Spring 2019 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 19-May 22

MW12:30PM-02:35PMLECM.Zack LopezARC MAIN DaviesHall 11011701Textbook
MW02:45PM-04:50PMLECJ.Caspersen SchultzARC MAIN Tech Ed 30411702Textbook
MW07:15PM-09:20PMLECD.RuckmanARC MAIN DaviesHall 11012421Textbook

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 19-May 22

MW08:00AM-10:05AMLECA.TzouARC MAIN DaviesHall 10211528Textbook
TTh10:15AM-12:20PMLECG.FreemanARC MAIN DaviesHall 11013598Textbook
TTh12:30PM-02:35PMLECE.HaaralaARC MAIN DaviesHall 20910469Textbook
MW05:00PM-07:05PMLECK.RuanARC MAIN DaviesHall 20613289Textbook
MW10:15AM-12:20PMLECT.MontgomeryOff Campus Natomas N20211088Textbook

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 19-May 22

TTh08:00AM-10:05AMLECC.WilkinsonARC MAIN DaviesHall 20910473Textbook
MW10:15AM-12:20PMLECA.JoyeARC MAIN DaviesHall 20910474Textbook
TTh10:15AM-12:20PMLECH.JohnsonARC MAIN DaviesHall 20912361Textbook
MW02:45PM-04:50PMLECC.HindmanARC MAIN Portable 610B10509Textbook
MW05:00PM-07:05PMLECTBAARC MAIN DaviesHall 21820735Textbook
TTh05:00PM-07:05PMLECB.VerhageARC MAIN DaviesHall 21720989Textbook
MW10:15AM-12:20PMLECG.WhiteOff Campus Natomas N20311089Textbook

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 19-May 22

TTh08:00AM-10:05AMLECD.GlennARC MAIN DaviesHall 20612045Textbook
MW10:15AM-12:20PMLECJ.DriscollARC MAIN DaviesHall 20610475Textbook
MW02:45PM-04:50PMLECD.ChinteARC MAIN DaviesHall 20913290Textbook
TTh02:45PM-04:50PMLECP.BraccoARC MAIN DaviesHall 20610504Textbook
MW07:15PM-09:20PMLECC.KellyARC MAIN DaviesHall 20910521Textbook
TTh05:30PM-07:35PMLECK.ScheiberOff Campus Natomas/Ik A20120183Textbook

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 19-May 22

MW08:00AM-10:05AMLECJ.LeathermanARC MAIN DaviesHall 20611367Textbook
T10:15AM-12:20PMLECD.SaurARC MAIN DaviesHall 20610500Textbook
TBATBALECD.SaurARC MAIN Online 10500Textbook
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
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MW12:30PM-02:35PMLECM.RauARC MAIN DaviesHall 20610465Textbook
TTh05:00PM-07:05PMLECC.DaytonARC MAIN DaviesHall 20110464Textbook

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 19-May 22

TTh05:00PM-07:05PMLECD.LewisARC MAIN DaviesHall 20913291Textbook
MW07:15PM-09:20PMLECE.RoomeARC MAIN DaviesHall 20619907Textbook

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 19-May 22

MW10:15AM-12:20PMLECA.TzouARC MAIN Portable 610B12556Textbook
TTh05:00PM-07:05PMLECC.FalliARC MAIN DaviesHall 20613292Textbook

Spring 2019 Class Schedule

Updated: December 14, 2018