Vietnamese Courses

Vietnamese Courses

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VIE - Vietnamese

VIE-001: First Semester Vietnamese (Elementary Level) (5.0 Lecture) (Min Credits: 5.0)

This course covers fundamental vocabulary and basic grammatical structures of the Vietnamese language for daily social situations. Students learn the tonal system of the Vietnamese language and to pronounce the different tones of this language with an acceptable level of accuracy. The course emphasizes listening, speaking, reading, and writing.

6A - IGETC Languages (LOTE), AC - AA-AS Arts & Humanities, C2 - CSU Humanities, CSU - California State University, UC - University of California

VIE-001L: Vietnamese Laboratory (Min Credits: 0.5)

This is an individualized, self-paced laboratory course offered by arrangement at the student's convenience, which aims to present the culture of Vietnam through a variety of media. The student will review the customs and culture of Vietnam through audio and video tapes, and selected reading materials. Pass/No Pass Option.

VIE-002: Second Semester Vietnamese (5.0 Lecture) (Min Credits: 5.0)

Prerequisite: VIE 001 or two years of high school Vietnamese or equivalent. Vietnamese 002 is a continuation of Vietnamese 001. The student acquires the basic skills for communication in Vietnamese: listening, speaking, reading, and writing in various daily social and cultural situations. The student is exposed to a general overview of Vietnamese civilization and culture.

3B - IGETC Humanities, 6A - IGETC Languages (LOTE), AC - AA-AS Arts & Humanities, C2 - CSU Humanities, CSU - California State University, UC - University of California

VIE-002L: Vietnamese Laboratory (Min Credits: 0.5)

This is an individualized, self-paced laboratory course offered by arrangement at the student's convenience, which aims to present the culture of Vietnam through a variety of media. The student will review the customs and culture of Vietnam through audio and video tapes, and selected reading materials. Pass/No Pass Option.

VIE-049A: Vietnamese for the Vietnamese-Speaking (3.0 Lecture) (Min Credits: 3.0)

This course presents a comparison between the Vietnamese spoken in the U.S. and the formal written and spoken Vietnamese language. Emphasis is on the study of Vietnamese culture, society, and history. This course includes studying the accomplishments of the Vietnamese both in Vietnam and in the U.S. This course is taught primarily in Vietnamese.

3B - IGETC Humanities, AC - AA-AS Arts & Humanities, C2 - CSU Humanities, CSU - California State University, UC - University of California

VIE-049B: Vietnamese Language and Culture for Fluent Speakers (3.0 Lecture) (Min Credits: 3.0)

Prerequisite: VIE 049A This course, designed for those whose first language is Vietnamese, is a continuation of Vietnamese 049A. It consists of three segments: language, culture, and Vietnamese-Americans. The course includes (1) a further study of the language and the different styles of writing; (2) a detailed examination of the distinctive features of the Vietnamese culture through readings in Vietnamese poetry; and (3) a study of the accomplishments of the Vietnamese in their home country and in the U.S.

3B - IGETC Humanities, AC - AA-AS Arts & Humanities, C2 - CSU Humanities, CSU - California State University, UC - University of California