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Fall 2015 Class Schedule

Updated: July 1, 2015

Early Childhood Education (ECE)


ECE 300    Introduction to Principles and Practices in Early Childhood Education    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course is an introduction to early childhood education, including an overview of the history of the field, evolution of professional practices and ethics, educational principles that support child development from birth through the school-age years, and teaching practices based on observation, documentation, and interpretation of children's behavior. (C-ID ECE 120)

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Oct 15-Dec 11
MW        06:00PM-09:10PM LEC TBA                  Off Campus Natomas/Ik A204 11581 
Textbook

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 22-Dec 17
MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC M.Salluzzo           ARC MAIN CDC 350         10009 Textbook
M         12:30PM-03:35PM LEC L.Chow               ARC MAIN CDC 350         10008 Textbook
Th        12:30PM-03:35PM LEC M.Williams           ARC MAIN HeEd 701        10007 Textbook
M         06:00PM-09:05PM LEC L.Chow               ARC MAIN CDC 350         12100 Textbook
M         06:00PM-09:05PM LEC K.Carter             Off Campus Natomas/Ik A118 11835 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LEC N.Hall               ARC MAIN Online          12465 Textbook
For more information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online


ECE 312    Child Development    3 Units

Same As: PSYC 372
Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 102 and ENGRD 116 with a grade of "C" or better; OR ESLR 320 and ESLW 320 with a grade of "C" or better.
General Education: AA/AS Area V(b); CSU Area D9; CSU Area E1; IGETC Area 4I
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course is a study of the growth and development of children from the prenatal stage through adolescence. For each stage of development, the physical, cognitive, linguistic, social-moral, and emotional aspects of development, with attention to both typical as well as atypical development in each area, are discussed. Included are the influences of culture, family, and the interaction of maturational and environmental factors. This material is designed as a foundation for early care and education, teaching, and parenting. This course is not open to students who have completed PSYC 372. (C-ID CDEV 100)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 22-Dec 17
TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC J.Brown-Wood         ARC MAIN HeEd 701        10011 
Textbook
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC J.Brown-Wood         ARC MAIN HeEd 701        10012 Textbook
MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC J.Brown-Wood         ARC MAIN HeEd 701        10013 Textbook
MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LEC J.Brown-Wood         ARC MAIN HeEd 701        10591 Textbook
TTh       04:30PM-05:50PM LEC D.Hewitt             Off Campus Natomas/Ik A104 11552 Textbook
W         06:00PM-09:05PM LEC R.Knight             Off Campus Natomas/Ik A202 11384 Textbook
W         06:00PM-09:05PM LEC J.Daniels            ARC MAIN HeEd 700        12101 Textbook


ECE 314    The Child, the Family and the Community    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 102, and ENGRD 116; OR ESLR 320 and ESLW 320; with a grade of "C" or better.
General Education: AA/AS Area V(b); CSU Area D7; IGETC Area 4G
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course covers the child's development within the family and within the community. The focus is on the impact of parenting style, marriage and transitions within the family, culture, school, and the media on the child's development. This course offers the opportunity to research and review the diverse community resources available to support the child and the family. (C-ID CDEV 110)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 22-Dec 17
TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC A.Cervantes          ARC MAIN CDC 350         19355 
Textbook
MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LEC A.Cervantes          ARC MAIN CDC 350         12467 Textbook
MW        12:00PM-01:20PM LEC A.Cervantes          ARC MAIN HeEd 701        10014 Textbook
TTh       05:30PM-06:50PM LEC M.McDermott          ARC MAIN HeEd 701        10015 Textbook
Th        06:00PM-09:05PM LEC L.Watkins            ARC MAIN CDC 350         10904 Textbook
T         06:00PM-09:05PM LEC L.Hathaway           Off Campus Natomas/Ik A202 11177 Textbook
M         06:00PM-09:05PM LEC L.Watkins            Off Campus Natomas/Ik A104 18836 Textbook


ECE 320    Curriculum and Interactions in Early Childhood Education    4 Units

Prerequisite: ECE 300 and either ECE 312 or PSYCH 372 with a grade of "C" or better.
Enrollment Limitation: Current tuberculosis clearance.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 108 hours LAB
Description: This course provides supervised experience working with children in an early childhood setting. Topics include principles of curriculum development, classroom design, and child guidance, with opportunity to apply these key teaching principles in practical situations. (C-ID ECE 130)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 22-Dec 17
W         01:00PM-02:50PM LEC M.Jones              ARC MAIN CDC 350         10232 
Textbook
W         06:00PM-07:50PM LEC M.Jones              ARC MAIN CDC 350         10233 Textbook
Th        06:00PM-07:50PM LEC J.Delapp             Off Campus Natomas N203  13003 Textbook
IMPORTANT: Students must register for one section each of LEC (lecture) and one of the ECE 320 LAB (laboratory) sections.

Mandatory Orientation: Wednesday, August 19, 2015, 06:30PM-08:00PM ARC Main Campus CDC 350
All ECE 320 students must attend this orientation.

ARC Child Development Center
MW        08:00AM-11:20AM LAB M.Jones               TBA TBA                   
Class number for LAB above: 11977
ARC campus lab placements will begin the 2nd week of the semester.

ARC Child Development Center
TTh       08:00AM-11:20AM LAB M.Jones               TBA TBA                   
Class number for LAB above: 11978
ARC campus lab placements will begin the 2nd week of the semester.

ARC Child Development Center
MW        09:00AM-12:20PM LAB M.Jones               TBA TBA                   
Class number for LAB above: 13171
ARC campus lab placements will begin the 2nd week of the semester.

ARC Child Development Center
TTh       09:00AM-12:25PM LAB M.Jones               TBA TBA                   
Class number for LAB above: 13174
ARC campus lab placements will begin the 2nd week of the semester.

ARC Child Development Center
MW        09:30AM-12:50PM LAB J.Delapp              TBA TBA                   
Class number for LAB above: 11976
ARC campus lab placements will begin the 2nd week of the semester.

ARC Child Development Center
TTh       09:30AM-12:50PM LAB M.Jones               TBA TBA                   
Class number for LAB above: 11909
ARC campus lab placements will begin the 2nd week of the semester.

ARC Child Development Center
MW        12:00PM-03:20PM LAB M.Jones               TBA TBA                   
Class number for LAB above: 13172
ARC campus lab placements will begin the 2nd week of the semester.

ARC Child Development Center
TTh       12:00PM-03:20PM LAB J.Delapp              TBA TBA                   
Class number for LAB above: 13175
ARC campus lab placements will begin the 2nd week of the semester.

ARC Child Development Center
MW        12:30PM-03:50PM LAB M.Jones               TBA TBA                   
Class number for LAB above: 13173
ARC campus lab placements will begin the 2nd week of the semester.

ARC Child Development Center
TTh       12:30PM-03:50PM LAB M.Jones               TBA TBA                   
Class number for LAB above: 12226
ARC campus lab placements will begin the 2nd week of the semester.

ARC Child Development Center
MW        01:00PM-04:20PM LAB J.Delapp              TBA TBA                   
Class number for LAB above: 11908
ARC campus lab placements will begin the 2nd week of the semester.

ARC Child Development Center
TTh       01:00PM-04:20PM LAB M.Jones               TBA TBA                   
Class number for LAB above: 11979
ARC campus lab placements will begin the 2nd week of the semester.

Community Placement
MW        08:00AM-11:05AM LAB J.Delapp              TBA TBA                   
Class number for LAB above: 12225
Community lab placements will begin the 1st week of the semester.
This LAB section meets at an off-campus location. More information will be provided at the orientation.


Community Placement
TTh       08:00AM-11:05AM LAB M.Jones               TBA TBA                   
Class number for LAB above: 11911
Community lab placements will begin the 1st week of the semester.
This LAB section meets at an off-campus location. More information will be provided at the orientation.


Community Placement
MW        12:00PM-03:05PM LAB M.Jones               TBA TBA                   
Class number for LAB above: 11910
Community lab placements will begin the 1st week of the semester.
This LAB section meets at an off-campus location. More information will be provided at the orientation.


Community Placement
TTh       12:00PM-03:05PM LAB J.Delapp              TBA TBA                   
Class number for LAB above: 12270
Community lab placements will begin the 1st week of the semester.
This LAB section meets at an off-campus location. More information will be provided at the orientation.


Worksite Placement
MW        08:00AM-11:05AM LAB J.Delapp              TBA TBA                   
Class number for LAB above: 12227
Community lab placements will begin the 1st week of the semester.

NOTE: Students should enroll in the worksite lab section that best matches their work hours. Students enrolling for this LAB must have their own worksite that meets established criteria and must be approved by the instructor. More information will be provided at the orientation.

Worksite Placement
TTh       08:00AM-11:05AM LAB J.Delapp              TBA TBA                   
Class number for LAB above: 12228
Community lab placements will begin the 1st week of the semester.

NOTE: Students should enroll in the worksite lab section that best matches their work hours. Students enrolling for this LAB must have their own worksite that meets established criteria and must be approved by the instructor. More information will be provided at the orientation.

Worksite Placement
MW        12:00PM-03:05PM LAB J.Delapp              TBA TBA                   
Class number for LAB above: 12269
Community lab placements will begin the 1st week of the semester.

NOTE: Students should enroll in the worksite lab section that best matches their work hours. Students enrolling for this LAB must have their own worksite which meets established criteria and must be approved by the instructor. More information will be provided at the orientation.

Worksite Placement
TTh       12:00PM-03:05PM LAB M.Jones               TBA TBA                   
Class number for LAB above: 13170
Community lab placements will begin the 1st week of the semester.

NOTE: Students should enroll in the worksite lab section that best matches their work hours. Students enrolling for this LAB must have their own worksite that meets established criteria and must be approved by the instructor. More information will be provided at the orientation.


ECE 321     Advanced Practicum in Early Childhood Education    4 Units

Prerequisite: ECE 320 with a grade of "C" or better
Enrollment Limitation: Current Tuberculosis clearance.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 108 hours LAB
Description: This advanced course provides supervised experience as a teacher in an early childhood education program. It is aimed at leadership in the areas of developing environments for learning, child observation and assessment, documentation of children's work, behavior guidance, group management, collaborative teaching, building relationships with families, and effective preparation and implementation of curriculum. (C-ID ECE 210)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 22-Dec 17
T         06:00PM-07:50PM LEC L.Chow               ARC MAIN CDC 350         11840 
Textbook
IMPORTANT: Students must register for one section each of LEC (lecture) and one of the ECE 321 LAB (laboratory) sections.

Mandatory Orientation: Wednesday, August 19, 2015, 06:30PM-08:00PM ARC Main Campus CDC 350
All ECE 321 students must attend this orientation.

ARC Child Development Center
MW        07:30AM-10:35AM LAB L.Chow                TBA TBA                   
Class number for LAB above: 11841

ARC Child Development Center
MW        08:00AM-11:05AM LAB L.Chow                TBA TBA                   
Class number for LAB above: 11888

ARC Child Development Center
MW        09:00AM-12:05PM LAB L.Chow                TBA TBA                   
Class number for LAB above: 11842

ARC Child Development Center
MW        01:00PM-04:05PM LAB L.Chow                TBA TBA                   
Class number for LAB above: 11843

ARC Child Development Center
MW        01:30PM-04:35PM LAB L.Chow                TBA TBA                   
Class number for LAB above: 19965

ARC Child Development Center
TTh       07:30AM-10:35AM LAB L.Chow                TBA TBA                   
Class number for LAB above: 11844

ARC Child Development Center
TTh       08:00AM-11:05AM LAB L.Chow                TBA TBA                   
Class number for LAB above: 11845

ARC Child Development Center
TTh       09:00AM-12:05PM LAB L.Chow                TBA TBA                   
Class number for LAB above: 11846

ARC Child Development Center
TTh       01:00PM-04:05PM LAB L.Chow                TBA TBA                   
Class number for LAB above: 11847

ARC Child Development Center
TTh       01:30PM-04:35PM LAB L.Chow                TBA TBA                   
Class number for LAB above: 19966

Community Placement
MW        08:00AM-11:05AM LAB L.Chow                TBA TBA                   
Class number for LAB above: 11848
This LAB section meets at an off-campus location. More information will be provided at orientation.

Community Placement
MW        12:00PM-03:05PM LAB L.Chow                TBA TBA                   
Class number for LAB above: 11849
This LAB section meets at an off-campus location. More information will be provided at orientation.

Community Placement
TTh       08:00AM-11:05AM LAB L.Chow                TBA TBA                   
Class number for LAB above: 11850
This LAB section meets at an off-campus location. More information will be provided at orientation.

Community Placement
TTh       12:00PM-03:05PM LAB L.Chow                TBA TBA                   
Class number for LAB above: 11851
This LAB section meets at an off-campus location. More information will be provided at orientation.

Worksite Placement
MW        08:00AM-11:05AM LAB L.Chow                TBA TBA                   
Class number for LAB above: 12118

NOTE: Students should enroll in the worksite lab section that best matches their work hours. Students enrolling for this LAB must have their own worksite which meets established criteria and must be approved by the instructor. More information will be provided at the orientation.

Worksite Placement
MW        12:00PM-03:05PM LAB L.Chow                TBA TBA                   
Class number for LAB above: 12119

NOTE: Students should enroll in the worksite lab section that best matches their work hours. Students enrolling for this LAB must have their own worksite which meets established criteria and must be approved by the instructor. More information will be provided at the orientation.

Worksite Placement
TTh       08:00AM-11:05AM LAB L.Chow                TBA TBA                   
Class number for LAB above: 12120

NOTE: Students should enroll in the worksite lab section that best matches their work hours. Students enrolling for this LAB must have their own worksite which meets established criteria and must be approved by the instructor. More information will be provided at the orientation.

Worksite Placement
TTh       12:00PM-03:05PM LAB L.Chow                TBA TBA                   
Class number for LAB above: 12121

NOTE: Students should enroll in the worksite lab section that best matches their work hours. Students enrolling for this LAB must have their own worksite which meets established criteria and must be approved by the instructor. More information will be provided at the orientation.


ECE 325    Positive Guidance Strategies with Young Children    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course introduces strategies that teachers and parents can use to help young children develop social and emotional skills. It examines theories, research, and practical applications for teachers in early childhood classrooms and parents at home. Developmental stages of children's behavior, positive discipline techniques, and promotion of social-emotional skills are also covered.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 22-Dec 17
F         09:00AM-12:05PM LEC J.Brown-Wood         ARC MAIN HeEd 701        11311 
Textbook


ECE 326    Making Learning Visible Through Observation and Documentation    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 102 or 103, and ENGRD 116 with a grade of "C" or better; OR ESLR 320 and ESLW 320 with a grade of "C" or better.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course applies critical and reflective thinking to observation and assessment of young children's development. It prepares teachers of young children to use observation, documentation, and interpretation strategies to improve program quality in early childhood settings. Multiple forms of child assessment and early childhood program assessment are explored. (C-ID ECE 200)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 22-Dec 17
T         12:30PM-03:35PM LEC M.Williams           ARC MAIN HeEd 701        12996 
Textbook
W         06:00PM-09:05PM LEC D.Jeske              Off Campus Natomas/Ik A118 12271 Textbook


ECE 330    Infant and Toddler Development    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area III(b)
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course provides a study of infants and toddlers from pre-conception to age three including physical, cognitive, language, social, and emotional growth and development. It applies theoretical frameworks to interpret behavior and interactions between heredity and environment. Additionally, it emphasizes the role of family and relationships in development.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 22-Dec 17
M         06:00PM-09:05PM LEC L.Wild               ARC MAIN HeEd 701        12224 
Textbook


ECE 331    Care and Education of Infants and Toddlers    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course applies current theory and research to the care and education of infants and toddlers in group settings. It examines essential policies, principles, and practices that lead to quality care and developmentally appropriate curriculum for children birth to 36 months.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 22-Dec 17
Th        12:30PM-03:35PM LEC L.Chow               ARC MAIN CDC 350         10542 
Textbook
TBA       TBA             LEC M.Maguire-Fong       ARC MAIN Online          10543 Textbook
For more information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online

T         06:00PM-09:05PM LEC N.Hall               Off Campus Natomas/Ik A118 18837 Textbook


ECE 350    Introduction to Elementary Teaching with Field Experience    3 Units

Same As: ENGED 324
Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ECE 312 or PSYC 372
General Education: AA/AS Area III(b)
Enrollment Limitation: Before students can attend the school site for field work, they are required to show proof of TB clearance. They may also need to complete a fingerprint clearance through the cooperating school district, if the district requires it.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course introduces the concepts and issues related to teaching diverse learners in today's contemporary schools, kindergarten through grade 12 (K-12). Topics include teaching as a profession and career, historical and philosophical foundations of the American education system, contemporary educational issues, California's content standards and frameworks, and teacher performance standards. In addition to class time, the course requires a minimum of 45 hours of structured fieldwork in public school elementary classrooms that represent California's diverse student population, and includes cooperation with campus-approved certificated classroom teachers. This course is not open to students who have completed ENGED 324. (C-ID EDUC 200)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 22-Dec 17
MW        09:00AM-09:50AM LEC J.Klier               TBA TBA                 11674 
Textbook
MW        10:00AM-11:20AM LAB J.Klier               TBA TBA                   


ECE 361    Introducing Young Children to Visual Arts    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area I
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course prepares teachers in early childhood education with strategies for introducing young children to the media and tools of drawing, painting, sculpting, and other visual arts commonly used by young children to represent and understand the world around them. The focus is on observing children's natural ways of exploring each medium and learning strategies to facilitate and document children's emerging skills and relationship with each medium. Included are strategies for designing early childhood environments that promote children's exploration of visual arts.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 22-Dec 17
Th        06:00PM-09:05PM LEC M.Kress              ARC MAIN HeEd 700        19386 
Textbook


ECE 404    Children with Special Needs    3 Units

Prerequisite: ECE 312 or PSYC 372 with a grade of "C" or better
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course introduces the variations in development of children with special needs ages birth through eight and the resulting impact on families. It includes an overview of historical and societal influences, laws relating to children with special needs, and the identification and referral process. Observations in public or private childrenās centers, schools, and agencies may be required.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 22-Dec 17
M         06:00PM-09:05PM LEC D.Hewitt             ARC MAIN HeEd 700        19387 
Textbook


ECE 414    CPR and Pediatric First Aid    1.5 Units

Same As: HEED 311
Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: Eligible for ENGRD 310 or ENGRD 312 AND ENGWR 300; OR ESLR 340 AND ESLW 340.
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 27 hours LEC
Description: This course meets the requirements for American Red Cross certification in California Child Care Health & Safety Training which includes adult, child, and infant CPR and pediatric first aid. It also includes legal considerations, avoiding disease transmission, responding to sudden illnesses and injuries, and recognition of common childhood diseases. This course is not open to students who have completed HEED 311.

Schedule: Other Term, Sep 08-Oct 01
TTh       12:30PM-03:40PM LEC J.English            ARC MAIN GYM STAGE       11588 
Textbook
Class meets September 8, 10, 15, 17, 23, 24, 29 & October 1, 2015.


ECE 415    Children's Health, Safety and Nutrition    3 Units

Same As: NUTRI 320
Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 102 or 103, and ENGRD 116 with a grade of "C" or better; OR ESLR 320 and ESLW 320 with a grade of "C" or better.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course examines basic nutrition, health, and safety needs of children from the prenatal period through school age. Topics include introduction to early childhood curriculum, laws, regulations, standards, policies, and procedures related to child health, safety, and nutrition. Course emphasis is placed on integrating and maintaining the optimal health, safety, and nutritional concepts in everyday planning and program development for all children, along with the importance of collaboration with families and health professionals. This course is not open to students who have taken NUTRI 320. (C-ID ECE 220)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 22-Dec 17
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC M.Schirmer           ARC MAIN Arts & Sci 103  10010 
Textbook
TBA       TBA             LEC S.Chou               ARC MAIN Online          11440 Textbook
For more information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online


ECE 420    Administration I: Programs in Early Childhood Education    3 Units

Prerequisite: ECE 300 with a grade of "C" or better; and either ECE 312 or PSYC 372 with grades of "C" or better; Or, BA in Child Development or related field from a regionally accredited college or university.
Advisory: ECE 320
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course is an introduction to the administration of early childhood programs. It covers program types, budgets, management, regulations, laws, and the development and implementation of policies and procedures. It also examines various administrative tools, philosophies, and techniques needed to open, organize, and operate an early care and education program.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 22-Dec 17
T         06:00PM-09:05PM LEC L.Carr               ARC MAIN HeEd 700        19388 
Textbook


ECE 430    Culture and Diversity in Early Childhood Education    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area V(b); AA/AS Area VI
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course examines the development of social identities in diverse societies, including theoretical and practical implications of oppression and privilege as they apply to young children, families, early childhood programs, and teaching practices. Various classroom strategies are explored emphasizing culturally and linguistically appropriate anti-bias approaches supporting all children in becoming competent members of a diverse society. It also includes self-examination and reflection on issues related to social identity, stereotypes and bias, social and educational access, media, and schooling. (C-ID ECE 230)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 22-Dec 17
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC A.Cervantes          ARC MAIN CDC 350         10016 
Textbook
F         09:00AM-12:05PM LEC J.Amrhein            ARC MAIN CDC 350         11471 Textbook
T         12:30PM-03:35PM LEC A.Cervantes          ARC MAIN CDC 350         12468 Textbook
Th        06:00PM-09:05PM LEC J.Amrhein            Off Campus Natomas/Ik A202 11173 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LEC J.Delapp             ARC MAIN Online          12469 Textbook
For more information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online

Fall 2015 Class Schedule

Updated: July 1, 2015

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