Spring 2014 Class Schedule (ARC)



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ECE 300    Introduction to Principles and Practices in Early Childhood Education    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course is an introduction to early childhood education, including an overview of the history of the field, evolution of professional practices and ethics, educational principles that support child development from birth through the school-age years, and teaching practices based on observation, documentation, and interpretation of children's behavior. (C-ID ECE 120)

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 18-May 21
MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC J.Delapp             ARC MAIN CDC 350         10007 
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MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LEC J.Brown-Wood         ARC MAIN HeEd 701        10006 Textbook
F         09:00AM-12:05PM LEC J.Brown-Wood         ARC MAIN CDC 350         12200 Textbook
Th        12:00PM-03:05PM LEC M.Jones              ARC MAIN HeEd 701        10005 Textbook
T         06:00PM-09:05PM LEC N.Hall               Off Campus Natomas/Ik A104 11749 Textbook


ECE 312    Child Development    3 Units

Same As: PSYC 372
Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 102 and ENGRD 116 with a grade of "C" or better; OR ESLR 320 and ESLW 320 with a grade of "C" or better.
General Education: AA/AS Area V(b); CSU Area D9; CSU Area E1; IGETC Area 4I
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course is a study of the growth and development of children from the prenatal stage through adolescence. For each stage of development, the physical, cognitive, linguistic, social-moral, and emotional aspects of development, with attention to both typical as well as atypical development in each area, are discussed. Included are the influences of culture, family, and the interaction of maturational and environmental factors. This material is designed as a foundation for early care and education, teaching, and parenting. This course is not open to students who have completed PSYC 372. (C-ID CDEV 100)

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Mar 18-May 15
TTh       06:00PM-09:10PM LEC R.Knight             Off Campus Natomas N202  12875 
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Schedule: Full Term, Jan 18-May 21
MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC J.Brown-Wood         ARC MAIN HeEd 701        10011 Textbook
TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC J.Brown-Wood         ARC MAIN HeEd 701        10009 Textbook
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC J.Brown-Wood         ARC MAIN HeEd 701        10010 Textbook
W         06:00PM-09:05PM LEC A.White              Off Campus Natomas/Ik G214 11752 Textbook


ECE 314    The Child, the Family and the Community    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 102, and ENGRD 116; OR ESLR 320 and ESLW 320; with a grade of "C" or better.
General Education: AA/AS Area V(b); CSU Area D7; IGETC Area 4G
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course covers the child's development within the family and within the community. The focus is on the impact of parenting style, marriage and transitions within the family, culture, school, and the media on the child's development. This course offers the opportunity to research and review the diverse community resources available to support the child and the family. (C-ID CDEV 110)

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 18-May 21
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC A.Cervantes          ARC MAIN CDC 350         10911 
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W         12:00PM-03:05PM LEC A.Cervantes          ARC MAIN HeEd 701        10012 Textbook
T         12:30PM-03:35PM LEC A.Cervantes          ARC MAIN HeEd 701        12874 Textbook
TTh       05:30PM-06:50PM LEC M.McDermott          ARC MAIN HeEd 701        10013 Textbook
M         06:00PM-09:05PM LEC L.Watkins            Off Campus Natomas/Ik A201 11756 Textbook


ECE 320    Curriculum and Interactions in Early Childhood Education    4 Units

Prerequisite: ECE 300 and either ECE 312 or PSYCH 372 with a grade of "C" or better.
Enrollment Limitation: Current tuberculosis clearance.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 108 hours LAB
Description: This course provides supervised experience working with children in an early childhood setting. Topics include principles of curriculum development, classroom design, and child guidance, with opportunity to apply these key teaching principles in practical situations. (C-ID ECE 130)

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 18-May 21
W         01:00PM-02:50PM LEC M.Jones              ARC MAIN CDC 350         10236 
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W         07:00PM-08:50PM LEC M.Jones              ARC MAIN CDC 350         19475 Textbook
IMPORTANT: Students must register for one section each of LEC (lecture) and one of the following LAB (laboratory) sections.

Mandatory Orientation: Wednesday, January 15, 2014, 06:30PM-08:00PM ARC Main Campus CDC 350
All ECE 320 students must attend this orientation.

ARC Child Development Center
MW        08:00AM-11:05AM LAB M.Jones               TBA TBA                   
Class number for LAB above: 19476

ARC Child Development Center
TTh       08:00AM-11:05AM LAB M.Jones               TBA TBA                   
Class number for LAB above: 12104

ARC Child Development Center
MW        09:00AM-12:05PM LAB M.Jones               TBA TBA                   
Class number for LAB above: 11612

ARC Child Development Center
TTh       09:00AM-12:05PM LAB M.Jones               TBA TBA                   
Class number for LAB above: 19478

ARC Child Development Center
MW        09:30AM-12:35PM LAB M.Jones               TBA TBA                   
Class number for LAB above: 19479

ARC Child Development Center
TTh       09:30AM-12:35PM LAB M.Jones               TBA TBA                   
Class number for LAB above: 12562

ARC Child Development Center
MW        12:00PM-03:05PM LAB M.Jones               TBA TBA                   
Class number for LAB above: 12676

ARC Child Development Center
TTh       12:00PM-03:05PM LAB M.Jones               TBA TBA                   
Class number for LAB above: 19480

ARC Child Development Center
MW        01:00PM-04:05PM LAB M.Jones               TBA TBA                   
Class number for LAB above: 12103

ARC Child Development Center
TTh       01:00PM-04:05PM LAB M.Jones               TBA TBA                   
Class number for LAB above: 19481

ARC Child Development Center
MW        02:00PM-05:05PM LAB M.Jones               TBA TBA                   
Class number for LAB above: 19482

ARC Child Development Center
TTh       02:00PM-05:05PM LAB M.Jones               TBA TBA                   
Class number for LAB above: 12105

Community Placement
MW        08:00AM-11:05AM LAB M.Jones               TBA TBA                   
Class number for the LAB above: 19483
This LAB section meets at an off-campus location. More information will be provided at orientation.

Community Placement
TTh       08:00AM-11:05AM LAB M.Jones               TBA TBA                   
Class number for the LAB above: 19484
This LAB section meets at an off-campus location. More information will be provided at orientation.

Community Placement
MW        12:00PM-03:05PM LAB M.Jones               TBA TBA                   
Class number for the LAB above: 12558
This LAB section meets at an off-campus location. More information will be provided at orientation.

Community Placement
TTh       12:00PM-03:05PM LAB M.Jones               TBA TBA                   
Class number for the LAB above: 12559
This LAB section meets at an off-campus location. More information will be provided at orientation.

Worksite Placement
MW        08:00AM-11:05AM LAB M.Jones               TBA TBA                   
Class number for the LAB above: 12560

Note: Students should enroll in the worksite lab section that best matches their work hours. Students enrolling for this LAB must have their own worksite that meets established criteria and must be approved by the instructor. More information will be provided at orientation.

Worksite Placement
TTh       08:00AM-11:05AM LAB M.Jones               TBA TBA                   
Class number for the LAB above: 12561

Note: Students should enroll in the worksite lab section that best matches their work hours. Students enrolling for this LAB must have their own worksite that meets established criteria and must be approved by the instructor. More information will be provided at orientation.

Worksite Placement
MW        12:00PM-03:05PM LAB M.Jones               TBA TBA                   
Class number for the LAB above: 19485

Note: Students should enroll in the worksite lab section that best matches their work hours. Students enrolling for this LAB must have their own worksite that meets established criteria and must be approved by the instructor. More information will be provided at orientation.

Worksite Placement
TTh       12:00PM-03:05PM LAB M.Jones               TBA TBA                   
Class number for the LAB above: 19486

Note: Students should enroll in the worksite lab section that best matches their work hours. Students enrolling for this LAB must have their own worksite that meets established criteria and must be approved by the instructor. More information will be provided at orientation.


ECE 321     Advanced Practicum in Early Childhood Education    4 Units

Prerequisite: ECE 320 with a grade of "C" or better
Enrollment Limitation: Current Tuberculosis clearance.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 108 hours LAB
Description: This advanced course provides supervised experience as a teacher in an early childhood education program. It is aimed at leadership in the areas of developing environments for learning, child observation and assessment, documentation of children's work, behavior guidance, group management, collaborative teaching, building relationships with families, and effective preparation and implementation of curriculum. (C-ID ECE 210)

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 18-May 21
T         12:30PM-02:20PM LEC L.Chow               ARC MAIN CDC 350         10238 
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T         06:00PM-07:50PM LEC L.Chow               Off Campus Natomas/Ik A207 18857 Textbook
IMPORTANT: Students must register for one section of LEC (lecture) and one of the following LAB (laboratory) sections.

Mandatory Orientation: Wednesday, January 15, 2014, 06:30PM-08:00PM CDC 350
All ECE 321 students must attend this orientation.

ARC Child Development Center
MW        08:00AM-11:05AM LAB L.Chow                TBA TBA                   
Class number for LAB above: 13254

ARC Child Development Center
MW        08:00AM-11:05AM LAB J.Delapp              TBA TBA                   
Class number for LAB above: 13254

ARC Child Development Center
TTh       08:00AM-11:05AM LAB L.Chow                TBA TBA                   
Class number for LAB above: 12106

ARC Child Development Center
MW        01:00PM-04:05PM LAB L.Chow                TBA TBA                   
Class number for LAB above: 13255

ARC Child Development Center
TTh       01:00PM-04:05PM LAB L.Chow                TBA TBA                   
Class number for LAB above: 12107

ARC Child Development Center
MW        07:30AM-10:35AM LAB L.Chow                TBA TBA                   
Class number for LAB above: 18858

ARC Child Development Center
MW        09:00AM-12:05PM LAB L.Chow                TBA TBA                   
Class number for LAB above: 18859

ARC Child Development Center
TTh       07:30AM-10:35AM LAB L.Chow                TBA TBA                   
Class number for LAB above: 18860

ARC Child Development Center
TTh       09:00AM-12:05PM LAB L.Chow                TBA TBA                   
Class number for LAB above: 18861

Community Placement
MW        12:00PM-03:05PM LAB L.Chow                TBA TBA                   
Class number for LAB above: 10239
This LAB section meets at an off-campus location. More information will be provided at orientation.

Community Placement
TTh       12:00PM-03:05PM LAB L.Chow                TBA TBA                   
Class number for LAB above: 13258
This LAB section meets at an off-campus location. More information will be provided at orientation.

Community Placement
MW        08:00AM-11:05AM LAB L.Chow                TBA TBA                   
Class number for LAB above: 18862
This LAB section meets at an off-campus location. More information will be provided at orientation.

Community Placement
TTh       08:00AM-11:05AM LAB L.Chow                TBA TBA                   
Class number for LAB above: 18863
This LAB section meets at an off-campus location. More information will be provided at orientation.

Worksite Placement
MW        12:00PM-03:05PM LAB L.Chow                TBA TBA                   
Class number for LAB above: 12278

Note: Students should enroll in the worksite lab section that best matches their work hours. Students enrolling for this LAB must have their own worksite that meets established criteria and must be approved by the instructor. More information will be provided at orientation.

Worksite Placement
TTh       12:00PM-03:05PM LAB L.Chow                TBA TBA                   
Class number for LAB above: 13262

Note: Students should enroll in the worksite lab section that best matches their work hours. Students enrolling for this LAB must have their own worksite that meets established criteria and must be approved by the instructor. More information will be provided at orientation.

Worksite Placement
MW        08:00AM-11:05AM LAB L.Chow                TBA TBA                   
Class number for LAB above: 18864

Note: Students should enroll in the worksite lab section that best matches their work hours. Students enrolling for this LAB must have their own worksite that meets established criteria and must be approved by the instructor. More information will be provided at orientation.

Worksite Placement
TTh       08:00AM-11:05AM LAB L.Chow                TBA TBA                   
Class number for LAB above: 18865

Note: Students should enroll in the worksite lab section that best matches their work hours. Students enrolling for this LAB must have their own worksite that meets established criteria and must be approved by the instructor. More information will be provided at orientation.


ECE 325    Guidance and Discipline for Young Children    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course focuses on early childhood guidance and discipline through examination of theories, research, and practical application for teachers in early childhood classrooms and parents at home. Developmental stages of children's behavior, positive discipline techniques, and teaching social emotional skills are included.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 18-May 21
M         06:00PM-09:05PM LEC D.Johnston           Off Campus Natomas/Ik A104 18866 
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ECE 326    Making Learning Visible Through Observation and Documentation    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 102 or 103, and ENGRD 116 with a grade of "C" or better; OR ESLR 320 and ESLW 320 with a grade of "C" or better.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course applies critical and reflective thinking to observation and assessment of young children's development. It prepares teachers of young children to use observation, documentation, and interpretation strategies to improve program quality in early childhood settings. Multiple forms of child assessment and early childhood program assessment are explored. (C-ID ECE 200)

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 18-May 21
Th        06:00PM-09:05PM LEC D.Jeske              Off Campus Natomas N203  12416 
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ECE 331    Education and Care of Infants in Group Settings    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course applies current research in infant development to the teaching and care of infants in group settings. Emphasis is on early childhood education principles and practices when applied to the care and education of infants from birth to 36 months of age. It includes strategies for designing, implementing, and evaluating group care programs for infants.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 18-May 21
Th        12:30PM-03:35PM LEC M.Maguire-Fong       ARC MAIN CDC 350         10505 
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TBA       TBA             LEC M.Maguire-Fong       ARC MAIN Online          12885 Textbook
NOTE: Mandatory Online Orientation. For more information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online


ECE 356    Programs for the School-Age Child    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course covers the fundamentals of planning, implementing, and evaluating programs for before- and after-school care of school-age children (K-8). Emphasis is on developmental levels, age-appropriate activities, and day-to-day program operations.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 18-May 21
Th        07:00PM-10:05PM LEC M.Williams           ARC MAIN CDC 350         19487 
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ECE 361    Introducing Young Children to Visual Arts    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area I
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course prepares teachers in early childhood education with strategies for introducing young children to the media and tools of drawing, painting, sculpting, and other visual arts commonly used by young children to represent and understand the world around them. The focus is on observing children's natural ways of exploring each medium and learning strategies to facilitate and document children's emerging skills and relationship with each medium. Included are strategies for designing early childhood environments that promote children's exploration of visual arts.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 18-May 21
F         09:00AM-12:05PM LEC M.Kress              ARC MAIN HeEd 700        19488 
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ECE 363    Music and Movement with Young Children    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area I
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course focuses on the use of music and movement with children from infancy to age eight in group settings. Theoretical perspectives are reviewed and blended with practical applications that the teacher of young children can use to form a classroom community of learners, manage classroom behavior, and facilitate transitions. Topics include developing music and movement experience plans and creating musical instruments from inexpensive, readily available materials. It also explores music and movement as ways to involve children with cultural diversity and traditions.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 18-May 21
W         06:00PM-09:05PM LEC T.Stevens            Off Campus Natomas N203  18867 
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ECE 404    Children with Special Needs    3 Units

Prerequisite: ECE 312 or PSYC 372 with a grade of "C" or better
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course provides a broad overview of the characteristics, assessment techniques, methods of intervention, community and family resources, and current issues of young children (from birth to age eight) with special needs. The focus is to increase the awareness and understanding of children's individual needs in an early childhood setting and to provide practical information to those currently involved with children with special needs. Observations in public or private children's centers, schools, and agencies may be required.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 18-May 21
T         07:00PM-10:05PM LEC J.Mulhern            ARC MAIN CDC 350         11945 
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ECE 414    CPR and Pediatric First Aid    1.5 Units

Same As: HEED 311
Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 102 or 103, and ENGRD 116 with a grade of "C" or better; OR ESLR 320 and ESLW 320 with a grade of "C" or better; OR placement through assessment process.
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 27 hours LEC
Description: This course covers emergency life saving and first aid techniques involving infants and children. Respiratory distress, non-breathing, unconsciousness, choking, and other pediatric emergencies are addressed. CPR for adults is another major component of the course. The California Child Care first aid certificate examination, the Adult CPR, and the Infant and Child CPR examination are included. This course fulfills Title 22 (California Department of Social Services) Health and Safety requirements for staff. This course is not open to students who have completed HEED 311.

Schedule: Other Term, Feb 24-Mar 12
MW        12:15PM-04:30PM LEC J.English            ARC MAIN GYM STAGE       19515 
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Class meets February 24, 26, March 3, 5, 10 and 12, 2014.


ECE 415    Children's Health, Safety and Nutrition    3 Units

Same As: NUTRI 320
Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 102 or 103, and ENGRD 116 with a grade of "C" or better; OR ESLR 320 and ESLW 320 with a grade of "C" or better.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course examines basic nutrition, health, and safety needs of children from the prenatal period through school age. Topics include introduction to early childhood curriculum, laws, regulations, standards, policies, and procedures related to child health, safety, and nutrition. Course emphasis is placed on integrating and maintaining the optimal health, safety, and nutritional concepts in everyday planning and program development for all children, along with the importance of collaboration with families and health professionals. This course is not open to students who have taken NUTRI 320. (C-ID ECE 220)

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 18-May 21
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC M.Schirmer           ARC MAIN Arts & Sci 103  12896 
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W         06:00PM-09:05PM LEC M.Salluzzo           Off Campus Natomas/Ik A201 13158 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LEC S.Chou               ARC MAIN Online          12897 Textbook


ECE 420    Administration of Child Development Centers    3 Units

Prerequisite: ECE 300 with a grade of "C" or better; and either ECE 312 or PSYC 372 with grades of "C" or better; Or, BA in Child Development or related field from a regionally accredited college or university.
Advisory: ECE 320
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This introductory course focuses on the elements of program planning, budgeting, supervision and personnel administration for schools and private child development centers serving children and families.This course satisfies the administration requirement of the California Title 22 Health and Safety Code, and satisfies three of the six units of the administration requirement of the Title 5 Education Code and the California Commission for Teacher Credentialing.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 18-May 21
M         07:00PM-10:05PM LEC L.Duerr              ARC MAIN CDC 350         19489 
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ECE 422    Advanced Coordination and Supervision of Child Development Programs    3 Units

Prerequisite: ECE 420 with a grade of "C" or better
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This advanced course covers administration and coordination of multi-faceted child development programs. The course emphasizes publicly funded programs and personnel management. It meets the requirements of the Education Code under Title 5 and the Commission for Teacher Credentialing.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 18-May 21
W         06:00PM-09:05PM LEC L.Carr               Off Campus Natomas/Ik A104 18868 
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ECE 430    Culture and Diversity in Early Childhood Education    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area V(b); AA/AS Area VI
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course examines the development of social identities in diverse societies, including theoretical and practical implications of oppression and privilege as they apply to young children, families, early childhood programs, and teaching practices. Various classroom strategies are explored emphasizing culturally and linguistically appropriate anti-bias approaches supporting all children in becoming competent members of a diverse society. It also includes self-examination and reflection on issues related to social identity, stereotypes and bias, social and educational access, media, and schooling. (C-ID ECE 230)

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 18-May 21
TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC A.Cervantes          ARC MAIN CDC 350         13265 
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MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LEC J.Delapp             ARC MAIN CDC 350         19490 Textbook
M         12:30PM-03:35PM LEC A.Cervantes          ARC MAIN CDC 350         10014 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LEC J.Delapp             ARC MAIN Online          19491 Textbook


ECE 432    Leadership in Diversity    3 Units

Prerequisite: ECE 430 with a grade of "C" or better
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course expands upon ideas developed in ECE 430. It discusses ways for teachers to effectively engage in and support anti-bias work and the creation of equitable education systems. Specific cultural differences and ways to respond to the unique needs of diverse classroom communities are addressed. Additionally, it critically discusses the role of individual perspective and suggests ways for teachers to respond to diverse viewpoints of families and staff in an anti-bias classroom.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 18-May 21
M         06:00PM-09:05PM LEC K.Carter             Off Campus Natomas N203  18869 
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ECE 495    Independent Studies in Early Childhood Education    1-3 Units

Prerequisite: None
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: Independent Study is an opportunity for the student to extend classroom experience in this subject, while working independently of a formal classroom situation. Independent study is an extension of work offered in a specific class in the college catalog. To be eligible for independent study, students must have completed the basic regular catalog course at American River College. They must also discuss the study with a professor in this subject and secure approval. Only one independent study for each catalog course will be allowed.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 18-May 21
TBA       TBA             LEC L.Chow                TBA TBA                 19943 
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Spring 2014 Class Schedule

Updated: September 22, 2014