Quarter Plus 2018 Schedule

Classes begin Monday, August 20th and Final Exams will take place September 13th.

Instructional hours will take place on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.
On these days students will be in a morning class from 8:10-12:00 and an afternoon class from 1:10-5:00.

All students will enroll in COMS S101 and one class from the following GE (general education) areas: D1, D2, D3, D4, C3.
More info coming soon.

Course Instructor Book
COMS-101 Emily Ryalls German, K. (2017). Principles of Public Speaking. London New York: Routledge. ISBN-13: 978-1138288461 ISBN-10: 1138288462
COMS-101 Lauren Kolodziejski Rothwell, J. (2017). Practically Speaking. New York: Oxford University Press. ISBN-13: 978-0190457327 ISBN-10: 0190457325
COMS-101 Jnan Blau Griffin, C. (2014). Invitation to Public Speaking. Stamford Connecticut: Cengage Learning. ISBN 10: 1285066146 ISBN 13: 9781285066141
COMS-101 Patrick Frisco Lucas, S. E. (2011) The Art of Public Speaking. McGraw-Hill.
COMS-101 John Patrick Abbott, J., McDorman, T., Timmerman, D. & Lamberton, L. (2016). Public speaking and democratic participation : speech, deliberation, and analysis in the civic realm. New York Oxford: Oxford University Press. ISBN-13: 978-0199338597 ISBN-10: 0199338590
COMS-101 Richard Besel Lucas, S. E. (2015). The Art of Public Speaking. New York: McGraw-Hill. ISBN-10: 0073523917 ISBN-13: 978-0073523910 (Supplemental materials not needed, used copies are fine as long as they are the 12th edition)
COMS-101 Bethany Conwa-Silva Lucas, S. E. (2015). The Art of Public Speaking. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill. ISBN-10: 0073523917 ISBN-13: 978-0073523910
COMS-101 Chris Skiles Sprague, J., Stuart, D., & Bodary, D. (2012) The Speaker’s Handbook. Cengage Learning. ISBN-13: 978-1111346508 ISBN-10: 111134650X
HNRS S101 Sheree Twissleman-Davis Lucas, S. E. (2011) The Art of Public Speaking. McGraw-Hill
ES S112 Jenell Navarro Rothenberg, P. (2016). Race, Class, and Gender in the United States: An Integrated Study. Worth Publishers. ISBN-13: 978-1464178665 ISBN-10: 1464178666. AND Davis, A., (2003). Are Prisons Obsolete? Seven Stories Press. ISBN-13: 978-1583225813 ISBN-10: 1583225811
RELS S201 Stephen Lloyd-Moffett No purchase necessary. Online material.
SOC S218 Ryan Alaniz Kidder, T. (2003). Mountains Beyond Mountains. Random House. ISBN-13: 978-0812973013 ISBN-10: 0812973011
MU S120 Emma Levine Course Notebook. Only available at Cal Poly Bookstore.
RPTA S201 Keri Schwab Russell, R. (2017). Pastimes: The Context of Contemporary Leisure. Venture. ISBN-13: 978-1571678201 ISBN-10: 1571678204
FSN S250 Arlene Grant-Holcomb No purchase necessary. Online material.
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Class Enrollment

Students will be enrolled in COMS 101 and one other class. COMS 101 is a required course for all students and it is advantageous to be able to access this class through Quarter Plus as this will give students flexibility going forward. The second class will be selected depending on the student's college credit, AP/IB scores, and class capacity. GE courses are required for all students. Please refer to your specific degree requirements in the Cal Poly Catalog.

Please note that "EXSS S250" is a placeholder course for course fees that you will see on your account.

Academic Resources

While the Quarter Plus Program schedule is rigorous, we want to make sure all our students have the tools they need to succeed. For students seeking support with their studies, there are several options. Quarter Plus learning assistants will be assigned to each class and will host optional study sessions to aid students. Learning Assistants will be in the classroom with their students during classes and thus will know exactly what was covered and where students may be struggling.

Class instructors will also be hosting office hours where students can receive support in their studies. Please refer to the instructor page for instructor office hours. Furthermore, the Quarter Plus program will have an assigned academic advisor on campus to assist students in planning ahead for the rest of their year.

Checking for Duplicate Credits

Please be diligent about checking your assigned classes. It is your responsibility to ensure that we have not assigned you to a class where you already received credit. If you see a mistake, please inform us as soon as possible so we can make corrections. It may be too late to change your assigned courses once you begin the program on August 17th, 2018.

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