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Course Curriculum and Upcoming Class Schedule

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Students must either be placed (via the English Assessment) or have met the ENGWR course prerequisite (ENGWR 50) to enroll in the required Puente Learning Communities course links:

Fall Semester
ENGWR 101 - Proficient Writing (4.0 units)
HCD 111 - College Discovery Program (1.0 units)

Spring Semester
ENGWR 300 - College Composition (3.0 units)*
HCD 310 - College Success [focus on the Chicanx/Latinx student experience] (3.0 units)*

* - Transferable to CSU and UC


Puente builds a community of motivated college students by providing English writing instruction in a contextual environment. The English composition course features Latino/a literature; the Human Career Development class is a review of opportunities and resources relevant to student success at American River College.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 13-May 16

HCD 310    College Success    3 Units
Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGRD 116 or ESLR 320; ENGRW 102 or 103 or ESLW 320
General Education: AA/AS Area III(b); CSU Area E1
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course covers the skills and knowledge necessary for college success. Topics include motivation, self discipline, learning styles, memory development, time management, communication skills, goal-setting, career planning, study skills and techniques, and critical thinking skills. Additionally, it covers personal issues that are commonly encountered by many college students. Campus resources, college regulations, and information competency are also addressed. This course is highly recommended for first time college students and/or continuing college students who would benefit. Field trips may be required.

MW        01:30PM-02:50PM LEC R. Ramirez         ARC MAIN Davies Hall 107  11729

ENGWR 300    College Composition    3 Units
Prerequisite: ENGWR 101 or 102 with a grade of "C" or better, or placement through the assessment process.
Advisory: Concurrent enrollment in ENGRD 310 or 312.
General Education: AA/AS Area II(a); CSU Area A2; IGETC Area 1A
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course emphasizes writing and includes reading, research, and critical thinking skills essential for successful completion of a college degree. It covers writing assignments, including expository and argumentative essays (6,000 words minimum for course) using MLA documentation and format. It also includes reading assignments selected from a variety of transfer-level texts of substantial length. This course is not open to students who have successfully completed ENGWR 480. (C-ID ENGL 100; Competency: Writing)

MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LEC J.Valle              ARC MAIN Davies Hall 212  12352

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