Academic Catalog

Non-Credit: Language Arts (NCLA)

NCLA 406A  •  SUPPLEMENTAL INSTRUCTION ENGLISH: ESSAY- & PARAGRAPH-LEVEL REVISION

NCLA 406A Details
Units: 0
Hours: 60-360 hours laboratory total per quarter.
Degree and Credit Status: Non-Degree-Applicable Non-Credit Course
Basic Skills, 1 Level Below Transfer
Foothill GE: Non-GE
Transferable: None
Grade Type: Non-Credit Course (Receives no Grade)
Repeatability: Unlimited Repeatability

An open-entry, open-exit course for students who seek academic support in English. Instruction and/or review of writing skills such as paragraphing, topic sentence, thesis, development, essay organization, sentence structure, basic sentence patterns, style, sentence mechanics, through supplemental instruction developed in a referring course or courses as follows: ENGL 1A, 1B, 1C, 1S & 1T, 110, 209, 242A, 242B, 246A.

NCLA 406B  •  SUPPLEMENTAL INSTRUCTION ENGLISH: SENTENCE-LEVEL EDITING & PROOFREADING IN CONTEXT

NCLA 406B Details
Units: 0
Hours: 60-360 hours laboratory total per quarter.
Degree and Credit Status: Non-Degree-Applicable Non-Credit Course
Basic Skills, 1 Level Below Transfer
Foothill GE: Non-GE
Transferable: None
Grade Type: Non-Credit Course (Receives no Grade)
Repeatability: Unlimited Repeatability

An open-entry, open-exit course for students who seek academic support in English. Through individualized instruction, including one-on-one tutorials by an English department instructor, an instructional aide, and trained peer tutors as available, students receive help on sentence level (writing) and vocabulary development (reading). Course provides instruction and/or review of sentence level reading/writing skills such as basic sentence patterns, style and flow, sentence mechanics, proofreading, spelling and vocabulary development through supplemental instruction developed in a referring course or courses as follows: ENGL 1A, 1B, 1C, 1S & 1T, 110, 209, 242A, 242B, 246A.

NCLA 407A  •  THE GRAMMAR & RHETORIC OF APPLICATION WRITING

NCLA 407A Details
Units: 0
Hours: 60-360 hours laboratory total per quarter.
Degree and Credit Status: Non-Degree-Applicable Non-Credit Course
Basic Skills, 1 Level Below Transfer
Foothill GE: Non-GE
Transferable: None
Grade Type: Non-Credit Course (Receives no Grade)
Repeatability: Unlimited Repeatability

This course provides students support and practice in editing and revising the grammar and rhetoric of personal statements for college and scholarship applications. Students will focus on using clear, relevant vocabulary; writing concisely and with correct sentence structure; maintaining appropriate tone; ordering information for impact; and expressing details pertinent to the audience. Students will have the opportunity to improve their critical reading, vocabulary, grammar and writing skills to craft essays typically required in applications to colleges and universities in the U.S.

NCLA 407B  •  WRITING RESUMES & COVER LETTERS

NCLA 407B Details
Units: 0
Hours: 60-360 hours laboratory total per quarter.
Advisory: CRLP 7, 73 and 74.
Degree and Credit Status: Non-Degree-Applicable Non-Credit Course
Basic Skills, 1 Level Below Transfer
Foothill GE: Non-GE
Transferable: None
Grade Type: Non-Credit Course (Receives no Grade)
Repeatability: Unlimited Repeatability

This course provides students support and practice in drafting resumes and cover letters. Students will focus on how to choose grammatically correct language that concisely describes work experience in a resume; to use structure that is parallel; and to implement appropriate tone in cover letters or letters of interest for potential jobs.

NCLA 407C  •  WRITING UNDER TIME CONSTRAINTS

NCLA 407C Details
Units: 0
Hours: 60-360 hours laboratory total per quarter.
Degree and Credit Status: Non-Degree-Applicable Non-Credit Course
Basic Skills, 1 Level Below Transfer
Foothill GE: Non-GE
Transferable: None
Grade Type: Non-Credit Course (Receives no Grade)
Repeatability: Unlimited Repeatability

Offers students strategies, support, and practice in improving their writing skills under pressure (examples include SAT, GRE, TOEFL, and in-class writing assessments). Students will practice how to identify addressing the prompt, brainstorming, organizing their ideas, and writing them clearly and quickly.

NCLA 408  •  VOCABULARY ACROSS THE DISCIPLINES

NCLA 408 Details
Units: 0
Hours: 60-360 hours laboratory total per quarter.
Degree and Credit Status: Non-Degree-Applicable Non-Credit Course
Basic Skills, 1 Level Below Transfer
Foothill GE: Non-GE
Transferable: None
Grade Type: Non-Credit Course (Receives no Grade)
Repeatability: Unlimited Repeatability

Offers students strategies for sorting, categorizing, memorizing and applying terminology needed to succeed in a discipline course. Students will employ the use of matrices, charts, flashcards, etc. to effectively use new vocabulary required for an academic course.