Spring 2015 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: Eight Week - Second, Mar 17-May 14
MW        06:00PM-09:10PM LEC L.Chow               Off Campus Natomas/Ik A202 19462 
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Schedule: Full Term, Jan 17-May 20
MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC D.Hewitt             ARC MAIN CDC 350         10894 Textbook
MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LEC J.Brown-Wood         ARC MAIN HeEd 701        10893 Textbook
Th        12:30PM-03:35PM LEC M.Jones              ARC MAIN HeEd 701        10892 Textbook
M         06:00PM-09:05PM LEC M.Jones              Off Campus Natomas/Ik C206 12459 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LEC J.Delapp             ARC MAIN Online          12775 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: Full Term, Jan 17-May 20
MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC J.Brown-Wood         ARC MAIN HeEd 701        10897 
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TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC J.Brown-Wood         ARC MAIN HeEd 701        10895 Textbook
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC J.Brown-Wood         ARC MAIN HeEd 701        10896 Textbook
TTh       04:30PM-05:50PM LEC R.Knight             Off Campus Natomas/Ik A104 13313 Textbook
W         06:00PM-09:05PM LEC L.Carr               Off Campus Natomas/Ik A104 12462 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 17-May 20
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC A.Cervantes          ARC MAIN CDC 350         11718 
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W         12:30PM-03:35PM LEC A.Cervantes          ARC MAIN HeEd 701        10898 Textbook
T         12:30PM-03:35PM LEC A.Cervantes          ARC MAIN HeEd 701        13312 Textbook
TTh       05:30PM-06:50PM LEC M.McDermott          ARC MAIN HeEd 701        10899 Textbook
T         06:00PM-09:05PM LEC L.Watkins            Off Campus Natomas/Ik A117 12464 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 17-May 20
W         01:00PM-02:50PM LEC M.Jones              ARC MAIN CDC 350         11113 
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Th        06:00PM-07:50PM LEC J.Delapp             Off Campus Natomas N203  19535 Textbook
IMPORTANT: Students must register for one section each of LEC (lecture) and one of the ECE 320 LAB (laboratory) sections. Mandatory Orientation:    Wednesday, January 14, 2015, 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 J.Delapp              TBA TBA                   
Class number for the LAB above: 19536

ARC Child Development Center
TTh       08:00AM-11:05AM LAB J.Delapp              TBA TBA                   
Class number for the LAB above: 19542

ARC Child Development Center
MW        09:00AM-12:05PM LAB J.Delapp              TBA TBA                   
Class number for the LAB above: 19537

ARC Child Development Center
TTh       09:00AM-12:05PM LAB J.Delapp              TBA TBA                   
Class number for the LAB above: 19543

ARC Child Development Center
MW        09:30AM-12:35PM LAB J.Delapp              TBA TBA                   
Class number for the LAB above: 19538

ARC Child Development Center
TTh       09:30AM-12:35PM LAB M.Jones               TBA TBA                   
Class number for LAB above: 13060

ARC Child Development Center
MW        12:00PM-03:05PM LAB J.Delapp              TBA TBA                   
Class number for the LAB above: 19539

ARC Child Development Center
TTh       12:00PM-03:05PM LAB M.Jones               TBA TBA                   
Class number for LAB above: 13930

ARC Child Development Center
MW        01:00PM-04:05PM LAB J.Delapp              TBA TBA                   
Class number for the LAB above: 19540

ARC Child Development Center
TTh       01:00PM-04:05PM LAB M.Jones               TBA TBA                   
Class number for LAB above: 13931

ARC Child Development Center
MW        01:30PM-04:35PM LAB J.Delapp              TBA TBA                   
Class number for the LAB above: 19541

ARC Child Development Center
TTh       01:30PM-04:35PM LAB M.Jones               TBA TBA                   
Class number for LAB above: 12740

Community Placement
MW        08:00AM-11:05AM LAB M.Jones               TBA TBA                   
Class number for the LAB above: 13933
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: 13934
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: 13056
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: 13057
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: 13058

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: 13059

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: 13935

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: 13936

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 17-May 20
T         12:30PM-02:20PM LEC L.Chow               ARC MAIN CDC 350         11114 
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IMPORTANT: Students must register for one section each of LEC (lecture) and one of the ECE 321 LAB (laboratory) sections. Mandatory Orientation:    Wednesday, January 14, 2015, 06:30PM-08:00PM ARC Main Campus CDC 350 All ECE 321 students must attend this orientation.


T         06:00PM-07:50PM LEC L.Chow               ARC MAIN CDC 350         13675 Textbook
IMPORTANT: Students must register for one section each of LEC (lecture) and one of the ECE 321 LAB (laboratory) sections. Mandatory Orientation:    Wednesday, January 14, 2015, 06:30PM-08:00PM ARC Main Campus CDC 350 All ECE 321 students must attend this orientation.


ARC Child Development Center
MW        07:30AM-10:35AM LAB L.Chow                TBA TBA                   
Class number for LAB above: 19719

ARC Child Development Center
MW        08:00AM-11:05AM LAB L.Chow                TBA TBA                   
Class number for LAB above: 13450

ARC Child Development Center
MW        09:00AM-12:05PM LAB L.Chow                TBA TBA                   
Class number for LAB above: 19720

ARC Child Development Center
MW        01:00PM-04:05PM LAB L.Chow                TBA TBA                   
Class number for LAB above: 13451

ARC Child Development Center
TTh       07:30AM-10:35AM LAB L.Chow                TBA TBA                   
Class number for LAB above: 19721

ARC Child Development Center
TTh       08:00AM-11:05AM LAB L.Chow                TBA TBA                   
Class number for LAB above: 12741

ARC Child Development Center
TTh       09:00AM-12:05PM LAB L.Chow                TBA TBA                   
Class number for LAB above: 19722

ARC Child Development Center
TTh       01:00PM-04:05PM LAB L.Chow                TBA TBA                   
Class number for LAB above: 12742

Community Placement
MW        08:00AM-11:05AM LAB L.Chow                TBA TBA                   
Class number for LAB above: 19723
This LAB section meets at an off-campus location. More information will be provided at orientation.

Community Placement
MW        12:00PM-03:05PM LAB L.Chow                TBA TBA                   
Class number for LAB above: 11115
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: 19724
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: 13452
This LAB section meets at an off-campus location. More information will be provided at orientation.

Worksite Placement
MW        08:00AM-11:05AM LAB L.Chow                TBA TBA                   
Class number for LAB above: 19725

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 L.Chow                TBA TBA                   
Class number for LAB above: 12841

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: 19726

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: 13453

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 17-May 20
Th        06:00PM-09:05PM LEC J.Brown-Wood         ARC MAIN CDC 350         14176 
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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 17-May 20
F         09:00AM-12:05PM LEC M.Kress              ARC MAIN CDC 350         19333 
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Th        06:00PM-09:05PM LEC D.Jeske              Off Campus Natomas/Ik A118 12957 Textbook


ECE 331    Care and Education of Infants and Toddlers    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course applies current theory and research to the care and education of infants and toddlers in group settings. It examines essential policies, principles, and practices that lead to quality care and developmentally appropriate curriculum for children birth to 36 months.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 17-May 20
W         06:00PM-09:05PM LEC M.Jones              ARC MAIN CDC 350         11365 
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TBA       TBA             LEC M.Maguire-Fong       ARC MAIN Online          13318 Textbook
NOTE: Mandatory Online Orientation. For more information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online


ECE 343    Language and Literacy Development in Early Childhood    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGRD 116 and ENGWR 102
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course prepares early childhood educators and others working with young children to recognize, understand, and enhance the emergent language and literacy experiences and skills of young children. The knowledge of developmentally appropriate language and literacy practices improves early childhood educators' ability to support young children in the early years (birth to five years) to build a strong foundation for learning to read and write in the primary grades. Topics include an overview of the teachers' role in developing appropriate language and literacy experiences for young children, including ways to support the child learning English as a second language.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 17-May 20
W         06:00PM-09:05PM LEC J.Daniels            Off Campus Natomas/Ik A118 19463 
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ECE 350    Introduction to Elementary Teaching with Field Experience    3 Units

Same As: ENGED 324
Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ECE 312 or PSYC 372
General Education: AA/AS Area III(b)
Enrollment Limitation: Before students can attend the school site for field work, they are required to show proof of TB clearance. They may also need to complete a fingerprint clearance through the cooperating school district, if the district requires it.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course introduces the concepts and issues related to teaching diverse learners in today's contemporary schools, kindergarten through grade 12 (K-12). Topics include teaching as a profession and career, historical and philosophical foundations of the American education system, contemporary educational issues, California's content standards and frameworks, and teacher performance standards. In addition to class time, the course requires a minimum of 45 hours of structured fieldwork in public school elementary classrooms that represent California's diverse student population, and includes cooperation with campus-approved certificated classroom teachers. This course is not open to students who have completed ENGED 324. (C-ID EDUC 200)

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 17-May 20
MW        09:00AM-09:50AM LEC J.Klier              ARC MAIN DaviesHall 112  19668 
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MW        10:00AM-11:20AM LAB J.Klier              ARC MAIN DaviesHall 112    


ECE 358    Activities for the School-Age Child    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course focuses on design, implementation, and evaluation of developmentally appropriate activities for the school age child (K-8). Curriculum areas include games, construction, art, music and movement, science and nature, and drama. It explores other topics including cooperative program planning, environments, guidance techniques, and the importance of positive interpersonal relationships between the adults and the children in the program.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 17-May 20
T         06:00PM-09:05PM LEC M.Williams           Off Campus Natomas/Ik A118 19464 
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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 introduces the variations in development of children with special needs ages birth through eight and the resulting impact on families. It includes an overview of historical and societal influences, laws relating to children with special needs, and the identification and referral process. Observations in public or private childrenās centers, schools, and agencies may be required.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 17-May 20
MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LEC C.Chesbro            ARC MAIN CDC 350         12631 
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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, Jan 26-Feb 11
MW        12:15PM-04:30PM LEC J.English            ARC MAIN GYM STAGE       13962 
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Class meets January 26, 28, February 2, 4, 9, and 11, 2015.


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 17-May 20
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC M.Schirmer           ARC MAIN Arts & Sci 103  13324 
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W         06:00PM-09:05PM LEC M.Salluzzo           Off Campus Natomas/Ik C202 13419 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LEC S.Chou               ARC MAIN Online          13325 Textbook


ECE 424    Adult Supervision: Mentoring in a Collaborative Learning Setting    2 Units

Prerequisite: ECE 314 and 320 with grades of "C" or better
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC
Description: This course covers principles and methods of supervising student teachers, volunteers, staff, and other adults in early care and education settings. Emphasis is on the roles and development of early childhood professionals as mentors and teachers working collaboratively to guide a teaching team or individual within a classroom setting. This course satisfies the adult supervision requirement for the CA Child Development Master Teacher Permit and Site Supervisor permit issued by the CA Commission on Teacher Credentialing.

Schedule: Other Term, Jan 26-Apr 06
M         06:00PM-09:20PM LEC M.Williams           ARC MAIN CDC 350         19334 
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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 17-May 20
TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC A.Cervantes          ARC MAIN CDC 350         13454 
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Th        12:30PM-03:35PM LEC J.Delapp             ARC MAIN CDC 350         13940 Textbook
M         06:00PM-09:05PM LEC A.Cervantes          Off Campus Natomas/Ik G211 19465 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LEC J.Delapp             ARC MAIN Online          13941 Textbook


ECE 455    Environment Rating Scales in Early Childhood Programs    1 Unit

Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 18 hours LEC
Description: This course examines Environment Rating Scales (ERS): Infant/Toddler (ITERS); Early Childhood (ECERS); School-Age Programs (SACERS); and Family Child Care (FCCERS) as a tool for quality improvement in a variety of child development programs. Emphasis is given to theory and best practices in order to evaluate classrooms, materials, and interactions between adults and children.

Schedule: Other Term, Apr 13-May 18
M         06:00PM-08:50PM LEC M.Kress              ARC MAIN CDC 350         19336 
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ECE 495    Independent Studies in Early Childhood Education    1-3 Units

Prerequisite: None
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 162 hours LAB
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 17-May 20
TBA       TBA             LAB L.Chow                TBA TBA                 19337 
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Spring 2015 Class Schedule

Updated: May 5, 2015