Spring 2018 Class Schedule (ARC)



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ESLW 20    Novice Writing    4 Units

Prerequisite: Placement through the assessment process
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 13-May 16

MW12:30PM-02:35PMLECE.SpeckerARC MAIN DaviesHall 11011926Textbook
MW07:15PM-09:20PMLECC.KellyARC MAIN Tech Ed 30412746Textbook
MW02:45PM-04:50PMLECG.WhiteARC MAIN Tech Ed 30411927Textbook

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 13-May 16

MW08:00AM-10:05AMLECB.VerhageARC MAIN Tech Ed 30411730Textbook
TTh12:30PM-02:35PMLECD.LewisARC MAIN DaviesHall 20910515Textbook
MW05:00PM-07:05PMLECC.DeanARC MAIN DaviesHall 20620158Textbook
TTh05:00PM-07:05PMLECB.BoucARC MAIN Portable 610B12315Textbook
MW10:15AM-12:20PMLECT.MontgomeryOff Campus Natomas N20211208Textbook

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 13-May 16

TTh08:00AM-10:05AMLECM.TravisARC MAIN DaviesHall 20910519Textbook
MW10:15AM-12:20PMLECG.WhiteARC MAIN DaviesHall 20910520Textbook
TTh10:15AM-12:20PMLECA.JoyeARC MAIN DaviesHall 20912682Textbook
MW02:45PM-04:50PMLECJ.Caspersen SchultzARC MAIN DaviesHall 20910562Textbook
TTh05:00PM-07:05PMLECE.AraiARC MAIN DaviesHall 20912316Textbook
MW10:15AM-12:20PMLECP.DilgardOff Campus Natomas N20311209Textbook

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 13-May 16

TTh08:00AM-10:05AMLECH.HawariARC MAIN DaviesHall 20612317Textbook
MW10:15AM-12:20PMLECP.HogganARC MAIN DaviesHall 20610521Textbook
MW02:45PM-04:50PMLECC.HindmanARC MAIN DaviesHall 20612159Textbook
TTh02:45PM-04:50PMLECP.BraccoARC MAIN DaviesHall 20910557Textbook
TTh05:00PM-07:05PMLECJ.RytherARC MAIN DaviesHall 20120160Textbook
MW07:15PM-09:20PMLECK.ScheiberARC MAIN DaviesHall 20910574Textbook

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 13-May 16

MW08:00AM-10:05AMLECJ.LeathermanARC MAIN DaviesHall 20611539Textbook
T10:15AM-12:20PMLECD.SaurARC MAIN DaviesHall 20610553Textbook
TBATBALECD.SaurARC MAIN Online 10553Textbook
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

MW12:30PM-02:35PMLECM.RauARC MAIN DaviesHall 20610510Textbook
MW02:45PM-04:50PMLECD.GlennARC MAIN Portable 610B13265Textbook
TTh05:00PM-07:05PMLECS.PezoneARC MAIN DaviesHall 20610509Textbook

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 13-May 16

TTh08:00AM-10:05AMLECE.RoomeARC MAIN DaviesHall 10212318Textbook
MW12:30PM-02:35PMLECS.ValcuARC MAIN DaviesHall 20912488Textbook
TTh05:00PM-07:05PMLECD.LewisARC MAIN Tech Ed 30420161Textbook

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. (Competency: Writing)

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 13-May 16

MW10:15AM-12:20PMLECE.HaaralaARC MAIN Portable 610B12908Textbook
TTh05:00PM-07:05PMLECA.TzouARC MAIN DaviesHall 20020162Textbook

Spring 2018 Class Schedule

Updated: December 15, 2017