Course Descriptions

DEVM Courses

DEVM F051 Math Skills Review 1 Credit Offered As Demand Warrants

Develops and reviews basic mathematical terminology, theory and operations as outlined by the Alaska State Mathematics Standards. Mathematics topics focus on reviewing the six basic "strands" of mathematical content: numeration, measurement, estimation and computation, function and relationship, geometry, and statistics and probability. Approaches to problem solving will emphasize the process of mathematical thinking, communication and reasoning. It is an appropriate course for those preparing for the High School Qualifying Exam in Alaska or those needing a review of basic math skills in preparation for a math placement test at UAF. May be repeated for a total of three credits.

DEVM F053 SAT/ACT Math Prep and Review 1 Credit Offered As Demand Warrants

This course will review basic concepts and practice math test taking skills to help prepare for the ACT and SAT tests

DEVM F054 Prealgebra 3 Credits

Basic concepts of prealgebra mathematics. Topics include operations and applications of whole numbers, integers, fractions, decimals, ratios and proportions, percents, geometry and measures, evaluation of algebraic expressions and applications.
Prerequisites: Appropriate placement scores.

DEVM F055 Elementary Algebra 3 Credits

Topics include evaluation and simplifying algebraic expressions, polynomials, factoring, integer exponents, rational expressions, solutions of linear equations and inequalities, quadratic equations and graphs of lines. Special fees apply. PR# Prerequisites: DEVM F054; ABUS F155; or appropriate placement scores. Prerequisite courses and/or placement exams must be taken within one calendar year prior to commencement of the course.

DEVM F056 Math Fast Track: Prealgebra/Elementary Algebra Review 1 Credit

A 20-hour intensive review of math concepts offered prior to each semester. Covers prealgebra and elementary algebra topics to prepare qualified students to potentially improve their math course placement. Students should have a history of being successful in equivalent levels of math, although they may not recall enough information to place well on the placement test. Students who are successful in this class have the possibility of advancing through one or two semesters of development math. Prerequisites: Placement into DEVM F054 or DEVM F055. Offered 3 times per year: WINTERmester, MAYmester.

DEVM F061 Review of Elementary Algebra 1 Credit Offered as Demand Warrants

Designed to assist students in reviewing material covered by DEVM F055. Individuals who have not previously taken an elementary algebra course are recommended to enroll in DEVM F055. Available via eLearning & Distance Education only.

DEVM F062 Alternative Approaches 3 Credits Offered as Demand Warrants

Algebraic topics. Includes operations with polynomial expressions, first- and second-degree equations, graphing, integral and relational exponents, and radicals using alternative teaching styles. Prerequisites: Grade of C- or better in DEVM F054; or ABUS F155; or appropriate placement test scores. Prerequisite courses and/or placement exams must be taken within one calendar year prior to commencement of the course.

DEVM F065 Mathematics Skills 1-3 Credits

Designed to assist students in reviewing and reinforcing course concepts covered by DEVM F054, DEVM F055, DEVM F062, DEVM F105 and DEVM F105N. Consists of instruction which may include lab instruction, individual student work or group work. May be repeated. Recommended for students who need more time and help to master the material in developmental math courses.

DEVM F066 Advanced Math Fast Track: Elementary/Intermediate Algebra Review 1 Credit

A 20-hour intensive review of math concepts offered prior to each semester. Covers elementary and intermediate algebra topics to prepare qualified students to potentially improve their math course placement. Students should have a history of being successful in equivalent levels of math, although they may not recall enough information to place well on the placement test. Students who are successful in this class have the possibility of advancing through one or two semesters of development math. Prerequisites: Placement into DEVM F055 or DEVM F105 or DEVM F105N. Offered 2 times per year: WINTERmester, MAYmester.

DEVM F068 Math Essentials 4 Credits Offered as Demand Warrants

Teaches the concepts of basic arithmetic and introductory algebra. Includes operations and properties on real numbers; ration; proportion; percent; scientific notation; variation; topics from consumer mathematics; evaluation of literal expressions; solution and graphs of linear equations and inequalities; radicals and exponents; polynomials; factoring and special products; fundamental operations with algebraic fractions; solution of quadratic equations; and elementary systems of equations. Geometric formulae are presented on a case-to-case basis as needed. Student success strategies and college readiness skills are emphasized. Prerequisites: Appropriate placement scores required.

DEVM F071 Review of Intermediate Algebra 1 Credit

Course reviews material covered by DEVM F105. Individuals who have not taken an intermediate algebra course on the high-school level are recommended to enroll in DEVM F105. Available via eLearning & Distance Education only.

DEVM F105 Intermediate Algebra 3 Credits

Topics include expressions, equations and applications involving linear, quadratic, rational and radical functions; graphs of linear and quadratic functions; functions and their inverses; introduction to exponential and logarithmic functions; and systems of linear equations. To matriculate to MATH F151X from DEVM F105 a grade of B or higher is required. Prerequisites: Grade of C- or better in DEVM F055; or DEVM F062; or appropriate placement test scores. Prerequisite courses and/or placement exams must be taken within one calendar year prior to commencement of the course.

DEVM F105N Intensive Intermediate Algebra 4 Credits

Includes exponents, radicals, graphing, systems of equations, quadratic equations and inequalities, logarithms and exponentials and complex numbers using alternative teaching styles. Prerequisites: DEVM F055; or DEVM F055F; or DEVM F062; or DEVM F105; or DEVM F105J; or appropriate placement scores. Prerequisite courses and/or placement exams must be taken within one academic year prior to commencement of the courses.

Trial Courses

DEVM F054A Modularized Mastery Math: Prealgebra Module A 1 Credit

This course covers one credit of DEVM F054 Prealgebra and includes the following topics: identifying and solving basic linear equations involving whole numbers, integers, decimals and fractions, solving ratio and proportion problems, solving percent problems, and solving applied problems. Topics are split into mini-modules and worked until mastery is achieved. Some mini-modules may be skipped if a student already demonstrates mastery of them. Computers will be used within a structured and independent learning setting. Prerequisites: Appropriate placement test scores; permission of instructor required. Prerequisite courses and/or placement exams must be taken within one calendar year.

DEVM F055B Modularized Mastery Math: Prealgebra Module B 1 Credit

This course covers one credit of DEVM F054 Prealgebra and includes the following topics: identifying and solving basic linear equations involving whole numbers, integers, decimals and fractions, solving ratio and proportion problems, solving percent problems, and solving applied problems. Topics are split into mini-modules and worked until mastery is achieved. Some mini-modules may be skipped if a student already demonstrates mastery of them. Computers will be used within a structured and independent learning setting. Prerequisites: Grade of B or better in DEVM F054A; or appropriate placement test scores; permission of instructor required. Prerequisite courses and/or placement exams must be taken within one calendar year.

DEVM F055C Modularized Mastery Math: Prealgebra Module C 1 Credit

This course covers one credit of DEVM F054 Prealgebra and includes the following topics: identifying and solving basic linear equations involving whole numbers, integers, decimals and fractions, solving ratio and proportion problems, solving percent problems, and solving applied problems. Topics are split into mini-modules and worked until mastery is achieved. Some mini-modules may be skipped if a student already demonstrates mastery of them. Computers will be used within a structured and independent learning setting. Prerequisites: Grade of B or better in DEVM F054B; or appropriate placement test scores; permission of instructor required. Prerequisite courses and/or placement exams must be taken within one calendar year.

DEVM F055D Modularized Mastery Math: Elementary Algebra Module D 1 Credit

This course covers one credit of the DEVM F055 Elementary Algebra course and includes the following topics: simplifying algebraic expressions, solving linear equations in one variable, solving linear and compound inequalities in one variable, applications of linear equations and solving formulas. Topics are split into mini-modules and worked until mastery is achieved. Some mini-modules may be skipped if a student already demonstrates mastery of them. Computers will be used within a structured and independent learning setting. Prerequisites: Grade of B or better in DEVM F054, or ABUS F155; or appropriate placement test scores; permission of instructor required. Prerequisite courses and/or placement exams must be taken within one calendar year.

DEVM F055E Modularized Mastery Math: Elementary Algebra Module E 1 Credit

This course covers one credit of the DEVM F055 Elementary Algebra course and includes the following topics: linear equations in two variables, graphing linear equations, find the slope of linear equations, writing equations of lines, exponent rules and operations on polynomials. Topics are split into mini-modules and worked until mastery is achieved. Some mini-modules may be skipped if a student already demonstrates mastery of them. Computers will be used within a structured and independent learning setting. Prerequisites: Grade of B or better in DEVM F055D taken within one calendar year; permission of instructor required.

DEVM F055F Modularized Mastery Math: Elementary Algebra Module F 1 Credit

This course covers one credit of the DEVM F055 Elementary Algebra course and includes the following topics: factoring polynomials, solving quadratic equations by factoring, simplifying rational expressions, operations with rational expressions, complex fractions, solving rational equations and applications of quadratic and rational equations. Topics are split into mini-modules and worked until mastery is achieved. Some mini-modules may be skipped if a student already demonstrates mastery of them. Computers will be used within a structured and independent learning setting. Prerequisites: Grade of B or better in DEVM F055E taken within one calendar year; permission of instructor required.

DEVM F105G Modularized Mastery Math: Intermediate Algebra Module G 1 Credit

This course covers one credit of the DEVM F105 Intermediate Algebra course and includes the following topics: solving systems of equations and applications, simplifying radicals and expressions with rational exponents, performing operations on radical expressions, solving radical equations and performing operations on complex numbers. Topics are split into mini-modules and worked until mastery is achieved. Some mini-modules may be skipped if a student already demonstrates mastery of them. Computers will be used within a structured and independent learning setting. Prerequisites: Grade of B or better in DEVM F055 or DEVM F069 or appropriate placement test scores; permission of instructor required. Prerequisite courses and/or placement exams must be taken.

DEVM F105H Modularized Mastery Math: Intermediate Algebra Module H 1 Credit

This course covers one credit of the DEVM F105 Intermediate Algebra course and includes the following topics: review of solving quadratic equations by factoring, solving quadratic equations that are not factorable, relations and functions, graphs and transformations of functions, quadratic functions and their graphs, performing operations on functions, compositions of functions and applications of quadratic equations and functions. Topics are split into mini-modules and worked until mastery is achieved. Some mini-modules may be skipped if a student already demonstrates mastery of them. Computers will be used within a structured and independent learning setting. Prerequisites: Grade of B or better in DEVM F105G taken within one calendar year; permission of instructor is required.

DEVM F105J Modularized Mastery Math: Intermediate Algebra Module J 1 Credit

This course covers one credit of the DEVM Intermediate Algebra course and includes the following topics: solving absolute value equations and inequalities, solving linear and compound linear inequalities, solving quadratic and rational inequalities, inverse functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, properties of logarithms and solving exponential and logarithmic equations. Topics are split into mini-modules and worked until mastery is achieved. Some mini-modules may be skipped if a student already demonstrates mastery of them. Computers will be used within a structured and independent learning setting. Prerequisites: Grade of B or better in DEVM F105H taken within one calendar year; permission of instructor required.

 

DEVE Courses

DEVE F060 Preparatory College Writing I 3credits

Intensive work in the process of writing and revising to improve one's writing skills. Prerequisites: Appropriate placement test scores or instructor approval. (3+0)

DEVE F068 English Skills 1 - 3 credits

Individualized instruction in written language skills. Open entry/open exit, one credit modules in spelling/vocabulary, writing paragraphs and essays, and grammar/usage. Enrollment in one or more based on diagnosed need or student decision; may be repeated. Does not fulfill degree requirements in written communications or Humanities. Graded Pass/Fail. (1 - 3+0)

DEVE F070 Preparatory College Writing II 3 credits

Instruction in writing to improve students' fluency, accuracy and communication skills. Preparation for ENGL F111x. Prerequisites: Appropriate placement test scores or instructor approval.

DEVE F109 Preparatory College Writing III 3 credits

Instruction for students prepare for ENGL F111x, including writing, revising, research, and critical reading. DEVE F109 can fill a gap between DEVE F070 and ENGL F111x for some students. Prerequisites: Appropriate placement test scores or instructor approval. Students who have completed DEVE F070 with less than a B are recommended to take this class before enrolling in ENGL F111x. Students who have tried ENGL F111x and not passed it on their first try are recommended to take this class before attempting ENGL F111x again.

DEVS 104 University Communications 3 credits

Introduces the unique methods of communication required at the college level. May link with selected lecture courses. May be repeated.

 

Reading Courses

DEVS F052 Reading Enhancement 3 Credits

Intensive instruction in reading designed to increase vocabulary and comprehension skills necessary for successful reading in the content areas of college courses. Focus is on improved reading comprehension and vocabulary development. Prerequisites: Placement or permission of instructor. (3+0)

DEVS F105 Academic Reading for College 3 Credits

Strengthens academic and critical reading and literacy skills required for college-level courses. Emphasizes practice and transfer of reading and study skills that increase comprehension and retention of narrative and expository materials typically encountered in college courses, e.g. textbooks, websites, research articles, etc. Prerequisites: Placement or permission of instructor. (3+0)

 

Study Skill Courses

DEVS F101 Skills for College and Career Success 3 Credits

A diverse menu of study skills for the student entering the college environment. Skills include active listening, effective reading, taking usable notes, test taking, communication, time and money management. Students learn personal development skills that assist in addressing intrusive issues that impact the learning process, increasing self-esteem, and relating these skills to the classroom and later to a career. Class sessions offer diverse learning experiences. (3+0)

DEVS F110 College Success Skills 1 Credits

An introduction and overview of the diverse skills, strategies and resources available to ensure success in the college experience. Topics include study skills, time management, career planning, stress management, communication skills, test taking and personal development skills. (1+0)

 

ESLG Courses

ESLG F051 Speaking English as a Second Language 1-3 Credits Offered As Demand Warrants

Engaging in English conversation. For students who do not speak English as their first language, but who can understand and follow simple instructions in English. The emphasis is on large quantities of comprehensible English, and building student confidence in understanding and speaking it. May be repeated up to nine credits. (1-3+0)

ESLG F061 Reading English as a Second Language 1-3 Credits Offered As Demand Warrants

Language experience approach and other methods are used to increase students' abilities and to build their confidence in reading English as it is encountered everyday. For students whose first language is not English, this class provides an opportunity to develop the skills involved in reading simple passages in English. May be repeated up to nine credits. (1-3+0)

ESLG F071 Writing English as a Second Language (1-3 Credits) Offered As Demand Warrants

Developing skills at writing simple English compositions. For students whose first language is not English. The emphasis is on writing large quantities of English which is understandable to native English speakers, and on building students' confidence in communicating through written English. May be repeated up to nine credits. (1-3+0)

 
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