Programs of study (curricula) designate specific courses that must be taken to satisfy requirements.  When elective courses are required as specified in curriculum guides, students may select from the following list of courses. Electives may be completed by selecting any of the following courses. Unless specifically indicated in your curriculum, the following electives will meet the requirements for CVCC associate degrees, certificates, diplomas and career studies certificates for the category of courses listed. Students may not use the same course to satisfy more than one curriculum requirement.

As requirements of four-year institutions may vary, students in the Associate of Arts and Sciences and the Associate of Science (transfer) programs should consult a CVCC counselor or academic advisor, transfer guides, and prospective four-year colleges and universities to select appropriate courses to meet transfer requirements.

*Note: Some of these courses have prerequisites.

Any of the following may satisfy this requirement at CVCC. If you plan to transfer, please consult with an advisor or prospective four-year institutions before selecting electives.

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ASL 101 - American Sign Language I (3 cr.) / ASL 102 - American Sign Language II (3 cr.)

Introduces the fundamentals of American Sign Language (ASL) used by the Deaf Community, including basic vocabulary, syntax, fingerspelling, and grammatical non-manual signals. Focuses on communicative competence. Develops gestural skills as a foundation for ASL enhancement. Introduces cultural knowledge and increases understanding of the Deaf Community. Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week.

 
ASL 201 - American Sign Language III (3 cr.) / ASL 202 - American Sign Language IV (3 cr.)

Develops vocablulary, conversational competence, and grammatical knowledge with a total immersion approach. Introduces increasingly complex grammatical aspects including those unique to ASL. Discusses culture and literature. Contact with the Deaf Community is encouraged to enhance linguistic and cultural knowledge. Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week.

 
FRE 101 - Beginning French I (3 cr.) / FRE 102 - Beginning French II (3 cr.)

Introduces understanding, speaking, reading, and writing skills and emphasizes basic French sentence structure. Lecture 4 hours per week.

 
FRE 201 - Intermediate French I (3 cr.) / FRE 202 - Intermediate French II (3 cr.)

Continues to develop understanding, speaking,  reading, and writing skills. French is used in the classroom. Prerequisite: FRE 102 or equivalent. Lecture 4 hours per week.

 
SPA 101 - Beginning Spanish I (3 cr.) / SPA 102 - Beginning Spanish II (3 cr.)

Introduces understanding, speaking, reading, and writing skills and emphasizes basic Spanish sentence structure. Lecture 4 hours per week.

 
SPA 201 - Intermediate Spanish I (3 cr.) / SPA 202 - Intermediate Spanish II (3 cr.)

Continues to develop understanding, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Prerequisite: SPA 102 or equivalent. Lecture 4 hours per week.