Published on: May 27, 2008
Two new preparation GED courses are available at Lone Star College-CyFair.
For those who never attended high school and need basic math, language and science skills, there is a PRE-GED course to help you get ready for the GED Preparation course. Sign up for CDEVS 3300009 CY 031.
For those interested in GED help but cannot come to class on campus, there is a new GED Online Preparation course. Sign up for CDEVS 3930005 CY 028.
For information on GED courses, call 281-290-5983.
New ESOL Courses help in the workplace, health care field, social settings and more
Need to improve your English to get a promotion, career or better job? Lone Star College-CyFair offers a variety of new English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) courses to help.
Want to further your skills in the workplace? Learn writing on-the-job correspondence, letters, resumes, memos and other work-related documents while using correct grammar in Grammar and Writing for the Workplace (CCOMG 2100561 and CCOMG 2100701).
Planning to work in health care? Signing up for English for Health Care Professionals (CCOMG 2100674 CY513) will help you with reading, writing, listening and speaking while you are learning to navigate cultural and social environment of the United States medical fields.
Can you converse with coworkers? Gain the skills needed for participation in job-related and social conversations and discussions in Conversation for the Workplace (CCOMG 2100366).
Interested in better reading, writing and speaking skills? Take Communication for Workplace classes. Basic through Level IV sessions are available.
Just want to speak English more clearly? Learn the correct pronunciation and American accent in evening and Saturday classes with Pronunciation/Accent Reduction (CCOMG 2100671 and CCOMG 2100672).
Ready to learn English as well as U.S. culture and history? The Citizenship Preparation course prepares you for the Citizenship exam and helps you with language and cultural skills.
All these courses are part of Lone Star College-CyFair’s continuing education program. For information, call 281-290-5983.
Try new literature and composition options
What’s new in the English department at Lone Star College-CyFair? Check out the variety of literature and composition courses available this fall.
Examine a genre or genres in great depth in courses that emphasize the multicultural competencies such as African American Lit ENGL 2342 81001 or Multicultural Lit ENGL 2342 81002.
Survey world literature from ancient times to the mid-seventeenth century with World lit – Honors ENGL 2332.
Try a writing co-op course with Academic Internship in Composition ENGL 2389 and gain some tutoring experience.
Partake in a brief study of creative genres such as poetry, essay, and short fiction with practice in original composition in this Creative Writing course ENGL 2307.
In addition, a new continuing education course will bring out the poet in you. Get tips for publishing poems and writing poetry in response to art, film and music with Introduction to Poetry Writing CCOMX 3100672 CY 020.
Call 281-290-5983 for registration information on the poetry course. For information on any of literature or language courses, call Matthew Turner, department chair, at 281-290-5943.
Learn one of six different languages
Ever wanted to travel around the world? Try learning the language first at Lone Star College-CyFair.
Choose from among Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Japanese or Spanish, sign up for a fall class and learn correct pronunciation, principles of grammar, oral communication, work on reading and writing, and get some insight into the respective cultures as well.
Another option would be to take a continuing education conversational class in Chinese, French or Spanish.
“Classes at LSC-CyFair are unique in that students in world languages have access to the college’s state of the art language labs whose equals are not to be found in the entire greater Houston area,” said Georges Detiveaux, language lab coordinator. “Text-specific software, digital audio and video materials, and many popular language learning programs such as Tell Me More and Rosetta Stone are all just a click away to students enrolled in language study at the college.”
Registration is under way at the Barker Cypress campus, 9191 Barker Cypress or the Fairbanks Center location, 14955 Northwest Freeway, call 281-290-3200 or 832-782-5000 or go to CyFair.LoneStar.edu.
Learning Community courses enhance your college experience, transcript and resume
What is a Learning Community? A set of courses that focus on a common theme such as “Techno Biz - Where technology and business collide!” This second-start fall Learning Community combines the working theories of Business Speech (SPCH 1321) with all of the practical applications of Business Computer Applications (BCIS 1045) so that students gain a working knowledge of both disciplines that can be instantly used in both academic and business settings.
All Learning Communities are designed to explore the possibilities of the “intersection” of distinct disciplines. Projects and assignments related to a common theme explore both subject areas or use one content area to enhance the other. Instructors work together to intertwine their disciplines so that the student experience goes beyond what they would ordinarily encounter in the classes if taken separately.
So what are the benefits? Students gain an increased understanding of the connections between the disciplines as well as greater course satisfaction. With smaller class sizes and two instructors, classes tend to be more discussion focused and students get more individualized attention.
Check out these other LSC-CyFair Learning Communities available for this fall.
Social and Political Philosophy (PHIL 2307) is combined with American Government: National, State and Local I (GOVT 2301) in “Justice in American Politics.” Students will explore how the concepts of liberty, power, and rights are intertwined with the concept of justice.
Introduction to Philosophy is combined Composition and Rhetoric I in “This We Believe.” By integrating English 1301 and Philosophy 1301 assignments, the overarching goal is to develop and articulate students' beliefs of metaphysics, ontology, epistemology, and ethics.
Learning Community courses are also available for English for Speakers of Other Languages students in beginning and intermediate ESOL reading, writing and oral communication classes. Students are expected to carry over the knowledge learned from one course to others and practice the English language in various skill exercises and projects.
For Learning Community information and course offerings, go to CyFair.LoneStar.edu/learningcommunities.