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Introduction 04 - Long Description

Figure II.A.4-1

Figure II.A.4-1 is a flow chart that shows the course progression a student may follow to advance towards college level English and beyond. After taking the Assessment of Written English Test, or AWE, located in the top of the chart, a student may be placed immediately into college level English or in one of two progression columns: English as a second language (ESL) to the left or remedial English to the right. The highest placement a student may attain after taking the AWE is English (ENGL) 1A or college level freshman composition. In the remedial English course progression, the lowest level a student may be placed is Learning Assistance (LERN) 81: Improving Writing. Alternatively, a student may enroll in LERN 81 without taking the AWE. Upon successful completion of LERN 81, a student may continue to ENGL 67: Writing Fundamentals and subsequently to ENGL 68: Preparation for College Writing before being allowed to enroll in ENGL 1A. In the ESL course progression, the lowest level a student may be placed is ESL. Alternatively, a student may enroll in ESL without taking the AWE. Upon successful completion of ESL, a student may continue to American Language (AMLA) 41W: Basic Writing and subsequently to AMLA 42W: Intermediate Writing followed by AMLA 43W: Advanced Writing before being allowed to follow the remedial English course progression, starting from ENGL 68. Alternatively, a student who successfully completed AMLA 42W may enroll in ENGL 67 and continue the remedial English course progression leading to ENGL 1A.

Figure II.A.4-2

Figure II.A.4-2 is a flow chart that shows the course progression a student may follow to advance towards college level or transfer level mathematics and beyond. The placement in mathematics works different from the Assessment of Written English Test. A student who passes the standard placement test may take progressively higher levels of placement tests to place in the appropriate course level. Students who passed the Advanced Placement (AP) exams in high school will be placed in Mathematics (MATH) 180, 181 or 280: Calculus and Analytic Geometry. The lowest level math course a student may place is Learning Assistance (LERN) 48: Basic Skills Math Review. Upon successful completion of LERN 48, a student may continue to LERN 49: Math Skills Review before progressing to math courses starting with MATH 50: Pre-Algebra. Successful completion of MATH 50 allows a student to take Elementary Algebra, which can be taken as a single-semester course through MATH 51 or two-semester course through MATH 51 A and B. A student may also take MATH 70S: Integrated Intermediate Algebra which leads to MATH 110S: Integrated statistics. Successful completion of MATH 51, either as a single or two-semester course, allows a student to take Intermediate Algebra, which can also be taken as a single-semester course through MATH 70 or two-semester course through MATH 70 A and B. A student may also take MATH 71X: Practical Intermediate Algebra which leads to MATH 100: Survey of College Mathematics, MATH 110: Elementary Statistics or MATH 120: Finite Mathematics. Students who followed MATH 71X progression cannot advance to calculus. Successful completion of MATH 71, either as a single or two-semester course, opens two new course progressions in addition to MATH 100, 110 and 120. MATH 130: College Algebra leads to MATH 140: Calculus for Business. This course progression is recommended for students who will major in Business, Social Science and other Non-Science programs. For Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) majors, students can follow the MATH 61: Plane Geometry course progression after successful completion of MATH 71. Subsequently, MATH 61 is followed by MATH 150: Trigonometry, then MATH 160: Precalculus Mathematics, then MATH 180, 181, and 280: Calculus and Analytic Geometry culminating in MATH 285: Linear Algebra and Differential Equations.