College Skills (SKLS)

SKLS 087.  Reading Essentials.  (3 Credits)  

This course addresses the basic skills necessary for efficient college reading. The course concentrates on effective study reading and provides instruction and practice in vocabulary development, reading comprehension and reading rate. 3 credits (not to count toward graduation credit), 3 lecture hours, fall or spring semester

SKLS 088.  Writing Essentials.  (3 Credits)  

This course is designed to develop the basic language skills. It is a developmental skills course, grounding students in the mechanics of Standard English through sentence construction and paragraph organization and development. Prerequisite: D or better in high school English 3 credits (3 lecture hours), fall or spring semester These credits do NOT count toward graduation credit.

SKLS 091.  Pre-Algebra.  (3 Credits)  

This course consists of basic mathematics with the ground work for introductory algebra. Topics include covers operations with whole numbers, integers, fractions, decimals, percent and application problems for each area. Students will learn strategies for solving problems without the use of a calculator. The goal of Pre-algebra is to prepare the student to deal with math as it occurs in everyday life and to prepare the student for introductory algebra. 3 credits (not to count toward graduation credit), 3 lecture hours, fall or spring semester

SKLS 092.  Support Course for MAGN.  (3 Credits)  

This is a support course for MAGN 101: Elementary Algebra and MAGN 107: Mathematical Literacy. Each section of SKLS 092 is paired with a specific section of MAGN (101 or 107) which will be taught by the same instructor. Topics include quantitative reasoning skills, magnitude, rounding, place value, order of operations, fractions, decimals, ratios, proportions, percentages, formulas, algebraic expressions, solving one-step linear equations, and plotting points. Additional topics may be included. The topics are integrated throughout the course and presented just-in-time to support the topics in the section of MAGN 101 or MAGN 107 that it is paired with. This course is a co-requisite for MAGN 101 and MAGN 107 for students who do not meet placement requirements. Students must pass SKLS 092 with a C or better in order to pass MAGN 101 or MAGN 107. If students pass SKLS 092 with a C or better, but fail MAGN 101 or MAGN 107, students can take MAGN (101 or 107) as a stand-alone course. Texas-Instruments (TI-30XII) calculator required. Co-requisites: MAGN 101 or MAGN 107, 3 imputed credits (not to count towards graduation credit)