Fall 2011 Class Schedule (ARC)



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ESLW 20    Novice Writing    4 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: One year of adult school and concurrent enrollment in ESL Reading and Listening/Speaking courses at the student's assessed levels are highly recommended.
Hours: 72 hours LEC
Description: This course focuses on the structure of English sentences including parts of speech and word order. Emphasis is on the production of clear, basic written sentences using common everyday vocabulary. Question formation will also be demonstrated and practiced. Credit/no credit grading only. May be taken twice for credit.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
TTh       01:00PM-03:05PM LEC C.Dean               Off Campus Natomas N202  29443 
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ESLW 30    Novice-High Writing    4 Units

Prerequisite: ESLW 20; or placement through the assessment process.
Hours: 72 hours LEC
Description: This course covers novice-high-level writing in English for non-native speakers who plan to take college courses. It provides instruction and practice in writing simple sentences and paragraph structures within the context of topic assignments.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
TTh       10:15AM-12:20PM LEC M.Wellsfry           ARC MAIN DaviesHall 206  11952 
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MW        12:30PM-02:35PM LEC A.Tzou               ARC MAIN DaviesHall 209  11956 Textbook
MW        05:00PM-07:05PM LEC B.Hoerner            ARC MAIN DaviesHall 209  12314 Textbook
TTh       07:15PM-09:20PM LEC D.Lewis              ARC MAIN DaviesHall 206  11958 Textbook
TTh       01:00PM-03:05PM LEC K.Komura             Off Campus Natomas N203  29440 Textbook
MW        01:00PM-03:05PM LEC C.Dean               Off Campus Natomas N102  29444 Textbook
MW        05:00PM-07:05PM LEC M.Selseleh           Off Campus McClellan 102A 29445 Textbook


ESLW 40    Intermediate-Low Writing    4 Units

Prerequisite: ESLW 30 with a grade of "C" or better or, for those not previously enrolled in an ESL writing course within the Los Rios District, placement through the assessment process for new ESL students.
Advisory: Concurrent enrollment in an ESL Listening and Speaking and Reading course at the student's assessed level.
Hours: 72 hours LEC
Description: This intermediate-low course, intended for non-native speakers of English, provides revision and practice in writing multiple drafts of paragraphs with a clear beginning, middle, and end while introducing how to organize and focus paragraphs within basic essay structure. In the process of doing so, critical thinking skills and grammar and sentence structure in writing are also stressed.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
TTh       08:00AM-10:05AM LEC C.Ridgeway           ARC MAIN DaviesHall 206  28590 
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MW        10:15AM-12:20PM LEC A.Creighton          ARC MAIN DaviesHall 206  11978 Textbook
TTh       12:30PM-02:35PM LEC O.Limmaneeprasert    ARC MAIN DaviesHall 206  12242 Textbook
MW        02:45PM-04:50PM LEC A.Joye               ARC MAIN DaviesHall 209  12184 Textbook
MW        07:15PM-09:20PM LEC M.Travis             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 206  11980 Textbook
TTh       05:00PM-07:05PM LEC C.Hindman            ARC MAIN DaviesHall 206  29403 Textbook
MW        01:00PM-03:05PM LEC D.Jantz              Off Campus Natomas N202  29442 Textbook


ESLW 50    Intermediate-Mid Writing    4 Units

Prerequisite: ESLW 40 with a grade of "C" or better or, for those not previously enrolled in an ESL writing course within the Los Rios District, placement through the assessment process for new ESL students.
Advisory: Concurrent enrollment in an ESL Listening and Speaking and Reading course at the student's assessed level.
Hours: 72 hours LEC
Description: This intermediate-mid course, intended for non-native speakers of English, covers techniques essential to essay writing in the process of teaching students to write standard five-paragraph academic essays. Verb tenses and other grammatical structures are revised and control of sentence structure in longer pieces of writing is developed as language instruction focuses on strengthening individual proofreading and editing skills.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
TTh       08:00AM-10:05AM LEC S.Parrish            ARC MAIN DaviesHall 209  12318 
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W         08:00AM-10:05AM LEC K.Fertel             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 206  13230 Textbook
F         08:00AM-10:05AM LEC K.Fertel             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 209  13230 Textbook
MW        10:15AM-12:20PM LEC P.Bracco             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 209  11998 Textbook
TTh       02:45PM-04:50PM LEC D.Saur               ARC MAIN DaviesHall 206  12190 Textbook
MW        07:15PM-09:20PM LEC B.Hoerner            ARC MAIN DaviesHall 209  29428 Textbook
MW        01:00PM-03:05PM LEC G.White              Off Campus Natomas N203  29441 Textbook


ESLW 97    ESL Center: Writing Skills in ESL    .25-1 Units

Prerequisite: ESLL 20, ESLR 20, and ESLW 20 with grades of "C" or better; or placement through the assessment process.
Hours: 54 hours LAB
Description: This course enables English as a Second Language students placed at the novice-high through intermediate-high levels to develop and reinforce specific English language skills while working independently and/or in small groups. Coursework includes level-appropriate topics relative to all forms of written communication including grammar, sentence structure and punctuation, paragraph and essay formats, and related vocabulary and spelling. Students may register until the twelfth week of the semester as space permits and may earn .25 unit of credit for every 13.5 hours of work. ESLW 97 is graded pass/no pass and may be taken four times.

Schedule: Other Term, Aug 22-Dec 08
MW        10:00AM-11:05AM LAB A.Joye               ARC MAIN LRC ESL         13730 
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MW        11:10AM-12:15PM LAB K.Hess               ARC MAIN LRC ESL         13732 Textbook
MW        12:10PM-01:15PM LAB A.Joye               ARC MAIN LRC ESL         13734 Textbook
TTh       12:00PM-01:05PM LAB J.Gamber             ARC MAIN LRC ESL         13736 Textbook
MW        02:05PM-03:10PM LAB E.Moon               ARC MAIN LRC ESL         13738 Textbook
TTh       02:10PM-03:15PM LAB J.Caspersen Schultz  ARC MAIN LRC ESL         14436 Textbook
F         11:00AM-01:05PM LAB E.Specker            ARC MAIN LRC ESL         14430 Textbook
F         09:00AM-11:05AM LAB E.Specker            ARC MAIN LRC ESL         14434 Textbook
TTh       04:00PM-05:05PM LAB P.Hoggan             ARC MAIN LRC ESL         13740 Textbook
MW        06:05PM-07:10PM LAB K.Crawford           ARC MAIN LRC ESL         14432 Textbook
NOTE: The above classes meet in the ESL Center in the Learning Resource Center. Students may enroll in any open section. Late registration is allowed through November 10, 2011, as long as space is available and with permission of the Center coordinator. Hours of attendance are flexible and will be arranged around each student's individual schedule. The ESL Center is open Monday through Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 7:10 p.m., and on Friday from 9:00 a.m.-1:05 p.m.

Th        10:45AM-12:50PM LAB T.Nguyen             Natomas Off Campus ESL LAB 15412 Textbook
NOTE: Natomas Lab Hours: Monday -Thursday 10:45AM - 12:50PM . Students may enroll and attend any open section between the hours of 10:45am-12:50pm


ESLW 310    Intermediate-High Writing    4 Units

Prerequisite: ESLW 50 with a grade of "C" or better or, for those not previously enrolled in an ESL writing course within the Los Rios District, placement through the assessment process.
Advisory: Concurrent enrollment in other ESL skills at the student's assessed level.
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 72 hours LEC
Description: This intermediate-high course for non-native speakers of English develops the ability to respond to a variety of essay assignments. The course focuses on writing for different purposes, sentence variety and control of a range of sentence structures.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
T         10:15AM-12:20PM LEC E.Specker            ARC MAIN DaviesHall 110  11916 
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TBA       TBA             LEC E.Specker            ARC MAIN Online          11916 Textbook
Online & In-class
The above class meets both online and in the classroom. For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online
2 hours per week TBA

MW        12:30PM-02:35PM LEC J.Zadra              ARC MAIN DaviesHall 206  12176 Textbook
TTh       02:45PM-04:50PM LEC M.Rau                ARC MAIN DaviesHall 209  29422 Textbook
TTh       05:00PM-07:05PM LEC J.Leatherman         ARC MAIN DaviesHall 209  11918 Textbook


ESLW 320    Advanced-Low Writing    4 Units

Prerequisite: ESLW 310 with a grade of "C" or better or, for those not previously enrolled in an ESL writing course within the Los Rios District, placement through the ESL assessment process.
Advisory: Concurrent enrollment in other ESL skills at the student's assessed levels.
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 72 hours LEC
Description: This advanced-low course for non-native speakers of English develops analytical and logical skills in the production of focused, developed and organized essays on a variety of topics. The course emphasizes the development of ideas in body paragraphs and the analysis and use of readings as a basis for ideas in argumentative essays. Sentence variety and the mechanics of English in the context of the essay are also covered in the course. Written final drafts totaling at least 6,000 words are required.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
MW        08:00AM-10:05AM LEC L.Day                ARC MAIN DaviesHall 209  29401 
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Th        10:15AM-12:20PM LEC B.Verhage            ARC MAIN DaviesHall 110  29414 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LEC B.Verhage            ARC MAIN Online          29414 Textbook
Online & In-class
The above class meets both online and in the classroom. For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online

MW        05:00PM-07:05PM LEC L.Day                ARC MAIN DaviesHall 206  29406 Textbook


ESLW 340    Advanced Composition    4 Units

Prerequisite: ESLW 320 with a grade of "C" or better for students continuing in ESL courses or placement through the assessment process for new ESL students.
Advisory: Concurrent enrollment in an ESL Reading and an ESL Listening and Speaking course at the student's assessed levels.
General Education: AA/AS Area II(a); CSU Area A2
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 72 hours LEC
Description: This college composition course emphasizes reading analysis, writing, and critical thinking skills, while also addressing the specific language and cultural needs of non-native speakers. These skills are essential for successful completion of a two or four-year college program. Writing assignments include expository and argumentative prose based on analysis of a variety of assigned readings and original research. Students write a minimum of 8,500 words divided among 6-8 essays, including a fully documented research paper and in-class essays. This course satisfies the Written Expression Competency requirement for graduation and the English composition requirement of some California colleges and universities.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
TTh       10:15AM-12:20PM LEC M.Kerswell           ARC MAIN DaviesHall 209  11932 
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MW        10:15AM-12:20PM LEC E.Moon               ARC MAIN Science 483     29952 Textbook

Fall 2011 Class Schedule

Updated: December 5, 2011