# Course Offerings

DS 014 Writing (3 cr)
Writing is designed to teach essential writing skills: spelling, vocabulary, punctuation, sentence structure, paragraph, summary, and the essay. Readings from contemporary prose that provide models and examples for students' writing are required. instruction in the DS Writing Laboratory is available. (Satisfies Special Course Requirement) - For more information Click Here.
DS 082 Introductory Algebra (3 cr)
This course combines topics in pre- and elementary algebra including operations with whole numbers, fractions, percents, exponents, signed numbers, order of operations; ratio and proportion; measurement; functions; solving and graphing linear and quadratic equations and inequalities; operations with polynomials, and factoring polynomials. Requires 5 hours of in-class work and 1 hour of lab work. Placement: Math Placement test score. (Satisfies Special Course Requirement) - For more information Click Here.
Pre-requisite: University test - Math 35 or ACT Math 16 or MyMathTest 050
LAS 100 Language Arts & Skills (3 cr)
This course reinforces several related skills: reading, critical thinking, and writing. Students will examine sample essays, analyze them in terms of rhetorical strategies (methods of most effectively presenting an argument to an audience within a given context), and demonstrate these concepts in their own writing. Within this context, advanced grammatical concepts, punctuation, and sentence style will be emphasized. Logical idea development, organization, and style will also be emphasized. Designed to improve success in English 101. (Satisfies Special Course Requirement) - For more information Click Here.
MTH 100 Mathematics for College (3 cr)
This course includes using set, interval, roster and scientific notation; solving and graphing: equations, inequalities, and absolute value equations, functions, systems of inequalities, quadratic equations, rational equations, radical equations, exponential and logarithmic equations; operations on: functions, rational exponents, polynomials, rational expressions, radical expressions, complex numbers; and problem solving. Prerequisite: Appropriate score on the Mathematics Placement Exam or successful completion of DS 082. Fee. (Satisfies Special Course Requirement) - For more information Click Here.
Pre-requisite: University test - Math 50 or MyMathTest 060 or ACT Math 19 or DS 082 Minimum Grade of C
RDG 152 College Reading (2 cr)
This course gives students the opportunity to develop and use reading strategies necessary for college success. This is a two credit hour course for those needing an intensive reading course. (Satisfies Special Course Requirement, Elective) - For more information Click Here.
RDG 153 Study Skills and College Reading (3 cr)
This course introduces effective reading strategies to improve basic reading comprehension and recall. Emphasis is placed on the literal comprehension level, expanding vocabulary and spelling proficiency. Specific skills include: pre-reading, increasing reading rate and flexibility, effective use of a dictionary, recognizing main ideas, supporting details, and context clues, improving memory, and using reading strategies such as note taking and strategies to aid concentration and memory. (Satisfies Special Course Requirement, Elective) - For more information Click Here.
RDG 153 Study Skills and College Reading (3 cr)
This course introduces effective reading strategies to improve basic reading comprehension and recall. Emphasis is placed on the literal comprehension level, expanding vocabulary and spelling proficiency. Specific skills include: pre-reading, increasing reading rate and flexibility, effective use of a dictionary, recognizing main ideas, supporting details, and context clues, improving memory, and using reading strategies such as note taking and strategies to aid concentration and memory. (Satisfies Special Course Requirement, Elective) - For more information Click Here.
RDG 153 Study Skills and College Reading (3 cr)
This course introduces effective reading strategies to improve basic reading comprehension and recall. Emphasis is placed on the literal comprehension level, expanding vocabulary and spelling proficiency. Specific skills include: pre-reading, increasing reading rate and flexibility, effective use of a dictionary, recognizing main ideas, supporting details, and context clues, improving memory, and using reading strategies such as note taking and strategies to aid concentration and memory. (Satisfies Special Course Requirement, Elective) - For more information Click Here.