



DEVELOPMENTAL
STUDIES (DS) 


An examination of the sentence and paragraph. Students will review basic grammar, engage in structural analysis of the sentence, examine various techniques to achieve coherence at the paragraph level, and ultimately demonstrate these skills in writing (ranging from shorter assignments to the essay). The course emphasizes grammatical competence, sentence style, and paragraph development. 


A
study of the topics from 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. Prerequisite: Appropriate score on the Math Placement Exam. 

DS 082 
Introductory
Algebra 
5 cr 

This course combines topics in pre and elementary algebra including operations with whole numbers, fractions, decimals, percents, exponents, signed numbers, order of operations; ratio and proportion; measurement; functions; solving and graphing linear equations and inequalities; and operations with polynomials. Requires 5 hours per week of work in a computer lab setting. Prerequisite: Appropriate score on the Math Placement Exam. 

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 
15 cr 

Designed to provide students an opportunity to study selected topics of particular interest. 

DS 094 
Directed
Studies 
14 cr 

Directed
studies under the supervision of a faculty member.
Directed study in mathematics includes required
labs. Prerequisite: Permission of the Department. 








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