Fall 2015 Class Schedule (CRC)

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ENGRD 110    Comprehension Strategies and Vocabulary Development For College    3 Units

Prerequisite: ENGRD 15, ENGRD 59, or ENGWR 58 with a grade of "C" or better; or equivalent skills demonstrated through the assessment process.
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This reading course in designed to help students prepare for college level reading by refining vocabulary, literal and inferential comprehension skills, textbook reading techniques, and study skills and by reading for pleasure. Efficiency is gained by learning to vary rate and comprehension depending upon purposes for reading. Students are encouraged to enroll in ENGLB 70 for access to individualized help in the Reading and Writing Center.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 22-Dec 17
TTh       01:30PM-02:50PM LEC L.Quinn              CRC MAIN WIN 252         14846 
TTh       03:00PM-04:20PM LEC T.Abeid              CRC MAIN BS 128          13623 Textbook
MW        05:30PM-06:50PM LEC J.Seamons            CRC MAIN CAC 204         13622 Textbook

ENGRD 200    Reading the American Cultural Experience    3 Units

Prerequisite: ENGRD 110 or ESLR 320 with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent skills demonstrated through the assessment process.
General Education: AA/AS Area VI (effective Summer 2015)
Enrollment Limitation: This course is not open to students who have already completed ENGRD 310: Critical Reading as Critical Thinking or ENGRD 312: Academic Textbook Reading.
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This academic English Reading course examines the crucial questions of what it means to read critically and at college level. Students will engage in extensive reading in and out of class as they focus on analyzing and interpreting a variety of texts. The focus of required reading will be on using language to analyze and interpret multicultural issues and conflicts which arise in diverse cultural settings and communities. The purpose of this language study will be to develop academic vocabulary, academic research and writing skills, and the ability to read and think analytically and critically about the written word. Concurrent enrollment in ENGLB 74 (Writing Center IV) or ENGLB 78 (Reading Center IV) will allow for concentrated independent study on the content and requirements of the course.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 22-Dec 17
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC S.Giedd              CRC MAIN WIN 252         19892 

ENGRD 299    Experimental Offering in English - Reading    .5-4 Units

Prerequisite: None
Hours: 18 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 22-Dec 17
Reading and Writing Skills for College
TTh       01:30PM-03:35PM LEC S.Giedd              CRC MAIN LRC 104         19850 
4 Units
Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGRD 59 (Reading Development with Writing), ENGWR 58 (Writing Development with Reading), eligibility for ENGWR 101 (College Writing) or ENGRD 110 (Comprehension Strategies and Vocabulary Development for College) or equivalent skills as demonstrated through the assessment process.

Course same as ENGWR 299.

Description: This integrated reading and writing course is designed to accelerate the preparation for college reading and writing competency requirement for students who are assessed into one level below transfer English courses. This course prepares students for ENGRD 310/312 and ENGWR 300 with integrated teaching and learning in both reading and writing to accelerate a pathway for English Reading and Writing requirements. Students will learn to develop reading skills in vocabulary expansion, unlocking meanings with context clues and work parts, increasing comprehension, SQ3R, and critical thinking. Students will also learn to develop skills in writing correct, clear, and concise sentences with proper English grammar that transfer to well developed and organized paragraphs and essays. Other skills include paraphrasing, summarizing, pre-reading and pre-writing techniques, revising and editing essays, analyzing and comparing ideas, identifying author¿s tone, bias, and purpose. Upon on successful completion of this course, students will have met the prerequisite for ENGRD 310/312 and ENGWR 300. This course may include a departmental final.

Hours: 72

Students may place themselves into the class, or upon advice from academic counselors. Students who are assessed into or have completed ENGWR 58/ENGRD59, or are assessed into ENRD 110 or ENGWR 101, or are serious about preparing for college level work, or are ready for a challenge are encouraged to take this integrated reading and writing course. Contact Professors Lesley Gale (galel@crc.losrios.edu or Shihni Giedd (giedds@crc.losrios.edu).

ENGRD 310    Critical Reading as Critical Thinking    3 Units

Prerequisite: ENGRD 110 or ESLR 320 with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent skills demonstrated through the assessment process.
Advisory: ENGLB 70, ENGWR 101, or ESLW 320
General Education: AA/AS Area II(b); CSU Area A3
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This overview course covers the theory and practice of reading skills needed for proficient academic performance with emphasis on the following: 1) critical and analytical evaluation of college level expository, narrative, descriptive, and argumentative essays, 2) vocabulary development, 3) critical analysis and evaluation of research, 4) application in multicultural essays, fiction and nonfiction reading, 5) development of flexibility of reading rate, and 6) application in textbook, fiction, and nonfiction reading. This course meets the reading competency required for the A.A. and A.S. degrees. Additional work in the Reading/Writing Center (ENGLB 70) may be advised. May be taken once for credit.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 22-Dec 17
MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC S.Giedd              CRC MAIN T 116           14444 
TTh       12:00PM-01:20PM LEC J.Seamons            CRC MAIN WIN 252         13626 Textbook
MW        12:00PM-01:20PM LEC S.Giedd              CRC MAIN CAC 204         13627 Textbook
TTh       03:00PM-04:20PM LEC J.Seamons            CRC MAIN BS 114          14378 Textbook
MW        07:00PM-08:20PM LEC J.Seamons            CRC MAIN CAC 204         13624 Textbook

Fall 2015 Class Schedule

Updated: November 12, 2015