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Foundation Program Unit Course Descriptions

ENGLISH LANGUAGE

ENGL 097 English as a Second Language Level 1.00 [20-5-0]

Prerequisite(s): ACCUPLACER (ESL 40-85 and ESL Write Placer 1-3), (TOEFL iBT 19-52). Introduces students with low-intermediate to intermediate English-language proficiency the receptive and productive language skills necessary for success in the academic environment. Utilizing the lecture method, group workshop activities, and individual student-instructor interaction, the student will analyze and evaluate academically-oriented texts to enhance reading, listening, writing, note-taking, and speaking skills and to produce formal essays and presentations that demonstrate readiness for university credit courses. In both in and out-of-class activities, the student will practice appropriately summarizing, paraphrasing, and synthesizing information and ideas from college-level materials while at the same extending vocabulary, sentence, and communication skills. Exit exam required. Credit earned cannot be used for graduation.

ENGL 098 English as a Second Language Level 2.00 [20-0-0]

Prerequisite(s): ACCUPLACER (ESL 86-95 and ESL Write Placer 4), (TOEFL iBT 53-60) or ENGL 097. Focuses on students with high-intermediate English-language proficiency in developing and refining the receptive and productive language skills necessary for success in the academic environment. Utilizing the lecture method, group workshop activities, and individual student-instructor interaction, the student will analyze and evaluate academically-oriented texts to enhance reading, listening, writing, note-taking, and speaking skills and to produce formal essays and presentations that demonstrate readiness for university credit courses. In both in and out-of-class activities, the student will practice appropriately summarizing, paraphrasing, and synthesizing information and ideas from college-level materials while at the same extending vocabulary, sentence, and communication skills. Exit exam required. Credit earned cannot be used for graduation.

DEVELOPMENTAL MATHEMATICS

MATH 095 Beginning Algebra [5-0-0]

Prerequisite(s): ACCUPLACER (Arithmetic <73 ). Review of basic mathematical concepts and applications through the use of a variety of problem-solving techniques which includes fundamentals of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division in problems involving whole numbers, integers, fractions, decimals, ratios and proportions, percentages, geometric measurements and formulas, related algebraic equations and expressions. Emphasis is placed on analysis and solution of application problems. Non-matriculating; the credits do not count towards graduation.

MATH 099 Intermediate Algebra [5-0-0]

Prerequisite(s): ACCUPLACER (Arithmetic ≥73 ) and (Elementary Algebra 67-79) or MATH 095. Review of algebraic concepts and applications through the use of a variety of factoring techniques, graphing linear equations and inequalities, systems of equations, and an introduction of the main concepts of polynomial, rational and radical functions. Emphasis is placed on algebraic techniques in order to successfully complete Math 111 College Algebra. Non-matriculating; the credits do not count towards graduation.