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Developmental Communications
LEARNING CENTER / DEVELOPMENTAL COMMUNICATIONS DEPARTMENT

1 GRAMMAR:APPLIED TO WRITING
Prerequisite: None | Lecture: 3 hours. NDA 3 UNITS RPT1
Note: Class graded credit/no credit.
This course offers an introduction to basic grammar as it relates to writing and other communication skills. It covers part of speech, sentence structure, types of phrases and clauses, verb tenses and agreement, noun possessives and plurals, pronoun usage, comparative and superlative forms of adjectives, capitalization, and punctuation.

20 FUNDAMENTALS OF READING AND WRITING
Prerequisite: None | Lecture: 6 hours. NDA 6 UNITS RPT1
Note: Class graded credit/no credit.
An individualized course designed to assist students at varying levels of competency in improving reading, vocabulary, grammar and study skills. It is designed for any student who wishes to work independently on communication skills.

22 COMMUNICATIONS LABORATORY
Prerequisite: None | Lab: 5 hours. NDA 5 UNITS RPT2
Note: Class graded credit/no credit.
Provides students with the opportunity to improve academic skills. Recommended for students with deficiencies in specific areas such as reading, vocabulary, and language skills and study skills. Provides individualized tutoring and programmed media instruction as prescribed. May be taught in modules.

34 BASIC READING
Prerequisite: None | Lecture: 3 hours. NDA 3 UNITS
Note: Class graded credit/no credit.
A Basic Reading course designed to diagnose reading problems, improve word-attack skills, increase sight and speaking vocabularies, develop dictionary skills, and help students acquire the ability to comprehend and identify main ideas and supporting details.

36 READING II COMPREHENSION AND RELATED SKILLS
Prerequisite: None | Lecture: 6 hours. NDA 6 UNITS RPT1
Note: Class graded credit/no credit.
This course presents advanced reading comprehension skills and college-level study approaches. It’s design and focus is to help prepare average readers for mainstream college work by developing and refining basic reading skills and critical analysis abilities.

485 INTERNET RESEARCH
Prerequisite: None | Lab: 2 hours. CSU 1 UNIT RPT2
Internet Research teaches how to use search engines; basic and advanced searches with Boolean and proximity operators; how to locate materials in various content fields; how to critically evaluate these sources; and how to use and cite electronic sources.

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