Spring 2018 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, Jan 13-May 16

MW08:00AM-10:05AMLECC.CabralARC MAIN DaviesHall 22712720Textbook
Deaf event requirement of approximately $20-$50 depending on number and type of activities selected.
If students need assistance in order to participate in a field trip or a field studies activity, they should contact the instructor or the Humanities Dean.

TTh08:00AM-10:05AMLECG.BensonARC MAIN DaviesHall 22712721Textbook
Deaf event requirement of approximately $20-$50 depending on number and type of activities selected.
If students need assistance in order to participate in a field trip or a field studies activity, they should contact the instructor or the Humanities Dean.

TTh10:15AM-12:20PMLECG.BensonARC MAIN DaviesHall 22712722Textbook
Deaf event requirement of approximately $20-$50 depending on number and type of activities selected.
If students need assistance in order to participate in a field trip or a field studies activity, they should contact the instructor or the Humanities Dean.

MW10:15AM-12:20PMLECC.CabralARC MAIN DaviesHall 22712723Textbook
Deaf event requirement of approximately $20-$50 depending on number and type of activities selected.
If students need assistance in order to participate in a field trip or a field studies activity, they should contact the instructor or the Humanities Dean.

MW12:30PM-02:35PMLECD.GoughARC MAIN DaviesHall 10212724Textbook
Deaf event requirement of approximately $20-$50 depending on number and type of activities selected.
If students need assistance in order to participate in a field trip or a field studies activity, they should contact the instructor or the Humanities Dean.

TTh12:30PM-02:35PMLECS.HimmelmannARC MAIN DaviesHall 22712725Textbook
Deaf event requirement of approximately $20-$50 depending on number and type of activities selected.
If students need assistance in order to participate in a field trip or a field studies activity, they should contact the instructor or the Humanities Dean.

TTh05:30PM-07:35PMLECC.BrasierARC MAIN DaviesHall 10212726Textbook
Deaf event requirement of approximately $20-$50 depending on number and type of activities selected.
If students need assistance in order to participate in a field trip or a field studies activity, they should contact the instructor or the Humanities Dean.

MW05:30PM-07:35PMLECD.GoughARC MAIN DaviesHall 10212727Textbook
Deaf event requirement of approximately $20-$50 depending on number and type of activities selected.
If students need assistance in order to participate in a field trip or a field studies activity, they should contact the instructor or the Humanities Dean.


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, Jan 13-May 16

MW10:15AM-12:20PMLECR.GerlisARC MAIN DaviesHall 10212730Textbook
Deaf event requirement of approximately $20-$50 depending on number and type of activities selected.
If students need assistance in order to participate in a field trip or a field studies activity, they should contact the instructor or the Humanities Dean.

TTh03:15PM-05:20PMLECTBAARC MAIN DaviesHall 22712729Textbook
Deaf event requirement of approximately $20-$50 depending on number and type of activities selected.
If students need assistance in order to participate in a field trip or a field studies activity, they should contact the instructor or the Humanities Dean.

TTh05:30PM-07:35PMLECD.GoughARC MAIN DaviesHall 22712728Textbook
Deaf event requirement of approximately $20-$50 depending on number and type of activities selected.
If students need assistance in order to participate in a field trip or a field studies activity, they should contact the instructor or the Humanities Dean.


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, Jan 13-May 16

MW12:30PM-02:35PMLECK.ThatenARC MAIN DaviesHall 22712731Textbook
Deaf event requirement of approximately $20-$50 depending on number and type of activities selected.
If students need assistance in order to participate in a field trip or a field studies activity, they should contact the instructor or the Humanities Dean.

MW03:00PM-05:05PMLECC.HillenbrandARC MAIN DaviesHall 22712732Textbook
Deaf event requirement of approximately $20-$50 depending on number and type of activities selected.
If students need assistance in order to participate in a field trip or a field studies activity, they should contact the instructor or the Humanities Dean.


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, Jan 13-May 16

TTh10:30AM-12:35PMLECR.GerlisARC MAIN DaviesHall 21312733Textbook
Deaf event requirement of approximately $20-$50 depending on number and type of activities selected.
If students need assistance in order to participate in a field trip or a field studies activity, they should contact the instructor or the Humanities Dean.

MW03:00PM-05:05PMLECJ.BirchallARC MAIN DaviesHall 10212734Textbook
Deaf event requirement of approximately $20-$50 depending on number and type of activities selected.
If students need assistance in order to participate in a field trip or a field studies activity, they should contact the instructor or the Humanities Dean.


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, Jan 13-May 16

TTh01:10PM-03:15PMLECJ.BirchallARC MAIN DaviesHall 21312735Textbook
Deaf event requirement of approximately $20-$50 depending on number and type of activities selected.
If students need assistance in order to participate in a field trip or a field studies activity, they should contact the instructor or the Humanities Dean.


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, Jan 13-May 16

TTh09:00AM-10:20AMLABC.HillenbrandARC MAIN DaviesHall 21313260Textbook

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, Jan 13-May 16

MW10:30AM-11:50AMLECD.GoughARC MAIN DaviesHall 22612736Textbook
Deaf event requirement of approximately $20-$50 depending on number and type of activities selected.
If students need assistance in order to participate in a field trip or a field studies activity, they should contact the instructor or the Humanities Dean.


DEAF 352    Introduction to American Deaf Education     3 Units

Prerequisite: DEAF 351 or SILA 330 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 V(b)
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course surveys topics related to educating Deaf children, adults, and individuals with additional disabilities. It also covers teaching methods and philosophies, school placement issues, child development, and methods of addressing developmental and linguistic stages. Selected visits to a residential Deaf school in Fremont and/or a local mainstreaming/Deaf program school may be required. This course is formerly known as SILA 332.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 13-May 16

TTh10:30AM-11:50AMLECJ.BirchallARC MAIN DaviesHall 10212737Textbook
Deaf event requirement of approximately $20-$50 depending on number and type of activities selected.
If students need assistance in order to participate in a field trip or a field studies activity, they should contact the instructor or the Humanities Dean.


DEAF 355    Audism and Inequality of the Deaf     3 Units

Prerequisite: DEAF 351 or SILA 330 with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: SOC 320; AND eligible for ENGRD 310 or ENGRD 312 AND ENGWR 300; OR ESLR 340 AND ESLW 340.
General Education: AA/AS Area V(b) (effective Summer 2015); AA/AS Area VI (effective Summer 2015); CSU Area D3; CSU Area D7
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course focuses on topics in the field of race and ethnicity in Deaf community. It provides theoretical background and contexts of audism and oppression. It also covers the contribution of minorities including Deaf people to the United States as well as the sociological reasons for inequality of Deaf people in the United States.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 13-May 16

TTh03:30PM-04:50PMLECJ.BirchallARC MAIN DaviesHall 10213261Textbook

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, Jan 20-Jan 20

Sa08:00AM-05:40PMLECE.McCaffreyARC MAIN DaviesHall 10212738Textbook

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, Jan 13-May 16

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Spring 2018 Class Schedule

Updated: December 15, 2017