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Wenatchee Valley College offers credit courses in German, Japanese, Latin and Spanish as options for fulfilling the humanities requirement (15 credits) for the associate of arts and sciences degree. Native American language (Salish) is taught on the WVC Omak campus and may be used to meet an elective requirement for the AAS degree. In addition, noncredit courses in Spanish, German, Latin, French, Japanese, Russian and other languages are often offered at both campuses through the continuing education department.

Three levels of German, three levels of Latin, six levels of Japanese, and six levels of Spanish are currently listed in the college catalog. In addition, students may pursue individual interests through independent study language courses. Special courses designed to deal with unique subjects or timely topics are occasionally offered. 

 

Course Descriptions

GER 101
5 credits
German I
Elements of German phonetics and orthography. Introduction to German grammar and conversational usage. Background in grammatical terminology is recommended.

GER 102
5 credits
German II
Continuation of German I. Increased use of German as the language of instruction. Background in grammatical terminology is recommended. Courses should be taken in sequence.  Prerequisite: GER 101.

GER 103
5 credits
German III
Continuation of German II. Increased use of German as the language of instruction. Background in grammatical terminology is recommended. Courses should be taken in sequence.  Prerequisite: GER 102.

JAPN 103
5 credits
Japanese III
Continuation of Japanese II.  This course deals with more grammatical aspects of Japanese language than Japanese II.  However, the primary objective is still to develop the students' communicative skills in everyday situations in Japanese.  Students also will learn reading and writing skills at the elementary level.  Prerequisite: JAPN 102 or equivalent.

LATN 101
5 credits
Latin I
Introduction to the most fundamental elements of Latin with equal emphasis on reading, writing, speaking and listening skills. The classical pronunciation will be used in class, although Italian (liturgical) pronunciation can be given attention at the student's request.

LATN 102
5 credits
Latin II
Continued study of the fundamental elements of Latin with equal emphasis on reading, writing, speaking and listening skills. The classical pronunciation will be used in class, although Italian (liturgical) pronunciation can be given attention at the student's request. Prerequisite: LATN 101 or equivalent.

LATN 103
5 credits
Latin III
Conclusion of study of the fundamental elements of Latin with equal emphasis on reading, writing, speaking and listening skills. The classical pronunciation will be used in class, although Italian (liturgical) pronunciation can be given attention at the student's request. Prerequisite: LATN 102 or equivalent.

CLAS 100
5 credits
The Greek and Latin Elements of English
Systematic introduction to the understanding, derivation and correct usage of the Greek and Latin elements of the English language, with special attention to vocabulary. Both common and more specialized elements will be examined.

SPAN 091
2 credits
Learning to Speak Spanish I
Introduction to pronunciation, useful expressions and some basic grammatical constructions. It is recommended that students who have never studied a foreign language or never studied Spanish take this course before or concurrently with SPAN 101.

SPAN 092
2 credits
Learning to Speak Spanish II
Continued work in pronunciation, useful expressions and basic grammatical constructions. Prerequisite: SPAN 091 or 101.

SPAN 093
2 credits
Learning to Speak Spanish III
Continued work in pronunciation, useful expressions and basic grammatical constructions. Prerequisite: SPAN 092 or 102.

SPAN 096
3 credits
Introduction to Spanish for the person who has had little or no foreign language study and would like a foundation before enrolling in SPAN 101. Course will emphasize pronunciation, basic vocabulary and grammatical differences between English and Spanish. May be taken concurrently with SPAN 101.

SPAN 101
5 credits
Spanish I
Elementary grammar, writing and comprehension of the Spanish language. Instruction partly in Spanish. Background in English grammatical terminology is recommended.

SPAN 102
5 credits
Spanish II
Continuation of Spanish I. Elementary grammar, writing and comprehension of the Spanish language. Instruction increasingly in Spanish. Background in English grammatical terminology is recommended. Prerequisite: SPAN 101.

SPAN 103
5 credits
Spanish III
Continuation of Spanish II. Elementary grammar, oral and written composition. Instruction mostly in Spanish. Background in English grammatical terminology is recommended. Prerequisite: SPAN 102 or equivalent.

SPAN 204
5 credits
Spanish IV
Study of grammar, writing, comprehension, and Hispanic culture and literature. Instruction in Spanish. Prerequisite: SPAN 103 or equivalent.

SPAN 205
5 credits
Spanish V
Continuation of Spanish IV. Study of grammar, writing, comprehension, and Hispanic culture and literature. Instruction in Spanish. Prerequisite: SPAN 204 or equivalent.

SPAN 206
5 credits
Spanish VI
Continuation of Spanish V. Study of grammar, writing, comprehension, and Hispanic culture and literature. Instruction in Spanish. Prerequisite: SPAN 205 or equivalent.

NAL 101
5 credits
Native American Language I: nselxcin
Introduction to nselxcin, the language spoken by the Okanogan, Lakes, Colville, San Poil, Nespelem and Methow tribes of the Colville Reservation. Basic pronunciation, the phonetic alphabet, and elementary grammar and vocabulary will be covered. Students will gain an awareness of the interconnection of language and culture.

NAL 102
5 credits
Native American Language II: nselxcin
Continuation of NAL 101. Some instruction will be in nselxcin, the language spoken by the Okanogan, Lakes, Colville, San Poil, Nespelem and Methow tribes of the Colville Reservation. Students will increase their ability to correctly pronounce the phonemes of the language, as well as engage in elementary reading, writing and conversation. Prerequisites: NAL 101 and instructor's signature.

NAL 103
5 credits
Native American Language III: nselxcin
Continuation of NAL 102. Moderate use of nselxcin, the language spoken by the Okanogan, Lakes, Colville, San Poil, Nespelem and Methow tribes of the Colville Reservation for instruction. Students will further their abilities in the language. Prerequisites: NAL 102 and instructor's signature.

NAL 111
5 credits
Native American Language I: nimipu
Introduction to nimipu, the language spoken by the Nez Perce and Palouse tribes of the Colville Reservation. Basic pronunciation, the phonetic alphabet, and elementary grammar and vocabulary will be covered. Students will gain an awareness of the interconnection of language and culture.

NAL 112
5 credits
Native American Language II: nimipu
Continuation of NAL 111. Some instruction will be in nimipu, the language spoken by the Nez Perce and Palouse tribes of the Colville Reservation. Students will increase their ability to correctly pronounce the phonemes of the language, as well as engage in elementary reading, writing and conversation. Prerequisites: NAL 111 and instructor's signature.

NAL 113
5 credits
Native American Language III: nimipu
Continuation of NAL 112. Moderate use of nimipu, the language spoken by the Nez Perce and Palouse tribes of the Colville Reservation for instruction. Students will further their abilities in the language. Prerequisites: NAL 112 and instructor's signature.

NAL 121
5 credits
Native American Language I: nxa?amxcin
Introduction to nxa?amxcin, the language spoken by the Moses/Columbia, Wenatchee, Entiat and Chelan tribes of the Colville Reservation. Basic pronunciation, the phonetic alphabet, and elementary grammar and vocabulary will be covered. Students will gain an awareness of the interconnection of language and culture.

NAL 122
5 credits
Native American Language II: nxa?amxcin
Continuation of NAL 121. Some instruction will be in nxa?amxcin, the language spoken by the Moses/Columbia, Wenatchee, Entiat and Chelan tribes of the Colville Reservation. Students will increase their ability to correctly pronounce the phonemes of the language, as well as engage in elementary reading, writing and conversation. Prerequisites: NAL 121 and instructor's signature.

NAL 123
5 credits
Native American Language III: nxa?amxcin
Continuation of NAL 122. Moderate use of nxa?amxcin (the language spoken by the Moses/Columbia, Wenatchee, Entiat and Chelan tribes of the Colville Reservation) for instruction. Students will further their abilities in the language. Prerequisites: NAL 122 and instructor's signature.

NAL 204
5 credits
Native American Language IV: nselxcin
Continuation of NAL 103. Increased use of the nselxcin languages for class instruction. Students will deepen their understanding of the interrelationship of language and culture while furthering their skills in the language. Prerequisites: NAL 103 and/or instructor's signature.

NAL 205
5 credits
Native American Language V: nselxcin
Continuation of NAL IV. Most instruction is in nselxcin, the language spoken by the Okanogan, Lakes, Colville, San Poil, Nespelem and Methow tribes of the Colville Reservation. Students will gain a larger vocabulary and the ability to carry on impromptu conversations. Prerequisites: NAL 204 and/or instructor's signature.

NAL 206
5 credits
Native American Language VI: nselxcin
Continuation of NAL V. Instruction is in nselxcin, the language spoken by the Okanogan, Lakes, Colville, San Poil, Nespelem and Methow tribes of the Colville Reservation. Cultural topics are discussed in depth. Prerequisites: NAL 205 and/or instructor's signature.

NAL 214
5 credits
Native American Language IV: nimipu
Continuation of NAL 113. Increased use of one of the nimipu, the language spoken by the Nez Perce and Palouse tribes of the Colville Reservation, for class instruction. Students will deepen their understanding of the interrelationship of language and culture while furthering their skills in the language. Prerequisites: NAL 113 and/or instructor's signature.

NAL 215
5 credits
Native American Language V: nimipu
Continuation of NAL IV. Most instruction is in nimipu, the language spoken by the Nez Perce and Palouse tribes of the Colville Reservation. Students will gain a larger vocabulary and the ability to carry on impromptu conversations. Prerequisites: NAL 214 and/or instructor's signature.

NAL 216
5 credits
Native American Language VI: nimipu
Continuation of NAL V. Instruction is nimipu, the language spoken by the Nez Perce and Palouse tribes of the Colville Reservation. Cultural topics are discussed in depth. Prerequisites: NAL 215 and/or instructor's signature.

NAL 224
5 credits
Native American Language IV: nxa?amxcin
Continuation of NAL 123. Increased use of one of the nxa?amxcin, the language spoken by the Moses/Columbia, Wenatchee, Entiat and Chelan tribes of the Colville Reservation, for class instruction. Students will deepen their understanding of the interrelationship of language and culture while furthering their skills in the language. Prerequisites: NAL 123 and/or instructor's signature.

NAL 225
5 credits
Native American Language V: nxa?amxcin
Continuation of NAL IV. Most instruction is in nxa?amxcin, the language spoken by the Moses/Columbia, Wenatchee, Entiat and Chelan tribes of the Colville Reservation. Students will gain a larger vocabulary and the ability to carry on impromptu conversations. Prerequisites: NAL 224 and/or instructor's signature.

NAL 226
5 credits
Native American Language VI: nxa?amxcin
Continuation of NAL V. Instruction is in nxa?amxcin, the language spoken by the Moses/Columbia, Wenatchee, Entiat and Chelan tribes of the Colville Reservation. Cultural topics are discussed in depth. Prerequisites: NAL 225 and/or instructor's signature.


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