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Below is information on different courses offered by the Library & Learning Resources Division. Click on the icon below to be taken to the appropriate section, or to view a list of currently open LLR courses you can enroll in.


Learning Assistance (LERN)

LERN 48  Basic Math Skills Review

3 Units (Not Degree Applicable)
(May be taken for Pass/No Pass only)
Lecture: 54   

Math fundamentals: adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing whole numbers and adding, subtracting and multiplying decimals. Emphasis on math learning strategies such as organization and managing math anxiety.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Winter 201730039LERN:48MTWR10:30am - 12:35pmC. Robinson6-112

LERN 49  Math Skills Review

3 Units (Not Degree Applicable)
(May be taken for Pass/No Pass only)
Lecture: 54   
Prerequisite: LERN 48 or passing score on current placement test

Improves knowledge of basic math. Includes operations and applied problems in whole numbers, fractions, decimals, proportions, percents, and integers. Covers math study strategies such as learning preferences and self-assessment.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Winter 201730031LERN:49MTWR8:00am - 10:05amC. Robinson6-112
Winter 201730032LERN:49MTWR8:00am - 10:05amP. Russell6-134
Winter 201730033LERN:49MTWR8:00am - 10:05amM. Hall6-137
Winter 201730034LERN:49MTWR10:30am - 12:35pmP. Russell6-134
Winter 201730035LERN:49MTWR1:20pm - 3:25pmL. Walker6-137
Winter 201730036LERN:49MTWR1:20pm - 3:25pmP. Russell6-134
Winter 201730037LERN:49TWR4:00pm - 6:50pmL. Walker6-137
Winter 201730038LERN:49MTW7:00pm - 9:50pmF. Damansouz6-134
Winter 201730064LERN:49MTWR10:30am - 12:35pmM. Hall6-137
Winter 201730065LERN:49MTW4:00pm - 6:50pmNotEntered-XXXX

LERN 61  Skills Development Laboratory

1 Unit (Not Degree Applicable)
(May be taken for Pass/No Pass only)
Lab: 54

Individualized instruction in the following subjects: reading comprehension and vocabulary, writing, elementary math, algebra review, study techniques (note-taking, goal-setting, test-taking, etc.).

LERN 62  Skills Development Laboratory

2 Units (Not Degree Applicable)
(May be taken for Pass/No Pass only)
Lab: 108

Offers individualized material in the following subjects: reading comprehension, reading acceleration, vocabulary, spelling, elementary math, algebra review, English grammar, study techniques (note-taking, test-preparation, test-taking).

LERN 81  Improving Writing

3 Units (Not Degree Applicable)
(May be taken for Pass/No Pass only)
Lecture: 54   

Develop as a writer through practice and reflection. Improve writing process and product through prewriting, writing, editing, and revising. Develop writing strategies and confidence in a community of writers.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Winter 201730045LERN:81MTWR8:00am - 10:05amS. Ezzell6-130
Winter 201730046LERN:81MTWR10:30am - 12:35pmS. Ezzell6-130
Winter 201730047LERN:81MTWR1:20pm - 3:25pmNotEntered-XXXX
Winter 201730048LERN:81TWR4:00pm - 6:50pmD. Wheeler6-130

Library & Instructional Media (LIBR)

LIBR 1  Library Research Methods and Resources

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC)
Lecture: 54   
Advisory: Eligibility for ENGL 68

Development of academic research plans to answer research questions with selection, synthesis, and ethical use of sources. Includes research question development and modification, use of a variety of types of sources, synthesis and communication of ideas, and attribution and citation of sources.

LIBR 1A  Introduction to Library Research

1 Unit (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC)
Lecture: 18   
Advisory: Eligibility for ENGL 68

Introduction to academic research, with finding, evaluating, and citing sources. Includes research topic development, search techniques, criteria to evaluate information, and ethical use of sources. This class is recommended for students who have not taken LIBR 1.


Reading (READ)

READ 70  Approaches to Reading

3 Units (Not Degree Applicable)
(May be taken for Pass/No Pass only)
Lecture: 54   

Introduction to comprehension and vocabulary strategies, and self-reflection on reading.

READ 80  Exploring Reading Strategies

3 Units (Not Degree Applicable)
(May be taken for Pass/No Pass only)
Lecture: 54   
Prerequisite: READ 70 or satisfactory score on reading placement test

Reading comprehension, vocabulary strategies, and self-awareness of reading capabilities using narrative and expository text.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Winter 201730049READ:80MTWR10:30am - 12:35pmD. Rowley6-132

READ 90  Reading College Texts

3 Units (Degree Applicable)
(May be taken for option of letter grade or Pass/No Pass)
Lecture: 54   
Prerequisite: READ 80 or satisfactory score on reading placement test

Effective college textbook reading with an emphasis on vocabulary and cross disciplinary textbook analysis and comprehension.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Winter 201730040READ:90MTWR8:00am - 10:05amK. Hartouni6-131
Winter 201730041READ:90MTWR10:30am - 12:35pmE. Burman6-131
Winter 201730042READ:90MTWR1:20pm - 3:25pmK. Hartouni6-131
Winter 201730043READ:90MTW4:00pm - 6:50pmL. Silva6-131
Winter 201730044READ:90MTW7:00pm - 9:50pmM. Gomez-Lecaro6-131

READ 100  Analysis and Critical Reading

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU)
Lecture: 54   
Prerequisite: READ 90 or satisfactory score on reading placement test

Critical reading course focusing on the effective use of critical thinking in a cross-disciplinary framework. Emphasis on the development of critical reading skills of interpretation, analysis, and evaluation of a variety of academic texts across disciplines.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Winter 201730616READ:100MTWR10:30am - 12:35pmS. Cevallos6-136
Winter 201731141READ:100MTWR8:00am - 10:05amS. Cevallos6-132
Winter 201731142READ:100MTWR1:20pm - 3:25pmL. Silva6-132

Studying Techniques (STDY)

STDY 80  Foundations for Academic Success

3 Units (Not Degree Applicable)
(May be taken for option of letter grade or Pass/No Pass)
Lecture: 54   

College success course emphasizing academic achievement that promotes learning through self awareness, time management, listening, note taking, oral and written communication, test taking, memorization, and the use of campus resources using a brain-based perspective.

STDY 85A  Basic Overview of Strategies for Academic Success

1 Unit (Not Degree Applicable)
Lecture: 18   

College success study techniques course emphasizing memory, motivation, note-taking, test-taking, and time management strategies.

STDY 85C  Online Learning Success Skills

1 Unit (Not Degree Applicable)
Lecture: 18   
Advisory: Eligibility for ENGL 67 and Eligibility for READ 90

Introductory college success course overview for online learning using a brain-based perspective emphasizing success strategies designed to prepare students to take online classes and to introduce students to strategies for online learning.

STDY 100  University-level Academic Success Strategies

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU)
Lecture: 54   
Advisory: Eligibility for ENGL 68 and eligibility for READ 100

Advanced transfer-level college success course emphasizing study strategies that include Triune Brain Theory, Emotional Intelligence, learning theories, preparation for transfer, self-management, and critical thinking using a brain-based perspective.


Tutor Training (TUTR)

TUTR 10A  Introduction to Tutoring

1 Unit (Not Degree Applicable)
(May be taken for option of letter grade or Pass/No Pass)
Lecture: 18   

Introduction to tutoring, with an emphasis on tutoring strategies, problem solving, and working with a diverse student population.

TUTR 10B  Tutoring in the English Language

1 Unit (Not Degree Applicable)
(May be taken for option of letter grade or Pass/No Pass)
Lecture: 18   
Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENGL 1A

Tutoring in the English language with an emphasis on approaches to working with students on written drafts and addressing the needs of non-native speakers.

TUTR 10C  Tutoring as a Supplemental Instructor

1 Unit (Degree Applicable)
(May be taken for option of letter grade or Pass/No Pass)
Lecture: 18   

Tutoring as a Supplemental Instructor with an emphasis on tutoring in the classroom and in small groups under the supervision of a designated instructor.

TUTR 10D  Tutoring in Mathematics

1 Unit (Not Degree Applicable)
(May be taken for option of letter grade or Pass/No Pass)
Lecture: 18   
Prerequisite: MATH 71

Tutoring in mathematics with an emphasis on strategies to promote active learning.

TUTR 10R  Tutoring in Reading

1 Unit (Not Degree Applicable)
(May be taken for option of letter grade or Pass/No Pass)
Lecture: 18   
Advisory: Eligibility for READ 100

Application of strategic reading processes and approaches to reading tutoring. Prepares students to become tutors for reading.


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