Developmental Courses

Two courses from this area may count toward graduation.

DEVL0900 Developmental Mathematics: Beginning Algebra 3 s.h.
Designed for students with little or no background in algebra. A review of basic arithmetic skills and an introduction to algebra. The algebra component includes the language of algebra, signed numbers, an overview of equations and inequalities, an introduction to polynomials, and laws of exponents. Does not count for general education credit. This course and DEVL1200 are prerequisites to all freshman level MATH courses for students with Enhanced ACT Math scores below 16, SAT Math scores below 370, or COMPASS Math Placement scores below 39. Students required to enroll in this course must achieve a “C” or better.

DEVL1100 Processing Skills in Language Development 3 s.h.
An introductory course developing language processing skills by assisting students who, because of learning dysfunctions, need remediation in reading, spelling, and comprehension. Prerequisite: Permission of Chance program coordinator.

DEVL1120 Auditory Conceptual Development 3 s.h.
Analysis and practice in the integration of auditory, visual, and motor information in assisting students who require remediation in essential language process skills. Prerequisite: Permission of Chance Program coordinator.

DEVL1140 Visualizing and Verbalizing for Language Comprehension 3 s.h.
Analysis and practice of using imagery to stimulate language comprehension and expression. Prerequisite: Permission of Chance Program coordinator.

DEVL1160 Literacy Skills Application 1 s.h.
Analysis and practice in the application of auditory conceptualization and/or concept imagery skills to appropriate college materials. Prerequisites: Permission of Chance Program coordinator.

DEVL1180 Application of Academic Skills 0 s.h.
Analysis and practice in the application of academic skills, with an emphasis on attendance, communication with faculty, and goal setting. Prerequisite: Permission of Chance Program coordinator.

DEVL1200 Developmental Mathematics: Intermediate Algebra 3 s.h.
Designed for students who have completed DEVL0900, achieved a COMPASS Math Placement score between 39 - 50, or with instructor approval. Includes factoring, algebraic fractions, graphing linear equations, exponents, radicals and quadratic equations. Does not count for general education credit. Students required to enroll in this course must achieve a “C” or better.

DEVL1220 Academic Success 3 s.h.
Designed to assist students in developing their sense of control over the environment of higher education, improving their academic performance, determining their strengths and goals, and implementing strategies that will enhance their personal, academic, and career success. Students required to enroll in this course must achieve a minimum grade of “C”.

DEVL1250 Basics of English 3 s.h.
Deals with difficulties common to underprepared writers. Emphasizes control of writing mechanics and organization. This course is a prerequisite to ENGL1410 Modern Rhetoric for students with Enhanced ACT English scores below 15, SAT English scores below 400, or COMPASS English Placement scores below 70. Students must achieve at least a “C” before being permitted to take ENGL1410.

DEVL1930 Topics: Basics of English II 3 s.h.
Designed to supply additional instruction to help students improve their skills in writing correct sentences, paragraphs, short essays, basic research papers, and reading responses. Prerequisite: DEVL1250 and instructor’s consent. For Student Support Services participants only.