Spring 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 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 14-May 16
TTh       01:00PM-03:05PM LEC C.Dean               Off Campus Natomas N202  12311 
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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, Jan 14-May 16
TTh       10:15AM-12:20PM LEC M.Wellsfry           ARC MAIN DaviesHall 206  10855 
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MW        12:30PM-02:35PM LEC C.Hindman            ARC MAIN DaviesHall 209  10857 Textbook
MW        05:00PM-07:05PM LEC B.Hoerner            ARC MAIN DaviesHall 209  10998 Textbook
MW        01:00PM-03:05PM LEC K.Komura             Off Campus Natomas N202  12313 Textbook
TTh       01:00PM-03:05PM LEC J.Caspersen Schultz  Off Campus Natomas N203  12314 Textbook
MW        05:00PM-07:05PM LEC M.Selseleh           Off Campus McClellan 102B 19381 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 14-May 16
TTh       08:00AM-10:05AM LEC J.Leatherman         ARC MAIN DaviesHall 206  10866 
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MW        10:15AM-12:20PM LEC A.Creighton          ARC MAIN DaviesHall 206  10867 Textbook
TTh       12:30PM-02:35PM LEC O.Limmaneeprasert    ARC MAIN DaviesHall 206  10975 Textbook
MW        02:45PM-04:50PM LEC A.Joye               ARC MAIN DaviesHall 209  10952 Textbook
TTh       05:00PM-07:05PM LEC D.Lewis              ARC MAIN DaviesHall 209  10868 Textbook
MW        07:15PM-09:20PM LEC M.Travis             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 206  19446 Textbook
MW        01:00PM-03:05PM LEC E.Moon               Off Campus Natomas N102  12315 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 14-May 16
TTh       08:00AM-10:05AM LEC G.White              ARC MAIN DaviesHall 209  11000 
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W         08:00AM-10:05AM LEC K.Fertel             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 206  11384 Textbook
F         08:00AM-10:05AM LEC K.Fertel             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 209  11384 Textbook
MW        10:15AM-12:20PM LEC P.Bracco             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 209  10877 Textbook
TTh       02:45PM-04:50PM LEC C.Ridgeway           ARC MAIN DaviesHall 206  10955 Textbook
MW        07:15PM-09:20PM LEC B.Hoerner            ARC MAIN DaviesHall 209  10974 Textbook
MW        01:00PM-03:05PM LEC L.Day                Off Campus Natomas N203  12316 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 17-May 08
TTh       02:10PM-03:15PM LAB K.Hess               ARC MAIN LRC ESL         20011 
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TTh       04:05PM-05:10PM LAB J.Zadra              ARC MAIN LRC ESL         11752 Textbook

Schedule: Other Term, Jan 18-May 09
MW        10:05AM-11:10AM LAB P.Hoggan             ARC MAIN LRC ESL         11535 Textbook
MW        12:10PM-01:15PM LAB A.Joye               ARC MAIN LRC ESL         20009 Textbook
MW        02:05PM-03:10PM LAB P.Bracco             ARC MAIN LRC ESL         20010 Textbook
MW        06:05PM-07:10PM LAB T.Nguyen             ARC MAIN LRC ESL         11753 Textbook
NOTE: Meets in the ESL Center in the Learning Resource Center. Students may enroll in any open section. Late registration is allowed through March 23, 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.-1:10 p.m.

Schedule: Other Term, Jan 20-May 04
F         09:00AM-11:05AM LAB E.Specker            ARC MAIN LRC ESL         11533 Textbook
F         11:05AM-01:10PM LAB E.Specker            ARC MAIN LRC ESL         20008 Textbook


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, Jan 14-May 16
MF        08:00AM-10:05AM LEC A.Tzou               ARC MAIN DaviesHall 206  19436 
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T         10:15AM-12:20PM LEC E.Specker            ARC MAIN DaviesHall 110  10948 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LEC E.Specker            ARC MAIN Online          10948 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 hrs TBA/week

MW        12:30PM-02:35PM LEC J.Zadra              ARC MAIN DaviesHall 206  10840 Textbook
TTh       02:45PM-04:50PM LEC M.Rau                ARC MAIN DaviesHall 209  10839 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, 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, Jan 14-May 16
MW        08:00AM-10:05AM LEC L.Day                ARC MAIN DaviesHall 209  19444 
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Th        10:15AM-12:20PM LEC B.Verhage            ARC MAIN DaviesHall 110  11125 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LEC B.Verhage            ARC MAIN Online          11125 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 TBA/week

TTh       05:00PM-07:05PM LEC D.Saur               ARC MAIN DaviesHall 206  10845 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 14-May 16
TTh       10:15AM-12:20PM LEC A.Tzou               ARC MAIN DaviesHall 209  12395 
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MW        05:00PM-07:05PM LEC M.Travis             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 206  20046 Textbook

Spring 2012 Class Schedule

Updated: April 17, 2012