Fall 2017 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; 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 19-Dec 14
MW        08:00AM-10:05AM LEC R.Gerlis             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 227  12760 
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        08:00AM-10:05AM LEC C.Cabral             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 227  12760 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        08:00AM-10:05AM LEC S.Himmelmann         ARC MAIN DaviesHall 227  12760 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  12761 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 227  12763 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 K.Thaten             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 227  12762 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.Cabral             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 200  12764 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 D.Gough              ARC MAIN DaviesHall 227  12765 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 G.Benson             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 227  12765 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 S.Himmelmann         ARC MAIN DaviesHall 227  12765 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.Bella              ARC MAIN DaviesHall 227  12766 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.Hillenbrand        ARC MAIN DaviesHall 102  12767 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 19-Dec 14
MW        10:15AM-12:20PM LEC R.Gerlis             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 227  12768 
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 J.Birchall           ARC MAIN DaviesHall 227  12768 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 C.Cabral             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 114  12769 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 C.Hillenbrand        ARC MAIN DaviesHall 114  12770 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: 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 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 19-Dec 14
TTh       12:30PM-02:35PM LEC D.Gough              ARC MAIN DaviesHall 102  12771 
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 C.Hillenbrand        ARC MAIN DaviesHall 102  12771 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 D.Gough              ARC MAIN DaviesHall 227  12772 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 227  12772 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 19-Dec 14
MW        12:30PM-02:35PM LEC J.Birchall           ARC MAIN DaviesHall 102  12773 
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 316 or 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: AA/AS Area I; 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 19-Dec 14
TTh       01:10PM-03:15PM LEC J.Birchall           ARC MAIN Lib Arts 120    12775 
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 320    Fingerspelling, Classifiers and Numbers    .5-1 Units

Prerequisite: DEAF 310 or SILA 305 with a grade of "C" or better
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LAB
Description: This course provides hands-on experiences with fingerspelling, classifiers and American Sign Language (ASL) numbers. Topics include expressive and receptive fingerspelling, classifiers, and ASL numbers techniques. This laboratory course enables ASL learners to develop, expand, and reinforce hands-on experiences with fingerspelling, classifiers, and ASL numbers skills while working independently, in small groups, and with media such as DVDs and recorded video clips in ASL that incorporate fingerspelling. Coursework includes study topics integrated with expressive and receptive fingerspelling, classifiers, and ASL numbers techniques. Students may register until the sixth week of the semester. This course may be taken up to two times, for a total of 1.0 unit, using different topics. Pass/No Pass only.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 19-Dec 14
TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LAB D.Gough              ARC MAIN Lib Arts 120    19558 
Textbook
TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LAB C.Hillenbrand        ARC MAIN Lib Arts 120    19558 Textbook


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 19-Dec 14
MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LEC D.Gough              ARC MAIN DaviesHall 102  12776 
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        10:30AM-11:50AM LEC K.Thaten             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 102  12776 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    Linguistics of American Sign Language    3 Units

Prerequisite: DEAF 316 or SILA 316 with a grade of "C" or better, or placement through the assessment process.
General Education: AA/AS Area II(b)
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 19-Dec 14
TTh       03:30PM-04:50PM LEC J.Birchall           ARC MAIN DaviesHall 102  12777 
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 26-Aug 26
Sa        08:00AM-05:40PM LEC E.McCaffrey          ARC MAIN DaviesHall 102  12888 
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DEAF 495    Independent Studies in Deaf Culture and American Sign Language Studies    1-3 Units

Prerequisite: None
Hours: 162 hours LAB
Description: Independent Study is an opportunity for the student to extend classroom experience in this subject, while working independently of a formal classroom situation. Independent study is an extension of work offered in a specific class in the college catalog. To be eligible for independent study, students must have completed the basic regular catalog course at American River College. They must also discuss the study with a professor in this subject and secure approval. Only one independent study for each catalog course will be allowed.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 19-Dec 14
TBA       TBA             LAB J.Birchall            TBA TBA                 13599 
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Fall 2017 Class Schedule

Updated: November 2, 2017