Undergraduate Bulletin

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DEVELOPMENTAL STUDIES (930)

The Developmental Studies Unit consists of courses in Mathematics, English, Study/Academic Survival Skills, and Reading. The courses are designed to assist incoming students with the skills necessary for success at the university. The courses are small in size, offer individualized attention and provide additional assistance from in-class tutors and/or the Learning Center.

930-050 STUDY/ACADEMIC SURVIVAL SKILLS 3 cr

Examination of effective learning strategies and study behaviors and their application. Emphasis is upon developing a recognition of necessary academic survival skills, their application on an individual basis, and establishing a repertoire of metacognitive techniques. This course does not count toward the 120 hours required for graduation.

930-060 DEVELOPMENTAL READING 3 cr

The course includes analysis of college-level textbooks and research articles. The course also includes comprehension and comprehension monitoring strategies, vocabulary development and efficient reading strategies. This course does not count toward the 120 hours required for graduation.

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DEVELOPMENTAL COURSES

680-090 FUNDAMENTALS OF ENGLISH 3 cr

A course for students whose reading and writing skills need improvement through study of basic grammar and rhetoric before they attempt other English courses. This course does not count toward the 120 credits required for graduation, nor does it fulfill General Studies requirements, nor may it be counted toward the English major or minor. It may not be taken by students who are simultaneously taking or have satisfactorily completed another English course on this campus.

680-091 BASIC WRITING SKILLS 2 cr

Offered on a satisfactory/no credit basis only. A workshop offering individualized instruction to students in need of improvement in basic writing skills. This does not count toward the 120 hours required for graduation. Repeatable.

760-040 PRE-ALGEBRA 3 cr

A course for students who need a review of mathematics or who lack the computational skills required for Basic Algebra. Topics include fractions, decimals, ratios, and exponents with emphasis on practical applications. This course does count toward the semester credit load and will be computed into the grade point average. It will not be included in the 120 credits required for graduation. It may be taken for a conventional grade or on a satisfactory/no credit basis.
Unreq: 760-141

760-041 BEGINNING ALGEBRA 3 cr

A course for those who have a sound background in basic arithmetic, but who have not been exposed to algebra, or who need to strengthen their basic algebra skills. Topics include properties of the real numbers, linear equations, linear inequalities, exponents, polynomials, rational expressions, the straight line, and systems of linear equations. The course counts towards the semester credit load and will be computed into the grade point average. It will not, however, be included in the credits necessary for graduation. It may be taken for a conventional grade or on a satisfactory/no credit basis.
Prereq: 760-040 or equivalent demonstration of capability. Students cannot receive credit for 760-041 if they have been waived from the Mathematics Proficiency Requirement.

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