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READING and WRITING Courses

0204. Developmental Literacy I. This is the first of a two course sequence in developmental literacy focused on reading, writing, speaking, and listening in the college reading and writing settings. This course develops reading identification skills (main ideas, details, facts, patterns, strategies and themes) as well as structural writing skills (grammar, sentence structure, paragraph structure, purpose, and organization). Not applicable toward general degree requirements. Must receive an A, B, or C to fulfill TSI requirements. Course will not count toward full time enrollment.

0304. Developmental Literacy II. This is the second of a two course sequence of developmental literacy focused on reading, writing, speaking and listening in the college reading and writing settings. This course reinforces reading skills (critical reasoning, visualization, strategies and processes) as well as structural writing skills (summarization, writing conventions, style, audience, writing contexts, and research process). Not applicable toward general degree requirements. Must receive an A, B, or C to fulfill TSI requirements. Course will not count toward full time enrollment.

0305. Developmental Literacy for Second Language Learners. This one course in a sequence of developmental literacy classes focused on reading, writing, speaking and listening in the college reading and writing settings. With consideration of the student’s individual needs, this course develops reading identification skills (fluency, vocabulary, main ideas) and reinforces reading skills (reasoning, visualization, and processing). Additionally, the course develops writing skills (grammar, structure, purpose, and organization) and reinforces writing skills (conventions, style, context, audience, and research). Not applicable toward general degree requirements. Must receive an A, B, or C to fulfill TSI requirements. Course will not count toward full time enrollment.

0504. Basic Literacy. Prerequisite: By placement. Students move through a series of content modules using a mastery learning approach. Topics include vocabulary building, grammar, punctuation, and how to approach college reading.

MATHEMATICS Courses

0202. Developmental Math II: Introductory Algebra (3). This is the first of a two-course sequence of developmental mathematics courses designed to help students improve their basic math and algebra skills while fulfilling TSI compliance requirements. This course is designed to teach students basic algebra skills to prepare them for TSI 0302. There are four major topics: one-variable linear equations, two-variable linear equations, systems of two-variable linear equations, and operations on polynomials. Students must earn an A, B, or C in the course to progress to TSI 0302. Not applicable to any degree program. Course will not count toward full time enrollment.

0302. Developmental Math III: Intermediate Algebra (3). This is the second of a two-course sequence of developmental mathematics courses designed to help students improve their basic math and algebra skills while fulfilling TSI compliance requirements. This course is designed to teach students the algebra skills necessary to be successful in college-level mathematics. There are four major topics: factoring polynomials, rational expressions and equations, radical expressions and equations, and quadratic equations. Students must earn an A, B, or C to pass the course and fulfill TSI math requirements. Students are assigned to this course on the basis of testing and evaluation and must successfully complete this course before registration in any college-level math. Not applicable toward general degree requirements in any degree program. Course will not count toward full time enrollment.

0502 Basic Mathematics. Prerequisite: By placement. Students move through a series of content modules using a mastery learning approach. Topics include operations with whole numbers, fractions, measurement conversions, and signed numbers.

Course Waivers

0079. TSI Developmental Education Waiver. Course reserved for distance education students. Enrollment approved on a case-by-case basis.

0136. TSI Compliance Review. Course reserved for students in Review when semester begins. Enrollment approved on a case-by-case basis.

0999. TSI Waiver (3). Course enrollment approved on a case-by-case basis.

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