Developmental Courses

COURSES

Courses in the Developmental Studies Department are as follows:

Developmental Reading and English (DRE)

DRE 096  Integrated Reading and Writing I

Prerequisites: None or placement
Corequisites: None

Description TBA.

DRE 097 Integrated Reading and Writing II

Prerequisites: DRE 096 or placement
Corequisites: None

Description TBA.

DRE 098 Integrated Reading and Writing III

Prerequisites: DRE 097 or placement
Corequisites: None

Description TBA.

DRE 099 Integrated Reading and Writing III

Prerequisites: DRE 097 or placement
Corequisites: English 111

Description TBA.

 

 

Mathematics (DMA)

DMA 010 Operations with Integers

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None

This course provides a conceptual study of integers and integer operations. Topics include integers, absolute value, exponents, square roots, perimeter and area of basic geometric figures, Pythagorean theorem, and use of the correct order of operations. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of pertinent concepts and principles and apply this knowledge in the evaluation of expressions.

DMA 020 Fractions and Decimals

Prerequisites: DMA 010
Corequisites: None

This course provides a conceptual study of the relationship between fractions and decimals and covers related problems. Topics include application of operations and solving contextual application problems, including determining the circumference and area of circles with the concept of pi. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the connections between fractions and decimals.

DMA 030 Proportion/Ratio/Rate/Percent

Prerequisites: DMA 010 and DMA 020
Corequisites: None

This course provides a conceptual study of the problems that are represented by rates, ratios, percent, and proportions. Topics include rates, ratios, percent, proportion, conversion of English and metric units, and applications of the geometry of similar triangles. Upon completion, students should be able to use their understanding to solve conceptual application problems.

DMA 040 Express/Lin Equate/Inequal

Prerequisites: DMA 010, DMA 020, and DMA 030
Corequisites: None

This course provides a conceptual study of problems involving linear expressions, equations, and inequalities. Emphasis is placed on solving contextual application problems. Upon completion, students should be able to distinguish between simplifying expressions and solving equations and apply this knowledge to problems involving linear expressions, equations, and inequalities.

DMA 050 Graphs/Equations of Lines

Prerequisites: DMA 010, DMA 020, DMA 030, and DMA 040
Corequisites: None

This course provides a conceptual study of problems involving graphic and algebraic representations of lines. Topics include slope, equations of lines, interpretation of basic graphs, and linear modeling. Upon completion, students should be able to solve contextual application problems and represent real-world situations as linear equations in two variables.

DMA 060 Polynomial/Quadratic Appl

Prerequisites: DMA 010, DMA 020, DMA 030, DMA 040, and DMA 050
Corequisites: None

This course provides a conceptual study of problems involving graphic and algebraic representations of quadratics. Topics include basic polynomial operations, factoring polynomials, and solving polynomial equations by means of factoring. Upon completion, students should be able to find algebraic solutions to contextual problems with quadratic applications.

DMA 070 Rational Express/Equation

Prerequisites: DMA 010, DMA 020, DMA 030, DMA 040, DMA 050, and DMA 060
Corequisites: None

This course provides a conceptual study of problems involving graphic and algebraic representations of rational equations. Topics include simplifying and performing operations with rational expressions and equations, understanding the domain, and determining the reasonableness of an answer. Upon completion, students should be able to find algebraic solutions to contextual problems with rational applications.

DMA 080 Radical Express/Equation

Prerequisites: DMA 010, DMA 020, DMA 030, DMA 040, DMA 050, DMA 060, and DMA 070
Corequisites: None

This course provides a conceptual study of the manipulation of radicals and the application of radical equations to real-world problems. Topics include simplifying and performing operations with radical expressions and rational exponents, solving equations, and determining the reasonableness of an answer. Upon completion, students should be able to find algebraic solutions to contextual problems with radical applications.

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