General Education (GNED)

Courses

GNED 103  Basic Mathematics  1 Credit (1,0)

The purpose of this course is to enable the student who did not take algebra in high school or who took it several years ago to succeed in an intermediate algebra course or in courses that require a very basic knowledge of the fundamentals of algebra. Topics included in the course are properties of the rational numbers to include review of operations with fractions, simple linear equations and inequalities in one variable, ratio, proportion, percent, basic operations with simple polynomials and applications to problem solving integrated throughout the course. This course cannot be used to satisfy credit for General Education requirements.

GNED 104  Basic English  1 Credit (1,0)

Emphasis in the course is placed on improving conceptual and organizational skills, grammar, spelling, capitalization, punctuation, and word choice. Students will also practice arranging ideas and supporting details in logical order, identifying topic and thesis statements, recognizing errors in pronoun usage, using verb tenses correctly, recognizing parallel structures and misplaced modifiers, and using coordination and subordination effectively. Students will also complete a variety of writing assignments. They will practice editing and revising paragraphs before submitting them for a grade, making corrections in sentence structure, content and rhetoric. The culmination of the course is applying learned skills to a final essay. This course cannot be used to satisfy credit for General Education requirements.