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WLC 101. Elementary World Language I. 4 units

Term Typically Offered: F

Organized group instruction arranged for students who wish to acquire basic skill in a language other than English indicated by subtitle. Language taught in its intercultural context. 3 lectures, 1 activity. Formerly MLL 101.

WLC 102. Elementary World Language II. 4 units

Term Typically Offered: W

Prerequisite: WLC 101 or consent of instructor.

Organized group instruction arranged for students who wish to acquire basic skill in a language other than English indicated by subtitle. Language taught in its intercultural context. To be taken in numerical sequence. 3 lectures, 1 activity. Formerly MLL 102.

WLC 103. Elementary World Language III. 4 units

Term Typically Offered: SP

Prerequisite: WLC 102 or consent of instructor.

Organized group instruction arranged for students who wish to acquire basic skill in a language other than English indicated by subtitle. Language taught in its intercultural context. To be taken in numerical sequence. 3 lectures, 1 activity. Formerly MLL 103.

WLC 200. Special Problems for Undergraduates. 1 unit

Term Typically Offered: F, W, SP

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

Individual investigation, research, studies, or surveys of selected problems at the lower-division level. Total credit limited to 8 units. Formerly MLL 200.

WLC 201. Intermediate World Language I. 4 units

Term Typically Offered: F

Prerequisite: WLC 103.

Development of presentational, interpersonal, and interpretive intermediate-level language skills within an intercultural context in a language other than English indicated by subtitle. To be taken in numerical sequence. 3 lectures, 1 activity. Formerly MLL 201.

WLC 202. Intermediate World Language II. 4 units

Term Typically Offered: W

Prerequisite: WLC 201.

Development of presentational, interpersonal, and interpretive intermediate-level language skills within an intercultural context in a language other than English indicated by subtitle. To be taken in numerical sequence. 3 lectures, 1 activity. Formerly MLL 202.

WLC 270. Language Study Abroad. 4 units

Term Typically Offered: F, SU

Prerequisite: Consent of department chair.

Acquisition of language and cultural competencies while studying abroad. Total credit limited to 12 units, with a maximum of 12 units per quarter. 3 lectures, 1 activity. Formerly MLL 270.

WLC 290. Selected Topics. 1-4 units

Term Typically Offered: TBD

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

Directed group study of selected topics. Open to undergraduate students. The Schedule of Classes will list topic selected. Total credit limited to 8 units. 1 to 4 lectures. Formerly MLL 290.

WLC 310. Humanities in World Cultures. 4 units

GE Area C4

Term Typically Offered: F,W,SP,SU

Prerequisite: Junior standing; completion of GE Area A and one course from Area C.

Interdisciplinary examination of the humanities in a selected culture. Special focus on the arts, literature, philosophy and language in that culture. The Schedule of Classes will list topic selected. Total credit limited to 12 units with different subtopic. 4 lectures. Fulfills GE C4. Formerly ISLA 310.

WLC 312. Humanities in Chicano/a Culture. 4 units

GE Area C4; USCP

Term Typically Offered: SP

Prerequisite: Junior standing; completion of GE Area A and one course from Area C.

Interdisciplinary examination of humanities in Chicano culture. Special focus on the arts, literature, social situations, and the monolingual and bilingual language aspects in Chicano culture. 4 lectures. Fulfills GE C4 and USCP. Formerly ISLA 312.

WLC 318. Culture of Spain: Activities. 2 units

CR/NC

Term Typically Offered: F

Prerequisite: Limited to Valladolid, Spain Fall program. Corequisite: WLC 310.

Examination and experience of Spanish culture via participant observation in Spain. An introductory exploration of the development of Spanish architecture, art, literature, music, theatre and popular culture as experienced in Valladolid, Spain. Credit/No Credit grading only. 2 activities. Formerly ISLA 318.

WLC 360. Research Methods in World Languages and Cultures. 4 units

Term Typically Offered: W

Prerequisite: Junior standing and MLL major. Recommended: SPAN 233 and SPAN 301.

Methods and techniques of doing research. Critical thinking and library research in languages other than English. Introduction to different senior project formats: scholarly essays, lesson planning, translations, creative works, community-based projects. 4 lectures. Formerly MLL 360.

WLC 370. Language, Technology and Society. 4 units

GE Area D5

Term Typically Offered: SP

Prerequisite: Junior standing; completion of Area A and one course in lower division Area D. Fufills GE D5, except for WLC majors.

Focus on ways in which technology impacts language use. Characteristics of social media interactions (texting, Facebook) in different languages (e.g., Spanish, French, German, Chinese) are compared. Special attention given to linguistic diversity and the emergence of multilingual identities on digital platforms. 4 lectures.

WLC 400. Special Problems for Advanced Undergraduates. 1-4 units

Term Typically Offered: F, W, SP

Prerequisite: Consent of department chair.

Individual investigation, research, studies, or surveys of selected problems. Total credit limited to 8 units. Formerly MLL 400.

WLC 424. Methods in Teaching Languages Other Than English. 4 units

Term Typically Offered: F

Prerequisite: Admission to the Single Subject Credential Program in World Languages.

The development of objectives, curriculum, material and assessment tools for teaching world languages to a diverse student body in secondary schools. Theoretical and hands-on practice based on the California Standards for the Teaching Profession and state curriculum frameworks. 4 lectures.

WLC 425. World Languages Clinical Experience Seminar. 2 units

CR/NC

Term Typically Offered: W, SP

Prerequisite: Admission to the Single Subject Credential Program in World Languages. Corequisite: Concurrent enrollment in EDUC 469 or EDUC 479.

Principles and practices in effective teaching of world languages at the middle and high school level, learning theories, curriculum content and structure, classroom issues, and the teaching profession. Total credit limited to 4 units. Credit/No Credit grading only. 2 seminars.

WLC 451. Latin American Studies Internship. 4-12 units

CR/NC

Term Typically Offered: F,W,SP,SU

Prerequisite: Junior standing.

Supervised work experience in a private, governmental, or non-governmental organization working in Latin America or on a critical issue related to Latin America. Student engagement in all duties and responsibilities of employees and interns engaged in comparable work. 30 hours of work experience per unit of credit. Total credit limited to 12 units. Credit/No Credit grading only. Formerly ISLA 451.

WLC 460. Senior Project. 4 units

Term Typically Offered: F, W, SP

Prerequisite: WLC 360, advanced composition in primary and/or secondary language, senior standing and consent of instructor.

Selection and completion of a project under faculty mentorship. Projects represent individual, well-defined problems and potential solutions that reflect pertinent scholarly activity in the field of modern languages and literatures, with special emphasis in one of the languages/cultures taught in the department. Total credit limited to 4 units. Formerly MLL 460.

WLC 470. Selected Advanced Topics. 4 units

Term Typically Offered: TBD

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

Directed group study of selected topics for advanced students. Open to undergraduate and graduate students. The Schedule of Classes will list topic selected and language of instruction. Total credit limited to 8 units. 4 lectures. Formerly MLL 470.