Puente class descriptions

 

Fall semester

English 105 Intensive Composition and Reading

Designed to help the student recognize and critically evaluate important ideas in short and book length texts, and express facts and thought logically and gracefully in clear and correct prose. Students will write critical expository essays dealing with a variety of ideas at a skill level appropriate to a college transfer level class. Transfer credit: UC, CSU (A2, A3).

 

Career 137 Life and Career Planning

Provides a comprehensive approach to life and career planning. Topics include self-assessment (values, skills personality and interests), and an analysis of career development over the life span. An intensive career investigation that encompasses decision-making, goal-setting, job search strategies, resume writing and interviewing skills. Transfer: CSU: E1, UC.

 

Spring semester

English 110 Composition, Literature, and Critical Thinking

In this course students read and analyze works of fiction, poetry, and drama and write critical expository essays that demonstrate skills in analysis, critical thinking, critical and argumentative writing, research strategies, and information literacy. Transfer: CSU (CSU GE Area A3; Area C2), UC (IGETC Area 1B)

 

Career 110 Honors Colloquium in CRER: Transfer Essentials and Planning

Provides essential information about the transfer process to a four-year university that includes transfer explorations, transfer policies, academic requirements, transfer planning and process, and available tools and services in support of transfer goal. It also provides opportunities to visit universities, guides students to examine their life plan and achievements, and develop a strong personal statement. Students complete a cost analysis and explore resources to fund their education. Students have the opportunity to broaden their perspectives by examining the changes in the education policies and regulations that impact society and may influence their transfer planning and admission to a university. Students must have completed at least 12 transferable semester units prior to enrolling in this course. Transfer: CSU, UC.