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Course Descriptions

 

Math 099. BEGINNING ALGEBRA (4). Prerequisites: Admission to CSU through the Bridge program (an SAT Math score below 440 or ACT Math score below 19) or appropriate score on the Mathematics Placement Exam.

A course in basic algebra skills for students who are deemed at risk in the area of Mathematics. Topics include properties of the real numbers; fundamental operations with linear expressions, solutions of linear equations and inequalities; operations on polynomial expressions, including polynomial division; graphing linear equations on the Cartesian Coordinate system; functions; factoring of quadratic and other polynomial expressions; solving quadratic equations; operations on rational and radical expressions; solving rational and radical equations. Course is required of students accepted into the Bridge Program. Class meets 4 lecture hours and a (minimum of one) 30-minute individual tutoring appointment every week. Students must pass the course with a C or better before matriculating from the Bridge Program and/or to any other Mathematics course. Students receive institutional credit only.

 

ENGL 099. FUNDAMENTALS OF WRITING AND MECHANICS (4). Prerequisite: Admission to CSU through the Bridge Program (Critical Reading SAT below 480 or English ACT below 19), or appropriate score on the English Placement Exam. For students who are deemed at risk in these areas of English, the course concentrates on development of practical writing skills, focusing on the writing process in development of essays, understanding of rhetorical strategies and conventions of grammar and usage. This course emphasizes college level composition and is intended to facilitate transition into English 111. Minimum grade of C or better before matriculating from the Bridge Program and/or to any other English course. Students receive institutional credit only.

 

GNED 107. COLLEGE READING AND STUDY SKILLS (3). Prerequisite: Required for all Bridge students. A course designed to develop the complex reading and study skills essential for successful participation in university curriculum. Focuses on content area reading and study strategies, reading and critical thinking skills. A focus on the nature of learning and the individual’s responsibility to learn. General elective credit.

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