Fall 2015 Class Schedule (ARC)



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ESLW 20    Novice Writing    4 Units

Prerequisite: Placement through the assessment process
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 22-Dec 17
MW        12:30PM-02:35PM LEC E.Arai               ARC MAIN DaviesHall 110  12281 
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TTh       12:30PM-02:35PM LEC O.Limmaneeprasert    ARC MAIN DaviesHall 227  19217 Textbook
MW        02:45PM-04:50PM LEC E.Haarala            ARC MAIN DaviesHall 113  12519 Textbook
TTh       07:15PM-09:20PM LEC C.Kelly              ARC MAIN DaviesHall 110  12310 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 other ESL skills and/or an ESL Center course 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, paragraph structures, and a three-paragraph essay format within the context of topic assignments.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 22-Dec 17
MW        08:00AM-10:05AM LEC D.Lewis              ARC MAIN DaviesHall 217  12206 
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TTh       10:15AM-12:20PM LEC G.Freeman            ARC MAIN DaviesHall 110  10707 Textbook
MW        10:15AM-12:20PM LEC C.Hindman            ARC MAIN DaviesHall 218  19215 Textbook
TTh       12:30PM-02:35PM LEC M.Rau                ARC MAIN Portable 613B   10708 Textbook
TTh       05:00PM-07:05PM LEC B.Hoerner            ARC MAIN DaviesHall 216  13068 Textbook
MW        12:30PM-02:35PM LEC K.Ruan               Off Campus Natomas N202  12020 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.
Advisory: Concurrent enrollment in other ESL skills and/or an ESL Center course at the student's assessed level.
Hours: 72 hours LEC
Description: This intermediate-low course, intended for non-native speakers of English, provides brief practice in writing paragraphs with a clear beginning, middle, and end. It also introduces how to organize and focus paragraphs within basic essay structure. The writing processes introduced include multiple drafts of essays. In the process of writing multiple drafts, critical thinking skills and grammar and sentence structure in writing are also stressed.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 22-Dec 17
TTh       08:00AM-10:05AM LEC K.Hess               ARC MAIN DaviesHall 218  11934 
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MW        10:15AM-12:20PM LEC A.Joye               ARC MAIN DaviesHall 209  10710 Textbook
TTh       10:15AM-12:20PM LEC M.Travis             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 206  19216 Textbook
MW        02:45PM-04:50PM LEC J.Leatherman         ARC MAIN DaviesHall 209  10753 Textbook
TTh       05:00PM-07:05PM LEC D.Ayala              ARC MAIN DaviesHall 209  12006 Textbook
MW        12:30PM-02:35PM LEC P.Dilgard            Off Campus Natomas N203  12998 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.
Advisory: Concurrent enrollment in other ESL skills and/or an ESL Center 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 22-Dec 17
TTh       08:00AM-10:05AM LEC J.Gamber             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 209  10790 
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MW        10:15AM-12:20PM LEC J.Ryther             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 206  10711 Textbook
MW        02:45PM-04:50PM LEC S.Pezone             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 206  12824 Textbook
TTh       02:45PM-04:50PM LEC P.Bracco             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 209  10755 Textbook
MW        07:15PM-09:20PM LEC J.Ryther             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 209  12015 Textbook


ESLW 310    Intermediate-High Writing    4 Units

Prerequisite: ESLW 50 OR ESL 55 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 and/or an ESL Center course 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 22-Dec 17
MW        08:00AM-10:05AM LEC M.Rau                ARC MAIN DaviesHall 206  12207 
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T         10:15AM-12:20PM LEC D.Saur               ARC MAIN DaviesHall 209  10700 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LEC D.Saur               ARC MAIN Online          10700 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
2.0 hours per week TBA

MW        12:30PM-02:35PM LEC P.Hoggan             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 206  10751 Textbook
TTh       05:00PM-07:05PM LEC B.McTighe            ARC MAIN DaviesHall 206  10701 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 and/or an ESL Center course at the student's assessed level.
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 22-Dec 17
MW        12:30PM-02:35PM LEC D.Glenn              ARC MAIN DaviesHall 209  12008 
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MW        12:30PM-02:35PM LEC L.Chaiko-Lepley      ARC MAIN DaviesHall 209  12008 Textbook
Th        10:15AM-12:20PM LEC B.Verhage            ARC MAIN DaviesHall 209  12012 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LEC B.Verhage            ARC MAIN Online          12012 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
2.0 online hrs per week required


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.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 22-Dec 17
T         08:00AM-10:05AM LEC M.Travis             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 110  12086 
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TBA       TBA             LEC M.Travis             ARC MAIN Online          12086 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
2.0 hrs/per week online

TTh       12:30PM-02:35PM LEC K.Fertel             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 206  10705 Textbook

Fall 2015 Class Schedule

Updated: December 8, 2015