Communication Across the Disciplines courses

CAD 94: Introduction to Writing

Provides students with tools and activities for identifying their areas of reading and writing strengths and needs, and anticipates the expectations of the college curriculum with attention to habits of mind and skills necessary for academic success. Early Start program.

Units: 1 — 1

CAD 95: Integrated Reading Writing

Integrates learning and improvement in reading and writing by exploring texts produced by members of various social, cultural, and academic communities, including students' own writing. Designed to prepare students for college-level reading and writing through understanding of the processes of reading, writing, thinking and oral communication skills; the development of reading, writing and thinking skills; and the experience of reading and writing as problem solving, reasoning, and reflection. Not for baccalaureate credit; however, the course grade will show on student transcripts.

Units: 4 — 4

CAD 100B: Oral and Written Communication Semester 2

This two-semester course focuses on mindful, strategic, ethical, and skillful oral and written communication in all contexts: this class, other classes, and life outside of college. Students will study and practice rhetoric in reading, writing, speaking, and listening in order to develop individual theories of communication. Through examination of rhetorical situations, students will develop their understanding of multiple perspectives. Only completion of both CAD 100A: Oral and Written Communication Semester 1 (4 units) & 100B will meet the A1 requirement. (Prereq: CAD 100A: Oral and Written Communication Semester 1 (4 units) OR ESCAD 100A: Oral and Written Communication Semester 1 (4 units))

Units: 4 — 4

CAD 100A: Oral and Written Communication Semester 1

This two-semester course focuses on mindful, strategic, ethical, and skillful oral and written communication in all contexts: this class, other classes, and life outside of college. Students will study and practice rhetoric in reading, writing, speaking, and listening in order to develop individual theories of communication. Through examination of rhetorical situations, students will develop their understanding of multiple perspectives. Only completion of both CAD 100A: Oral and Written Communication Semester 1 (4 units) & 100B will meet the A1 requirement.

Units: 4 — 4

CAD 195: Special Topics

Specialized study of a particular topic. Course may be repeated for credit when topics vary.

Units: 1 — 4

CAD 200: Academic Language Support Social Sciences

CAD 200: Academic Language Support Social Sciences (2 units) focuses on developing English language academic reading and writing skills. These include understanding the structure and conventions of written work in social sciences, the rhetorical differences among assigned texts in the field, and key elements of research in the field, while increasing fluency and mastery in English. (For those students required to take the EPT who receive a score below 147, CAD 95: Integrated Reading Writing (4 units) OR CAD 100A: Oral and Written Communication Semester 1 (4 units) must be completed as a prerequisite.)

Units: 2 — 2

CAD 201: Academic Language Support Business

CAD 201: Academic Language Support Business (2 units) focuses on developing English language academic reading and writing skills. These include understanding the structure and conventions of written work in business, the rhetorical differences among assigned texts in the field, and key elements of research in the field, while increasing fluency and mastery in English. (For those students required to take the EPT who receive a score below 147, CAD 95: Integrated Reading Writing (4 units) OR CAD 100A: Oral and Written Communication Semester 1 (4 units) must be completed as a prerequisite.)

Units: 2 — 2

CAD 206: Academic Language Support Arts and Humanities

CAD 206: Academic Language Support Arts and Humanities (2 units) focuses on developing English language academic reading and writing skills. These include understanding the structure and conventions of written work in the arts and humanities, the rhetorical differences among assigned texts in the field, and key elements of research in the field, while increasing fluency and mastery in English. (For those students required to take the EPT who receive a score below 147, CAD 95: Integrated Reading Writing (4 units) OR CAD 100A: Oral and Written Communication Semester 1 (4 units) must be completed as a prerequisite.)

Units: 2 — 2

CAD 208: Academic Language Support Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science

CAD 208: Academic Language Support Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science (2 units) focuses on developing English language academic reading and writing skills. These include understanding the structure and conventions of written work in mathematics, statistics, and computer science; the rhetorical differences among assigned texts in the field; and key elements of research in the field, while increasing fluency and mastery in English. (For those students required to take the EPT who receive a score below 147, CAD 95: Integrated Reading Writing (4 units) OR CAD 100A: Oral and Written Communication Semester 1 (4 units) must be completed as a prerequisite.)

Units: 2 — 2

CAD 212: Academic Language Support Physical, Earth, and Life Sciences

CAD 212: Academic Language Support Physical, Earth, and Life Sciences (2 units) focuses on developing English language academic reading and writing skills. These include understanding the structure and conventions of written work in the sciences, the rhetorical differences among assigned texts in the field, and key elements of research in the field, while increasing fluency and mastery in English. (Prereq: For those students required to take the EPT who receive a score below 147, CAD 95: Integrated Reading Writing (4 units) OR CAD 100A: Oral and Written Communication Semester 1 (4 units) must be completed as a prerequisite.)

Units: 2 — 2

CAD 304: Business Communication Academic Language Support

The focus of this course is on business communication for visiting students. Examines ethical & socially responsible behavior through case studies. Students learn & demonstrate empathetic written & oral communication skills, problem-solving strategies, & analytical skills applicable to real world business issues & events. (Prereq: (GE Areas A1 and A2 and A3) and (Junior or Senior Standing))

Units: 4 — 4

CAD 395: Special Topics

Studies a particular topic in Global Studies. May be repeated for credit when topics vary.

Units: 1 — 6