Developmental Education

DE 21. Introduction to Information Literacy. 1 Credit.

Introduces students to the skills used to formulate a research query, emphasizing intellectual curiosity, creative thinking, and persistence in information seeking activities. Students learn and practice research as a multi-step process: identifying an information need and selecting a topic; formulating a question; locating and selecting varied and appropriate print and electronic sources; using critical reading and thinking to evaluate information; and paraphrasing and citing sources. Use of library resources is required, including contacting Reference Librarians for research assistance. This course is offered as a co-requisite to RD 80. Audit available.

DE 31. Learning Skills I. 1 Credit.

Introduces study skills required in college. Principle topics include motivation, goal setting, time management, organization of college, and study suggestions and techniques. Course may be taken alone or as part of a three-credit series (DE 31, 32, 33). Audit available.

DE 50. Vocabulary Building. 1 Credit.

Topics include determining word meaning, parts of speech, pronunciation, spelling, and writing with new vocabulary. Recommend for students in developmental and preparatory reading and writing classes. Prerequisites: Reading COMPASS score 44-65 or successful completion of ESOL 250 with a "C" or better. Audit available.