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Developmental Education (DEV)

These are 2013-2014 course descriptions.

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Learning Skills Centers – Developmental Education Learning Skills Centers offer tutorial assistance from professional tutors in the Developmental Education Department on the Columbus Campus. Tutoring is provided for developmental mathematics and for reading and writing courses. Also, the Learning Skills Centers house computers for student use.

Learners are encouraged to visit the centers to enhance their academic studies. Both centers are located in Aquinas Hall: Mathematics in Room 213 and Reading/Writing in Room 214. For more information, call (614) 287-5193.

DEV 0105 Basic Mathematics (A, SP, SU)

2 credits
This term class will introduce students to whole numbers, fractions, and decimals; study skill activities will build student skills in math study techniques, overcoming math anxiety, time management, calculator usage, and other topics to assist students overcome barriers to success in math. The course will also include managed small- group study time and practice designed to improve understanding of math and communication skills. A scientific calculator is required for the last chapter of the course and the final exam. Not open to students with credit for DEV 0115 or higher. Lecture: 2 hours
Prerequisite: By placement exam      Lab fee: $4.00

DEV 0115 Pre-Algebra (A, SP, SU)

4 credits
This course will include integers, expressions, linear equations, percents, proportions, geometry, application problems, rational expressions, and graphing basic linear equations. A scientific calculator is required. Concurrent enrollment in DEV 0116 strongly suggested for students unfamiliar with algebra. Not open to students with credit for MATH
1020 or higher. Lecture: 4 hours
Prerequisites: By placement exam or DEV 0105; minimum grade of“C” Lab fee: $9.00

DEV 0116 Master Math Pre-Algebra (A, SP, SU)

1 credit
This student success class will include discipline-based study skill work addressing math study, overcoming math anxiety, time management, calculator usage and other topics to assist students overcome barriers to success in math. The course will also include managed small-group study time and practice designed to improve understanding of math and communication skills. A scientific calculator is required. Concurrent
enrollment in DEV 0115 is required. Lecture: 1 hour
Corequisite: DEV 0115       Lab fee: $3.00

DEV 0135 Vocabulary Development (A, SP, SU)

2 credits
This course is designed to improve vocabulary and related spelling skills through memorization, word analysis, and the application of rules. Lecture: 2 hours Lab fee: $3.00

DEV 0140 Intermediate Reading (A, SP, SU)

3 credits
This course focuses on developing students’ basic reading skills. Elements explored include vocabulary in context, implied and stated main ideas, supporting details, patterns of organization, inferences, and argument. Students will practice strategies for improving reading rate and comprehension. Critical reading skills will be introduced through reading and responding to essays, writing journals, and completing workbook activities. Not open to students with credit for DEV 0145.
Lecture: 3 hours
Prerequisite: By placement exam       Lab fee: $5.00

DEV 0145 Advanced Reading (A, SP, SU)

3 credits
This course focuses on refining students’ critical reading skills. The curriculum includes the study of vocabulary in context, implied and stated main ideas, supporting details, patterns of organization, facts and opinions, fallacies, inferences, purpose and tone, and argument. Students will complete projects, read and respond to various essays, compose journals, and complete workbook activities.
Lecture: 3 hours
Prerequisite: By placement exam or DEV 0140; minimum grade of “C” Lab fee: $5.00

DEV 0151 Basic Grammar (A, SP, SU)

1 credit
This course covers the identification of basic parts of speech, the identification and correction of verb errors (tense, form, and agreement), the identification and correction of sentence structure errors (fragments, run-ons, and comma splices), and the correct structure and punctuation of compound and complex sentences.
Lecture: 1 hour       Lab fee: $3.00

DEV 0152 Basic Punctuation (A, SP, SU)

1 credit
This course covers punctuation skills, including the correct use of commas, semicolons, quotation marks, apostrophes, end marks, and the conventions of capitalization.
Lecture: 1 hour        Lab fee: $3.00

DEV 0155 Basic Composition (A, SP, SU)

4 credits
This course focuses on the processes and principles of writing clear, coherent, and well-developed paragraphs and short essays. Additional topics include the conventions of grammar, usage, and mechanics, as well as the comprehension, summary, and analysis of various types of texts. Not open to students with credit for ENGL 0190 or higher.
Lecture: 3 hours – Lab: 2 hours
Prerequisite: By placement exam       Lab fee: $7.00

DEV 0194 SPT: Dev Math (On Demand)

1-3 credits
This course offers special topics in Math at the pre-college level to meet special needs.
Lecture: 1 hour        Lab fee: Varies

DEV 0195 SPT: Dev English (On Demand)

1-3 credits
This course offers special topics in English at the pre-college level to meet special needs.
Lecture: 1 hour      Lab fee: Varies