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Fall 2017 Special Programs Courses

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CHEM 015 - Fundamentals of Chemistry-Af  4.00 Units
Grading: L      |       Advisory Level  —   Read: 3   |  Write: 3  | Math: 0
Prerequisite: MATH 111 with P grade
Recommended: MATH 013 may be taken prior to or concurrent with CHEM 015.
Chemistry 015 covers the fundamentals of modern inorganic chemistry with emphasis on atomic structure, chemical bonding, chemical formulas, nomenclature, equations, stoichiometry, gas laws, solutions and related topics. Chemistry 015 is intended primarily as a preparation for the Chemistry 001A and 001B sequence. The central nature of chemistry among other branches of science is stressed, and examples of the important role that chemistry plays in our lives are presented. The course also meets the general education requirements for a laboratory science.
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88586 205 Lec MW   12:15 PM—01:35 PM 09/05/17— 12/21/17 SA217  Brown, Bonnie
  205 Lab W   08:30 AM—11:35 AM 09/05/17— 12/21/17 SA209  Brown, Bonnie
Note: #88586 Affirm Program course; All students are welcome to register.
ENGL 001A - English Composition-Af  3.00 Units
Grading: L      |       Advisory Level  —   Read: 0   |  Write: 0  | Math:
Prerequisite: Continuing students must complete ((ENGL 104 or ENGL 092) and (ENGL 102 or READ 101)) or ESL 091; all with C or better. New students will be placed based on the results of assessment.
English 001A is the first course in a transfer level sequence (English 001A, 001B) designed to equip students with the skills necessary for writing college level compositions. The course emphasizes expository writing, critical reading, and research techniques. Students are required to produce a series of academic essays including a documented research paper in conventional format. Analysis of readings and the practice of writing processes create the bases for student essays. All English 001A students will take a Department Final which will be holistically scored by at least two faculty members and will represent 20% of their course grade.
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88830 217 Lec TTH   01:45 PM—03:05 PM 09/05/17— 12/21/17 C101B  Norris, Keenan
Note: #88830 Affirm Program course; All students are welcome to register.
ENGL 104 - Fundamentals of Composition-Af  4.00 Units
Grading: K      |       Advisory Level  —   Read:   |  Write:  | Math:
Prerequisite: ESL 302 or ENGL 322 or READ 301 and (ENGL 330 or 335); all with C or placement based on assessment.
Corequisite: XENGL-104L
English 104 is an introduction to academic discourse and to writing short essays. The course develops competence in analytic reading and expository writing. The course stresses paragraph and essay structure through the use of pre-writing, revision, editing, and peer review strategies. Competence in English usage and syntactic variety will also be developed. Students will respond to culturally relevant model writings for general, academic, and special audiences. English 104 includes a three-hour weekly writing lab, which determines 25% of each student's final course grade. Twenty percent of each student's grade will be based on a department final essay exam. The course meets the pre-requisite for ENGL-001A.
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88882 213 Lec TTH   10:45 AM—12:05 PM 09/05/17— 12/21/17 C206  Norris, Keenan
  213 Lab TTH   12:15 PM—01:35 PM 09/05/17— 12/21/17 C206  Norris, Keenan
Note: #88882 Affirm Program course; All students are welcome to register.
ENGL 330 - Improvement of Writing-Af  4.00 Units
Grading: K      |       Advisory Level  —   Read: 0   |  Write: 0  | Math:
Prerequisite: ENGL 321 and ENGL 341, or ESL 312 and ESL 313, all with a P grade or placement based on assessment.
Corequisite: XENGL 330L
English 330 is devoted to developing competence in writing standard English sentences, paragraphs, and short compositions by means of a study of grammar and practice in writing. Successful completion of both the lecture and writing center component of this course is required. Students will take a Department Final Exam which will be holistically scored by at least two faculty members and will represent 20% of their course grade.
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90092 211 Lec TTH   10:45 AM—12:05 PM 09/05/17— 12/21/17 AB231  Higinio, Egbert
  211 Lab TTH   12:15 PM—01:35 PM 09/05/17— 12/21/17 AB231  Higinio, Egbert
Note: #90092 Affirm Program course; All students are welcome to register.
MATH 111 - Elementary Algebra-Af  5.00 Units
Grading: K      |       Advisory Level  —   Read: 3   |  Write: 3  | Math: 0
Prerequisite: 3 units of MATH 310 or MATH 311 with P, or placement based on math assessment.
Students will study topics including operations on real numbers and algebraic expressions, solving linear equations and inequalities, algebraic methods for solving application problems, graphing linear equations and inequalities, solving systems of linear equations, laws of exponents and operations on polynomials, factoring polynomials and solving quadratic equations by factoring, and operations on rational expressions and solving rational equations.
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88750 211 Lec MTWTH   10:45 AM—11:50 AM 09/05/17— 12/21/17 SA217  Pham, To Tam
Note: #88750 Affirm Program course; All students are welcome to register.
POLSC 001 - Politics & Govt in America-Af  3.00 Units
Grading: L      |       Advisory Level  —   Read: 3   |  Write: 3  | Math:
This course covers the role and importance of the ideal of democracy and the evolution of the American and Californian political system. America's and California's political institutions (executive, legislative and judicial) and political processes (voting, lobbying, attitudes) are examined against the backdrop of America's and California's cultural diversity and political history. This course is a study of national, state and local government and politics with emphasis on the United States Constitution and the national and Californian governments. Note: Combined with HIST 1, meets US HIST & Constitution and State & Local Govt. requirements. Meets California Teachers Credential requirement.
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88366 205 Lec TTH   12:15 PM—01:35 PM 09/05/17— 12/21/17 C102  Adkins, Walter
Note: #88366 Affirm Program course; All students are welcome to register.
COMS 020 - Oral Communication-Ih-As  3.00 Units
Grading: L      |       Advisory Level  —   Read: 3   |  Write: 3  | Math:
Students are taught the skills of speechmaking. Students focus on the following basic elements: rhetorical theory, researching, organizing and outlining a topic, analyzing an audience, effective use of language, ethics, effective presentation aids, critical listening, credibility, and physical delivery. Students will be required to attend speech activities outside of the classroom environment.
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88264 209 Lec M   09:15 AM—12:30 PM 09/05/17— 12/21/17 C202  Gill, Ambica
  209   09/05/17— 12/21/17 C202  Gill, Ambica
Note: #88264 ASPIRE Program; All students are welcome to enroll. This is an Internet hybrid course. It is strongly recommended that students enrolling in this course be self-motivated and computer/internet literate. A mandatory course orientation is held on-campus. Sep 11th at 9:15 AM in room C202. Students not in attendance at the campus will be dropped from the course. Required campus meeting dates are on Saturdays: Mondays: Sep 11th, Oct 2, Oct 30, and Dec 18 in room C202. There will be a proctored examination on Dec 18th at 9:15 AM in room C202 and students are required to bring valid identification. Please email ambica.gill@evc.edu if you need additional information.
COMS 040 - Intro. to Argumentation-As  3.00 Units
Grading: L      |       Advisory Level  —   Read: 3   |  Write: 3  | Math:
This course provides students with an understanding of how to support intelligent decision making by using reasoned discourse. This course will covers instruction in logical analysis of modern controversies, the formulation of propositions for argument, construction of arguments, and application through discussion and debate. This course emphasizes the importance of competent advocacy in a free society.
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88269 203 Lec TTH   10:45 AM—12:05 PM 09/05/17— 12/21/17 C208  Gill, Ambica
Note: #88269 ASPIRE Program course. See ASPIRE counselor to enroll.
COMS 045 - Small Group Communication-As  3.00 Units
Grading: L      |       Advisory Level  —   Read: 3   |  Write: 3  | Math:
Students study communication and decision making within the group context. Concepts such as group interaction; leadership, status and power; conflict and cohesiveness; rules and roles; verbal and nonverbal messages and problem-solving will be investigated.
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88272 202 Lec TTH   09:15 AM—10:35 AM 09/05/17— 12/21/17 C203  Carrion, John
Note: #88272 ASPIRE Program course.
ENGL 001A - English Composition-As  3.00 Units
Grading: L      |       Advisory Level  —   Read: 0   |  Write: 0  | Math:
Prerequisite: Continuing students must complete ((ENGL 104 or ENGL 092) and (ENGL 102 or READ 101)) or ESL 091; all with C or better. New students will be placed based on the results of assessment.
English 001A is the first course in a transfer level sequence (English 001A, 001B) designed to equip students with the skills necessary for writing college level compositions. The course emphasizes expository writing, critical reading, and research techniques. Students are required to produce a series of academic essays including a documented research paper in conventional format. Analysis of readings and the practice of writing processes create the bases for student essays. All English 001A students will take a Department Final which will be holistically scored by at least two faculty members and will represent 20% of their course grade.
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88802 207 Lec MW   10:45 AM—12:05 PM 09/05/17— 12/21/17 LE228  Banerjee, Sravani
Note: #88802 ASPIRE Program course.
ENGL 102 - College Reading-As  3.00 Units
Grading: K      |       Advisory Level  —   Read:   |  Write:  | Math:
Prerequisite: ESL-302 or ENGL-322 or READ-301, all with P; or placement based on assessment.
Recommended: Concurrent enrollment in ENGL 104.
English 102 enhances college reading skills and study techniques using academic materials in a variety of disciplines such as the natural sciences, social sciences, humanities and business. Instruction includes literal and interpretive comprehension, rate flexibility, vocabulary expansion, and beginning research. All students in English 102 are strongly encouraged to complete a 0.5 unit of lab work per semester in the Reading Lab. Concurrent enrollment in English 104 is recommended.
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89060 206 Lec TTH   09:15 AM—10:35 AM 09/05/17— 12/21/17 C101C  Lim, Sherryanne
Note: #89060 is an ASPIRE program course, but all students are welcome.
ENGL 104 - Fundamentals of Composition-As  4.00 Units
Grading: K      |       Advisory Level  —   Read:   |  Write:  | Math:
Prerequisite: ESL 302 or ENGL 322 or READ 301 and (ENGL 330 or 335); all with C or placement based on assessment.
Corequisite: XENGL-104L
English 104 is an introduction to academic discourse and to writing short essays. The course develops competence in analytic reading and expository writing. The course stresses paragraph and essay structure through the use of pre-writing, revision, editing, and peer review strategies. Competence in English usage and syntactic variety will also be developed. Students will respond to culturally relevant model writings for general, academic, and special audiences. English 104 includes a three-hour weekly writing lab, which determines 25% of each student's final course grade. Twenty percent of each student's grade will be based on a department final essay exam. The course meets the pre-requisite for ENGL-001A.
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88872 203 Lec MW   09:15 AM—10:35 AM 09/05/17— 12/21/17 LE210  Banerjee, Sravani
Note: #88872 ASPIRE Program course.
ENGL 322 - Intro to College Reading-As  3.00 Units
Credit by Exam: Yes Grading: K      |       Advisory Level  —   Read: 0   |  Write: 0  | Math: 0
Prerequisite: Completion of ((ENGL 321 (3 units) and ENGL341)) or READ 350 or (ESL 312 and ESL 313) all with a P, or placement based on assessment.
Recommended: Concurrent enrollment in ENGL 330.
This course strengthens and expands reading and study skills using a variety of teaching approaches and materials. It develops vocabulary, complex comprehension, and study/reference skills. All students in English 322 are strongly encouraged to complete a 0.50 unit per semester in the Reading Lab. Concurrent enrollment in English 330 is recommended.
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89087 202 Lec MW   09:15 AM—10:35 AM 09/05/17— 12/21/17 C102  Lim, Sherryanne
Note: #89087 is an ASPIRE program course, but all students are welcome.
MATH 013 - Intermediate Algebra-As  5.00 Units
Grading: O      |       Advisory Level  —   Read: 3   |  Write: 3  | Math: 0
Prerequisite: MATH 111 with P grade, or placement based on assessment
This course continues the Algebra sequence and is a prerequisite to college level math courses. Students will review the first course in algebra and explore further the real number system, properties of algebraic systems, absolute value in equations and inequalities, complex numbers, properties of rational exponents and logarithms, roots and radicals, functions, and inverse functions. Content may include determinants, Cramer's rule, matrices, simultaneous solutions of sets of equations, sequences and series, or conic sections.
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88664 207 Lec MTWTH   12:15 PM—01:20 PM 09/05/17— 12/21/17 SA116  Ky, Teck
Note: #88664 ASPIRE Program course. See ASPIRE counselor to enroll.
MATH 063 - Elementary Statistics-As  3.00 Units
Grading: L      |       Advisory Level  —   Read: 3   |  Write: 3  | Math: 0
Prerequisite: MATH 013 with C or better
This course is an introduction to the study of statistics. It does not require a knowledge of calculus but does assume a familiarity with the concepts of intermediate algebra. Students will learn methods of displaying data, descriptive statistics, basic concepts of probability theory, random variables, common statistical distributions, estimates and sample size, hypothesis testing, goodness-of-fit test, contingency table analysis, tests of two independent population parameters, and regression and correlation. Students will apply basic statistical concepts to data from education, business, social sciences, and natural sciences. To aid in the analysis of data, the use of technology will be required.
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88712 203 Lec MW   09:15 AM—10:35 AM 09/05/17— 12/21/17 SA113  Ky, Teck
Note: #88712 ASPIRE Program course. See ASPIRE counselor to enroll.
POLSC 001 - Politics & Govt in America-As  3.00 Units
Grading: L      |       Advisory Level  —   Read: 3   |  Write: 3  | Math:
This course covers the role and importance of the ideal of democracy and the evolution of the American and Californian political system. America's and California's political institutions (executive, legislative and judicial) and political processes (voting, lobbying, attitudes) are examined against the backdrop of America's and California's cultural diversity and political history. This course is a study of national, state and local government and politics with emphasis on the United States Constitution and the national and Californian governments. Note: Combined with HIST 1, meets US HIST & Constitution and State & Local Govt. requirements. Meets California Teachers Credential requirement.
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88364 203 Lec MW   12:15 PM—01:35 PM 09/05/17— 12/21/17 SA104  Fong, Paul
Note: #88364 Aspire Program course.
BIOL 061 - Human Heredity-En  3.00 Units
Grading: L      |       Advisory Level  —   Read: 3   |  Write: 3  | Math: 2
This course discusses the importance of human heredity in our lives. Students will study the rapidly changing areas of human heredity including patterns of inheritance, specific genetic disorders, recombinant DNA and other genetic-based biotechnologies, the role of genetic counseling and genetic tests, reproductive therapies, and bioethics. This is a CSU/UC transferable general education life science course suitable for non-majors.
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88556 204 Lec TTH   10:45 AM—12:05 PM 09/05/17— 12/21/17 S150  Gonzalez, Alfred
ENGL 001A - English Composition-En  3.00 Units
Grading: L      |       Advisory Level  —   Read: 0   |  Write: 0  | Math:
Prerequisite: Continuing students must complete ((ENGL 104 or ENGL 092) and (ENGL 102 or READ 101)) or ESL 091; all with C or better. New students will be placed based on the results of assessment.
English 001A is the first course in a transfer level sequence (English 001A, 001B) designed to equip students with the skills necessary for writing college level compositions. The course emphasizes expository writing, critical reading, and research techniques. Students are required to produce a series of academic essays including a documented research paper in conventional format. Analysis of readings and the practice of writing processes create the bases for student essays. All English 001A students will take a Department Final which will be holistically scored by at least two faculty members and will represent 20% of their course grade.
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88789 201 Lec TTH   12:15 PM—01:35 PM 09/05/17— 12/21/17 A4213  Tello, Francisco
88793 204 Lec MW   09:15 AM—10:35 AM 09/05/17— 12/21/17 PE106B  Regua, Richard
Note: #88793 Enlace Program course. See Enlace counselor to enroll.
ENGL 001B - English Composition-En  3.00 Units
Grading: L      |       Advisory Level  —   Read: 0   |  Write: 0  | Math:
Prerequisite: ENGL 001A with C or better
English 001B, a second semester college composition course, emphasizes expository and argumentative writing directed toward an analysis of ideas and concepts from a wide variety of literature; English 001B includes discussion of fiction, drama, poetry, the essay, and other expository prose-- stressing critical reading in these genres. All English 001B students will take a Department Final which will be holistically scored by at least two faculty members and will represent 20% of their course grade.
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88847 204 Lec MW   10:45 AM—12:05 PM 09/05/17— 12/21/17 C103  Regua, Richard
Note: #88847 Enlace Program course. See Enlace counselor to enroll.
ENGL 001C - Critical Thinking/Compositi-En  3.00 Units
Grading: L      |       Advisory Level  —   Read: 0   |  Write: 0  | Math:
Prerequisite: ENGL 001A with C or better
This course presents the elements of critical reasoning and logic. Students will learn to identify the basic structures of arguments and the ways people use language to fortify or to falsify arguments. Students will analyze and demonstrate these techniques by writing and critiquing essays and using research strategies. This course is specifically designed to meet the IGETC critical thinking requirement.
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88859 203 Lec TTH   01:45 PM—03:05 PM 09/05/17— 12/21/17 PE106A  Tello, Francisco
Note: #88859 Enlace Program course. See Enlace counselor to enroll.
ENVIR 010 - Environmental Science-En  4.00 Units
Grading: L      |       Advisory Level  —   Read: 3   |  Write: 3  | Math: 2
This is an interdisciplinary course in which students examine the interaction between human civilization and the environment, and the foundations for a sustainable future. Students explore the major issues facing our planet: population growth, resource exploitation, pollution and dwindling biodiversity. They analyze environmental policies and their effectiveness. Field trips are required. The course is designed for non-science majors to meet general education laboratory science requirements in either biological or physical science.
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88574 201 Lec TTH   12:15 PM—01:35 PM 09/05/17— 12/21/17 AC162  Gonzalez, Alfred
  201 Lab T   02:00 PM—05:05 PM 09/05/17— 12/21/17 S127  Gonzalez, Alfred
MATH 013 - Intermediate Algebra-En  5.00 Units
Grading: O      |       Advisory Level  —   Read: 3   |  Write: 3  | Math: 0
Prerequisite: MATH 111 with P grade, or placement based on assessment
This course continues the Algebra sequence and is a prerequisite to college level math courses. Students will review the first course in algebra and explore further the real number system, properties of algebraic systems, absolute value in equations and inequalities, complex numbers, properties of rational exponents and logarithms, roots and radicals, functions, and inverse functions. Content may include determinants, Cramer's rule, matrices, simultaneous solutions of sets of equations, sequences and series, or conic sections.
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88675 218 Lec MW   08:00 AM—10:30 AM 10/30/17— 12/21/17 SA114  Erickson, Shanna
  218 Lec TTH   08:00 AM—10:30 AM 10/30/17— 12/21/17 SA116  Erickson, Shanna
Note: #88675 Enlace Program course. See Enlace counselor to enroll.
MATH 063 - Elementary Statistics-En  3.00 Units
Grading: L      |       Advisory Level  —   Read: 3   |  Write: 3  | Math: 0
Prerequisite: MATH 013 with C or better
This course is an introduction to the study of statistics. It does not require a knowledge of calculus but does assume a familiarity with the concepts of intermediate algebra. Students will learn methods of displaying data, descriptive statistics, basic concepts of probability theory, random variables, common statistical distributions, estimates and sample size, hypothesis testing, goodness-of-fit test, contingency table analysis, tests of two independent population parameters, and regression and correlation. Students will apply basic statistical concepts to data from education, business, social sciences, and natural sciences. To aid in the analysis of data, the use of technology will be required.
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88723 210 Lec TTH   10:45 AM—12:05 PM 09/05/17— 12/21/17 SA116  Erickson, Shanna
Note: #88723 Enlace Program course. See Enlace counselor to enroll.
MATH 111 - Elementary Algebra-En  5.00 Units
Grading: K      |       Advisory Level  —   Read: 3   |  Write: 3  | Math: 0
Prerequisite: 3 units of MATH 310 or MATH 311 with P, or placement based on math assessment.
Students will study topics including operations on real numbers and algebraic expressions, solving linear equations and inequalities, algebraic methods for solving application problems, graphing linear equations and inequalities, solving systems of linear equations, laws of exponents and operations on polynomials, factoring polynomials and solving quadratic equations by factoring, and operations on rational expressions and solving rational equations.
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88742 203 Lec TTH   08:00 AM—10:30 AM 09/05/17— 10/26/17 SA116  Erickson, Shanna
  203 Lec MW   08:00 AM—10:30 AM 09/05/17— 10/26/17 SA114  Erickson, Shanna
Note: #88742 Enlace Program course. See Enlace counselor to enroll.
COUNS 014 - College Success-Win  3.00 Units
Grading: L      |       Advisory Level  —   Read: 3   |  Write: 3  | Math: 0
This course surveys effective study skills and methods by contrasting ineffective study habits with techniques that maximize learning and memory. Emphasis is on promoting healthy changes in lifestyle that manage stress, improve health and overall well-being. Techniques to change behavior such as setting goals, managing time, increasing concentration, and controlling procrastination are practiced. Lecture topics include effective listening and note-taking skills, textbook reading, marking and vocabulary systems, memory strategies, and research paper methods using library resources. This course orientates students to transition to college course expectations and procedures. (Formerly GUIDE-095)
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89111 201 Lec MW   12:15 PM—03:20 PM 10/30/17— 12/21/17 C205  Overton, Mimi