Courses in Filipino

Lower Division


FILIP 101: Elementary Filipino I (4 units)

This is an introductory/beginning level course in Filipino. It puts emphasis on everyday conversation and focuses on essentials of grammar and sufficient vocabulary for reading, speaking, and writing in Filipino. The learners are also briefly introduced to the study of Philippine history, culture and situational day-to-day nuances of Filipino life.


FILIP 102: Elementary Filipino II (4 units)

Prerequisite: Filipino 101 or Equivalent.

This is a continuation of Elementary Filipino I, with focus on grammar structure and proficiency. Emphasis is placed on grammatical accuracy developed through oral responses to spoken and written prompts. Students are likewise introduced to the vignettes of Philippine culture and situational day-to-day nuances of Filipino life. Not open to students with credit in Filipino 201.


FILIP 201: Intermediate Filipino (4 units)

Prerequisite: Filipino 102 or Equivalent.

Extensive review of all structures learned in Filipino 101 and 102. Integrated approach to understanding Filipino by offering opportunities to acquire communicative skills while creating and developing awareness, appreciation, and learning of Filipino culture. This course will continue to develop the foundation in the fundamentals of the Filipino language with verbal fluency and accuracy through reading, listening, writing, and speaking with emphasis on teaching culture. Each lesson focuses on some aspects of Filipino culture that fosters cultural sensitivity.


Note- Native speakers of Filipino will not receive credit for taking lower division courses in Filipino except with prior approval from the department; No credit will be given for Filipino 101, 102, 201 taken out of sequence.


High School Equivalents

High school foreign language courses may be used for purposes of placement in college courses and may be counted toward meeting the language requirement in various majors. These high school courses will not count as college credit toward graduation.

Secondary school language courses can be used as follows:

  1. The first two years of high school level language count as the equivalent of the first semester of a college level course, although students with fewer than three years of high school level language may complete the first semester college course for graduation credit.

  2. The first three years of high school level language count as the equivalent of the first two semesters of a college level course, although students with fewer than four years of high school level language may complete the second semester college course for graduation credit. Students who have completed three years of foreign language in high school will not receive credit for the first semester college course unless at least five years separate the last high school course and the first college course.

  3. Four years of high school level language count as the equivalent of three college semesters, thus fulfilling the language requirement.