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Spring 2015 Learning Communities

AFFIRM: Unity, Integrity, and Personal Growth: Would you like to be a part of a learning community that focuses on unity, cultural and academic integrity, and personal growth? If so, the AFFIRM learning community is the place to be! This learning community is designed to support the retention and transfer of African American students. However, this learning community is open to ALL students who believe they can benefit from, and be enriched by, a learning experience focused on African American history, utilizing the power of the written word and cultural empowerment. For more information, contact Angela Williams, Resource Specialist AFFIRM, at 954-5188 or awilliams@deltacollege.edu.

Prerequisite: English 79 with a grade of “C” or better or Composition Level III

Class

Days

Times

Code

Instructor

Room

Units

HIST 30B

MWF

10:30-11:30

*****

 E. Wade

Budd 408

3

ENG 1A
Class meets
1/20/15-3/20/15

MWF

12:30-2:30

*****

M. Rojas

Budd 323

3

ENG 1B
Class meets
3/30/15-5/28/15

MWF

12:30-2:30

*****

M. Rojas

Budd 323

3


Calculating College Success: Is math keeping you from reaching your college goals? Are you worried about passing your beginning algebra class? If so, then this learning community is for you. Meet like-minded students and learn techniques to help you succeed in math. In addition, you will explore cultural and self-esteem issues and learn how to “calculate” your way to college success.

Prerequisites: Math 78 or an assessment level 3 or higher on the Math Placement Test;
Reading Level II

Class

Days

Times

Code

Instructor

Room

Units

MATH 90

M-TH

9:30-10:30

95235

P. Hammer

Budd 321

4

GUID 5

TTH

11:00-12:30

*****

S. Johnson

Deric 275

3


Early Childhood Education Career Advancement Academy:   Planning a career in early childhood education? Would you like to work and study with other students interested in careers in early childhood education? The Career Advancement Academy in Early Childhood Education could be your first step. This academy is a one-semester learning community that will qualify you for a position in an early childcare program at the assistant level. In this program, you will build a foundation in child development, improve your reading and writing skills, and gain practical experience in working with young children in preschool programs. At the completion of the program, you will qualify for the Child Development Assistant Teacher Permit issued by the California Department of Education. Applications for this program are available in the Assessment Center, the Counseling Office, and the Reading Center (Holt 201). For more information, contact Vickey Aubrey at 954-5274 or vaubrey@deltacollege.edu.

Class

Days

Times

Code

Instructor

Room

Units

ENG 78B

MW
TTH

 8:30-10:00
8:00-10:00

*****

M. Marta

Holt 407
Holt 301

5

CDEV 75

M

11:30-1:30

*****

 V. Harper

Shima 109

2

CDEV 71

F
Class meets
1/20/15-3/20/15

 11:00-1:00

*****

S. Coleman

Shima 315

1

CDEV 73

F
Class meets
3/30/15-5/28/15

11:00-1:00

*****

S. Coleman  

Shima 315  

1

CDEV 63

F
Class meets
1/20/15-3/20/15

8:30-10:30

*****

A. Beyer

 Shima 315

1

CDEV 74

F
Class meets
3/30/15-5/28/15

 8:30-10:30

*****

 A. Beyer

 Shima 315

1

CDEV 93V

TBA

3.0 hrs/wk

*****

S. Coleman

 -----

1


Early Childhood Education Tools for Effective Communication with Diverse Populations: Looking to better prepare for today’s competitive job market in the field of Early Childhood Education? The Early Childhood Education field is looking for a range of abilities, including writing, reading, speaking, and listening skills, especially understanding how these modes of communication change with different cultures. This learning community will emphasize how effective culturally sensitive communication, critical thinking, and understanding of diversity are vital tools for success in the workplace when dealing children and their families. Written assignments, presentations, and activities will address a wide range of aspects of diversity you will encounter in the work environment. Become more confident when communicating with children and families from different cultures and learn ways to support them in our classrooms! Contact Professor Angela Beyer at 954-5151 x5565 or abeyer@deltacollege.edu for more information or to add your name to an unofficial wait list.

Prerequisite: CDEV 21 with a grade of "C" or better

Class

Days

Times

Code

Instructor

Room

Units

CDEV 27

MW
Int-Del TBA

8:30-9:30
1.0 hrs/wk

 37218

A. Beyer

 Shima 315

3

COM ST 7

MW

11:00-12:30

*****

K. Bruce

Holt 410

3


EOPS Student Success Academy: The EOPS Student Success Academy (SSA), a semester long learning community for first time Extended Opportunity Programs and Services eligible college students with fewer than 12 units completed, offers an educationally supportive learning experience which nurtures the skills, strategies, attitudes, and behaviors that enhance student success. For more information, contact the EOPS office at (209) 954-5151 x6296.


The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Making Sense of the Criminal Justice System: Interested in pursuing a career in criminal justice? Simply want to learn how the criminal justice system impacts our daily lives? In AJ 21 students will gain a broad understanding of the administration of justice in America, with a special emphasis on the theories of crime, punishment, and rehabilitation. In ENG 1A, students’ criminal justice knowledge will be applied and enhanced through various readings and assignments. Join this learning community and explore issues such as the following: What is crime? Why does it happen? How does society deal with criminals? For more information or to add your name to an unofficial wait list, contact Professor Jeff Hislop at 954-5678 or jhislop@deltacollege.edu.

Prerequisite: English 79 with a grade of “C” or better or Composition Level III

Class

Days

Times

Code

Instructor

Room

Units

 ENG 1A

TTH

8:00-9:30

50806

   D. Oren

 Budd 215

3

 AJ 21

TTH

9:30-11:00

***** 

    J. Hislop

SCMA 273  

3


Hazardous Equations from 0-600 Volts: How important is math to an electrician? Miscalculating voltage can lead to someone getting hurt or can affect your employment. Learn the math skills you will need in the electrical field. This learning community will not only spark your interest in math but also will help you be safe on the job. For more information, contact David Thomas, Electrical Professor, at 954-5203 or dthomas@deltacollege.edu.

Prerequisite: Math 76 or an assessment level 2 or higher on the Math Placement Test

Class

Days

Times

Code

Instructor

Room

Units

ELEC 30

TTH
TTH

 8:00-10:00
10:00-12:00

48257

 D. Thomas

Budd 221
Budd 221

5

MATH 78

TTH
TTH

1:00-2:30
2:30-3:00

*****

 K. Beale

Shima 326
Shima 326

3


Know Yourself Inside and Out: This learning community will explore the individual and practices that will enhance one's life and well being. Health Education examines the specific issues of a healthful individual, and Preparatory English continues the discussion and exploration of responsibility for one's health and its impact on success in college and beyond. For more information, contact Professor Diane Oren at doren@deltacollege.edu.

Prerequisites: Reading Level II and Composition Level II

Class

Days

Times

Code

Instructor

Room

Units

ENG 79

MWF

8:30-10:15

  16201

D. Oren

Budd 215 

5

H ED 1

Internet

3.0/wk

*****

A. Sorenson

-----

3


Pipeline to an Engineering Career I:  Do you enjoy designing and building things? Do you enjoy knowing how things work? You should think about becoming an engineer. According to a study completed at Georgetown University, out of the top 10 majors with the highest earnings, 8 of them were a form of engineering. You can start now on that path towards a career in engineering! This learning community is designed for students who are ready to pursue an education in engineering and are ready to start with Calculus. In ENGR 001, students will gain a broad understanding of the many different types of engineering, what is required to become an engineer, and how the design process works. In MATH 001, students will begin their studies in calculus to prepare for more advanced engineering courses. In CHEM 001A, students will be introduced to the fundamental principles of chemistry. In addition, all students enrolled in this learning community will have access to University of Pacific’s free drop-in tutoring and complementary course advisement by major. Students who complete the required courses with a minimum 2.75 GPA are also guaranteed admission into the engineering program at UOP, if they choose to attend.

If you are interested in registering for this learning community, please contact the Applied Science, Business and Technology Division at (209) 954-5230 or asbt@deltacollege.edu to obtain the course codes. You may also contact Professor Rocky LaJeunesse at rlajeunesse@deltacollege.edu in the Counseling Department. If you are interested in the opportunities at the University of the Pacific, contact Dr. Gary Martin at gmartin@pacific.edu for more information. 

Prerequisites: Math 39 or Math 38A and Math 38B, or college precalculus with a grade of “C” or better or an assessment level 6 on the COMPASS Math Placement Test; Chemistry 3A with a grade of “C” or better; Reading Level II

Class

Days

Times

Code

Instructor

Room

MATH 1

MW
TTH

11:30-12:30
11:30-1:00

*****

  S. Lindborg

Budd 321
Budd 321

ENGR 1

MW
MW

12:30-1:30
1:30-3:00

*****

  R. Crawford

Holt 131
Holt 131

CHEM 1A

 

TTH
MWF

8:00-9:30
8:30-10:30

*****

A. Ricardez
A. Ricardez

SCMA 356
SCMA 312


Pipeline to an Engineering Career II: Do you enjoy designing and building things? Do you enjoy knowing how things work? You should think about becoming an engineer. According to a study completed at Georgetown University, out of the top 10 majors with the highest earnings, 8 of them were a form of engineering. You can start now on that path towards a career in engineering! This learning community is designed for students who are ready to pursue an education in engineering and are ready to start with Calculus. In ENGR 002, students will learn to document engineering problems using freehand drawings, computer-aided drafting, and three-dimensional modeling. In MATH 001, students will begin their studies in calculus to prepare for more advanced engineering courses. In CHEM 001A, students will be introduced to the fundamental principles of chemistry. In addition, all students enrolled in this learning community will have access to UOP’s free drop-in tutoring and complementary course advisement by major. Students who complete the required courses with a minimum 2.75 GPA are also guaranteed admission into the engineering program at UOP, if they choose to attend.

If you are interested in registering for this learning community, please contact the Applied Science, Business and Technology Division at (209) 954-5230 or asbt@deltacollege.edu to obtain the course codes. You may also contact Professor Rocky LaJeunesse at rlajeunesse@deltacollege.edu in the Counseling Department. If you are interested in the opportunities at the University of the Pacific, contact Dr. Gary Martin at gmartin@pacific.edu for more information. 

Prerequisites:  Math 39 or Math 38A and Math 38B, or college precalculus with a grade of “C” or better or an assessment level 6 on the COMPASS Math Placement Test; Chemistry 3A with a grade of “C” or better; Reading Level II

Class

Days

Times

Code

Instructor

Room

MATH 1

M-F

9:30-10:30

 *****

 J. Schwegal

Locke 316

CHEM 1A

TTH
MWF

8:00-9:30
10:30-12:30

*****

A. Ricardez
A. Ricardez

SCMA 356
SCMA 312

ENGR 2

TTH
TTH

11:00-12:00
12:00-2:00

*****

 B. Howser

Holt 130
Holt 130


Puente: Building Bridges for Transfer: Puente (Spanish for "bridge") is a national-award-winning program that has helped thousands of students to reach their dreams of college success with a curricular focus on Latino literature and experience. The Puente community college program and learning community consists of three interrelated components: writing, counseling/personal development, and mentoring. Contact Professor Heather Robinson at 954-5151 ext. 6240 or hrobinson@deltacollege.edu. Visit the Puente website at www.deltacollege.edu/puente for information on orientation dates.


Tools of the Trade: Communication Skills for Today’s Workplace: Want to better prepare for today’s competitive job market? Prospective employees need a range of abilities, including writing, reading, speaking, and listening skills. This learning community emphasizes how communication and critical thinking are vital tools for success in the workplace. Written assignments and presentations will address careers, current events, and the work environment. Feel more confident on your next job presentation or service report! For more information or to add your name to an unofficial wait list, contact Professor Sheli Ayers at sayers@deltcollege.edu or Professor Kathleen Bruce at kbruce@deltacollege.edu.     

Prerequisite: English 79 with a grade of “C” or better or Composition Level III

Class

Days

Times

Code

Instructor

Room

Units

COM ST 1A

MW

8:00-9:30

26464

 K. Bruce

Holt 410

3

ENG 1A

MWF

10:30-11:30

*****

S. Ayers

Holt 301

3


Who Am I, Where Am I Going, and How Do I Get There?: Are you undecided about your major and career goal? This learning community will emphasize self-assessment and career exploration through assessments such as Myers-Briggs, Strong Interest Inventory, True Colors, and other group activities. We will use the career resource library to explore the world of work and link majors to careers. Students will learn how to network and develop career contacts within the community by conducting informational interviews. For more information or to add your name to an unofficial wait list, contact Professor Stacey Bagnasco at sbagnasco@deltacollege.edu.    

Class

Days

Times

Code

Instructor

Room

Units

GUID 30
Class meets
1/20/15-2/27/15

TTH

9:30-11:00

87770

S. Bagnasco

Deric 275

1

GUID 31
Class meets
3/2/15-4/17/15

TTH

9:30-11:00

*****

S. Bagnasco

Deric 275

1

GUID 32
Class meets
4/20/15-5/28/15

TTH

9:30-11:00

*****

S. Bagnasco

Deric 275

1


 

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