Asian Languages and Cultures

Vietnamese Lower-Division Courses

1. Introductory Vietnamese. (5) Lecture, two hours; discussion, three hours. Coverage of basic Vietnamese grammar, with equal emphasis on reading, writing, conversation, and comprehension. P/NP or letter grading.

1A. Introductory Vietnamese for Heritage Learners. (5) Lecture, two hours; discussion, three hours. Not open to students who have learned, from whatever source, enough Vietnamese to qualify for more advanced courses. Designed for Vietnamese-heritage learners who have some limited knowledge of Vietnamese or have had no formal instruction in Vietnamese. Emphasis on spelling, basic grammar, reading, writing, daily conversation, and polite forms. P/NP or letter grading.

2. Introductory Vietnamese. (5) Lecture, two hours; discussion, three hours. Enforced requisite: course 1 with grade of C or better. Coverage of basic Vietnamese grammar, with equal emphasis on reading, writing, conversation, and comprehension. P/NP or letter grading.

2A. Introductory Vietnamese for Heritage Learners. (5) Lecture, two hours; discussion, three hours. Enforced requisite: course 1A with grade of C or better or Vietnamese placement test. Not open to students who have learned, from whatever source, enough Vietnamese to qualify for more advanced courses. Designed for Vietnamese-heritage learners who have some limited knowledge of Vietnamese or have had no formal instruction in Vietnamese. Emphasis on spelling, basic grammar, reading, writing, daily conversation, and polite forms. P/NP or letter grading.

3. Introductory Vietnamese. (5) Lecture, two hours; discussion, three hours. Enforced requisite: course 2 with grade of C or better. Coverage of basic Vietnamese grammar, with equal emphasis on reading, writing, conversation, and comprehension. P/NP or letter grading.

3A. Introductory Vietnamese for Heritage Learners. (5) Lecture, two hours; discussion, three hours. Enforced requisite: course 2A with grade of C or better or Vietnamese placement test. Not open to students who have learned, from whatever source, enough Vietnamese to qualify for more advanced courses. Designed for Vietnamese-heritage learners who have some limited knowledge of Vietnamese or have had no formal instruction in Vietnamese. Emphasis on spelling, basic grammar, reading, writing, daily conversation, and polite forms. P/NP or letter grading.

3R. Introductory Vietnamese Reading and Writing. (5) Lecture, five hours. Recommended preparation: speaking and listening skills in Vietnamese. Training in reading and writing skills at elementary level, equivalent to completion of one year of Vietnamese. P/NP or letter grading.

4. Intermediate Vietnamese. (5) Lecture, two hours; discussion, three hours. Enforced requisite: course 3 with grade of C or better. Reinforcement of basic Vietnamese grammar and coverage of more advanced topics. Broadening of skills in conversation and composition; reading of selected texts. P/NP or letter grading.

5. Intermediate Vietnamese. (5) Lecture, two hours; discussion, three hours. Enforced requisite: course 4 with grade of C or better. Reinforcement of basic Vietnamese grammar and coverage of more advanced topics. Broadening of skills in conversation and composition; reading of selected texts. P/NP or letter grading.

6. Intermediate Vietnamese. (5) Lecture, two hours; discussion, three hours. Enforced requisite: course 5 with grade of C or better. Reinforcement of basic Vietnamese grammar and coverage of more advanced topics. Broadening of skills in conversation and composition; reading of selected texts. P/NP or letter grading.

8. Elementary Vietnamese: Intensive. (15) Lecture, 10 hours; discussion, 10 hours. Intensive course equivalent to courses 1, 2, and 3. Coverage of basic Vietnamese grammar, with equal emphasis on reading, writing, conversation, and comprehension. Offered in summer only. P/NP or letter grading.

19. Fiat Lux Freshman Seminars. (1) Seminar, one hour. Discussion of and critical thinking about topics of current intellectual importance, taught by faculty members in their areas of expertise and illuminating many paths of discovery at UCLA. P/NP grading.

40. War in Vietnamese Popular Culture. (5) Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour. Knowledge of Vietnamese not required. Focus on popular culture produced and consumed by, or about, people in Vietnam and diasporas. Materials include theoretical and other scholarly texts, as well as literature, music, visual art, films, and comics. Reading of scholarly writings for argument, date, and methods, and learning to apply theoretical frameworks in readings and lectures to analysis of popular cultural productions. P/NP or letter grading.

89. Honors Seminars. (1) Seminar, three hours. Limited to 20 students. Designed as adjunct to lower-division lecture course. Exploration of topics in greater depth through supplemental readings, papers, or other activities and led by lecture course instructor. May be applied toward honors credit for eligible students. Honors content noted on transcript. P/NP or letter grading.

89HC. Honors Contracts. (1) Tutorial, three hours. Limited to students in College Honors Program. Designed as adjunct to lower-division lecture course. Individual study with lecture course instructor to explore topics in greater depth through supplemental readings, papers, or other activities. May be repeated for maximum of 4 units. Individual honors contract required. Honors content noted on transcript. Letter grading.

99. Student Research Program. (1 to 2) Tutorial (supervised research or other scholarly work), three hours per week per unit. Entry-level research for lower-division students under guidance of faculty mentor. Students must be in good academic standing and enrolled in minimum of 12 units (excluding this course). Individual contract required; consult Undergraduate Research Center. May be repeated. P/NP grading.