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Fall 2020 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.
Transfer Status: CSU/UC |  Degree Applicable: AA/AS
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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104030 203 Lec MW   12:15 PM—01:35 PM 08/31/20— 12/17/20 SA217  Zhang, Jianxia
  203 Lab W   08:30 AM—11:35 AM 08/31/20— 12/17/20 SA209  Zhang, Jianxia
Note: #104030 Affirm Program course. See Affirm counselor to enroll.
MATH 013 - Intermediate Algebra-Af  5.00 Units
Grading: O   |   Advisory Level  —   Read: 3   |  Write: 3  | Math: 0
Prerequisite: MATH 111 with P grade, or placement based on assessment
Transfer Status: None |  Degree Applicable: AS
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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104065 202 Lec MTWTH   09:15 AM—10:20 AM 08/31/20— 12/17/20 SA117  Anderson, Sylvia
Note: #104065 Affirm Program course. See Affirm counselor to enroll.
MATH 063 - Elementary Statistics-Af  3.00 Units
Grading: L   |   Advisory Level  —   Read: 3   |  Write: 3  | Math: 0
Prerequisite: MATH 013 with C or better
Transfer Status: CSU/UC |  Degree Applicable: AA/AS
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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104092 211 Lec MW   01:45 PM—03:05 PM 08/31/20— 12/17/20 SA117  Anderson, Sylvia
Note: #104092 Affirm Program course. See Affirm counselor to enroll.
COMS 020 - Oral Communication-As  3.00 Units
Grading: L   |   Advisory Level  —   Read: 3   |  Write: 3  | Math:
Transfer Status: CSU/UC |  Degree Applicable: AA/AS
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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103342 207 Lec F   09:15 AM—12:30 PM 08/31/20— 12/17/20 VPA115  Gill, Ambica
  207 Hybrid   08/31/20— 12/17/20 VPA115  Gill, Ambica
Note: #103342 Hybrid. ASPIRE Program course. All students are welcome to register.
COMS 040 - Intro. to Argumentation-As  3.00 Units
Grading: L   |   Advisory Level  —   Read: 3   |  Write: 3  | Math:
Transfer Status: CSU/UC |  Degree Applicable: AA/AS
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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103350 202 Lec TTH   10:45 AM—12:05 PM 08/31/20— 12/17/20 C205  Gill, Ambica
Note: #103350 ASPIRE Program course. All students are welcome to register.
COMS 045 - Small Group Communication-As  3.00 Units
Grading: L   |   Advisory Level  —   Read: 3   |  Write: 3  | Math:
Transfer Status: CSU/UC |  Degree Applicable: AA/AS
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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103356 203 Lec TTH   10:45 AM—12:05 PM 08/31/20— 12/17/20 C203  Carrion, John
Note: #103356 ASPIRE Program course. All students are welcome to register.
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
Transfer Status: CSU/UC |  Degree Applicable: AA/AS
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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104085 204 Lec MW   09:15 AM—10:35 AM 08/31/20— 12/17/20 C102  Ky, Teck
Note: #104085 ASPIRE Program course. See ASPIRE counselor to enroll.
COUNS 013 - Career Planning-En  3.00 Units
Grading: L   |   Advisory Level  —   Read: 3   |  Write: 3  | Math: 0
Transfer Status: CSU |  Degree Applicable: AA/AS
This course assists students with career/major selection. Students will identify personal interests, abilities, goals, values, and lifestyle preferences. Students will examine career trends and opportunities, employment outlook and the nature of today's workplace. Students will learn about personal and professional planning as it relates to careers through job search techniques, resume writing, interviewing, career building and realistic decision making.
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105107 206 Online   08/31/20— 10/23/20 LE232  Burton, Mirella
Note: #105107 Enlace Program course. See Enlace counselor to enroll. This is an Internet online course for Career Planning offered through the Enlace Program. For more information about Enlace, go to: https://www.evc.edu/academics/special-academic-programs/enlace. To register for this section, please complete the following form: https://forms.gle/QDMiczb1vEE26aZ48 or contact the instructor. It is strongly recommended that students enrolling in this course be self-motivated and computer/ internet literate. The orientation is online via ConferZoom on Monday, August 31st at 3:00 p.m. This orientation is mandatory but will be recorded for reference. Students who cannot attend orientation can watch the recorded online orientation prior to beginning the class. Students who do not sign in and watch the orientation will be dropped from the course. Students in the course will be required to take a proctored exam on Monday, Oct. 19 from 3:00pm to 5:00 p.m. in TBA and students are required to bring valid identification. Please inform your instructor if the proctored exam date does not work for you to make other arrangements for you to take the mandatory proctored exam. Email: Mirella.burton@evc.edu if additional information is needed.
This is a ZTC (zero textbook cost) section. If there is a required textbook, you will be able to access it online for free. To find out more about these courses visit the ZTC webpage: http://www.evc.edu/home/zero-textbook-cost-courses
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.
Transfer Status: CSU/UC |  Degree Applicable: AA/AS
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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104813 215 Lec MW   09:15 AM—10:35 AM 08/31/20— 12/17/20 C101B  Regua, Richard
Note: #104813 Enlace Program course. See Enlace counselor to enroll.
104822 221 Lec MW   10:45 AM—12:05 PM 08/31/20— 12/17/20 PE106B  Regua, Richard
Note: #104822 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
Transfer Status: CSU/UC |  Degree Applicable: AA/AS
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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104194 204 Lec TTH   10:45 AM—12:05 PM 08/31/20— 12/17/20 AF160 
Note: #104194 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
Transfer Status: CSU/UC |  Degree Applicable: AA/AS
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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104204 202 Lec TTH   09:15 AM—10:35 AM 08/31/20— 12/17/20 AD143 
Note: #104204 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
Transfer Status: CSU/UC |  Degree Applicable: AA/AS
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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104014 201 Lec TTH   01:45 PM—03:05 PM 08/31/20— 12/17/20 S140  Gonzalez, Alfred
  201 Lab T   03:25 PM—06:30 PM 08/31/20— 12/17/20 S127  Gonzalez, Alfred
Note: #104014 Enlace Program course. See Enlace counselor to enroll.
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
Transfer Status: None |  Degree Applicable: AS
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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104069 206 Lec MW   01:45 PM—04:10 PM 08/31/20— 12/17/20 SA217  Erickson, Shanna
Note: #104069 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
Transfer Status: CSU/UC |  Degree Applicable: AA/AS
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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104088 207 Lec MW   10:45 AM—12:05 PM 08/31/20— 12/17/20 SA215  Erickson, Shanna
Note: #104088 Enlace Program course. See Enlace counselor to enroll. Students taking MATH 063, Reg ID 104088, are required to sign up for MATH 063X, Reg ID 104121
104099 218 Lec TTH   10:45 AM—12:05 PM 08/31/20— 12/17/20 SA215  Erickson, Shanna
Note: #104099 Enlace Program course. See Enlace counselor to enroll. Students taking MATH 063, Reg ID 104099, are required to sign up for MATH 063X, Reg ID 104122
MATH 063X - Statistics Support-En  2.00 Units
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104121 202 Lec MW   09:30 AM—10:20 AM 08/31/20— 12/17/20 SA204  Erickson, Shanna
Note: #104121 Enlace Program course. See Enlace counselor to enroll. Students taking MATH 063X, Reg ID 104121, are required to sign up for MATH 063, Reg ID 104088
104122 203 Lec TTH   09:30 AM—10:20 AM 08/31/20— 12/17/20 SA201  Erickson, Shanna
Note: #104122 Enlace Program course. See Enlace counselor to enroll. Students taking MATH 063X, Reg ID 104122, are required to sign up for MATH 063, Reg ID 104099
OCEAN 010 - Oceanography-En  3.00 Units
Grading: L   |   Advisory Level  —   Read: 3   |  Write: 3  | Math: 2
Recommended: Math 111 with "P" or placement based on math assessment
Transfer Status: CSU/UC |  Degree Applicable: AA/AS
This course provides a description of the ocean environment covering the geological, physical, chemical and biological aspects of the sea. It includes the origin and extent of the oceans, nature of the ocean basins, causes and effects of currents, waves, tides, and plant and animal life in the ocean. The course partially fulfills the general education requirement in physical science, without a laboratory.
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104016 201 Lec TTH   10:45 AM—12:05 PM 08/31/20— 12/17/20 S160  Gonzalez, Alfred
Note: #104016 Enlace Program course. See Enlace counselor to enroll.