Vietnamese floating village

Arts & Letters Division

Dr. David Hudson, Dean

For more information contact:
Laurie Camody

Division Coordinator
lcamody@gwc.cccd.edu
714-895-8772

VIETNAMESE

Associate in Arts Degree in Vietnamese Language

Required courses | Semester at a Glance


Associate in Arts Degree in Vietnamese Language

Program Level Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate understanding of Vietnamese language, grammar, vocabulary, idiomatic expressions, and Vietnamese speakers’ culture and apply it to communicate orally, using appropriate pronunciation on designated topics in public and in interpersonal situations.
  • Integrate grammar, vocabulary, idiomatic expressions, and culture to communicate in writing.
  • Apply, clearly and effectively, vocabulary, grammar, idiomatic expressions, and culture to synthesize, analyze, evaluate, and derive meaning of implicit and explicit written materials.
  • Apply knowledge of vocabulary, grammar, idiomatic expressions, and culture to accurately recognize and comprehend spoken messages in world languages.
Required courses

Vietnamese G180 – Elementary Vietnamese 1 – 5 units
Vietnamese G185 – Elementary Vietnamese 2 – 5 units
Vietnamese G280 – Intermediate Vietnamese 1 – 4 units
Vietnamese G285 – Intermediate Vietnamese 2 – 4 units

Total units: 18


Semester at a Glance – Associate in Arts Degree in Vietnamese Language

Semester 1
VIET G180 – Elementary Vietnamese 1 – 5 units
General Education – TBD

Semester 2
VIET G185 – Elementary Vietnamese 2 – 5 units
General Education – TBD

Semester 3
VIET G280 – Intermediate Vietnamese 1 – 4 units
General Education – TBD

Semester 4
VIET G285 – Intermediate Vietnamese 2 – 4 units
General Education – TBD

Major Total: 18 units

GWC GE Pattern, CSU General Education Breadth or IGETC Pattern: 21-39 units
DEGREE TOTAL UNITS (maximum): 60 units

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VIETNAMESE G060 – 3 Units
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Practical Vietnamese, Beginning
This course is designed to introduce the student to the fundamental skills of spoken Vietnamese. Students will learn correct pronunciation, basic structural patterns and necessary vocabulary in order to carry on simple conversations. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade.

VIETNAMESE G180 – 5 Units
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Elementary Vietnamese 1
(Formerly known as: Elementary Vietnamese)
This course is designed to introduce the student to the fundamental skills of spoken and written Vietnamese. Students will learn correct pronunciation, basic structural patterns, and necessary vocabulary in order to write and understand basic sentences and carry on simple conversations. This course is equivalent to two years of high school Vietnamese. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

VIETNAMESE G185 – 5 Units
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Elementary Vietnamese 2
(Formerly known as: Elementary Vietnamese)
Prerequisites: Vietnamese G180
This course is designed to further develop the fundamental skills of spoken and written Vietnamese. Students will learn correct pronunciation, basic structural patterns, and necessary vocabulary in order to write and understand basic sentences and carry on simple conversations. Lab assignments will enhance the students’ pronunciation and understanding. A minimum of one-hour laboratory attendance will be arranged by the student with the instructor. Fundamental aspects of Vietnamese culture will be addressed. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

VIETNAMESE G280 – 4 Units
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Intermediate Vietnamese 1
(Formerly known as: Intermediate Vietnamese)
Prerequisites: Vietnamese G185
A Vietnamese language course designed for students with essential basic skills in Vietnamese. These basic skills will be reviewed. The course will provide for further development of vocabulary, introduce idiomatic expressions and practice writing paragraphs in standard Vietnamese. Cultural reading will include Vietnamese history, literature and current affairs. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

VIETNAMESE G285 – 4 Units
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Intermediate Vietnamese 2
(Formerly known as: Intermediate Vietnamese)
Prerequisites: Vietnamese G280
A course in Vietnamese language with initial intermediate skills of the language. Writing of short compositions and further study of idiomatic terms. Further reading of Vietnamese literature, history and general aspects of culture. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

Most of the courses in this program  transfer to the California State University (CSU) system, the University of California (UC) System and private colleges and universities. Please see your GWC Counselor early in your studies to choose the transfer option that is right for you.

Tammie Tran
Professor,
ESL/Vietnamese
M.A., CSU Fullerton; Ph.D., Alliant International University