ENGL 0120 This composition course emphasizes basic grammar, mechanics, and usage in the development and enhanced use of English sentences and paragraphs in short writing assignments. Students will practice writing as a process and thinking critically about language, especially sentences, in context. Special emphasis will be placed on recognizing and eliminating common sentence errors.
ENGL 0130 This is a basic writing course that introduces students to the primary principles of college composition and professional writing skills. The courses primary skill areas include organizational development, refined grammar and punctuation execution, proper paragraph development, short essay construction, proofreading skills, audience recognition, and rules for formatting.
MATS 0100 Primarily serves pre-program students or those desiring review of pre-algebra concepts. Topics include fractions, decimals, percentages, proportions, and study skills. A combination of group activities and ALEKS adaptive software is used, giving students some freedom to work further in the curriculum and accelerate their progress through the developmental sequence.
MATS 0310 Nominally serves as preparation for Mats 1350 Math for Liberal Arts (non-STEM majors), or MATS 0600 Intermediate Algebra followed by Mats 1300 College Algebra or Mats 1251 Statistics (STEM majors). Topics include simplifying algebraic expressions, solving linear equations, the slope-intercept form of a line, and study skills. A combination of group activities and ALEKS adaptive software is used, giving students some freedom to work further in the curriculum and accelerate their progress through the developmental sequence.
MATS 0600 Students with a basic algebra background are prepared for college-level STEM courses such as college algebra and statistics. After reviewing linear equations and factoring methods, students move on to study rational expressions and equations, radical expressions and equations, rational exponents, quadratic equations and their solution in the complex number system, coordinate geometry including lines and circles, and functions and their graphs.