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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

GERM& 121   5 credits
German I
Elements of German phonetics and orthography. Introduction to German grammar and conversational usage. Background in English grammatical terminology is recommended.

GERM& 122   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: GERM& 121.

GERM& 123   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: GERM& 122.

JAPN& 121 5 credits
Japanese I
To develop students' communicative skills in everyday situations in Japanese. Learn reading and writing skills at the elementary level.

JAPN& 122   5 credits
Japanese II
Continuation of Japanese I. Develop communicative skills in everyday situations in Japanese. Learn reading and writing skills at the elementary level. Prerequisite: JAPN& 121.

JAPN& 123   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 students' communicative skills in everyday situations in Japanese. Students also will learn reading and writing skills at the elementary level. Prerequisite: JAPN& 122 or equivalent.

JAPN& 221   5 credits
Japanese IV
Continuation of JAPN& 123, Japanese III. The primary objective is to enhance students' communicative skills in a variety of everyday situations in Japanese. Students will learn reading and writing skills at the intermediate level. Prerequisite: JAPN&123 or instructor's signature.

JAPN& 222   5 credits
Japanese V
Continuation of JAPN&221, Japanese IV. The primary objective is to enhance students' communicative skills in a variety of everyday situations in Japanese. Students will learn reading and writing skills at the intermediate level. Prerequisites: JAPN& 221 or instructor's signature.

JAPN& 223   5 credits
Japanese VI
Continuation of Japanese V. The primary objective is to enhance students' communicative skills in a variety of everyday situations and in some workplace situations in Japanese. Students will learn reading and writing skills at the intermediate level. Prerequisites: JAPN& 222 or instructor's signature.

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.

LATN 110 1-4 credits
Conversational Latin Workshop
An immersive, activity-based workshop in Latin conversation. Spend a minimum of two and a maximum of 10 and a half days speaking and engaging in a wide variety of both specialized and common daily activities in Latin. Prerequisite: one year of Latin and instructor's signature.

LATN 220 1-4 credits
Conversational Latin Workshop
An immersive, activity-based workshop in Latin conversation. Spend a minimum of two and a maximum of 10 and a half days speaking and engaging in a wide variety of both specialized and common daily activities in Latin. Prerequisite: two or more years of Latin and instructor's signature.

SPAN& 121 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& 122 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& 121.

SPAN& 123 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& 122 or equivalent.

SPAN 124 5 credits
Spanish III for Native Speakers
Provides bilingual students with the skills necessary to succeed in upper-division Spanish classes. Intensive review of grammar, readings of literary and journalistic texts, writing review, vocabulary expansion and oral presentations to enhance their verbal skills. Prerequisites: to be a native speaker.

SPAN& 221 5 credits
Spanish IV
Study of grammar, writing, comprehension, and Hispanic culture and literature. Instruction in Spanish. Prerequisite: SPAN& 123, or equivalent.

SPAN& 222 5 credits
Spanish V
Continuation of Spanish IV. Study of grammar, writing, comprehension, and Hispanic culture and literature. Instruction in Spanish. Prerequisite: SPAN& 221, or equivalent.

SPAN& 223 5 credits
Spanish VI
Continuation of Spanish V. Study of grammar, writing, comprehension, and Hispanic culture and literature. Instruction in Spanish. Prerequisite: SPAN& 222, 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 vocabulary will be covered. 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 or 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. Prerequisite: NAL 102 or 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 or 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. Prerequisite: NAL 112 or 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. Prerequisite: NAL 121 or 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 Moses, Columbia, Wenatchee, Entiat and Chelan tribes of the Colville Reservation) for instruction. Students will further their abilities in the language. Prerequisite: NAL 122 or instructor's signature.

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

NAL 205   5 credits
Native American Language V: nselxcin
Continuation of NAL 204. 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. Prerequisite: NAL 204 or instructor's signature.

NAL 206   5 credits
Native American Language VI: nselxcin
Continuation of NAL 205. 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. Prerequisite: NAL 205 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. Prerequisite: NAL 113 or instructor's signature.

NAL 215   5 credits
Native American Language V: nimipu
Continuation of NAL 214. 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. Prerequisite: NAL 214 or instructor's signature.

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

NAL 224   5 credits
Native American Language IV: nxa?amxcin
Continuation of NAL 123. Increased use 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. Prerequisite: NAL 123 or instructor's signature.

NAL 225   5 credits
Native American Language V: nxa?amxcin
Continuation of NAL 224. 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. Prerequisite: NAL 224 or instructor's signature.

NAL 226   5 credits
Native American Language VI: nxa?amxcin
Continuation of NAL 225. 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. Prerequisite: NAL 225 or instructor's signature.


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