ASL) in a series of five courses prepares for the effective communication with Deaf people. 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. The emphasis is on non-speech communication.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 23-Dec 18
TTh       01:10PM-03:15PM LEC C.Hillenbrand        ARC MAIN Lib Arts 120    11687 
Textbook
Deaf event requirement with a fee of approximately $20-$50 depending on number and type of activities.
Students who qualify due to a lack of sufficient funds may request the field trip fee be waived.


SILA 330    Introduction to Deaf Culture    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGRD 116, 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 23-Dec 18
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC K.Clark              ARC MAIN DaviesHall 102  10361 
Textbook
Deaf event requirement with a fee of approximately $20-$50 depending on number and type of activities.
Students who qualify due to a lack of sufficient funds may request the field trip fee be waived.


SILA 362    Introduction to the Interpreting Profession    .5 Units

Prerequisite: SILA 305 with a grade of "C" or better
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. Pass/No Pass only.

Schedule: Other Term, Aug 23-Aug 23
Sa        08:00AM-05:40PM LEC E.McCaffrey          ARC MAIN DaviesHall 102  11011 
Textbook

Fall 2014 Class Schedule

Updated: November 24, 2014