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PUENTE CLASSES

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PUENTE ENGLISH CLASSES:

Fall Course Description:
English 50 - Writing Fundamentals    4.0 Units

A practical writing course emphasizing expository writing, including planning, organizing, composing short essays, reading a variety of college prepatory texts and editing for punctuation, diction, usage and sentence structure.
64-72 hours lecture, Associate Degree Elective Credit - [ View Course Details here ]

Course Materials:
TBD

Spring Course Description:
English 101 - English Composition and Reading    4.0 Units

This course is designed to develop skills in analytical reading and expository writing. It will place particular emphasis on the research process, including the principles and methods of research and composing the research paper.
64-72 hours lecture, CSU and UC transferable, (Prerequisite: Completion of English 50 with a grade of "C" or better or eligibility determined by VVC assessment)

Course Materials:
TBD


PUENTE GUIDANCE CLASSES

Fall Course Description:
Guidance 101 - First Year Experience    3.0 Units
This comprehensive course integrates personal growth, academic and career success with problem solving, critical and creative thinking. The course focuses on the following topics: life management, goal setting, career decision making, educational planning, college requirements and expectations, instructor-student interaction, cultural diversity, health maintenance, stress management, campus resources, learning styles and strategies including lecture note-taking, test taking and concentration.
48-54 hours lecture, CSU and UC transferable - [ View Course Details here ]

Course Materials:
• 3 ring binder
• Text: "Becoming a Master Student"  (Dave Ellis)
• Victor Valley College Course Catalog

Guidance 59 - Issues in Personal Development    1.0- 2.0 Units
A series of short-term offerings developed in responce to the common interest of special groups. Opportunities for an examination of the elements associated with particular issues of personal development and for group interaction on various topics of student concern.

Course Materials:
TBD


Spring Course Description:
Guidance 105 - Personal and Career Success    3.0 Units
This intensive course is designed to assist students in obtaining the skills and knowledge necessary to identify and reach their personal goals and achieve college and career success. Topics covered include self-awareness, goal-setting, motivation and discipline, memory development, time management, oral and written communication skills, diversity, financial planning and orientation to college life.
48-54 hours lecture, CSU and UC transferable

Course Materials:
• 3 ring binder
• Victor Valley College Course Catalog
• Text: "Psychology of Success" (Denis Waitley)

Guidance 59 - Issues in Personal Development    1.0- 2.0 Units
A series of short-term offerings developed in responce to the common interest of special groups. Opportunities for an examination of the elements associated with particular issues of personal development and for group interaction on various topics of student concern.

Course Materials:
TBD

 

 

Information Line: (760) 245-4271, extension 2627
Email: puente@vc.edu

 

Last Updated: 11/23/11