Spring 2010 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, Jan 16-May 19
MW        10:15AM-12:20PM LEC D.Gunsauls           ARC MAIN D 227           23311 
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TTh       10:15AM-12:20PM LEC E.McCaffrey          ARC MAIN D 227           23313 Textbook
MW        12:30PM-02:35PM LEC D.Gunsauls           ARC MAIN D 227           27619 Textbook
TTh       03:00PM-05:05PM LEC P.Amundsen           ARC MAIN D 227           23321 Textbook
TTh       06:00PM-08:05PM LEC M.Greenstone         Natomas Inderkum A205    29111 Textbook
MW        05:30PM-07:35PM LEC E.Stagner            ARC MAIN D 200           23817 Textbook
TTh       05:30PM-07:35PM LEC P.Amundsen           ARC MAIN D 200           23317 Textbook
MW        06:00PM-08:05PM LEC D.Hanaumi            ARC MAIN D 218           32386 Textbook
TTh       07:15PM-09:20PM LEC C.Pell               ARC MAIN D 201           32387 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
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, Jan 16-May 19
MW        08:00AM-10:05AM LEC L.Hinks              ARC MAIN D 227           25909 
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TTh       12:30PM-02:35PM LEC L.Hinks              ARC MAIN D 227           23323 Textbook
MW        03:00PM-05:05PM LEC L.Hinks              ARC MAIN D 227           32384 Textbook
TTh       07:45PM-09:50PM LEC G.Benson             ARC MAIN D 200           32385 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 C
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, Jan 16-May 19
MW        12:30PM-02:35PM LEC L.Hinks              ARC MAIN D 218           23327 
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TTh       05:30PM-07:35PM LEC L.Hinks              ARC MAIN D 227           23329 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 C
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, Jan 16-May 19
TTh       05:30PM-07:35PM LEC G.Benson             ARC MAIN Rm 120          23331 
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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, Jan 16-May 19
TTh       04:00PM-05:20PM LEC M.Lennert            ARC MAIN D 218           29303 
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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, Jan 16-May 19
TTh       01:00PM-03:05PM LEC D.Gunsauls           ARC MAIN Rm 120          29301 
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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, Jan 16-May 19
TTh       07:45PM-09:05PM LEC L.Hinks              ARC MAIN D 227           27627 
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SILA 344    ASL Numbers 1    .5 Units

Prerequisite: SILA 305 with a grade of "C" or better
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 9 hours LEC
Description: This course provides hand-on expriences using American Sign Language (ASL) cardinal, ordinal, and unique numbers. This course is offered credit/no credit only.

Schedule: Other Term, Apr 17-Apr 17
Sa        08:00AM-05:50PM LEC P.Amundsen           ARC MAIN D 115           23669 
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SILA 348    Fingerspelling II    .5 Units

Prerequisite: SILA 346 with a grade of "C" or better
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 9 hours LEC
Description: This course expands upon the skills covered in SILA 346 and introduces more sophisticated fingerspelling usage used by members of the Deaf community. Pass/No Pass only.

Schedule: Other Term, Jan 30-Jan 30
Sa        08:00AM-05:50PM LEC P.Amundsen           ARC MAIN Rm 120          27633 
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SILA 350    Classifiers    .5 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Corequisite: SILA 306, 315, or 316
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 9 hours LEC
Description: This course provides extensive hands-on experience in American Sign Language (ASL) using basic and complex classifiers. This course is offered credit/no credit only.

Schedule: Other Term, Feb 20-Feb 20
Sa        08:00AM-05:50PM LEC L.Hinks              ARC MAIN D 115           23819 
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SILA 354    Life Situations    .5 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: SILA 305
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 9 hours LEC
Description: This course provides hands-on experiences in American Sign Language (ASL) that relate to common household chores, life milestones, and holiday seasons. This course is offered credit/no credit only.

Schedule: Other Term, Mar 13-Mar 13
Sa        08:00AM-05:50PM LEC M.Greenstone         ARC MAIN D 115           27635 
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SILA 360    Non-Verbal Communication    .5 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: SILA 305
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 9 hours LEC
Description: This course provides an introduction to gesture and mime processes that are fundamental to American Sign Language (ASL). This course is offered credit/no credit only.

Schedule: Other Term, Feb 06-Feb 06
Sa        08:00AM-05:50PM LEC G.Benson             ARC MAIN D 115           23671 
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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, Jan 16-Jan 16
Sa        08:00AM-05:50PM LEC E.McCaffrey          ARC MAIN D 115           25305 
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Spring 2010 Class Schedule

Updated: May 17, 2010