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Distance Learning at UCLA

Distance Learning for Less Commonly Taught Languages

Fall Quarter 2014
  Incoming Course
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For enrollment policies regarding distance learning, see "Simultaneous UC Enrollment" in the Enrollment section of the Schedule. The enrollment form, Simultaneous UC Enrollment Undergraduate Application, can be obtained from the Registrar's Office forms page.

UC Online Courses Pilot

The University of California continues a pilot series of online courses offered by various UC campuses. Eligible UC undergraduate students can enroll simultaneously in another UC’s online course. Add/drop dates vary by campus and by the quarter/semester calendar. No additional tuition is assessed; however, other fees may apply depending on the course. Course credit is calculated in a student’s UC grade-point average. Students should meet with their adviser before enrolling to confirm course applicability toward their degree. For eligibility requirements, course information, and tentative course listings, see the UC Online Pilot Cross-Campus Course Offerings list. For UCLA drop policies, see the Drop Reference Chart in the Enrollment section.

Distance Learning at UCLA

Distance learning courses offered through UCLA connect students and faculty through live real-time interaction to sites outside UCLA, including other universities and institutions around the world. Through the use of videoconference technology, participants at both sites can see and hear each other, and multisite conferencing is available to enable students at three or four different locations to take the same course together.

Distance learning courses and videoconferencing can take place wherever there is a network connection to the Internet, which includes 80 percent of general assignment classrooms at UCLA. In addition, there are facilities on campus dedicated for use as distance learning classrooms and for videoconferencing.

For more information, contact Don Roby at (310) 206-7449 or send e-mail to For further information about the classrooms that have Internet connectivity, see the Office of Instructional Development classroom list. For course ID numbers, times, and locations, see the appropriate department and course listing section of the Schedule of Classes.

At press time, no distance learning courses are scheduled for Spring Quarter 2015.

Distance Learning for Less Commonly Taught Languages

In order to make the most of language resources available at the University of California campuses, the UC Consortium for Language Learning and Teaching encourages the use of distance learning to promote access to the less commonly taught languages. Through UC Simultaneous Enrollment, students can enroll in language courses that use videoconferencing to bring students and faculty members from different campuses together.

Other UC Campuses Incoming Videoconferencing Courses

In 2014-15, UC Berkeley is offering language courses in intermediate and advanced Khmer and elementary Swahili via videoconference. Each class session is transmitted via Internet videoconferencing to UCLA so that students at UCLA can participate and interact in real time with students in the UCB classroom. UCLA videoconferencing sessions are held in the Instructional Media Laboratory, 270 Powell Library Building.

UCLA undergraduate students can request enrollment in the UCB classes using the Simultaneous UC Enrollment Undergraduate Application. Applications are available online or from the student affairs advising offices in the College and schools. Graduate students may enroll through the Intercampus Exchange Program; applications are available online. Grades and units are entered as transfer credit from UCB.

Students interested in the class should consult the UC Berkeley Schedule of Classes.

NOTE: UCB is on the semester calendar. Spring Semester instruction began January 20, 2015.

African American Studies

10B. Intermediate Swahili. (4 semester units) Recitation, four hours; laboratory, one hour. Requisite: course 10A. Review and expansion of students' knowledge of fundamental structures from elementary Swahili and appropriate cultural contexts of these structures in oral and written communication. Development of more grammar and vocabulary in a culturally and socially appropriate context. Speaking ability expanded through oral exercises, individual reports, class discussions, and recordings available at the Berkeley Language Center. Writing and reading expanded through compositions, written exercises, and independent reading projects. P/NP or letter grading. Taught by UCB lecturer M. Saavedra Monday through Thursday at 11 a.m. and videoconferenced to 270 Powell Library Building.


100B. Intermediate Khmer. (5 semester units) Lecture, five hours. Requisite: course 100A. Reading of roadside signs, scholarly articles, and entire Khmer novel. Topics include current events in Cambodia, Cambodian history and politics, and basic overview of traditional Khmer literature. Work on projects in groups with other students, such as preparation and performance of play based on sections of modern Khmer novel. Independent research project on topic of student choice and presentation of research to peers, entirely in Khmer. P/NP or letter grading. Taught by UCB lecturer F. Smith Monday and Wednesday from 4 to 5:30 p.m. and Tuesday and Thursday at 4 p.m. and videoconferenced to 270 Powell Library Building.

101B. Advanced Khmer. (3 semester units) Lecture, three hours. Requisite: two years of Khmer. Reading of advanced texts dealing with politics and history. Exposure to traditional verse texts and group project based on variety of modern Khmer short stories. Independent study culminating in final oral presentation required. Special attention to formal speaking style and advanced grammatical structures in Khmer. P/NP or letter grading. Taught by UCB lecturer F. Smith Tuesday through Thursday from noon to 1:50 p.m. and videoconferenced to 270 Powell Library Building.

UCLA Outgoing Videoconferencing Course

UCLA is offering the following courses through videoconferencing. Students from other UC campuses may enroll through UC Simultaneous Enrollment. Non-UC students may enroll with consent of instructor through UCLA Extension. Consult the Registrar’s Office on the respective campuses for details about where to obtain the enrollment form and for the policies that apply to simultaneous enrollment on each campus.


3. Elementary Swedish. (4 units) Discussion, four hours. Enforced requisite: course 2. P/NP or letter grading. Taught by UCLA lecturer C. Olsen Monday through Thursday at 10 a.m. and videoconferenced to UC San Diego.

Turkic Languages

102C. Advanced Turkish (4 units) Lecture, five hours. Requisites: courses 101A, 101B, 101C. Continuing study of grammar, conversation, and composition. Readings in modern literature and social science texts. May be repeated for credit. P/NP or letter grading. Taught by UCLA lecturer G. Kuruoglu Tuesday through Thursday from noon to 1:50 p.m. and videoconferenced to UC San Diego.

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