This course is designed specifically to meet the reading and thinking needs in a particular discipline. Learning strategies will focus on skills necessary for success in the content course, such as note-taking, graphic or visual materials, and/or laboratory preparation and application. Likewise, critical and active reading performance will focus on the needs of the discipline: understanding and evaluating scholarly research, discipline-based vocabulary, textbook management, reading flexibility, and other higher-level thinking appropriate to the discipline. This course is intended to be taken in conjunction with another course in a different discipline. Please see master schedule for offerings. May not be repeated for credit.
This course will help students strengthen their critical reading and thinking skills, improve their academic literacy, and expand their general knowledge across the disciplines, especially the Humanities. Students will read a variety of written, oral, visual, and cultural texts in order to improve their analytical, interpretive, and evaluative skills. Students will synthesize text in all its forms through a variety of thematic approaches (music, drugs, diversity, etc.) in order to develop new ideas and conclusions. They will apply these critical and evaluative skills through research, presentations, discourse, and written assignments. This course is recommended for all students.
REA 100 grade of C or better, TRS 200 with a grade of C or better, Accuplacer reading comprehension score of 81 or higher.
Students will develop competencies in basic mathematics. The emphasis will be on number theory related to whole numbers, fractions, decimals, proportions, and percents. There will be an emphasis on reduction of math anxiety, development of critical thinking skills, and practice using estimation theory and problem-solving methods. Students will use appropriate technology to reinforce their skills. Students will gain confidence in using math in everyday situations.
This course, for students who have mastered basic computations, offers preparation for further coursework in mathematics. Students will use fundamentals of mathematics to develop entry level competencies in business math, geometry, rational numbers, and algebra. They will use appropriate technology to reinforce their skills and gain confidence in using math in everyday life.
Prerequisites: Accuplacer placement, or TRS 092 with a grade of C or better.
The purpose of this course is to support student success in ENG 101 (College Composition) through collaborative, integrated reading and writing experiences. This co-requisite course will address the development, drafting, and revision of academic essays, as well as the language, mechanics, grammar, and usage skills necessary for effective written communication. TRS 099 provides opportunities for reflective practice and emphasizes the application of academic reading/writing skills necessary to develop and revise ENG 101 assignments.
Prerequisite: Accuplacer Next Generation Writing Score of 275 or lower with a Next Generation Reading Score of 250-262; OR Accuplacer Next Generation Writing Score of 262 or lower and a Next Generation Reading Score of 263 or higher; OR a Next Generation Reading score of 237-249 with a High School GPA of 87% or higher (3.0 on a 4-point scale or 3.4 on a 5-point scale); OR completion of TRS 100 Accelerated with a grade of B or higher.
Integrated Reading and Writing I is a four-hour foundational course with a two-hour required lab component. This course is designed to help students admitted through the Transitional Studies Department progress in their academic reading, writing, and learning skills. Students will develop effective reading strategies, increase reading fluency, expand vocabulary, improve Standard English writing skills, and produce unified, coherent text. Students will read, write, and reflect upon contextualized materials related to local, global, social, career, and other relevant topics.
This course is designed to prepare students for success in ENG 101. This course will cover the aspects of development, revision, and writing of academic essays, as well as language mechanics, grammar, and usage skills necessary for effective written communication. Emphasis is on the application of these skills in frequent writing assignments and revisions of academic essays.
Pre-requisite(s): Accuplacer reading score of 71 - 80.9 and sentence skills score of 94.9 or lower; or reading score of 81 or above and sentence skills score of 64.9 or lower. Co-requisite: Co-enrollment in any REA 100 for students with Accuplacer reading comprehension scores between 71 - 80.9
TRS 200 is a course that continuously integrates reading and writing. Students will become better readers through writing and better writers through reading. This recursive process will be applied to a variety of texts, including academic essays and multi-modal forms. The reading, writing, and thinking skills developed in TRS 200 will be relevant to other college coursework.
Prerequisite: TRS 100 with a C or better or Accuplacer reading score of 58-70.9.
COS 101 provides essential information about the College in a concise one-credit course. Topics include campus resources and activities, First Year Experience events, MCC technology, goal setting, time management, and college policies. Students will leave this course more informed and prepared for their college experience. A student who has earned a passing grade for COS 101 cannot later earn credit for COS 133. .
COS 133 will enable students to transition successfully into the college environment by incorporating strategies designed to build skills and promote habits of mind that will sustain them throughout their lives and careers. Students will learn how to set goals, manage time, solve academic problems, learn and study in college, use MCC technology, and participate in First Year Experience events. By becoming informed and vested members of the College community, students will be able to self-advocate, access resources, establish relationships, critically think, and ultimately develop a strong work ethic for personal and academic success. Students will leave this course with the ability to make informed choices and with a clearer sense of their purpose, meaning, and direction. A student who has earned a passing grade for COS 133 cannot later earn credit for COS 101.