SKILLS COURSES

 

SKLS 087 – READING ESSENTIALS

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

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 089 – ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE

This is a course for students with limited experience with written and spoken English. Concentration on pronunciation, vocabulary development, written and spoken grammar and sentence construction, and basic reading and writing skills. The emphasis will be on everyday conversational English.

3 credits (not to count toward graduation credit), 3 lecture hours, fall or spring semester

 

SKLS 091 – PRE-ALGEBRA

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