Courses

Student Academic Success Center courses are open to matriculated students only.

SAS 010 - Writing Tutorial (WT)

This course emphasizes the writing process and addresses both academic and affective skill development. Faculty engage you in every aspect of writing, from generating ideas and formulating grammatically correct sentences to constructing coherent paragraphs and developing papers. In addition, you have the opportunity to edit and revise your writing repeatedly throughout the semester. You bring assignments from content courses to your tutorials, thus allowing us to orient instruction toward writing skills underlying the Core Curriculum. Credits count toward full-time enrollment but do not satisfy core curriculum or graduation requirements. Your course grade is computed into your cumulative grade point average. You must achieve a passing grade in WT prior to enrollment in English Composition, required by all departments for graduation.
(3 credits)

SAS 011 - Engaging with Text Writing Lab

This developmental level course is designed to support you while you are enrolled in English Composition. The course focus is on writing as a process, using engagement with and responses to text as its content, while simultaneously achieving developmental objectives. Credit counts toward full-time enrollment, but does not satisfy core curriculum or graduation requirements. Your course grade is computed into your cumulative grade point average. For matriculated students only.  (1 credit)

SAS 021 - Introductory Algebra & Problem Solving

This course provides a foundation for higher-level mathematics and science courses. The goal of this course is to develop your proficiency in using algebra to communicate mathematically and to solve applied problems. Topics include solving equations, applying formulas, graphing, and operations with equalities, polynomials, exponents, and roots. Technology is used as a problem-solving tool. Prerequisite: mathematics placement level L2. Credits count toward full-time enrollment but do not satisfy core curriculum or graduation requirements. Your course grade is computed into your cumulative grade point average.
(3 credits)

SAS 022 - Advanced Algebra and Problem Solving

The goal of this developmental course is to develop proficiency in using algebra to communicate mathematically, represent mathematical relationships, and solve applied problems. Topics include functions, exponents, solving and graphing linear and quadratic equations, rational and radical equations, inequalities, and systems of equations. Credits count toward full-time enrollment, but do not satisfy core curriculum or graduation requirements. Your course grade is computed into your cumulative grade point average. Credits count toward full-time enrollment but do not satisfy core curriculum or graduation requirements. (3 credits)

SAS 030 - OpportUNEties for Success

OpportUNEties for Success empowers you and helps you make a successful transition to the University experience by developing academic, social, and personal skills that contribute to academic success. Strategies taught include, but are not limited to, note taking, test taking, time management, reading comprehension, stress management, concentration and focus, listening skills, and learning styles. Credit applies to full-time enrollment, but does not satisfy core curriculum or graduation requirements. No prerequisites. Open to all matriculated, full-time undergraduates.
(1 credit)

SAS 040 - Chemistry Math Lab

This developmental level course is designed to support you while you are taking General Chemistry I if you might otherwise struggle with the mathematics required for chemistry. This course provides reinforcement of basic chemistry concepts and the math involved in solving chemistry applications. Credit counts toward full-time enrollment, but does not satisfy core curriculum or graduation requirements. Your course grade is computed into your cumulative grade point average. For matriculated students only. Offered in the fall semester only.
(1 credit)

SAS 041 Chemistry Math Prep

This developmental level course  is designed to support developmental mathematics students preparing to take General Chemistry I, students who did not successfully complete General Chemistry I because of difficulty with the  mathematics required for the course, or students whose majors do not require chemistry until their second year of studies.  The course provides an introduction to basic chemistry concepts and the math involved in solving chemistry applications.  Credit counts toward full time enrollment, but does not satisfy core curriculum or graduation requirements.  Course grade is computed into student's cumulative grade point average.  For matriculated students only.  Offered spring semester only.
(1 credit)

ESL 010 - English as a Second Language I 

This course is designed to act as an extension of intensive, pre-college preparatory programs. Through interdisciplinary approaches, the curriculum prepares you for using English more effectively at the college level. This course is structured in the tutorial fashion. This format enables you to experience the use of a second language in the classroom setting and to polish your individual skills through one-on-one meetings. The course work may change with each semester to accommodate varying academic needs. All instruction serves to enhance your listening skills, as well as your verbal and written expression. Credits count toward full-time enrollment but do not satisfy core curriculum or graduation requirements. Your course grade is computed into your cumulative grade point average for financial aid and visa requirements. (3 credits)

ESL 020 - English as a Second Language II

This course is designed to act as a continuation of ESL 010. It will again utilize interdisciplinary approaches to facilitate growth in your use of college level English. This course is structured in the tutorial fashion. This format enables you to experience the use of a second language in the classroom setting and to polish your individual skills through one-on-one meetings. The course work may change with each semester to accommodate varying academic needs. All instruction serves to enhance your listening skills, as well as your verbal and written expression. Credits count toward full-time enrollment but do not satisfy core curriculum or graduation requirements. Your course grade is computed into your cumulative grade point average for financial aid and visa requirements. (3 credits)

ESL 030 - ESL Directed Study

If you need further preparation after you have completed the ESL sequence, this directed study is for you. Here, your discipline-specific needs serve as the basis for study in advanced language development focusing on your primary field of study. If you wish to undertake such work, you must first obtain permission from the Office of English as a Second Language and then follow the University guidelines found in the Student Handbook for the formulation and approval of appropriate proposals. Credits count toward full-time enrollment but do not satisfy core curriculum or graduation requirements. (3 credits)