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Course Curriculum and Upcoming Class Schedule

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Puente builds a community of motivated college students by providing English writing and guidance instruction in a contextual environment that is culturally-relevant. English composition/writing (ENGWR) courses feature Chicanx/Latinx literature; the Human Career Development (HCD) courses are taught by Puente counselors and feature an introduction to college, career development, introduction to Chicanx/Latinx self-identity, transfer information, which are correlate to student success at American River College.

PUENTE ENGWR COURSE PUENTE HCD COURSE


FALL SEMESTER


ENGWR 300 (3.0)
College Composition

ENGWR 94 (2.0)
Succeeding in College Composition

ENGRD 111 (0.5)
Reading Across the Discipline

ENGWR 96 (0.5)
Writing Across the Curriculum
M. Diaz





HCD 111 (1.0)
College Discovery
C. Palomares
R. Ramirez


ENGWR 300 (3.0)
College Composition
C. Arellano



HCD 310 (3.0)
College Success
(Chicanx/Latinx Student Experience)
R. Ramirez


ENGWR 480 (3.0)
Honors College Composition
J. Valle


SPRING SEMESTER



ENGWR 300 (3.0)*
College Composition
C. Arellano



HCD 310 (3.0)+
College Success
(Chicanx/Latinx Student Experience)
R. Ramirez


ENGWR 303 (4.0)
Argumentative Writing and Critical Thinking Through Literature
M. Diaz


ENGWR 482 (3.0)
Honors Advanced Composition and Critical Thinking
Honors
J. Valle

*  ENGWR 300 in Spring is offered for new students already placed into ENGWR 300 and/or fall students who withdrew or did not pass ENGWR 300 or 480.

+ HCD 310 in Spring is offered for new students (1) already placed into ENGWR 300; (2) who meet the ENGWR 303 prerequisite having never take a PUENTE ENGWR 300 course; and (3) for fall students who passed ENGWR 300+  


Fall Semester

FALL 2018: THREE PUENTE LEARNING COMMUNITIES BASED ON ENGLISH WRITING PLACEMENT
Students must either be placed (via self-reported GPA on CCC Apply or English Assessment) or have met the ENGWR course prerequisite (ENGWR 50) to enroll in one of the three (3) Puente Learning Communities course cohorts. Please contact the Puente counselor, Dr. Rick A. Ramirez, for questions related to Puente at ARC: ramirera@arc.losrios.edu.

PUENTE 300-PLUS SUCCESS COMMUNITY

ENGWR 94 - Suceeding in College Composition (2.0 units)

Prerequisite: ENGWR 50 with a grade of "C" or better, or placement through the assessment process.
Corequisite: Concurrent enrollment in ENGWR 300; AND ENGWR 95 or ENGWR 96; AND ENGRD 111.
Hours: 36 hours LEC
Description: This course offers small- and large-group instruction on writing processes, writing strategies, and critical thinking skills necessary for success in ENGWR 300 (College Composition). Assignments are connected to the students' ENGWR 300 coursework. It covers drafting, revision, and editing processes. Pass/No Pass only.

MW 12:00PM-12:50AM LEC M.Diaz ARC MAIN Portable 612 19678 Textbook

This section of ENGWR 94 is part of the 300-Plus Success Community. To enroll, you must also add ENGWR 300, MW 10:30-11:50 AM (19954) into your eservices shopping cart. You must also enroll in any .5 unit section of both ENGWR 96 and ENGRD 111.

ENGWR 300 - College Composition (3.0 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 M.Diaz ARC MAIN Portable 612 19954 Textbook


This section of ENGWR 300 is part of the 300-Plus Success Community. To enroll, you must also add ENGWR 94, MW 12:00-12:50 PM (19678) into your eservices shopping cart. You must also enroll in any .5 unit section of both ENGWR 96 and ENGRD 111.

*Students registered for the ENGWR 94/300 courses are expected to register also for the Puente HCD 111 course, M 9:30-10:20 AM (11574) to fully participate in the program.

ENGRD 111 - Reading Across the Discipline (0.5 unit)

Prerequisite: None.
Corequisite: Enrollment in a below transfer-level course.
Hours: 9 hours LEC
Description: This course offers reading skills development for students below transfer-level as applied to various content-area courses. Topics include the following: strategies for textbook comprehension, note-taking, annotating, mastering disciplined-base vocabulary, paraphrasing, reading graphics, and test-taking strategies. Students must come to the R.A.D. Center and meet with a R.A.D. staff member before enrolling. Pass/No Pass only.

STUDENTS WILL BE ADVISED ON THE SECTION TO CHOOSE


ENGWR 96 - Writing Across the Discipline (0.5 unit)

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: BUSTEC 300.1 or CISC 300
Hours: 9 hours LEC
Description: This course offers both individualized and group instruction in appropriate writing processes and strategies for a variety of college-level writing assignments in all academic disciplines. Topics include understanding writing assignments, strategies for revision, and basic documentation. Pass/No Pass only.

STUDENTS WILL BE ADVISED ON THE SECTION TO CHOOSE

HCD 111 - College Discovery Program (1.0 unit)

Prerequisite: None.
Hours: 18 hours LEC
Description: This course explores options and resources relevant to student success at American River College. It covers academic and personal goal setting, campus resources, academic requirements, basic study skill development, and strategies that are compatible with academic success.

M 09:30AM-10:20AM LEC C. Palomares
R. Ramirez
ARC MAIN Portable 614 11574 Textbook


*Students registered in the Puente ENGWR 300+ Success Community ENGWR 300, MW 10:30-11:50 AM (19954) and ENGWR 94, MW 12:00-12:50 PM (19678) are expected to register also for the Puente HCD 310 course to fully participate in the program.
 

PUENTE 300 WRITING COMMUNITY


ENGWR 300 - College Composition (3.0 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)

TTh 10:30AM-11:50AM LEC C.Arellano ARC MAIN DaviesHall 211 19906 Textbook

NOTE:This section (19906) is part of the Puente Program. The ARC Puente Writing Pathway emphasizes critical thinking, success skills, and Latino/a/x culture and literature.

*Students registered in this course are expected to register also for the Puente HCD 310 course, TTh 12:00- 1:50PM (12674) to fully participate in the program.

HCD 310 - College Success - Chicanx/Latinx Student Experience (3.0 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.

TTh 12:00PM-01:20PM LEC R.Ramirez ARC MAIN Lib 001 12674 Textbook


NOTE:
The above section (12674) is part of the Puente Project and focuses on the Chicanx/Latinx student experience.

*Students registered in the Puente ENGWR 300 course, TTh 10:30AM-11:50AM (19906) or in the Puente ENGWR 480 course, MW 10:30-11:50AM (20053) are expected to register also for the Puente HCD 310 course to fully participate in the program.

PUENTE HONORS 300 COMMUNITY

ENGWR 480 - College Composition - Honors (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: Assessment into the class through the assessment process.
General Education: AA/AS Area II(a); CSU Area A2; IGETC Area 1A
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This honors composition course requires the analysis of professional essays and at least one full-length volume of non-fiction that exhibits complexity in both subject and structure. It emphasizes the composition of carefully reasoned, stylistically sophisticated essays of varying lengths and in varying rhetorical modes, at least one of which includes research and appropriate MLA documentation. Essays written in this course will total at least 6,500 words. The course also emphasizes presentation of independent and collaborative research. This course is not open to students who have successfully completed ENGWR 300. (C-ID ENGL 100; Competency: Writing)

MW 10:30AM-11:50AM LEC J.Valle ARC MAIN DaviesHall 212 20053 Textbook

NOTE:This section (20053) is part of the Puente Honors Program. The ARC Puente Writing Pathway emphasizes critical thinking, success skills, and Latino/a/x culture and literature.

*Students registered for any writing course are expected to register also for the Puente HCD 310 course, TTh 12:00- 1:50PM (12674) to fully participate in the program.

HCD 310 - College Success - Chicanx/Latinx Student Experience (3.0 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.

TTh 12:00PM-01:20PM LEC R.Ramirez ARC MAIN Lib 001 12674 Textbook


NOTE:
The above section (12674) is part of the Puente Project and focuses on the Chicanx/Latinx student experience.

*Students registered in the Puente ENGWR 300 course, TTh 10:30AM-11:50AM (19906) or in the Puente ENGWR 480 course, MW 10:30-11:50AM (20053) are expected to register also for the Puente HCD 310 course to fully participate in the program.


Spring Semester

ENGWR 300 - College Composition (3.0 units)+
HCD 310 - College Success - Chicanx/Latinx Student Experience (3.0 units)♦

ENGWR 303 - Argumentative Writing and Critical Thinking Through Literature (4.0 units)
HCD 310 - College Success - Chicanx/Latinx Student Experience (3.0 units)♦

ENGWR 482 - Advanced Composition and Critical Thinking - Honors (3.0 units)
HCD 310 - College Success - Chicanx/Latinx Student Experience (3.0 units)♦

+ - Required for new students who pass ENGWR 50 or placed into ENGWR 300 in Fall 2018
♦ - Required for students who pass ENGWR 300/94/96+ENGRD 111 and HCD 111 or new students who meet ENGWR course prerequisites



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