World Languages

ASL 103: Elementary American Sign Language III

UW credits: 5

This course focuses on grammatical features such as spatialization, directionality and non-manual components. It includes intensive work in vocabulary development and study of deaf culture.

Prerequisite: Completion of two years of high school-level American Sign Language or UW ASL 102


CHIN 103: First-Year Chinese for Non-Heritage Learners

UW credits: 5

This course is an introduction to standard Chinese, with an emphasis on learning correct pronunciation and basic structure. It includes drills in oral use of the language. This course is open only to non-Chinese heritage students.

Prerequisite: Completion of two years of high school-level Chinese or UW CHIN 102 with a grade of 2.0 or higher


FRENCH 103: Elementary French

UW credits: 5

This course focuses on the development of basic proficiency in speaking, listening, reading and writing in French. It teaches students to communicate in French and understand the cultural context of the language. Methods and objectives are primarily oral-aural.

Prerequisite: Completion of two years of high school-level French or UW FRENCH 102 or FRENCH 110 


FRENCH 201: Intermediate French

UW credits: 5

This course is designed to bring students to an intermediate level of proficiency. Emphasis is on experiencing the language in context through a multimedia approach.

Prerequisite: Completion of three years of high school-level French or UW FRENCH 103 or FRENCH 134 


GERMAN 103: First-Year German

UW credits: 5

The methods and objectives of this course are primarily communicative, with emphasis on speaking and listening. Secondary objectives are reading and writing.

Prerequisite: Completion of two years of high school-level German or UW GERMAN 102 or GERMAN 111


GERMAN 201: Second-Year German

UW credits: 5

This course is a systematic review of German grammar, with intensive practice in conversation, reading and writing.

Prerequisite: Completion of three years of high school-level German or UW GERMAN 103


JAPAN 113: First-Year Japanese

UW credits: 5

This course focuses on elementary speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills in modern Japanese.

Prerequisite: Completion of two years of high school-level Japanese or UW JAPAN 112


JAPAN 211: Second-Year Japanese

UW credits: 5

This course focuses on the development of further skills in spoken and written Japanese.

Prerequisite: Completion of three years of high school-level Japanese or UW JAPAN 113 or JAPAN 134


KOREAN 103: First-Year Korean

UW credits: 5

This course focuses on elementary speaking, listening, reading and writing skills in modern Korean. This course is open only to non-Korean heritage students.

Prerequisite: Completion of two years of high school-level Korean or UW KOREAN 102


LATIN 103: Elementary Latin

UW credits: 5

This course involves reading of selections from classical Latin literature.

Prerequisite: Completion of two years of high school-level Latin or UW LATIN 102


SPAN 103: Elementary Spanish

UW credits: 5

The methods and objectives of this course are primarily oral-aural.

Prerequisite: Completion of two years of high school-level Spanish or UW SPAN 102 or SPAN 110


SPAN 201: Intermediate Spanish

UW credits: 5

This course involves intensive practice in speaking, reading and writing in Spanish, as well as a review of Spanish grammar. Oral practice is based on literary and cultural readings.

Prerequisite: Completion of three years of high school-level Spanish or UW SPAN 103, SPAN 123, or SPAN 134


Sponsoring Departments

Learn about the departments that sponsor and support these courses:

Additional support for courses in Chinese, French, German, Korean, and Spanish provided by the Canadian Studies Center, Center for Global Studies, Center for West European Studies, and East Asia Center in UW’s Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies.