Summer 2012 Class Schedule (ARC)

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ENGRD 15    Basic Reading Skills    3 Units

Prerequisite: ENGRD 14 with a grade of "C" or better; or placement through the assessment process.
Advisory: Concurrent or previous enrollment in ENGWR 51.
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course provides instruction in techniques for improving basic skills in reading. It involves intensive work with word attack, literal comprehension, vocabulary and study skills, including practice with multicultural reading materials and strategies. Individual work in the Learning Resource Center may be required by instructor. This course is not open to students who have completed ENGRD 56 or ENGWR 56 with a grade of "C" or better.

Schedule: Six Week - First, Jun 11-Jul 20
TWTh      09:00AM-11:50AM LEC N.Bertoglio          ARC MAIN DaviesHall 101  10137 

ENGRD 54    Reading Center - Individualized Reading Skills    .5-3 Units

Prerequisite: Placement through the assessment process for native speakers, or ESLR 50 (Intermediate-Mid Reading) with a "C" or better for non-native speakers.
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: The course offers individualized instruction in basic reading skills in specific areas. Course offerings are based on needs and abilities. A partial list includes work in reading comprehension and vocabulary acquisition, essay and textbook reading, and study skills. The course may be taken four times with different modules for a maximum of four units. This course is not a substitute for ENGRD 14, 15, 56, or 116. Students may register up until the end of the second week of class. This course is offered Pass/No Pass only.

Schedule: Six Week - First, Jun 11-Jul 20
MTWTh     08:00AM-10:05AM LEC C.Youngs             ARC MAIN LRC READ CNTR   10556 
MTWTh     10:15AM-12:20PM LEC C.Youngs             ARC MAIN LRC READ CNTR   10557 Textbook

ENGRD 116    Proficient Reading    3 Units

Prerequisite: ENGRD 15, ENGRD 56, or ENGWR 56 with a grade of "C" or better; or placement through the assessment process.
Advisory: Concurrent enrollment in ENGWR 102 or 103.
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course analyzes expository and argumentative essays, textbooks, and literature in preparation for ENGRD 310 or ENGRD 312. It emphasizes recognition of an author's thesis, supporting details, point of view, purpose, and tone through an in-depth analysis of an essay's introduction, body, and conclusion. This course also focuses on applying study strategies for comprehending and retaining information from textbooks in preparation for tests. Individual work in the Writing Across the Curriculum Program, the Reading Across the Disciplines Program, or the Reading Center may be required.

Schedule: Six Week - First, Jun 11-Jul 20
MTWTh     08:00AM-10:05AM LEC N.Conkle             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 211  10135 

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Jun 18-Aug 10
TTh       06:00PM-09:10PM LEC D.Valenzona          Off Campus Natomas N101  10379 Textbook

See chart of English Reading courses for placement at a specific level at

ENGRD 310    Critical Reading as Critical Thinking    3 Units

Prerequisite: ENGRD 116 with a grade of "C" or better; or placement through the assessment process.
Corequisite: ENGRD 314
Advisory: Concurrent enrollment in ENGWR 300.
General Education: AA/AS Area II(b); CSU Area A3
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course covers the theory and practice of critical and speed reading skills needed for successful academic performance with an emphasis on the following: (1) critical and analytical evaluation of college-level expository and argumentative essays, (2) development of flexible reading rate and speed, (3) critical analysis and evaluation of independent research, (4) vocabulary development, and (5) application of these skills to multicultural essays, journals, fiction, and nonfiction reading.

Schedule: Six Week - First, Jun 11-Jul 20
M         08:00AM-12:05PM LEC N.Bertoglio          ARC MAIN DaviesHall 223  10160 
TBA       TBA             LEC N.Bertoglio          ARC MAIN Online          10160 Textbook
NOTE: This is a hybrid class meeting one day a week on campus with the rest of the coursework being online. After enrolling students should visit the course web site at for course syllabus and instructions. It is mandatory that students enrolled in this class attend the first night of class. Students wishing to add on the first day of class must also attend the first night of class.
4.5 hours per week online

ENGRD 314    Reading Across the Disciplines (R.A.D.)    .5 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Corequisite: ENGRD 310 or ENGRD 312 or another transfer-level content-area course.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 9 hours LEC
Description: This course offers reading skills as they apply to various content-area courses. Topics include the following: strategies for textbook comprehension, note-taking, annotating, mastering discipline-based vocabulary, paraphrasing, reading graphics, test-taking, speed reading, and research techniques. Students must come to the R.A.D. Center and meet with a R.A.D. staff member before enrolling. This course may be taken 4 times for credit when used in conjunction with different content area courses. Pass/No Pass only.

Schedule: Other Term, Jun 18-Jul 16
MW        08:30AM-09:20AM LEC K.Corbin             ARC MAIN LRC RAD         10410 
MW        09:30AM-10:20AM LEC K.Corbin             ARC MAIN LRC RAD         10412 Textbook
MW        10:30AM-11:20AM LEC K.Corbin             ARC MAIN LRC RAD         10414 Textbook
MW        02:30PM-03:20PM LEC K.Corbin             ARC MAIN LRC RAD         10416 Textbook
MW        12:30PM-01:20PM LEC K.Corbin             ARC MAIN LRC RAD         10418 Textbook
MW        01:30PM-02:20PM LEC K.Corbin             ARC MAIN LRC RAD         10420 Textbook

Schedule: Other Term, Jun 19-Jul 17
TTh       08:30AM-09:20AM LEC D.Engler             ARC MAIN LRC RAD         10411 Textbook
TTh       09:30AM-10:20AM LEC D.Engler             ARC MAIN LRC RAD         10413 Textbook
TTh       10:30AM-11:20AM LEC D.Engler             ARC MAIN LRC RAD         10415 Textbook
TTh       11:30AM-12:20PM LEC D.Engler             ARC MAIN LRC RAD         10417 Textbook
TTh       12:30PM-01:20PM LEC D.Engler             ARC MAIN LRC RAD         10419 Textbook
TTh       01:30PM-02:20PM LEC D.Engler             ARC MAIN LRC RAD         10421 Textbook

Summer 2012 Class Schedule

Updated: July 16, 2012