Spring 2014 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 18-May 21
W         08:00AM-10:05AM LEC C.Hindman            ARC MAIN Tech Ed 304     13207 
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F         08:00AM-10:05AM LEC C.Hindman            ARC MAIN Portable 610B   13207 Textbook
MW        12:30PM-02:35PM LEC T.Montgomery         ARC MAIN DaviesHall 110  18710 Textbook
MW        02:45PM-04:50PM LEC C.Dean               ARC MAIN Tech Ed 304     18711 Textbook
TTh       02:30PM-04:35PM LEC T.Montgomery         Off Campus Natomas N202  11784 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 18-May 21
MW        08:00AM-10:05AM LEC A.Creighton          ARC MAIN DaviesHall 209  12867 
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TTh       10:15AM-12:20PM LEC B.Verhage            ARC MAIN DaviesHall 209  10692 Textbook
TTh       12:30PM-02:35PM LEC D.Lewis              ARC MAIN DaviesHall 209  10693 Textbook
TTh       02:30PM-04:35PM LEC E.Specker            Off Campus Natomas N203  11785 Textbook
MW        05:15PM-07:20PM LEC M.Selseleh           Off Campus McClellan 101 12438 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 18-May 21
TTh       08:00AM-10:05AM LEC K.Hess               ARC MAIN DaviesHall 206  10700 
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MW        10:15AM-12:20PM LEC A.Joye               ARC MAIN DaviesHall 209  10701 Textbook
TTh       12:30PM-02:35PM LEC J.Leatherman         ARC MAIN DaviesHall 206  12868 Textbook
MW        02:45PM-04:50PM LEC O.Limmaneeprasert    ARC MAIN DaviesHall 209  10785 Textbook
MW        02:30PM-04:35PM LEC K.Ruan               Off Campus Natomas N203  11786 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 18-May 21
MW        10:15AM-12:20PM LEC J.Ryther             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 206  10706 
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MW        12:30PM-02:35PM LEC P.Hoggan             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 209  19927 Textbook
TTh       02:45PM-04:50PM LEC P.Bracco             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 209  10769 Textbook
MW        07:15PM-09:20PM LEC B.Hoerner            ARC MAIN DaviesHall 209  10804 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 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 18-May 21
MF        08:00AM-10:05AM LEC S.Pezone             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 206  12463 
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T         10:15AM-12:20PM LEC D.Saur               ARC MAIN DaviesHall 110  10763 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LEC D.Saur               ARC MAIN Online          10763 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  10685 Textbook
TTh       05:00PM-07:05PM LEC D.Lewis              ARC MAIN DaviesHall 206  10684 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 18-May 21
MW        02:45PM-04:50PM LEC E.Haarala            ARC MAIN DaviesHall 206  18715 
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Th        12:30PM-02:45PM LEC D.Saur               PST Center McClellan 103 20370 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LEC D.Saur               ARC MAIN Online          20370 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 online


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 18-May 21
TTh       10:15AM-12:20PM LEC M.Travis             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 206  11854 
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Spring 2014 Class Schedule

Updated: September 22, 2014