Fall 2015 Class Schedule (ARC)



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DEAF 310    American Sign Language I    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 (effective Summer 2015); IGETC Area 6
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 72 hours LEC
Description: This is the first 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 language competency in source and target language. The emphasis is on non-speech 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. This course is formerly known as SILA 305.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 22-Dec 17
MW        08:00AM-10:05AM LEC M.Greenstone         ARC MAIN DaviesHall 227  19280 
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.
The prerequisite of DEAF 300 will not be enforced.

TTh       09:45AM-11:50AM LEC G.Benson             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 227  19281 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.
The prerequisite of DEAF 300 will not be enforced.

MW        10:15AM-12:20PM LEC M.Greenstone         ARC MAIN DaviesHall 227  19282 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.
The prerequisite of DEAF 300 will not be enforced.

TTh       12:30PM-02:35PM LEC G.Benson             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 102  19283 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.
The prerequisite of DEAF 300 will not be enforced.

MW        03:00PM-05:05PM LEC C.Farnham            ARC MAIN DaviesHall 102  19284 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.
The prerequisite of DEAF 300 will not be enforced.

TTh       03:00PM-05:05PM LEC R.Gerlis             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 102  19285 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.
The prerequisite of DEAF 300 will not be enforced.

TTh       05:30PM-07:35PM LEC C.Cabral             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 227  19287 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.
The prerequisite of DEAF 300 will not be enforced.

MW        06:00PM-08:05PM LEC C.Cabral             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 102  19288 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.
The prerequisite of DEAF 300 will not be enforced.


DEAF 312    American Sign Language II    4 Units

Prerequisite: DEAF 310 or 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 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. This course is formerly known as SILA 306.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 22-Dec 17
MW        10:15AM-12:20PM LEC C.Hillenbrand        ARC MAIN DaviesHall 102  19289 
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.
The prerequisite of DEAF 300 will not be enforced.

MW        12:30PM-02:35PM LEC C.Hillenbrand        ARC MAIN DaviesHall 227  19290 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.
The prerequisite of DEAF 300 will not be enforced.

TTh       03:00PM-05:05PM LEC E.Stagner            ARC MAIN DaviesHall 228  19291 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.
The prerequisite of DEAF 300 will not be enforced.


DEAF 314    American Sign Language III    4 Units

Prerequisite: DEAF 312 or 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 (effective Summer 2015); CSU Area C2; IGETC Area 3B; IGETC Area 6
Course Transferable to 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. This course is formerly known as SILA 315.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 22-Dec 17
MW        12:30PM-02:35PM LEC J.Birchall           ARC MAIN DaviesHall 102  19292 
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        03:30PM-05:35PM LEC J.Birchall           ARC MAIN DaviesHall 228  19293 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.


DEAF 316    American Sign Language IV    4 Units

Prerequisite: DEAF 314 or 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 (effective Summer 2015); CSU Area C2; IGETC Area 3B; IGETC Area 6
Course Transferable to 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. This course is formerly known as SILA 316.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 22-Dec 17
MW        12:30PM-02:35PM LEC K.Thaten             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 113  19294 
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 K.Thaten             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 102  19295 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.


DEAF 318    American Sign Language V    4 Units

Prerequisite: DEAF 314 or SILA 315 with a grade of "C" or better
Corequisite: DEAF 316 or SILA 316
Advisory: Eligible for ENGRD 310 or ENGRD 312 AND ENGWR 300; OR ESLR 340 AND ESLW 340.
General Education: AA/AS Area I (effective Summer 2015); CSU Area C2; IGETC Area 3B; IGETC Area 6
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 72 hours LEC
Description: This is the last course in a series of five courses in American Sign Language (ASL). It 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. This course is formerly known as SILA 318.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 22-Dec 17
TTh       01:10PM-03:15PM LEC J.Birchall           ARC MAIN Lib Arts 120    19296 
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.


DEAF 351    Introduction to American Deaf Culture     3 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 V(b); AA/AS Area VI; CSU Area D3; CSU Area D7
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. This course is formerly known as SILA 330.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 22-Dec 17
MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC J.Birchall           ARC MAIN DaviesHall 201  19297 
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.
The prerequisite of DEAF 300 will not be enforced.


DEAF 370    Structure of American Sign Language    3 Units

Prerequisite: DEAF 314 or SILA 315 with a grade of "C" or better
General Education: AA/AS Area II(b) (effective Summer 2015)
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, syntax, and sociolinguistics aspects of ASL usage. This course is formerly known as SILA 317.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 22-Dec 17
TTh       03:30PM-04:50PM LEC J.Birchall           ARC MAIN DaviesHall 227  19298 
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.


DEAF 390    Introduction to the Interpreting Profession     .5 Units

Prerequisite: DEAF 310 or 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. This course is formerly known as SILA 362.

Schedule: Other Term, Aug 22-Aug 22
Sa        08:00AM-05:40PM LEC E.McCaffrey          ARC MAIN DaviesHall 102  19903 
Textbook

Fall 2015 Class Schedule

Updated: December 8, 2015