Developmental Studies Courses

Developmental Studies offers the following courses to students:

ENG 106 - 106N BASIC READING AND WRITING
Studies grammar, simple sentence structure, and reading improvement skills; develops abilities in critical thinking. Pre-requisite: adequate score on Course Placement Evaluation; Co-requisites: Personal Development courses per direction of advisor. (4, 4T+0S)

ENG 108 - 108N BASIC ENGLISH I
Developmental course for those unprepared for ENG 109N and/or ENG 111, and for those whose program requires it. Stress is on basic communications skills with instruction and guided practice in grammar, punctuation, and usage concentrating on paragraphs and the short essay, as well as in critical reading. Pre-requisites: ENG 106N, or adequate score on Course Placement Evaluation. (3, 3T+0S)

RDG 108 - 108N READING IMPROVEMENT
Introduces you to reading required for vocational programs and the workplace. Comprehension and critical thinking are stressed. Prerequisite: ENG 106N or adequate score on Course Placement Evaluation. (3,3T+0S)

PD 108 - 108N BASIC COMPUTATIONAL SKILLS
Focus on mathematics for those who have serious deficiencies in basic skills, for those students with unique needs, and for students who may have some degree of anxiety about learning math. Presents math in a simple, logical, and applied way. Co-requisite: PD 108L. (3, 3T+0S)

108L - BASIC COMPUTATIONAL SKILLS LAB
Reinforcement of skills learned in PD 108N, with hands-on learning and application. Emphasis is on multi-sensory methods through computer and manipulatives. Co-requisite: PD 108N. (1, 0T+1L)

PD 120 - 120 BECOMING A MASTER STUDENT
Through concentrating on study skills, learning styles, goal setting, and developing critical thinking and writing skills you will be given an opportunity to develop strategies which you can adopt and modify for lifelong learning and academic, personal, and professional success. (3, 3T+0S) Our department has a full-time instructor, Pamela Lapcevic and can be reached at plapcevic@nnmc.edu or at (505)747-2219.

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