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Course Descriptions ENGLB

ENGLB 70 Writing Center I

Units: 0.5 - 1

Hours: 27 - 54 hours LAB

Prerequisite: None.

This laboratory course provides assistance in writing skills to students in all subject areas. Students may enter the course at any time during the first 9 weeks of the semester and earn either .5 or 1 unit. This course is graded on a credit/no credit basis. ENGLB 70 is recommended for students who are encountering difficulties in writing, spelling, sentence structure, paragraph or essay structure, and who would benefit from individual tutor/instructor assistance.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

Demonstrate knowledge of the writing process by engaging with the steps of writing in development of written assignments. (SLO 1)

ENGLB 72 Writing Center II

Units: 0.5 - 1

Hours: 27 - 54 hours LAB

Prerequisite: None.

Advisory: ENGRD 19, ENGWR 42, or ESLW 40, or equivalent skills demonstrated through the assessment process.

Writing Center II is an independent study course designed to provide one-on-one assistant for students who experience significant difficulty in writing. The course is particularly recommended for students who test into ENGWR 42/ENGRD 19, but may be taken by any student in any discipline needing significant assistance in writing. Students may earn .5 to 1 unit of credit and the course may be added until the end of the 9th week of the regular semester.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

Write clear sentences for the purpose of academic writing. (SLO 1)

ENGLB 73 Writing Center III

Units: 0.5 - 1

Hours: 27 - 54 hours LAB

Prerequisite: None.

Advisory: ENGRD 59, ENGWR 58, or ESLW 50, or equivalent skills demonstrated through the assessment process.

Writing Center III is designed for students seeking to improve their writing skills with the express purpose of learning to write for success in college level courses. The course is particularly recommended for students who test into ENGWR 58/ENGRD 59but may be taken by any student in any discipline seeking to improve in writing for an academic purpose. Students may earn .5 to 1 unit of credit and the course may be added until the end of the 9th week of the regular semester.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

Write for the purpose of expressing comprehension and for evaluating text. (SLO 1)

ENGLB 74 Writing Center IV

Units: 0.5 - 1

Hours: 27 - 54 hours LAB

Prerequisite: None.

Advisory: ENGWR 101, ENGWR 300, ESLW 310, or ESLW 320, or equivalent skills demonstrated through the assessment process.

Writing Center IV is an independent study course which provides assistance in developing writing skills for students who may be enrolled in college level courses where writing demands are significant, but the student is not yet fully confident or consistent in his/her ability to write as demanded by specific discipline courses. This course is particularly recommended for students who are enrolled in or who test into ENGWR 101 or ENGWR 300. The course is open to any student in any course seeking to improve in writing for an academic purpose. Students may earn .5 to 1 unit of credit and the course may be added until the end of the 9th week of the regular semester.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

Demonstrate an improved ability to practice reading, thinking and writing as interrelated processes. (SLO 1)

ENGLB 75 Reading Center I

Units: 0.5 - 1

Hours: 27 - 54 hours LAB

Prerequisite: None.

Reading is a fundamental skill required by all college students. Reading Center I is designed to meet that need by providing independent study in foundational reading skills following diagnostic assessment of the student's reading abilities. The course is open to all students in all disciplines where reading demands are significant. Students may elect to take the course for .5 to 1.0 unit and the course may be added through the 9th week of the semester.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

Demonstrate general and specific improvement of reading ability based upon diagnostic assessment of need. (SLO 1)

ENGLB 76 Reading Center II

Units: 0.5 - 1

Hours: 27 - 54 hours LAB

Prerequisite: None.

Reading Center II is an independent study course open to any student experiencing significant difficulty in reading as required for college. The course may especially be recommended for students enrolled in ENGRD 19/ENGWR 42 or ESLR 40, but may be taken by any student in any discipline where reading demands are significant and where the student may not be prepared. Students may elect to take the course for .5 to 1.0 unit and the course may be added through the 9th week of the semester.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

Read for the purpose of analyzing text to enhance comprehension. (SLO 1)

ENGLB 77 Reading Center III

Units: 0.5 - 1

Hours: 27 - 54 hours LAB

Prerequisite: None.

Advisory: ENGRD 59, ENGWR 58, or ESLR 50, or equivalent skills demonstrated through the assessment process.

Reading Center independent practice at reading skills necessary for college success. Students meet with an instructor for determination of reading needs, and an agreed upon prescription is then developed. Student may elect to take the course for.5 unit or 1.0 unit. This lab class may be recommended by instructors of ENGRD 59/ENGWR 58 but is open to any student in any discipline wishing to improve her/his reading skills. The course be added until the end of the 9th week of the semester.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

Demonstrate general reading abilities, which will lead to success in college level reading tasks. (SLO 1)

ENGLB 78 Reading Center IV

Units: 0.5 - 1

Hours: 27 - 54 hours LAB

Prerequisite: None.

Advisory: ENGRD 110, ENGRD 310, ENGRD 312, ESLR 310, or ESLR 320, or equivalent skills demonstrated through the assessment process.

Critical reading is a skill needed for success in college and particularly in 300 level courses. Many students enter those courses who are not confident in their reading abilities or their abilities to read critically. Reading Center 4 provides practice in this area. This course is open to any student in any discipline where reading and research may be required. It may be recommended for students enrolled in ENGRD 310, ENGRD 312, or ENGRD 110. Students may enroll through the 9th week of the semester and may elect to take the course for .5 unit or 1.0 unit.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

Demonstrate the ability to analyze and interpret a variety of college level texts across a variety of college disciplines. (SLO 1)