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Catalog Description of Developmental Courses

RDG 009 Reading Skills for College I (4 credit equivalents)

Provides intensive instruction to help students develop basic reading comprehension, vocabularry, communication, and study skills. "C" is the minimum acceptable grade for movement from one remedial/developmental level to another and for completion of remediation/developmental requirements to include all credit equivalent courses.

RDG 011 Reading Skills for College II (3 credit equivalents)  Prerequisite:  Appropriate score on the College Placement Test or a grade of "C" or better in RDG 009.

Designed to help students improve their comprehension and speed, to develop a college-level vocabulary, and to learn academic study skills. Mastery of the behavioral objectives will enable students to comprehend collegiate texts.  "C" is the minimum acceptable grade for movement from one remedial/developmental level to another and for completion of remediation/developmental requirements to include all credit equivalent courses.

ENG 009 Writing Skills for College I (4 credit equivalents)

For students whose College Placement Test scores show they need intensive work to improve their writing abilities.  Objectives are designed to develop the ability to write in Standard American English.  Instruction is provided in sentence structure, punctuation, and usage; students regularly practice writing effective sentences, paragraphs, and short essays.  Students may have to enroll in ENG 010 after successfully completing ENG 009.   "C" is the minimum acceptable grade for movement from one remedial/developmental level to another and for completion of remediation/developmental requirements.

ENG 010 Writing Skills for College II (3 credit equivalents)  Prerequisite:  Appropriate score on the College Placement Test or a grade of "C" or better in ENG 009.

Designed to improve fundamental skills of Standard American English through the writing of effective sentences, paragraphs, and essays and to build confidence in beginning writers.  "C" is the minimum acceptable grade for movement from one remedial/developmental level to another and for completion of remediation/developmental requirements.

MAT 010 Basic Mathematics (3 credit equivalents)

This course focuses on computational skills and problem-solving skills.  Topics include addition, subtraction, mutlitplication, and division of whole numbers, fractions and decimals, ratio and proportion, percent, measurement, areas and perimeters of geometric figures, and basic descriptive statistics.  Applications are included as well.  This course is tatught in two different formats. One is a traditional lecture and the other is a computer-assisted approach.  Note:  A minimum grade of "C" is required for movement from one remedial course to another and for completion of the remedial requirement to qualify for credit courses.

MAT 010A Basic Mathematics (Part A) (3 credit equivalents)

The first half of a two-semester course which focuses on computation skills and problem-solving.  Topic include addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of whole numbers, fractions, and decimals.  Applications are included as well.  Students who successfully complete this course must pass MAT 010B in order to fulfill the MAT 010 requirement.  Note:  A minimum grade of "C" is required for movement from one remedial course to another and for completion of the remedial requirement to qualify for credit courses.

MAT 010B Basic Mathematics (Part B) (3 credit equivalents)

The second half of a two-semester course which focuses on computation skills and problem-solving. Topics include ratio and proportion, percent, measurement, areas and perimeters of geometric figures, and basic descriptive statistics.  Applications are included as well. Students who successfully complete MAT 010A and MAT 010B will have fulfilled the MAT 010 requirement.  Note:  A minimum grade of "C" is required for movement from one remedial course to another and for completion of the remedial requirement to qualify for credit courses.

MAT 013 Algebra I (4 credit equivalents)  Prerequisite: Grade of "C" or better in MAT 010, MAT 010A/MAT 010B, or appropriate score on the College Placement Test

This course is designed to introduce and develop elementary algebraic concepts.  Topic include:  Properties of real numbers, operations or real numbers, simplifying and evaluating algebraic expressions, solving linear equations, simplifying and evaluating agebraic expressions, solving linear equations, solving literal equations, verbal problems and polynomials, techniques of graphing, solving linear systems, polynomials and their operations, special products and factoring, rational expressions and equations, and solving quadratic equations by factoring.   This course is taught in two different formats. One is a traditional lecture and the other is a computer-assisted approach.  Note:  A minimum grade of "C" is required for movement from one remedial course to another and for completion of the remedial requirement to qualify for credit courses.

MAT 013A Algebra I (Part A) (4 credit equvalents)  Prerequisite: Grade of "C" or better in MAT 010, MAT 010A/MAT 010B, or appropriate score on the College Placement Test

This is the first half of a two-semester course in algebra designed to introduce and develop elementary algebraic concepts.  Topics include Properties of real numbers, operations or real numbers, simplifying and evaluating algebraic expressions, solving linear equations, simplifying and evaluating agebraic expressions, solving linear equations, solving literal equations, verbal problems and polynomials.  Students must complete this course and MAT 013B to fulfill the MAT 013 requirement.  Note:  A minimum grade of "C" is required for movement from one remedial course to another and for completion of the remedial requirement to qualify for credit courses.

MAT 013B Algebra I (Part B) (4 credit equvalents)  Prerequisite: Grade of "C" or better in MAT 013A or permission of Mathematics Department Chair

This is the second semester of a two-semester course in Algebra I desinged to introduce and develop elemtary algebraic concepts. Topic include:  techniques of graphing, solving linear systems, polynomials and their operations, special products and factoring, rational expressions and equations, and solving quadratic equations by factoring.  Note:  A minimum grade of "C" is required for movement from one remedial course to another and for completion of the remedial requirement to qualify for credit courses.

MAT 014 Algebra II (4 credit equivalents) Prerequisite: Grade of "C" or better in MAT 013, MAT 013A/MAT 013B, or appropriate score on the College Placement Test

This course is designed to polish skills developed in Algebra I and elevate them to a higher level of mathematical sophistication through the use of lecture, group work, and the calculator. Topics include:  A review of elementary algebra, the coordinate plane and graphs of functions, functional notation, linear equations and inequalities, properties of lines, systems of linear equations, polynomials, rational exponents, radical expressions, radical equations, quadratic equations, rational expressions, rational equations and complex fractions.  The use of a graphing calculator is essential.  TI 83 plus calculator required.  This course is tatught in two different formats. One is a traditional lecture and the other is a computer-assisted approach.  Note:  A minimum grade of "C" is required for movement from one remedial course to another and for completion of the remedial requirement to qualify for credit courses.