Pre-College Program Curriculum

Course No. Title Credits
COM 103 Oral Communications 3
A one semester laboratory in oral communications integrated with the freshman communications program. Emphasis on principles of reasons, arrangement of ideas, establishment of personal style, discovery of material and investigation of various techniques of expression. Presentation of carefully prepared classroom assignments. Must receive a passing grade of C or better.
CSC 120 Introduction to Computers 3
This course helps the student understand how computers can be used to enhance his or her personal, academic, or professional life. A hands-on approach is used to introduce students to various software packages for word procession, spreadsheet applications, and database management. Students also learn how to conduct searched on the Internet and to communicate via electronic mail.
EDU 295 Learning to Learn 3
Designed to enhance student's skills in generating questions, reading for comprehension, scheduling core work, developing strategies for studying for examinations, writing to answer questions, and writing term papers. Skills taught in the course are expected to be applied to other academic courses.
This course is not a free elective.
ENG 100 Fundamental Writing 3
A concentrated review of fundamental writing skills, including organizations and development of ideas, grammar, mechanics, and style. This course is offered only on an S/U basis and cannot count toward the English requirement in General Education and does not count toward graduation. Successful completion of English 100 is a prerequisite to the English 101-102 sequence.
For students whose diagnostic/placement score and other data indicate a need for additional preparation to attain required entrance level for ENG 101.
ENG 101 Written Communications 3
Introductory sequence in composition, contributing to the liberal education of students, regardless of their majors. Approaches writing as a process and provides experience in writing with various aims and rhetorical strategies. ENG 101 emphasizes the expressive and expository aims. (Satisfactory completion must be with a "C" or better).
HIS 106 World Civilizations II 3
Surveys the period from the French Revolution (1789) to the present, years when many aspects of the contemporary world were shaped. Themes emphasized include economic, religious, social (gender, race, age, families, communities), ecological, political, and military history. Selected historical events in Asia, Africa, Europe, and the Americas will be considered.
HIS 107 Survey of African-American History 3
Part of the World Civilization sequence, a survey of the experience of Blacks in America from 1500 to the present. Includes material about peoples and institutions of pre-colonial Africa and the Atlantic slave trade.
MAT 100 Elementary Algebra 3
For students whose background and placement indicate a need for basic work. This course does not carry credit toward any degree at the University. Concepts to be covered include arithmetic review, linear equations and inequalities, polynomials, rational expressions and graphing. Entry-level skills for MAT 109.
MAT 105 Intermediate Algebra 3
This course is for students whose background and/or placement indicates a need for algebra. It may be taken as an elective course, but will not count towards the mathematical competency requirements. Concepts to be covered include linear equations and inequalities, polynomial and rational expressions, radicals, complex numbers, quadratics and graphing exponential and logarithmic functions. Entry-level skills for MAT 117.
MAT 109 College Mathematics I 3
Sets and simple logic. Solving linear, rational and quadratic equations, inequalities. Graphing linear equations and inequalities, quadratic equations. Exponential and logarithmic functions. Solving systems of equations. Linear programming. Prerequisite: MAT 100 or by placement.
MAT 117 Precalculus Mathematics I 3
Functions and their graphs. Polynomial and rational functions, exponential and logarithmic functions. Systems of linear and nonlinear equations. Sequences and series. Prerequisite: MAT 105 or by placement.
MAT 118 Precalculus Mathematics II 3
Trigonometric functions and their inverses. Analytic trigonometry. Applications of trigonometry. Fundamentals of analytic geometry. Complex numbers. Polar coordinates. Prerequisite: MAT 117 or by placement.
POL 201 Introduction to Political Science 3
Critical examination of the nature of politics, subject matters, basic concepts, approaches, problems, and research methods.
RDG 101 Reading Skills 3
This course emphasizes analytical thinking and reading skills that are essential for interpreting college-level material. It is designed to strengthen the ability of students to think and read analytically, to promote and stimulate conscious thinking, and to mentally organize information read in order to see the relationship between ideas and apply them effectively.
SOC 205 Introduction to Sociology 3
Introduction to the scientific study of society and social behavior. Emphasis on culture, social structure, social inequality, social institutions and social change.

SOC 205 is a prerequisite to all other courses given by the Department, unless permission of the instructor to waive the prerequisite is obtained.

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