Spring 2015 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 17-May 20
MW        12:30PM-02:35PM LEC A.Joye               ARC MAIN DaviesHall 110  13623 
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MW        02:45PM-04:50PM LEC M.Travis             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 228  13624 Textbook
TTh       07:15PM-09:20PM LEC C.Kelly              ARC MAIN DaviesHall 110  18920 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 other ESL skills and/or an ESL Center course 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, paragraph structures, and a three-paragraph essay format within the context of topic assignments.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 17-May 20
MW        08:00AM-10:05AM LEC C.Hindman            ARC MAIN DaviesHall 228  13306 
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TTh       10:15AM-12:20PM LEC T.Montgomery         ARC MAIN DaviesHall 110  11532 Textbook
MW        10:15AM-12:20PM LEC D.Jantz              ARC MAIN DaviesHall 218  20663 Textbook
MW        10:15AM-12:20PM LEC E.Arai               ARC MAIN DaviesHall 218  20663 Textbook
TTh       12:30PM-02:35PM LEC T.Montgomery         ARC MAIN DaviesHall 217  11533 Textbook
TTh       05:00PM-07:05PM LEC B.Hoerner            ARC MAIN DaviesHall 217  18921 Textbook
MW        12:30PM-02:35PM LEC K.Ruan               Off Campus Natomas N202  12488 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.
Advisory: Concurrent enrollment in other ESL skills and/or an ESL Center course at the student's assessed level.
Hours: 72 hours LEC
Description: This intermediate-low course, intended for non-native speakers of English, provides brief practice in writing paragraphs with a clear beginning, middle, and end. It also introduces how to organize and focus paragraphs within basic essay structure. The writing processes introduced include multiple drafts of essays. In the process of writing multiple drafts, critical thinking skills and grammar and sentence structure in writing are also stressed.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 17-May 20
TTh       08:00AM-10:05AM LEC K.Hess               ARC MAIN DaviesHall 209  11540 
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MW        10:15AM-12:20PM LEC A.Joye               ARC MAIN DaviesHall 209  11541 Textbook
TTh       10:15AM-12:20PM LEC B.McTighe            ARC MAIN DaviesHall 206  20675 Textbook
MW        02:45PM-04:50PM LEC C.Hindman            ARC MAIN DaviesHall 209  11605 Textbook
TTh       05:00PM-07:05PM LEC E.Specker            ARC MAIN DaviesHall 209  18922 Textbook
MW        12:30PM-02:35PM LEC J.Leatherman         Off Campus Natomas N203  12489 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.
Advisory: Concurrent enrollment in other ESL skills and/or an ESL Center 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 17-May 20
TTh       08:00AM-10:05AM LEC J.Gamber             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 206  18924 
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MW        10:15AM-12:20PM LEC J.Ryther             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 206  11542 Textbook
MW        02:45PM-04:50PM LEC S.Pezone             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 206  14129 Textbook
TTh       02:45PM-04:50PM LEC P.Bracco             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 209  11591 Textbook
MW        07:15PM-09:20PM LEC J.Ryther             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 209  11623 Textbook
MW        10:15AM-12:20PM LEC G.White              Off Campus McClellan 218 19918 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 and/or an ESL Center course 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 17-May 20
MW        08:00AM-10:05AM LEC D.Lewis              ARC MAIN DaviesHall 209  12993 
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T         10:15AM-12:20PM LEC A.Tzou               ARC MAIN DaviesHall 209  11587 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LEC A.Tzou               ARC MAIN Online          11587 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

MW        12:30PM-02:35PM LEC M.Rau                ARC MAIN DaviesHall 206  11527 Textbook
TTh       05:00PM-07:05PM LEC D.Saur               ARC MAIN DaviesHall 206  11526 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 and/or an ESL Center course at the student's assessed level.
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 17-May 20
Th        10:15AM-12:20PM LEC B.Verhage            ARC MAIN DaviesHall 209  18925 
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TBA       TBA             LEC B.Verhage            ARC MAIN Online          18925 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

MW        12:30PM-02:35PM LEC P.Hoggan             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 209  19798 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.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 17-May 20
TTh       12:30PM-02:35PM LEC M.Travis             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 209  12550 
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Spring 2015 Class Schedule

Updated: May 5, 2015