Spring 2011 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 15-May 18
MW        10:15AM-12:20PM LEC D.Gunsauls           ARC MAIN DaviesHall 227  10872 
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TTh       10:15AM-12:20PM LEC E.McCaffrey          ARC MAIN DaviesHall 227  10874 Textbook
MW        12:30PM-02:35PM LEC D.Hanaumi            ARC MAIN DaviesHall 227  14538 Textbook
TTh       03:00PM-05:05PM LEC P.Amundsen           ARC MAIN DaviesHall 227  10878 Textbook
TTh       06:00PM-08:05PM LEC M.Greenstone         Off Campus Natomas/Ik A205 15574 Textbook
MW        05:30PM-07:35PM LEC E.Stagner            ARC MAIN DaviesHall 200  11312 Textbook
TTh       05:30PM-07:35PM LEC P.Amundsen           ARC MAIN DaviesHall 203  10876 Textbook
MW        06:00PM-08:05PM LEC C.Pell               ARC MAIN DaviesHall 107  16470 Textbook
TTh       07:15PM-09:20PM LEC J.Henderson          ARC MAIN DaviesHall 210  16472 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, Jan 15-May 18
MW        08:00AM-10:05AM LEC D.Gunsauls           ARC MAIN DaviesHall 227  13148 
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MW        08:00AM-10:05AM LEC T.Riker              ARC MAIN DaviesHall 227  13148 Textbook
TTh       12:30PM-02:35PM LEC E.McCaffrey          ARC MAIN DaviesHall 227  10880 Textbook
TTh       12:30PM-02:35PM LEC C.Gallon             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 227  10880 Textbook
MW        03:00PM-05:05PM LEC C.Pell               ARC MAIN DaviesHall 227  16466 Textbook
TTh       07:45PM-09:50PM LEC G.Benson             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 200  16468 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, Jan 15-May 18
MW        03:00PM-05:05PM LEC D.Gunsauls           ARC MAIN DaviesHall 113  10882 
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MW        03:00PM-05:05PM LEC T.Riker              ARC MAIN DaviesHall 113  10882 Textbook
TTh       05:30PM-07:35PM LEC L.Hinks              ARC MAIN DaviesHall 227  10884 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, Jan 15-May 18
TTh       05:30PM-07:35PM LEC G.Benson             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 200  10886 
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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 15-May 18
TTh       04:00PM-05:20PM LEC M.Lennert            ARC MAIN DaviesHall 107  15694 
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TTh       04:00PM-05:20PM LEC D.Grushkin           ARC MAIN DaviesHall 107  15694 Textbook


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 15-May 18
TTh       01:00PM-03:05PM LEC D.Gunsauls           ARC MAIN Rm 120          15692 
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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 15-May 18
TTh       07:45PM-09:05PM LEC L.Hinks              ARC MAIN DaviesHall 227  14540 
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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, Feb 12-Feb 12
Sa        08:00AM-05:50PM LEC D.Hanaumi            ARC MAIN DaviesHall 115  14546 
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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, Apr 02-Apr 02
Sa        08:00AM-05:50PM LEC G.Benson             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 115  11314 
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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 22-Jan 22
Sa        08:00AM-05:50PM LEC E.McCaffrey          ARC MAIN DaviesHall 115  12606 
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Spring 2011 Class Schedule

Updated: April 29, 2011