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Reading & Writing Courses

Course Offerings

Traditional and web-based sections are available.

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 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

Contact Information

Department of Developmental Education
Aquinas Hall 215
Columbus State Community College
550 East Spring Street
Columbus, Ohio 43216

Hours
Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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