Fall 2011 Class Schedule (CRC)



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INDIS 310    Math, CIS, Engineering and Science Achievement    .5 Units

Prerequisite: None
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 9 hours LEC
Description: This course introduces the student to MESA and to the skills needed for academic success in mathematics, computer information science, engineering, and science. The course covers study skills, learning styles, SCANS skills, college logistics, and transfer processes as they relate to the study of math and science. The course is intended for students who will transfer to universities in a math-based major (computer science, chemistry, biology, physics, etc.). This is the first 1/2 unit of a 1 unit combination of courses that will provide academic and career support to MESA students and other students in math-based majors who wish to develop study skills specific to those disciplines. (INDIS 311 or 312 complete the combination.) This course is graded on a pass/no-pass basis only.

Schedule: Other Term, Sep 02-Sep 16
F         01:00PM-03:50PM LEC M.Carney             CRC MAIN SCI 110         20672 
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INDIS 311    Academic Skills for a Career in Engineering, CIS, Mathematics, Physics and Related Disciplines    .5 Units

Prerequisite: None
Advisory: INDIS 310.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 9 hours LEC
Description: This course introduces the MESA student to academic skills and career exploration needed for advanced study toward a career in Mathematics, Engineering, and Physics. The course will cover advanced academic skills including literature searches, data analysis, technical terminology, and mathematics problem solving as applied to engineering, computer information science, mathematics, and physics. It will also provide an overview of careers in engineering, math, computer information science, and physics including the education, type of work conducted by professionals, and employment opportunities in these fields. The course is the second 1/2 unit of a 1 unit package of courses (see INDIS 310) that will provide academic and career support to MESA students and other student in math-based majors. This course is graded on a pass/no-pass basis only.

Schedule: Other Term, Sep 23-Oct 07
F         01:00PM-03:50PM LEC M.Carney             CRC MAIN SCI 110         20674 
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INDIS 312    Academic Skills for a Career in Chemistry, Biology and Related Disciplines    .5 Units

Prerequisite: None
Advisory: INDIS 310.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 9 hours LEC
Description: This course introduces the MESA student to academic skills and career exploration needed for advanced study toward a career in Chemistry, Biology, Biochemistry, Medicine, Environmental Studies, and similar fields. The course will cover advanced academic skills including literature searches, data analysis, technical terminology, and problem solving as applied to chemistry or biology related fields of study. It will also provide an overview of careers in these disciplines including necessary education, type of work conducted by professionals in these fields, and employment opportunities in these fields. The course is the second 1/2 unit of a 1 unit package of courses (see INDIS 310) that will provide academic and career support to MESA students and other students in chemistry or biology related based majors. This course is graded on a pass/no-pass basis only.

Schedule: Other Term, Oct 14-Oct 28
F         01:00PM-03:50PM LEC M.Carney             CRC MAIN SCI 110         20676 
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INDIS 313    Freshman Seminar    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area III(b); CSU Area E
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: The purpose of this course is to assist new college students in achieving academic success. Topics covered will include discipline specific academic language and culture, the value of a college education, problem solving strategies, the use of technology in college, academic integrity, campus resources and services, and life during and after college.

Schedule: Other Term, Aug 22-Nov 16
MW        10:30AM-12:35PM LEC L.Fowler             CRC MAIN L 110           20692 
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This class has a Special Emphasis on Careers in Liberal Arts and is open to all students.

Schedule: Other Term, Aug 23-Nov 17
TTh       08:30AM-10:20AM LEC F.Degn               CRC MAIN L 110           20694 Textbook
This class has a Special Emphasis on Careers in Liberal Arts and is open to all students.


INDIS 350    Life and Culture in Study Abroad    1-3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Enrollment Limitation: The student must complete the pre-enrollment process into the Los Rios Community College District Study Abroad program.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course is designed to allow students to acquire a level of global competence while enrolled in the Los Rios Study Abroad program. Global competence is a continuing process of acquiring specific economic, historical, and geo-political knowledge which support the intercultural communication skills and authentic lived experiences that allow a person to function in another culture, and result in attitudes of cultural appreciation and interdependence. While participating in a specific Study Abroad program the student will have opportunities to study and generally survey the host country's historical, cultural, and geopolitical influences, as well as the societal structures to develop an understanding and appreciation of the host culture as different from U. S. American culture. This course may be taken up to three times for credit, yet each course completion must pertain to a different country offered in the Study Abroad program.

Schedule: Other Term, Sep 08-Dec 09
W         01:30PM-05:20PM LEC P.Bethel             Off Campus LESA          28971 
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Study Abroad Program in London England

Fall 2011 Class Schedule

Updated: December 19, 2011