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Department Specific Developmental Courses

ENGLISH 051 BEGINNING LISTENING AND CONVERSATION

4 u

Students develop initial conversational skills for fluency in daily social communication, on campus and in the community. The course includes an emphasis on pronunciation,including stress, rythm, and intonation, as well as on vocabulary development. Students must pass this course with a C- or better to advance in the IEP.

Prereq: Based on placement criteria, and/or successful completion of previous level of instruction.

ENGLISH 053 BEGINNING READING AND WRITING

4 u

Students develop initial reading and writing skills through reading and responding to texts. Students develop vocabulary, as well. Students must pass this course with a C- or better to advance in the IEP.

Prereq: Based on placement criteria, and/or successful completion of previous level of instruction.

ENGLISH 055 BEGINNING GRAMMAR

4 u

In English 055, students focus on grammatical accuracy in speech and writing by engaging in grammar study and practice through communicative activities at an initial proficiency level. Students must pass this course with a C- or better to advance in the IEP.

Prereq: Based on placement criteria, and/or successful completion of previous level of instruction.

ENGLISH 061 INTEGRATED ACADEMIC ENGLISH SKILLS 2

4 u

In English 061, students develop academic English skills in the four language skills areas: listening, speaking, reading, and writing, with an emphasis on academic reading and writing. Students also develop improved control of grammatical structures. Students must pass this course with a C- or better to advance IEP.

Prereq: Based on placement criteria, and/or successful completion of previous level of instruction.

ENGLISH 063 ACADEMIC VOCABULARY DEVELOPMENT

4 u

In English 063, students use a variety of learning strategies to improve academic vocabulary. Special attention is given to identifying morphological features that pose challenges to speakers of languages that do not use Latinate roots and affixes.

Prereq: Based on placement criteria, and/or successful completion of previous level of instruction.

ENGLISH 065 CULTURE AND ACADEMIC CONVERSATIONS

4 u

Students use a comparative approach in the study of U.S. culture. Discussion and written work introduce students to language and concepts within the academic contests of the social sciences and cultural studies. Students must pass this course with a C- or better to advance in the IEP program.

Prereq: Based on placement criteria, and/or successful completion of previous level of instruction.

ENGLISH 069 SPECIAL TOPIC

2-4 u

English 069 is an intermediate-level special topics course, with topic based on IEP needs and student interest. Students must pass this course with a C- or better to advance in the IEP.

Prereq: Based on placement criteria, and/or successful completion of previous level of instruction.

ENGLISH 071 INTEGRATED ACADEMIC ENGLISH SKILLS 3

4 u

In English 071, students continue to refine academic English skills in the four language skill areas: listening, speaking, reading and writing, with an emphasis on academic reading and writing. Students also increasing control of grammatical structures so that their academic expression continues to approach the level needed for academic success. Students must pass this course with a C- or better to advance in the IEP.

Prereq: Based on placement criteria, and/or successful completion of previous level of instruction.

ENGLISH 073 ORAL PRESENTATION SKILLS

4 u

In English 073, students conduct short research assignments on campus and present their individual and group work using visual supports, such as posters, PowerPoiint or Web-based presentation tools, such as VoiceThread. Through such assignments, students develop experience in public speaking in an academic setting. Students must pass this course with a C- or better to advance in the IEP.

Prereq: Based on placement criteria, and/or successful completion of previous level of instruction.

ENGLISH 075 ADVANCED PRONUNCIATION AND SPEECH SKILLS

2 u

In English 075, students refine accuracy in pronunciation and further refine their control of spoken English for comprehensibility in social and academic settings. Students will conduct a community project in which they speak to a general audience (such as school group or a children's library story time). Student must pass this course with a C- or better to advance in the IEP.

Prereq: Based on placement criteria, and/or successful completion of previous level of instruction.

ENGLISH 079 SPECIAL TOPIC

2-4 u

English 079 is a special topics course at the advanced intermediate level. Topics are developed based on IEP needs and student interest. Students must pass this course with a C- or better to advance in the IEP.

Prereq: Based on placement criteria, and/or successful completion of previous level of instruction.

ENGLISH 090 FUNDAMENTALS OF ENGLISH

3 u

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 count toward the term unit load and will be computed into the grade point average. It does not count toward the 120 units required for graduation, nor does it fulfill General Education requirements, nor may it be counted toward the English major or minor. It may be taken for a conventional grade or on a Satisfactory/No Credit basis. It may not be taken by students who are simultaneously taking or have satisfactorily completed another English course on this campus.

ENGLISH 091 BASIC WRITING SKILLS
Repeatable
2 u

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

MATH 040 PRE-ALGEBRA

3 u

A course for students who need a review of mathematics or who lack the computational skills required for Beginning Algebra. Topics include fractions, decimals, ratios, and exponents with emphasis on practical applications. This course does count toward the term unit load and will be computed into the grade point average. It does not count toward the 120 units required for graduation, nor does it fulfill General Education requirements, nor may it be counted toward the Math major or minor. It may be taken for a conventional grade or on a Satisfactory/No Credit basis. Students may not take this course for credit if they place into, are enrolled in, or have already received credit for a higher-numbered Math course.

MATH 041 BEGINNING ALGEBRA

3 u

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 term unit load and will be computed into the grade point average. It will not, however, be included in the units necessary for graduation. It may be taken for a conventional grade or on a Satisfactory/No Credit basis. Students may not take this course for credit if they place into, are enrolled in or have already received credit for a higher-numbered Math course.

Prereq:MATH 040 or equivalent demonstration of capability.



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