Summer Bridge 2013
This basic course in the key skills is necessary for the successful study and comprehension of academic textbooks. Skills highlighted are: building vocabulary through context clues, finding main ideas, determining significant details and relation ships of ideas, outlining, understanding graphic material and interpreting figurative language. Weekly timed readings encourage increased proficiency. Credit not applicable to degree requirements. Credit/no credit.
This course offers practice in writing short essays and prepares students for success in EN 101 while offering elective credit toward a degree. Emphasis is on paragraph and essay organization and on identifying ideas which support the writer's central purpose.
Introductory algebra. Real numbers and their basic properties, polynomials, factoring, rational expressions, simple radical expressions, square roots and cube roots, lines and linear equations, inequalities, systems of linear equations, and applications of equations (word problems). Credits not applicable toward the general education requirement in mathematics for any degree.
Introduction to major forms of communication. Activities for students to learn effective communication skills for two-person, small groups and public speech. Examination and application of basic principles of message development for personal and public speech.