2014-2015 Catalog

BAS - BASIC SKILLS

BAS 0510 READING SKILLS

This course covers the fundamentals of good reading skills and the application of these skills to assist students in becoming more efficient readers.

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BAS 0620 WRITING SKILLS

This course provides individualized instruction to help students improve their college level writing skills. This is a preparatory course for Basic English or is a complement to other writing courses.

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BAS 0630 GRAMMAR SKILLS

This course covers parts of speech, sentence structure, grammati- cal correctness, punctuation and capitalization.

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BAS 0640 SPELLING SKILLS

Students improve their spelling skills using a phonetics or rules approach.

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BAS 0730 TECHNICAL MATH

This introductory course in mathematics is intended for students who wish to prepare for further study in the field of nursing. Possible topics include arithmetic computations, ratios and proportions, systems of measurement, algebra, geometry, and trigonometry. Textbook examples and problems are related to the field of study, with emphasis on practical application.

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BAS 0910 NON-NATIVE READING

This course is designed to facilitate textbook reading skills for non-native and international students.

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BAS 0950 NON-NATIVE VOCABULARY

This course is designed to assist non-native and international students in the development or improvement if their English vocabulary skills. The focus of this class is vocabulary for academic reading.

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BAS 0960 NON-NATIVE LISTENING

This course is designed for students who do not feel confident about their English listening skills and is required for students testing at levels 4 through 7 on the BEST + Test. Assignments prepare the student for the level of listening required for college level courses and personal communication.

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BAS 0970 ESL LIFE SKILLS

This course focuses on survival in an English language environment. Students will participate in activities that increase their skills in speaking, listening, reading, and writing English with an emphasis on oral communication. Subject areas will include, but are not limited to, health/fitness, work/employment, money/banking, travel/directions, shopping/entertainment, food/clothing, and education/recreation.

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