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 skills. Topics include properties of real numbers, linear equations and inequalities, polynomials and exponents, and quadratic equations. The course is designed to reacquaint students with the algebra skills necessary for success in future CORE courses. Mandatory enrollment in this course is determined by the results of the Math Placement Test given by Student Academic Services. 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 that emphasize the development of problem-solving skills and mathematical reasoning. Topics include graphing of linear and quadratic equations, exponents and polynomials, quadratic and logarithmic functions, and ratios and proportions. The course is designed to prepare students for courses that require some higher mathematical skills, as in some business or science classes. Mandatory enrollment in this course is determined by the results of the Math Placement Test given by Student Academic Services. 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 college 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. 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).