Spring 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, Jan 15-May 18
MF        10:15AM-12:20PM LEC S.Kor                ARC MAIN Portable 601    13516 
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TTh       01:00PM-03:05PM LEC C.Dean               Off Campus Natomas N203  15428 Textbook
MW        01:00PM-03:05PM LEC C.Dean               Off Campus Natomas N203  15430 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 15-May 18
TTh       08:00AM-10:05AM LEC D.Saur               ARC MAIN DaviesHall 206  13802 
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TTh       10:15AM-12:20PM LEC K.Fertel             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 206  11856 Textbook
W         10:15AM-12:20PM LEC C.Ridgeway           ARC MAIN Portable 601    11858 Textbook
F         10:15AM-12:20PM LEC C.Ridgeway           ARC MAIN DaviesHall 110  11858 Textbook
MW        12:30PM-02:35PM LEC P.Hoggan             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 209  11860 Textbook
TTh       02:45PM-04:50PM LEC E.Moon               ARC MAIN DaviesHall 218  12118 Textbook
MW        01:00PM-03:05PM LEC T.Montgomery         Off Campus Natomas N202  15432 Textbook
TTh       01:00PM-03:05PM LEC K.Crawford           Off Campus Natomas N202  15434 Textbook
TTh       01:00PM-03:05PM LEC L.Fan                Off Campus Natomas N202  15434 Textbook
MW        05:00PM-07:05PM LEC J.Ryther             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 209  12248 Textbook
TTh       07:15PM-09:20PM LEC D.Lewis              ARC MAIN DaviesHall 206  31324 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, Jan 15-May 18
MF        08:00AM-10:05AM LEC A.Tzou               ARC MAIN DaviesHall 206  11878 
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MW        10:15AM-12:20PM LEC O.Limmaneeprasert    ARC MAIN DaviesHall 206  11880 Textbook
TTh       12:30PM-02:35PM LEC D.Saur               ARC MAIN DaviesHall 206  12172 Textbook
MW        02:45PM-04:50PM LEC A.Joye               ARC MAIN DaviesHall 209  12120 Textbook
TTh       01:00PM-03:05PM LEC J.Leatherman         Off Campus Natomas N102  15436 Textbook
MW        07:15PM-09:20PM LEC M.Selseleh           ARC MAIN Portable 601    11882 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, Jan 15-May 18
TTh       08:00AM-10:05AM LEC G.White              ARC MAIN DaviesHall 209  12252 
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W         08:00AM-10:05AM LEC C.Hindman            ARC MAIN DaviesHall 206  13136 Textbook
F         08:00AM-10:05AM LEC C.Hindman            ARC MAIN DaviesHall 209  13136 Textbook
MW        10:15AM-12:20PM LEC P.Bracco             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 209  11900 Textbook
TTh       02:45PM-04:50PM LEC E.Specker            ARC MAIN DaviesHall 206  12126 Textbook
MW        01:00PM-03:05PM LEC B.Verhage            Off Campus Natomas N102  15438 Textbook
MW        07:15PM-09:20PM LEC B.Hoerner            ARC MAIN DaviesHall 206  12170 Textbook
MW        07:15PM-09:20PM LEC S.Kor                ARC MAIN DaviesHall 206  12170 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, Jan 18-May 11
TTh       11:00AM-12:05PM LAB E.Moon               ARC MAIN LRC ESL         13502 
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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.

MW        01:00PM-02:05PM LAB P.Bracco             ARC MAIN LRC ESL         13504 Textbook
TTh       12:05PM-01:10PM LAB E.Moon               ARC MAIN LRC ESL         13506 Textbook
TTh       12:05PM-01:10PM LAB K.Hess               ARC MAIN LRC ESL         13506 Textbook
MW        11:10AM-12:15PM LAB J.Caspersen Schultz  ARC MAIN LRC ESL         13508 Textbook
TTh       02:00PM-03:05PM LAB S.Pezone             ARC MAIN LRC ESL         13510 Textbook
F         10:50AM-01:00PM LAB S.Pezone             ARC MAIN LRC ESL         13512 Textbook
Th        10:45AM-12:50PM LAB B.Verhage            Off Campus NatEdCntr LRC 13770 Textbook
NOTE: Lab Hours: Monday-Thursday 10:45AM - 12:50PM. Students may enroll and attend any open section. Attendance requirements can be met during any open lab hours.

MW        04:00PM-05:05PM LAB T.Nguyen             ARC MAIN LRC ESL         14032 Textbook
TTh       05:00PM-06:05PM LAB T.Nguyen             ARC MAIN LRC ESL         14034 Textbook
MW        06:10PM-07:15PM LAB T.Nguyen             ARC MAIN LRC ESL         14036 Textbook
TTh       06:10PM-07:15PM LAB T.Nguyen             ARC MAIN LRC ESL         14038 Textbook
NOTE: Meets in the ESL Center in the Learning Resource Center. Students may enroll in any open section. Hours of attendance are flexible and will be arranged around each student's individual schedule. The ESL Center is open Monday and Wednesday from 9am-7:15pm, Tuesday and Thursday from 9am to 7pm, and on Friday from 9:00am-2:00pm.


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 15-May 18
MW        12:30PM-02:35PM LEC J.Zadra              ARC MAIN DaviesHall 206  12110 
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MW        05:00PM-07:05PM LEC L.Day                Off Campus SanJuan HS    16164 Textbook
TTh       05:00PM-07:05PM LEC M.Travis             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 209  11822 Textbook
T         10:15AM-12:20PM LEC J.Gamber             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 110  11820 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LEC J.Gamber             ARC MAIN Online          11820 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 15-May 18
TTh       12:30PM-02:35PM LEC M.Wellsfry           ARC MAIN DaviesHall 209  12534 
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MW        07:15PM-09:20PM LEC B.Harris             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 209  11832 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 15-May 18
TTh       10:15AM-12:20PM LEC S.Pezone             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 209  15624 
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Spring 2011 Class Schedule

Updated: April 29, 2011