Fall 2012 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 for non-native speakers of English focuses on the structure of English sentences, including parts of speech and word order. Emphasis is on producing clear, basic written sentences at the novice level using everyday vocabulary. Question formation is also demonstrated and practiced.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20
MW        12:30PM-02:35PM LEC M.Travis             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 209  19756 
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MW        12:30PM-02:35PM LEC T.Montgomery         ARC MAIN DaviesHall 209  19756 Textbook
MW        07:15PM-09:20PM LEC K.Scheiber           ARC MAIN DaviesHall 206  20282 Textbook
TTh       01:00PM-03:05PM LEC M.Stine              Off Campus Natomas N202  13070 Textbook
TTh       01:00PM-03:05PM LEC T.Montgomery         Off Campus Natomas N202  13070 Textbook


ESLW 30    Novice-High Writing    4 Units

Prerequisite: ESLW 20 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 ESL Reading and Writing courses at the student's assessed level.
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 25-Dec 20
MW        08:00AM-10:05AM LEC C.Hindman            ARC MAIN DaviesHall 209  19104 
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TTh       10:15AM-12:20PM LEC M.Rau                ARC MAIN DaviesHall 209  10841 Textbook
TTh       12:30PM-02:35PM LEC G.Moran              ARC MAIN DaviesHall 209  10842 Textbook
TTh       01:00PM-03:05PM LEC C.Dean               Off Campus Natomas N203  13067 Textbook
MW        01:00PM-03:05PM LEC E.Moon               Off Campus Natomas N202  13071 Textbook
MW        05:00PM-07:05PM LEC M.Selseleh           Off Campus McClellan 204 19421 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 25-Dec 20
TTh       08:00AM-10:05AM LEC K.Hess               ARC MAIN DaviesHall 206  12808 
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MW        10:15AM-12:20PM LEC A.Joye               ARC MAIN DaviesHall 209  10850 Textbook
TTh       12:30PM-02:35PM LEC B.Verhage            ARC MAIN DaviesHall 206  10945 Textbook
MW        02:45PM-04:50PM LEC O.Limmaneeprasert    ARC MAIN DaviesHall 209  10922 Textbook
TTh       02:45PM-04:50PM LEC D.Saur               ARC MAIN DaviesHall 206  19761 Textbook
TTh       05:00PM-07:05PM LEC C.Kelly              ARC MAIN DaviesHall 209  13037 Textbook
MW        01:00PM-03:05PM LEC J.Leatherman         Off Campus Natomas N102  13069 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 25-Dec 20
TTh       08:00AM-10:05AM LEC J.Gamber             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 209  10976 
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W         08:00AM-10:05AM LEC F.Sondey             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 206  11359 Textbook
F         08:00AM-10:05AM LEC F.Sondey             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 209  11359 Textbook
MW        10:15AM-12:20PM LEC P.Hoggan             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 206  10857 Textbook
TTh       02:45PM-04:50PM LEC P.Bracco             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 209  10925 Textbook
MW        07:15PM-09:20PM LEC B.Hoerner            ARC MAIN DaviesHall 209  13055 Textbook
MW        01:00PM-03:05PM LEC G.White              Off Campus Natomas N203  13068 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 27-Dec 13
TBA       TBA             LAB K.Komura             ARC MAIN LRC ESL         11557 
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This class meets MW 1:05 PM - 2:10 PM. Required TBA hours per week:
.25 unit - .8 hr. / .5 unit = 1.7 hrs. / .75 unit = 2.5 hrs / 1.0 unit = 3.4 hrs.

Schedule: Other Term, Aug 27-Dec 12
TBA       TBA             LAB K.Komura             ARC MAIN LRC ESL         11555 Textbook
This class meets MW 12:00 PM - 1:05 PM. Required TBA hours per week:
.25 unit - .8 hr. / .5 unit = 1.7 hrs. / .75 unit = 2.5 hrs / 1.0 unit = 3.4 hrs.

TBA       TBA             LAB E.Specker            ARC MAIN LRC ESL         11810 Textbook
This class meets MW 6:05 PM - 7:10 PM. Required TBA hours per week:
.25 unit - .8 hr. / .5 unit = 1.7 hrs. / .75 unit = 2.5 hrs / 1.0 unit = 3.4 hrs.


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 9, 2012, 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.

Schedule: Other Term, Aug 28-Dec 13
TBA       TBA             LAB S.Pezone             ARC MAIN LRC ESL         11553 Textbook
This class meets TTh 9:00 AM - 10:05 AM. Required TBA hours per week:
.25 unit - .8 hr. / .5 unit = 1.7 hrs. / .75 unit = 2.5 hrs / 1.0 unit = 3.4 hrs.

TBA       TBA             LAB J.Caspersen Schultz  ARC MAIN LRC ESL         11554 Textbook
This class meets TTh 11:05 AM - 12:10 PM. Required TBA hours per week:
.25 unit - .8 hr. / .5 unit = 1.7 hrs. / .75 unit = 2.5 hrs / 1.0 unit = 3.4 hrs.

TBA       TBA             LAB J.Caspersen Schultz  ARC MAIN LRC ESL         11556 Textbook
This class meets TTh 12:00 PM - 1:05 PM. Required TBA hours per week:
.25 unit - .8 hr. / .5 unit = 1.7 hrs. / .75 unit = 2.5 hrs / 1.0 unit = 3.4 hrs.

TBA       TBA             LAB P.Bracco             ARC MAIN LRC ESL         11812 Textbook
This class meets TTh 1:00 PM - 2:10 PM. Required TBA hours per week:
.25 unit - .8 hr. / .5 unit = 1.7 hrs. / .75 unit = 2.5 hrs / 1.0 unit = 3.4 hrs.

TBA       TBA             LAB T.Nguyen             ARC MAIN LRC ESL         11558 Textbook
This class meets TTh 5:00 PM - 6:05 PM. Required TBA hours per week:
.25 unit - .8 hr. / .5 unit = 1.7 hrs. / .75 unit = 2.5 hrs / 1.0 unit = 3.4 hrs.


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 25-Dec 20
MF        08:00AM-10:05AM LEC J.Leatherman         ARC MAIN DaviesHall 206  19105 
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T         10:15AM-12:20PM LEC E.Specker            ARC MAIN DaviesHall 110  10833 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LEC E.Specker            ARC MAIN Online          10833 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
2.3 hours per week TBA

MW        12:30PM-02:35PM LEC J.Zadra              ARC MAIN DaviesHall 206  10920 Textbook
TTh       05:00PM-07:05PM LEC D.Lewis              ARC MAIN DaviesHall 206  10834 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 25-Dec 20
Th        10:15AM-12:20PM LEC B.Verhage            ARC MAIN DaviesHall 110  13047 
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TBA       TBA             LEC B.Verhage            ARC MAIN Online          13047 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
2.3 online hrs per week required

MW        05:00PM-07:05PM LEC M.Travis             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 209  13040 Textbook


ESLW 340    Advanced Composition    4 Units

Prerequisite: ESLW 320 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 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 25-Dec 20
TTh       10:15AM-12:20PM LEC D.Saur               ARC MAIN DaviesHall 206  10839 
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W         05:00PM-07:05PM LEC S.Valcu              ARC MAIN DaviesHall 206  13280 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LEC S.Valcu              ARC MAIN Online          13280 Textbook
Online & In-class
The above section 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
2.3 hrs/per week online

Fall 2012 Class Schedule

Updated: November 5, 2012