The office of academic services provides courses in English composition (see English 100 and 102), mathematics (ASC 004 and 005), and college-level learning strategies (ASC 111 and 112). Class sizes and schedules are designed to give opportunity for individual instruction and personal conferences with instructors. All courses include an emphasis on appropriate study methods.
ASC- 004: Mathematics for the Liberal Arts Student (3). F and S, no credit. This course is taught with a particular emphasis on the development of mathematical thinking and problem solving. Topics include properties of real numbers, linear equations and inequalities, polynomials and exponents, and quadratic equations. The course is designed to bring students to the level of competence needed for ASC 005, Mathematics 100, Mathematics 143, Mathematics 221, Economics 151, Astronomy 110, Biology 111, Chemistry 103, Chemistry 115, Physical Science 110, and other core courses. A final grade of C or higher is required for successful completion of the course.
ASC-005: Intermediate Algebra for the Business and Science Student (3). F and S, no credit. This course presents materials with an emphasis on the development of problem-solving skills and mathematical reasoning. Topics include graphing, linear equations, exponents and polynomials, quadratic and logarithmic functions, and right angle trigonometry. The course is intended as preparation for Economics 200; Mathematics 110, 132, 201; or for students in mathematics-oriented majors who require additional instruction in mathematics. A final grade of C or higher is required for successful completion of the course.
ASC-111: Academic Transitions (1). F and S. This course introduces students to select strategies, theories, and approaches to learning. Students will apply these concepts and will understand the effects of motivation and behavior on learning. Course content is applicable across all academic disciplines. Open to first and second year students; others by permission of the office of academic services.
ASC-112: Strategies for Academic Success (3). F. This course introduces students to theories of learning and motivation. Students will apply these theories to a paired course and to their broader academic studies. This course is relevant for students across all academic disciplines. Open to first year students; others by permission of the office of academic services (OAS). Concurrent registration in a selected paired course is required. Scheduling must be arranged through the office of academic services.
ENGL-100: Enhanced Written Rhetoric I (English department course, dual-listed with academic services).
ENGL-102: Enhanced Written Rhetoric II (English department course, dual-listed with academic services).