Spring 2010 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, Jan 16-May 19
MF        10:15AM-12:20PM LEC J.Ryther             ARC MAIN Rm 601          26355 
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MW        02:45PM-04:50PM LEC L.Day                ARC MAIN D 206           24879 Textbook
TTh       01:00PM-03:05PM LEC A.Tzou               Natomas Natomas N203     28919 Textbook
MW        01:00PM-03:05PM LEC E.Specker            Natomas Natomas N203     28921 Textbook


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, Jan 16-May 19
TTh       08:00AM-10:05AM LEC D.Saur               ARC MAIN D 206           26695 
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TTh       10:15AM-12:20PM LEC P.Hoggan             ARC MAIN D 206           24437 Textbook
W         10:15AM-12:20PM LEC K.Fertel             ARC MAIN Rm 601          24439 Textbook
F         10:15AM-12:20PM LEC K.Fertel             ARC MAIN D 110           24439 Textbook
MW        12:30PM-02:35PM LEC J.Ryther             ARC MAIN D 209           24441 Textbook
TTh       02:45PM-04:50PM LEC E.Specker            ARC MAIN D 209           24735 Textbook
MW        01:00PM-03:05PM LEC T.Montgomery         Natomas Natomas N202     28923 Textbook
TTh       01:00PM-03:05PM LEC S.Kor                Natomas Natomas N202     28925 Textbook
MW        05:00PM-07:05PM LEC B.Hoerner            ARC MAIN D 209           24881 Textbook


ESLW 40    Intermediate-Low Writing    4 Units

Prerequisite: ESLW 30 with a grade of "C" or better or placement through assessment.
Advisory: Concurrent enrollment in an ESL Listening and Speaking and Reading course at the student's assessed level.
Hours: 72 hours LEC
Description: This course provides practice in writing focused paragraphs with a clear beginning, middle and end. Critical thinking skills and correct grammar in writing will be stressed.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 16-May 19
MF        08:00AM-10:05AM LEC E.Moon               ARC MAIN D 206           24461 
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MW        10:15AM-12:20PM LEC O.Limmaneeprasert    ARC MAIN D 206           24463 Textbook
TTh       12:30PM-02:35PM LEC M.Rau                ARC MAIN D 206           24797 Textbook
MW        02:45PM-04:50PM LEC A.Joye               ARC MAIN D 209           24737 Textbook
TTh       01:00PM-03:05PM LEC J.Leatherman         Natomas Natomas N102     28927 Textbook
MW        07:15PM-09:20PM LEC M.Siegfried          ARC MAIN Rm 601          24465 Textbook


ESLW 50    Intermediate-Mid Writing    4 Units

Prerequisite: ESLW 40 with a grade of "C" or better, or placement through assessment.
Advisory: Concurrent enrollment in an ESL Listening and Speaking and Reading course at the student's assessed level.
Hours: 72 hours LEC
Description: This course covers techniques essential to essay writing. Control of sentence structure in longer pieces of writing will continue to be developed

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 16-May 19
TTh       08:00AM-10:05AM LEC G.White              ARC MAIN D 209           24885 
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W         08:00AM-10:05AM LEC C.Hindman            ARC MAIN D 206           25897 Textbook
F         08:00AM-10:05AM LEC C.Hindman            ARC MAIN D 209           25897 Textbook
MW        10:15AM-12:20PM LEC P.Bracco             ARC MAIN D 209           24483 Textbook
TTh       02:45PM-04:50PM LEC F.Sondey             ARC MAIN D 206           24743 Textbook
MW        01:00PM-03:05PM LEC B.Verhage            Natomas Natomas N102     28929 Textbook
MW        07:15PM-09:20PM LEC B.Hoerner            ARC MAIN D 206           24795 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 credit/no-credit and may be taken four times.

Schedule: Other Term, Jan 16-May 19
TBA       TBA             LAB J.Ryther             ARC MAIN LRC ESL         26339 
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NOTE: Students may enroll in any open section. Hours of acceptance are flexible and will be arrange around each student's individual schedule. The ESL Center is open Monday-Thursday from 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. and on Friday from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

TBA       TBA             LAB B.Verhage            ARC MAIN LRC ESL         26341 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB B.Verhage            ARC MAIN LRC ESL         26343 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB P.Hoggan             ARC MAIN LRC ESL         26345 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB J.Zadra              ARC MAIN LRC ESL         26347 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB T.Nguyen             ARC MAIN LRC ESL         26349 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB T.Nguyen             ARC MAIN LRC ESL         26969 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB T.Nguyen             ARC MAIN LRC ESL         26971 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB B.Verhage            ARC MAIN LRC ESL         26973 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB T.Montgomery         ARC MAIN LRC ESL         26975 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB E.Specker            Off Campus NatEdCntr LRC 26661 Textbook
NOTE: Lab Hours: Monday-Thursday 09:00AM - 11:00AM.
Students may enroll and attend any open section. Attendance requirements can be met during any open lab hours.


ESLW 310    Intermediate-High Writing    4 Units

Prerequisite: ESLW 50 with a grade of "C" or better; or 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 course further develops the ability to respond to a variety of essay assignments. Class discussions and written responses to readings and prompts will exercise critical thinking skills. Control of a range of sentence structures will be refined.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 16-May 19
MW        12:30PM-02:35PM LEC J.Zadra              ARC MAIN D 206           24727 
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MW        05:00PM-07:05PM LEC M.Selseleh           Off Campus SanJuan HS    31771 Textbook
TTh       05:00PM-07:05PM LEC M.Travis             ARC MAIN D 209           24403 Textbook
TTh       05:00PM-07:05PM LEC G.White              ARC MAIN D 209           24403 Textbook
T         10:15AM-12:20PM LEC J.Gamber             ARC MAIN D 110           24401 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LEC J.Gamber             ARC MAIN Online          24401 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
2.4 online TBA hrs/ week


ESLW 320    Advanced-Low Writing    4 Units

Prerequisite: ESLW 310 with a grade of "C" or better; or placement through the assessment process.
Advisory: Concurrent enrollment in other ESL skills at the student's assesed level.
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 72 hours LEC
Description: This course exercises analytical and logical skills in the production of focused, developed and organized essays on a variety of topics. The course emphasizes sentence variety and the mechanics of English in the context of the essay. Essays will incorporate outside sources as well as personal experience.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 16-May 19
TTh       12:30PM-02:35PM LEC M.Wellsfry           ARC MAIN D 209           25221 
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MW        07:15PM-09:20PM LEC L.Day                ARC MAIN D 209           24413 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, Jan 16-May 19
Th        07:30PM-09:35PM LEC S.Pezone             ARC MAIN D 215           29183 
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TBA       TBA             LEC S.Pezone             ARC MAIN Online          29183 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
(2.4 online TBA hours per week required)

Spring 2010 Class Schedule

Updated: May 17, 2010