Basic Skills Courses
INTRODUCTION TO WRITING: 3.0 Credits
A writing-intensive workshop that stresses the development of thinking and writing abilities through frequent writing assignments. Emphasis is on the writing process--prewriting, drafting, revising, using peer review and teacher critique, editing and proofreading. Evaluation is partly based on a portfolio of revised writing. While this course may be taken as an elective, it is required for those students whose score on the MSU placement test indicates the need for intensive writing instruction before taking ENWR105. This course does not satisfy the Communication Requirement in Writing. Please note: ENWR100 Introduction to Writing replaces ENGL100 Basic Composition.
MATH-071-BASIC SKILL MATH-PRECOLLEGE ALGEBRA:: 3.0 Credits
Prerequisites: Score of 70 or less on the Accuplacer Placement Test. Review of elementary algebra, including fundamental algebraic processes, linear and quadratic equations, graphing, word problems, and applications. This course is offered as Pass/NC only. Lecture and individual and small group tutoring in Mathematics Laboratory. 3 semester hours. Credit not useable for graduation. 1 hour lecture, 2.5 hours lab.
MATH-061-BASIC SKILLS MATH LAB: ALGEBRA:: 3.0 Credits
Prerequisites: Juniors and seniors should contact the Center for Academic Development and Assessment. Review of elementary algebra, including fundamental algebraic processes, linear and quadratic equations, graphing, word problems and applications. Credit not usable toward graduation. Small group tutoring in mathematics laboratory. This course is offered as Pass/No Credit only. Meets Basic Skills Requirement. 3 hours lab.
PRECOLLEGE READING: 3.00 Credits
PreCollege Reading. For incoming freshmen, this course focuses on acquiring academic literacy skills and practices. This course teaches analytical and critical reading, research skills, lecture and notetaking, discussion techniques, analytical writing, presentation, and peer feedback and critique. Students will become familiar with a range of text types and participate in inquiry learning using multimedia resources. Credit not usable toward graduation. This course is offered as Pass/No Credit only. 3 hours lecture.