Education Course Descriptions

Course Description ENGED

Structure of English
3 Units
Prerequisite: ENGWR 300 with a grade of "C" or better
General Education: AA/AS Area II(a)
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Designed for prospective teachers or those entering professions requiring strong written language skills, this course affords students the opportunity to study the history of English, traditional and transformational grammars, linguistics, standard usage, phonology, and orthography. Students will examine the development and structure of the English language, language acquisition, and the cultural and linguistic diversity represented by the students in the California public school system. They will also apply grammatical concepts as they meet the 2,000 word writing requirement.
Service Learning: Tutoring Elementary Students in Reading
3 Units
Prerequisite: ENGRD 110 with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent skills demonstrated through the assessment process.
General Education: AA/AS Area III(b); CSU Area E1
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB
This class offers students an opportunity to learn and practice basic methods of tutoring elementary children in reading. Students will meet on campus for the first part of the semester to be trained, and then will be assigned to a nearby elementary school where they will have in-depth practice at tutoring elementary children. This course, which provides an early field experience for students interested in elementary education, may be taken once for credit. Prior to beginning work in the schools, students may be required to be fingerprinted and pass a TB test.
Independent Studies in English - Education
1-3 Units
Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC; 162 hours LAB
An independent studies project involves an individual student or small group of students in study, research, or activities beyond the scope of regularly offered courses. See the current catalog section of "Special Studies" for full details of Independent Studies.
Experimental Offering in English - Education
.5-4 Units
Prerequisite: None
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 18 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB