Course Descriptions

Foreign Languages

HAWAIIAN (HA)

HA 101-HA 102 Basic Hawaiian Conversation and Grammar (3/3)

(‘Olelo Hou) Introduction to conversational Hawaiian, a member of the Malayo-Polynesian family of languages; emphasis placed on the oral-aural approach and the application of new sounds and speech patterns; develops the ability to recognize, process, and use the language in its oral as well as written form; provides the context to demonstrate how nature affected  the native Hawaiians and their oral traditions. Offered annually. Students may be placed directly in HA 102 based on instructor evaluation of competence.

HA 201-HA 202 Intermediate Hawaiian (3/3)

(‘Olelo Hou) Emphasis on acquiring oral fluency, creative writing, and translations from oral traditions and written records; the grammatical orthography and phonology of spoken Hawaiian; active participation in chants, songs, dances, field trips, and language conferences with the Hawaiian community. Offered when a viable cohort of students is put together. Prerequisite: HA 102 or equivalent.

JAPANESE (JA)

JA 105-JA 106 Elementary Japanese (3/3)

Listening, speaking, sentence structure, and introductory reading and writing for beginners as well as an introduction to Japanese culture. Offered annually. Students may be placed directly in JA 106 based on the evaluation of competence.

JA 205-JA 206 Intermediate Japanese (3/3)

Continuation of JA 106. Continued practice in listening and speaking. Introduction to Kanji (script) writing. Offered when a viable cohort of students is put together. Prerequisite: JA 106 or equivalent.

KOREAN (KOR)

KOR 101 Elementary Korean Level A (3)

This course involves the development of basic listening, speaking and grammar skills of conversational Korean. It includes introductory reading and writing for beginners, with an introduction to Korean culture.

KOR 102 Elementary Korean Level B (3)

This course continues the development of basic listening, speaking and grammar skills of conversational Korean begun in KOR 101. It includes further introductory reading and writing for beginners, with an introduction to Korean culture. Students may be placed directly in KOR 102 based on instructor evaluation of competence.

KOR 201 Intermediate Korean Level A (3)

This course is the continuation of KOR Beginning Level B. It involves further development of listening, speaking and grammar skills of conversation Korean. It includes reading, writing and Korean culture as well. Prerequisite: KOR 102 or permission of instructor.

KOR 202 Intermediate Korean Level B (3)

This course is the continuation of KOR Intermediate Level A. It involves more advanced listening and reading comprehension. It also includes further development of writing, speaking and grammar skills of conversational Korean as well as Korean culture. Prerequisite: KOR 201 or permission of instructor.

SPANISH (SPN)

SPN 101-SPN 102 Elementary Spanish (3/3)

Basic structures of Spanish, oral and written; and introduction to Spanish speaking cultures. Offered annually. Students may be placed directly in SPN 102 based on instructor evaluation of competence.

SPN 201-SPN 202 Intermediate Spanish (3/3)

Expansion of language skills and cultural awareness through written and oral projects and in-class activities. Offered when a viable cohort of students is put together. Prerequisite: SPN 102 or equivalent or permission of the instructor.