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COL 060 Written Communication 1 (3 Credits Hours)
This course is designed to strengthen basic writing skills, including those of grammar mechanics, punctuation and spelling. The writing of effective sentences, paragraphs, short themes and journals is also stressed. (Required for students whoe SAT verbal (critical reading) score is below 450 or ACT verbal score is below 17.) Credit hours do not count toward graduation.
COL 065 Reading Dynamics (2 Credits Hours)
This course stresses various reading strategies that will prepare the student to read and comprehend college-level texts successfully. Attention is given to vocabulary building, study techniques, reading speed and comprehension. (Required for students whose scores on the Nelson-Denney Reading Test fall below the satisfactory level.) Credit hours do not count toward graduation.
COL 070 Basic Mathematics (3 Credits Hours)
A review of the basic functions of arithmetic, numeration systems, fractions, problem solving, elementary statistics and introduction to algebra. (Required for all students whose SAT math score is below 450 or ACT math score is below 17). Credit hours do not count toward graduation.
COL 085 Methods of Learning (2 Credits Hours)
This course is designed to strengthen disciplines necessary to be successful at the collegiate level, including basic study skills, test taking, time management, note taking and reading college-level materials. Emphasis is placed on motivational techniques and critical thinking. (Required for all students who are admitted on probation.) Credit hours do not count toward graduation.

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