Vietnamese (VIETMSE)

Courses

VIETMSE 1A. Fundamentals of Vietnamese. 5 Units.

Designed for students with little or no exposure to Vietnamese. Natural approach with emphasis on four fundamental skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Conducted in Vietnamese.

Prerequisite: Placement into VIETMSE 1A.

Overlaps with VIETMSE S1AB.

Restriction: VIETMSE 1A and VIETMSE S1AB may not be taken for full credit.

VIETMSE 1B. Fundamentals of Vietnamese. 5 Units.

Designed for students with little or no exposure to Vietnamese. Natural approach with emphasis on four fundamental skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Conducted in Vietnamese.

Prerequisite: VIETMSE 1A or placement in VIETMSE 1B. VIETMSE 1A with a grade of C or better.

Overlaps with VIETMSE S1AB, VIETMSE S1BC.

Restriction: VIETMSE 1B and VIETMSE S1AB and VIETMSE S1BC may not be taken for full credit.

VIETMSE 1C. Fundamentals of Vietnamese. 5 Units.

Designed for students with little or no exposure to Vietnamese. Natural approach with emphasis on four fundamental skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Conducted in Vietnamese.

Prerequisite: VIETMSE 1B or VIETMSE S1AB or placement in VIETMSE 1C. VIETMSE 1B with a grade of C or better. VIETMSE S1AB with a grade of C or better.

Overlaps with VIETMSE S1BC.

Restriction: VIETMSE 1C and VIETMSE S1BC may not both be taken for credit.

(VI)

VIETMSE S1AB. Fundamentals. 7.5 Units.

First half of first-year Vietnamese. Designed for students with little or no exposure to Vietnamese. Emphasis is on mastery of the basic language skills of understanding, speaking, reading, and writing.

Overlaps with VIETMSE 1A, VIETMSE 1B.

Restriction: VIETMSE S1AB and VIETMSE 1A and VIETMSE 1B may not be taken for full credit.

VIETMSE S1BC. Fundamentals. 7.5 Units.

Second half of first-year Vietnamese. Designed for students with little or no exposure to Vietnamese. Emphasis is on mastery of the basic language skills of understanding, speaking, reading, and writing.

Prerequisite: VIETMSE S1AB or VIETMSE 1B or placement into VIETMSE 1B or VIETMSE 1C. VIETMSE 1B with a grade of C or better. VIETMSE S1AB with a grade of C or better.

Restriction: VIETMSE S1BC and VIETMSE 1B and VIETMSE 1C may not be taken for full credit.

(VI)

VIETMSE 2A. Intermediate Vietnamese. 4 Units.

Designed for students to advance their Vietnamese language skills from introductory to intermediate level. Designed to develop writing and reading skills and communicative skills in authentic situations. Students are introduced to aspects of Vietnamese culture relating to lesson topics.

Prerequisite: VIETMSE 1C or VIETMSE S1BC or placement into VIETMSE 2A. VIETMSE 1C with a grade of C or better. VIETMSE S1BC with a grade of C or better.

Restriction: School of Humanities and International Studies majors have first consideration for enrollment.

(VIII)

VIETMSE 2B. Intermediate Vietnamese. 4 Units.

Designed for students to advance their Vietnamese language skills from introductory to intermediate level. Designed to develop writing and reading skills and communicative skills in authentic situations. Students are introduced to aspects of Vietnamese culture relating to lesson topics.

Prerequisite: VIETMSE 2A or placement into VIETMSE 2B. VIETMSE 2A with a grade of C or better.

Restriction: School of Humanities and International Studies majors have first consideration for enrollment.

(VIII)

VIETMSE 2C. Intermediate Vietnamese. 4 Units.

Designed for students to advance their Vietnamese language skills from introductory to intermediate level. Designed to develop writing and reading skills and communicative skills in authentic situations. Students are introduced to aspects of Vietnamese culture relating to lesson topics.

Prerequisite: VIETMSE 2B or placement into VIETMSE 2C. VIETMSE 2B with a grade of C or better.

Restriction: School of Humanities and International Studies majors have first consideration for enrollment.

(VIII)

VIETMSE 10A. Vietnamese Peer-to-Peer Language Mentor Program. 1 Unit.

Peer-to-Peer Language Mentor Program in which student mentors work with student mentees to increase the language skills of both participants. One hour weekly meetings. VIETMSE 10A is for language mentors.

Grading Option: Pass/no pass only.

Repeatability: May be taken for credit 4 times.

VIETMSE 10B. Vietnamese Peer-to-Peer Language Mentor Program. 1 Unit.

Peer-to-Peer Language Mentor Program in which student mentors work with student mentees to increase the language skills of both participants. One hour weekly meetings. VIETMSE 10B is for language mentees.

Grading Option: Pass/no pass only.

Repeatability: May be taken for credit 4 times.

VIETMSE 50. Vietnamese Culture . 4 Units.

Vietnamese culture and society in modern and historical contexts through the study of literary works, film, and other media. Philosophy and religious practices may also be examined. Course is taught in English.

(IV)

VIETMSE 150. Vietnamese Literature and Culture in Translation. 4 Units.

Major works in Vietnamese literature and culture in context.

Repeatability: Unlimited as topics vary.

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