Changes at Ventura College: more English classes + block scheduling

IMG_7746Ventura College’s new Executive Vice President Patrick Jefferson is changing the way the class schedule is organized starting this fall. No longer will there be daily classes; instead classes will be held during two day a week blocks with Fridays reserved for 3 unit classes meeting for 3 hours:

Daytime Classes (MW or TR): NOTE: 5-unit classes fill two time slots.
  • 8:00 AM
  • 9:30 AM
  • 11:00 AM
  • 12:30 PM
  • 2:00 PM
  • 3:30 PM
Evening Classes  (MW or TR)
  • 4:30 PM (5-unit classes only)
  • 5:00 PM (4-unit classes only)
  • 5:30 PM (3-unit classes only)
  • 7:00 PM

Also coming soon will be changes to the course offerings in English. There is a movement to offer a 4 unit English 1B (critical thinking through literature) course to meet the transfer needs of English majors (this will be an option; as I understand it, the 3 unit class will also continue to be offered).

A greater variety of classes in English will also be  available for example, British and American literature, Aesthetics of Film, Creative Writing, Multicultural American Literature and/or Shakespeare.

In order to anticipate student interest, we’d appreciate the completion of this short survey:

So what do you think about having more English classes? What do you think about the new schedule?

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