World Languages & Cultures courses

WLC 195: Special Topics

Studies a particular topic in World Languages. May be repeated for credit when topics vary. (Letter Grade Available)

Units: 1 — 4

WLC 197: Independent Study

Student and faculty member select topic of study and number of credits. (Credit/NoCredit Available)

Units: 1 — 6

WLC 201: Intermediate World Languages

Alternative assessment for the third semester of World Languages. Freshmen and Sophomore transfers attempting to satisfy the Language Requirement through assessment must enroll in WLC 201: Intermediate World Languages (4 units). Junior and senior transfers attempting to satisfy the Language Requirement through assessment, must also enroll in WLC 201: Intermediate World Languages (4 units). (Letter Grade Available)

Units: 4 — 4

WLC 212: Language and Culture for Heritage Speakers

This course is for heritage speakers who have a moderate proficiency in their Heritage language, but have completed little or no formal study of that language. Conducted in English, the course emphasizes the linguistic and cultural aspects of language ability, and learning strategies; provides an introduction to linguistics, and second language acquisition; incorporates 21st Century Skills and National Standards; and encourages students to think about the social implications of language use.

Units: 4 — 4

WLC 230: Academic Life in U.S: Cross Cultural Studies

Your study abroad experience in America is potentially a rich opportunity for you to enhance your language skills and deepen your understanding of other cultures, people and their practices. This course provides the resources to help you have meaningful American College experiences. (Credit/No Credit Available)

Units: 1 — 2

WLC 250: Academic English Reading and Writing

This course is offered to students who are non-native speakers of English and who wish to develop advanced academic reading and writing skills. These skills include understanding the structure and conventions of written work in various academic disciplines, analyzing and responding to assigned texts, and making effective choices in writing for specific academic situations. The course will cover strategies for reading, writing, and conducting research at an American university. (Credit/No Credit Available)

Units: 1 — 4

WLC 295: Special Topics

Studies a particular topic in World Languages. May be repeated for credit when topics vary. (Letter Grade Available)

Units: 1 — 4

WLC 297: Independent Study

Student and faculty member select topic of study and number of credits.

Units: 2 — 4

WLC 300: WLC Major ProSeminar

This course introduces students to the majors in Japanese Language and Culture, Spanish or World Language and Cultures. Students acquire knowledge and understanding needed to fulfill Major Learning Outcomes for the programs. Students identify and work with a major advisor to develop individual learning plans. The course examines opportunities in related professional and career paths, including graduate education and teaching credential preparation. (Credit/No Credit Available)

Units: 2 — 2

WLC 395: Special Topics

With faculty guidance, students design unique learning sequences that are pertinent to their learning plans and not covered in current courses. Students design a study proposal with appropriate faculty members and obtain authorization from their academic center. May be repeated for credit when topics vary. (Credit/NoCredit Available)

Units: 1 — 6

WLC 397: Independent Study

Individual study of a topic or subject of particular interest to the student. A written proposal for the study/research must be approved in advance by the sponsoring faculty member and the program chair. Number of credits depends on the nature of the student's academic goals and the consent of the faculty advisor.

Units: 1 — 6

WLC 397SL: Independent Study SL

Student and faculty member select advanced topic of study and number of credits.

Units: 4 — 4

WLC 400: WLC Major Capstone

Students work with the instructor and WLC faculty advisors to research, synthesize, write and present their Capstone projects. Students will also assemble a Graduation Portfolio reflecting how each MLO was met. This course is required for all Japanese, Spanish and World Languages and Cultures majors. (Credit/ No Credit Available)

Units: 4 — 4

WLC 420: Maximizing Study Abroad Experiences

Your study abroad experience is potentially a rich opportunity for you to enhance your language skills and deepen your understanding of other cultures, people and their practices. This course provides the resources to help you prepare for your study abroad experiences. This course is taught in English. (Credit/No Credit Available)

Units: 1 — 4