Spring 2013 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, Jan 19-May 22
W         08:00AM-10:05AM LEC C.Ridgeway           ARC MAIN Tech Ed 304     19731 
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F         08:00AM-10:05AM LEC C.Ridgeway           ARC MAIN DaviesHall 102  19731 Textbook
MW        12:30PM-02:35PM LEC T.Montgomery         ARC MAIN DaviesHall 209  19730 Textbook
TTh       07:15PM-09:20PM LEC D.Lewis              ARC MAIN DaviesHall 206  20218 Textbook
TTh       01:00PM-03:05PM LEC T.Montgomery         Off Campus Natomas N202  11918 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, Jan 19-May 22
MW        08:00AM-10:05AM LEC C.Hindman            ARC MAIN DaviesHall 209  18891 
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TTh       10:15AM-12:20PM LEC M.Rau                ARC MAIN DaviesHall 209  10737 Textbook
TTh       12:30PM-02:35PM LEC G.Moran              ARC MAIN DaviesHall 209  10738 Textbook
TTh       01:00PM-03:05PM LEC C.Dean               Off Campus Natomas N203  11920 Textbook
MW        05:00PM-07:05PM LEC M.Selseleh           Off Campus McClellan 218 12771 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 19-May 22
TTh       08:00AM-10:05AM LEC K.Hess               ARC MAIN DaviesHall 206  10746 
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MW        10:15AM-12:20PM LEC A.Joye               ARC MAIN DaviesHall 209  10747 Textbook
TTh       12:30PM-02:35PM LEC B.Verhage            ARC MAIN DaviesHall 206  18892 Textbook
MW        02:45PM-04:50PM LEC O.Limmaneeprasert    ARC MAIN DaviesHall 209  10837 Textbook
TTh       02:45PM-04:50PM LEC D.Saur               ARC MAIN DaviesHall 206  10816 Textbook
TTh       05:00PM-07:05PM LEC C.Kelly              ARC MAIN DaviesHall 209  10748 Textbook
MW        01:00PM-03:05PM LEC J.Leatherman         Off Campus Natomas N102  11921 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 19-May 22
TTh       08:00AM-10:05AM LEC J.Gamber             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 209  10858 
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W         08:00AM-10:05AM LEC E.Moon               ARC MAIN DaviesHall 206  11185 Textbook
F         08:00AM-10:05AM LEC E.Moon               ARC MAIN DaviesHall 209  11185 Textbook
MW        10:15AM-12:20PM LEC P.Hoggan             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 206  10755 Textbook
TTh       02:45PM-04:50PM LEC P.Bracco             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 209  10819 Textbook
MW        07:15PM-09:20PM LEC B.Hoerner            ARC MAIN DaviesHall 209  10836 Textbook
MW        01:00PM-03:05PM LEC G.White              Off Campus Natomas N203  11922 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 22-May 14
TTh       09:00AM-10:05AM LAB S.Pezone             ARC MAIN LRC ESL         11305 
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TTh       11:00AM-12:05PM LAB J.Caspersen Schultz  ARC MAIN LRC ESL         11306 Textbook
TTh       12:05PM-01:10PM LAB J.Caspersen Schultz  ARC MAIN LRC ESL         12926 Textbook
TTh       01:00PM-02:05PM LAB P.Bracco             ARC MAIN LRC ESL         12928 Textbook
TTh       05:00PM-06:05PM LAB T.Nguyen             ARC MAIN LRC ESL         11459 Textbook

Schedule: Other Term, Jan 23-May 15
MW        12:00PM-01:05PM LAB K.Komura             ARC MAIN LRC ESL         12925 Textbook
MW        01:05PM-02:10PM LAB K.Komura             ARC MAIN LRC ESL         12927 Textbook
MW        06:05PM-07:10PM LAB E.Haarala            ARC MAIN LRC ESL         11460 Textbook
NOTE:Students please note! For SPRING 2013, the maximum number of units that can be earned in each section of lab is .75 unit. Students who wish to earn more than .75 units must register in another section. 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 March 25, 2013, 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. ESL LEVEL 20 students may not enroll in ESL 97. The ESL Center is open Monday through Thursday from 9:00 AM to 7:10 PM, and on Friday from 9:00 AM - 1:05 PM.

MW        06:05PM-07:10PM LAB E.Specker            ARC MAIN LRC ESL         11460 Textbook
NOTE:Students please note! For SPRING 2013, the maximum number of units that can be earned in each section of lab is .75 unit. Students who wish to earn more than .75 units must register in another section. 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 March 25, 2013, 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. ESL LEVEL 20 students may not enroll in ESL 97. The ESL Center is open Monday through Thursday from 9:00 AM to 7:10 PM, and on Friday from 9:00 AM - 1:05 PM.



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 19-May 22
MF        08:00AM-10:05AM LEC C.Davis              ARC MAIN DaviesHall 206  12804 
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T         10:15AM-12:20PM LEC E.Moon               ARC MAIN DaviesHall 110  10813 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LEC E.Moon               ARC MAIN Online          10813 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 TBA/week

MW        12:30PM-02:35PM LEC J.Zadra              ARC MAIN DaviesHall 206  10726 Textbook
TTh       05:00PM-07:05PM LEC D.Lewis              ARC MAIN DaviesHall 206  10725 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, Jan 19-May 22
Th        10:15AM-12:20PM LEC B.Verhage            ARC MAIN DaviesHall 110  12807 
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TBA       TBA             LEC B.Verhage            ARC MAIN Online          12807 Textbook
Th        10:15AM-12:20PM LEC B.Verhage            ARC MAIN DaviesHall 221  12807 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 TBA/week

MW        05:00PM-07:05PM LEC M.Travis             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 209  10731 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, Jan 19-May 22
TTh       10:15AM-12:20PM LEC D.Saur               ARC MAIN DaviesHall 206  11992 
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Spring 2013 Class Schedule

Updated: May 30, 2013