Credit Courses

2015-2016 Catalog (Courses updated for 2016-2017)

Developmental Studies



DS E099 Academic Skills Development

This course helps students to develop the skills of an independent, college ready student. It prepares students to succeed in academic coursework and college life through studying of academic terminology and policies, learning personal responsibility, responding to academic reading and writing, and developing critical thinking skills, among other topics. The course will help students to develop a college success portfolio that demonstrates research and developmental of educational goals and reflects on students' academic transformation. This course must be taken within the first 15 credit hours. This course does not satisfy graduation requirements.

  • Credits: 3

ENG* E003 Foundations of Reading

Provides students with essential reading skills such as decoding skills, phonetic and structural analysis skills, vocabulary development and reading comprehension in order to provide students with a basic reading foundation.

This course will not satisfy graduation requirements.

Prerequisite: Placement test score
  • Credits: 3

ENG* E013 Writing Foundations of English

A practical application of grammar by intensive practice in writing short passages to achieve competence in writing grammatically sound sentences and paragraphs. This course also is an introduction to the writing process by practical application of pre-writing, drafting, and revising techniques to writing short passages.

This course will not satisfy graduation requirements. ENG* E003 or ENG* E092 may be taken concurrently.

Prerequisite: Placement test score
  • Credits: 3

ENG* E043 Writing: Paragraph to Essay

A comprehensive study of the paragraph as a unit of composition, emphasizing organization of ideas, specific methods of development, and elements of style. The subject matter will include the grammar and syntax of sentence patterns, punctuation, and the mechanics of formal college writing. Frequent writing assignments both in and out of class will be conducted in a workshop manner.

This course will not satisfy graduation requirements.

Prerequisite: Placement test score or "C" in ENG* E013. Prerequisite or parallel: DS E099
  • Credits: 3

ENG* E073 Academic Reading

Provides students with advanced work in reading skills (literal meaning, inference, critical thinking, and interpretation and evaluation) along with vocabulary development (dictionary and library skills) in preparation for general college studies. Prepares students for college-level reading in a variety of subjects.

This course will not satisfy graduation requirements. ENG* E013, ENG* E043 or ENG* E101 may be taken concurrently.

Prerequisite: Placement test score or "C" in ENG* E003. Prerequisite or parallel: DS E099
  • Credits: 3

ENG* E092 Introduction to College Reading

This course prepares students for the reading demands in ENG*101 and other college-level courses by integrating reading and critical thinking. Students will focus on understanding, reporting on, reacting to, and analyzing the ideas of others. Texts will serve as models and sources for students to refine their reading skills. Students will learn and practice specific college-level skills through critical reading, class discussions, lectures, group presentations, or workshops. This course does not satisfy an English requirement or an elective in any degree program, nor do its credits count toward graduation. ENG* E094 must be taken concurrently if student places into ENG* E092 and ENG* E094.

Prerequisite: Placement test score or successful completion of transitional program in reading
Prerequisite Or Parallel: DS E099 or FS E100
  • Credits: 3

ENG* E092I Introduction to College Reading INTENSIVE

This course prepares students for the reading demands in ENG*101 and other college-level courses by integrating reading and critical thinking. Students will focus on understanding, reporting on, reacting to, and analyzing the ideas of others. Texts will serve as models and sources for students to refine their reading skills. Students will learn and practice specific college-level skills through critical reading, class discussions, lectures, group presentations, or workshops. This course does not satisfy an English requirement or an elective in any degree program, nor do its credits count toward graduation. ENG* E094 or ENG* E094i must be taken concurrently if student places into ENG* E092i and ENG* E094 or ENG* E094i.

Prerequisite: Placement test score
  • Credits: 6

ENG* E093 Introduction to College Reading and Writing

This course will provide students with advanced work in reading skills (literal meaning, inference, critical thinking, interpretation and evaluation) and writing skills (organization of ideas, specific methods of development, elements of style, and writing process) in preparation for college level reading and writing in a variety of subjects. The course focuses on reading and writing as processes and explores the natural link between careful reading and good writing. The course will prepare students for college level reading and writing in a variety of subjects. Students who pass this class with a grade of ?C? or better satisfy any requirement for ENG 043 and ENG 073. This course will not satisfy graduation requirements.

Prequisite or Parallel: Placement into course by Accuplacer scores of 78-87 on sentence skills and 83-93 on Reading Comprehension and DS 099.Parallel: DS 099
  • Credits: 3

ENG* E094I Introduction to College Writing INTENSIVE

This course prepares students for the writing demands in ENG* E101 and other college-level courses by integrating writing and critical thinking. Student writing will focus on understanding, reporting on, reacting to, and analyzing the ideas of others. Texts will serve as models and sources for students to refine their skills in exposition, interpretation, and argumentation. Students will learn and practice specific college-level skills through writing, class discussions, lectures, group presentations, or workshops. This course does not satisfy an English requirement or an elective in any degree program, nor do its credits count toward graduation. ENG* E092 or ENG* E092i must be taken concurrently if student places into ENG* E094i and ENG* E092 or ENG* E092i.

Prerequisite: Placement test score
  • Credits: 6

FS 100 Freshman Seminar

Freshman Seminar introduces students to diverse academic content, emphasizing the acquisition and application of learning strategies in preparation for rigorous college study. The content is designed to prepare students to develop their own individual, academic and career success through self-evaluation, inquiry, application of specific strategies, discussions, and classroom exercises and assignments. These activities help students acquire and apply specific study strategies, stimulate critical thinking skills, practice oral and written expression, establish goals, practice effective self and time management, become contributing members of the HCC community, encourage meaningful relationships with professors and classmates, and choose behaviors leading to a successful academic experience. This course must be taken within the first 12 credit hours.

Parallels: All students placing into ENG* E092 and/or ENG* E094 must take FS 100 concurrently.
  • Credits: 3

MAT* E075 Prealgebra

A review of basic arithmetic skills including whole numbers, fractions, decimals, and percents. Practical applications will be emphasized. Also included is an introduction to algebra and algebraic notation.

This course will not satisfy graduation requirements.

Prerequisite: Placement test score
  • Credits: 3

MAT* E075S Prealgebra (Spanish)

MAT* E075 Taught in Spanish

Prerequisite: MAT* E075 taught in Spanish
  • Credits: 3

MAT* E092 StatwayTM I (Part 1 of a 2-Part, Full-Year Course, offered only in Fall semester)

StatwayTM Sequence- The StatwayTM sequence is a unique, one-year course recommended for students enrolled in degree programs that require no mathematics beyond freshman-level statistics. Students will use mathematical and statistical tools to explore real life data in a participatory learning environment. StatwayTM I is offered in the Fall and StatwayTM II in the Spring. Both courses must be taken in the same academic year to receive credit for college level statistics. StatwayTM I is the first course in the two-semester StatwayTM course sequence. StatwayTM I topics include an introduction to data analysis, statistical studies, sampling, experimental design, descriptive statistics techniques, scatterplots, correlation and regression, modeling data with functions, linear and exponential functions, and probability. This course requires the use of statistical technology.

Prerequisite: B or better in MAT*075 or qualifying score on placement testParallel:ENG*073 or qualifying score on placement test or permission of the Chair of Math/Science Department
  • Credits: 4

MAT* E095 Elementary Algebra Foundations

This course includes a study of the basic properties and theorems of rational numbers; expressions and equations with polynomials, rational and radical expressions, and integer exponents; linear equations in one and two variables; systems of linear equations in two variables; functions; and applications in geometry and algebra. This course will not satisfy graduation requirements.

Prerequisite: Placement score or successful completion of transitional program in Mathematics.
  • Credits: 3

MAT* E095I Elementary Algebra Foundations INTENSIVE

This course includes a study of the basic properties and theorems of rational numbers; expressions and equations with polynomials, rational and radical expressions, and integer exponents; linear equations in one and two variables; systems of linear equations in two variables; functions; and applications in geometry and algebra. This course will not satisfy graduation requirements.

Prerequisite: Placement test score
  • Credits: 6

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