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IMPORTANT BOOKS TO HELP YOU
AT CUYAMACA COLLEGE

Cuyamaca College 2009 - 2010 Catalog1.  The GENERAL CATALOG is the College's primary reference book for degree requirements, course offerings, tuition costs, the academic calendar, important deadlines, faculty listings, and Cuyamaca College rules and regulations.

 

 

Spring 2010 Class Schedule Cover2.  The CLASS SCHEDULE specifies which courses are offered each semester.  It also includes academic policies and procedures, testing schedules, updated tuition information, how to drop and add classes, and specific registration procedures.  The CLASS SCHEDULE is also available at the Cuyamaca College Cashiers' window, Admissions & Records Office, the College Bookstore and the Counseling Center.

FEE PAYMENTS
It is Cuyamaca College policy that tuition and registration fees be paid within three business days after registration of classes.  All tuition must be paid by cash, check, credit card, or money order.

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CLASS SELECTION AND REGISTRATION

ESL CLASSES
You are now ready to register for classes based upon your English test results. The English As a Second Language (ESL) department offers you four (4) levels of ESL that include writing, reading, speaking, listening and vocabulary development.  Using the Class Schedule, select your level and should choose from the following classes:

ESL LEVEL I

ESL 096, English as a Second Language I
5 units
First course in the study of English reading, writing and grammar.

ESL 097, Listening and Speaking I
3 units

First course in the study of English listening and speaking skills.

ESL 098, ESL Reading and Vocabulary Development I
3 units

Beginning level course designed to extend ESL students’ vocabulary and reading ability.

ESL 099A, ESL for the Workplace
3 units

First course in the study of English for the workplace using English in business situations.

ESL LEVEL II

ESL 100, English as a Second Language II
5 units

Second core course in the study of English reading writing and grammar.  Includes intermediate reading, paragraph writing, grammar and sentence structure.

ESL 101, Listening and Speaking II 
3 units

Second course in the study of English listening and speaking skills.  Includes intermediate listening comprehension practice as well as discussion and presentation skills in spoken English.

ESL 102, ESL Reading and Vocabulary Development
3 units

Intermediate level course designed to extend the range of ESL students’ vocabulary and reading ability.  Focuses on improving reading skills and strategies as well as understanding and use of academic vocabulary.

ESL 099B, ESL for the Workplace II 
3 units

ESL LEVEL III

ESL 103, English as a Second Language III
5 units
Third core course in the study of English reading, writing and grammar.  Includes high-intermediate reading, paragraph and short essay writing, grammar and sentence structure. 

ESL 104, Listening and Speaking III
3 units
Third course in the study of English listening and speaking skills.  Further develops intermediate listening comprehension practice as well as discussion and presentation skills in spoken English.  Practice academic skills such as close reading and listening, note-taking, analyzing and classifying, using outside resources and problem solving.

ESL 105, Reading and Vocabulary Development III
3 units
Third and final course designed to extend ESL students’ academic vocabulary and ability to read college-level texts at the advanced level.  Focuses on improving reading skills and strategies as well as understanding and use of academic vocabulary.

ESL LEVEL IV

ESL 106, English as a Second Language IV
5 units

Fourth core course in the study of English reading, writing and grammar.  Includes advanced reading, paragraph and essay writing, grammar and sentence structure.

Once you have completed the fourth level of ESL, (ESL 106), you are eligible to take regular English courses. 

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ENGLISH CLASSES

ENGLISH 109, Composition for College
Student will practice the writing process by composing sentences, paragraphs, essays with emphasis on correct and effective expression through the study of appropriate language; grammar, punctuation, and usage; and structural writing skills.  Readings will be studied to stimulate clarity of thought and written expression. Students will practice the reading process by previewing, annotating, and analyzing readings and completing in-class writing based upon them.  By the end of the course, students will be able to write a largely error-free researched essay by using and acknowledging at least three sources. Not open to students with credit in ENGL-110; Non-degree applicable.

ENGLISH 120, College Composition and Reading
Students will study the elements and principles of composition through the practice of writing narrative and expository essays and a research paper.  Utilizing word processing in the computer lab, revision is stressed as a means of achieving effective skills in writing.  Assigned readings stimulate critical thinking and effective writing.  This course fully transferable to any four-year college or university and is required for transfer.

MATHEMATICS

You may also register for a math course based upon your math placement test.  In addition, your college major may dictate which math courses you choose.  Please consult with a counselor regarding math courses that are required in your major. 

If your goal is to graduate from Cuyamaca College with an Associate Degree, (and then return home without transferring to a university), you must meet the minimum level of math to graduate which is intermediate algebra.  You may either test out of the requirement, or take Math 103, or Math 110.

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