Basic Skills Courses

The Learning Center offers basic skills classes in English, math, and reading.  Below is a brief description of each course.  For more detailed information, i.e. syllabus, assignments, etc., click on the course title.

Pre-College English (English 0123):  Pre-College English is a study of composition, grammar and usage. (There is a heavy emphasis on grammar and the mechanics of standard written English.)  This course is required of students who lack high school credits in English and those who do not pass entrance examination; it does not fulfill general education requirements in grammar and composition.)

Developmental Reading (Reading 0123):  Developmental reading improves students’ comprehension and retention of written material.  This course incorporates critical reading, vocabulary building skills, and note-taking skills.  This course is required of students who do not pass entrance examination; this course is a prerequisite to history classes.

Intermediate Algebra (Math 0123):  Intermediate algebra is a course for students who need to review algebra skills. Topics include real number operations, linear equations and inequalities, polynomial operations, rational expressions, and radical expressions. This course or MATH 0114 is required for students with low ACT and/or CPT scores in math.

Elementary Algebra (Math 0114):  Elementary algebra is a course for students with little or no previous algebra background. Topics include arithmetic review, real number operations, linear equations and inequalities, polynomial operations, rational expressions, and square roots. This course or MATH 0123 is required for students with low ACT and/or CPT scores in math.

Concepts in Science (Science 0124):  Concepts in science is a course for students who need to review secondary level concepts in Physics, Chemistry, and the Biological Sciences; with laboratory. This course is required for students with low ACT and/or CPT scores in science.  For further information, please contact the SOSU Science Department.