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DEVELOPMENTAL STUDIES (DS)

 DS 011 Study Skills 3 cr
An introduction to college reading and study skills. Strategies for adjusting to college will be presented with assessments of personality as related to learning styles.

 DS 014 Writing 3 cr
Designed to prepare students for college writing classes. The main focus is on writing drafts and revisions of several essays, using reading to augment this instruction in the writing process.

 DS 081 Prealgebra 4 cr
A review of prealgebra and basic algebra skills including operations with whole numbers, fractions, and decimals; ratio and proportion, percent, and measurement; introduction to exponents, language of algebra, signed numbers, absolute value, order of operations, linear equations and inequalities, graphs and statistics. Required labs. Prerequisites: Placement test and permission of Developmental Studies Academic Advisor.

 DS 082 Introductory Algebra 4 cr
A continuation of DS 081 including a review of the algebra of polynomials, factoring polynomials, fractions of algebra, linear equations in two variables, square roots and related equations, and quadratic equations. Required labs. Prerequisites: Successful completion of DS 081 and permission of Developmental Studies Academic Advisor.

 DS 083 Elementary Algebra 4 cr
A review of elementary algebra including the language of algebra and signed numbers, order of operations, linear equations and inequalities, graphs and functions, algebra of polynomials, factoring polynomials, fractions of algebra, linear equations in two variables, and quadratic equations. Required labs. Prerequisites: Placement test or successful completion of DS 081 and permission of Developmental Studies Academic Advisor.

 DS 084 Intermediate Algebra 4 cr
A review of intermediate algebra including compound inequalities, absolute value equations and inequalities, solving systems of linear equations; radicals, rational exponents, operations of radical expressions, radical equations, complex numbers; solving quadratic equations, nonlinear inequalities, graphs of quadratic functions; inverse functions, exponential function, logarithmic functions, exponential and logarithmic equations; arithmetic and geometric sequences, series, partial sums, binomial theorem; graphs of parabola, circle, ellipse, hyperbola, nonlinear systems of equations, nonlinear systems of inequalities. Required labs. Prerequisites: Placement test or successful completion of DS 082 or 083 and permission of Developmental Studies Academic Advisor.

 DS 085 Trigonometry and Geometry 3 cr
A trigonometry and geometry course for students who need this preparation for MA 113 or 115. Topics include lines and angles, polygons, triangles, circles, solids, and composite figures, the six trigonometric functions, right triangle trigonometry, radian measure, graphing and inverse functions, identities, equations, complex numbers and polar coordinators, and logarithms. Required computer lab. Prerequisite: High School Algebra or successful completion of DS 082 or 083 and permission of Developmental Studies Academic Advisor.

 DS 090 Special Topics 1-3 cr
Designed to provide students an opportunity to study selected topics of particular interest. Prerequisite: Permission of Department.

 DS 094 Directed Studies 1-4 cr
Directed studies under the supervision of a faculty member. Directed study in mathematics includes required labs. Prerequisite: Permission of the Program Chair.

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