Course Descriptions

DEVM Courses

DEVM F050 Prealgebra 3 Credits

Operations with whole numbers, fractions, decimals, percents and ratios, signed numbers, evaluation of algebraic expressions and evaluation of simple formula. Metric measurement system and geometric figures. Also available via eLearning and Distance Education. Prerequisites: Appropriate placement test scores. (3+0)

DEVM F051 Math Skills Review 1 Credits 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. (1+0)

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

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 F050 or DEVM F060. (1+0)

DEVM F060 Elementary Algebra 3 Credits

First year high school algebra. Evaluating and simplifying algebraic expressions, solving first degree equations and inequalities, integer exponents, polynomials, factoring, rational expressions, equations and graphs of lines. Also available via eLearning and Distance Education. Prerequisites: Grade of C- or better in DEVM F050; 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. (3+0)

DEVM F065 Mathematics Skills 1-3 Credits

Designed to assist students in reviewing and reinforcing course concepts covered by DEVM F050, DEVM F060, DEVM F062, DEVM F105 and DEVM F106. 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. (1-3+0)

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

Maymester.

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 F060 or DEVM F105 or DEVM F106. (1+0)

DEVM F071 Review of Intermediate Algebra 1 Credits

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 and Distance Education only. (1+0)

DEVM F105 Intermediate Algebra 3 Credits

Second year high school algebra. Operations with rational expressions, radicals, rational exponents, logarithms, inequalities, quadratic equations, linear systems, functions, Cartesian coordinate system and graphing. To matriculate to MATH F107X from DEVM F105 a grade of B or higher is required. Also available via eLearning and Distance Education. Prerequisites: Grade of C- or better in DEVM F060; 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. (3+0)

DEVM F106 Intensive Intermediate Algebra 4 Credits

Algebraic topics. Includes exponents, radicals, graphing, systems of equations, quadratic equations and inequalities, logarithms and exponentials, and complex numbers using alternative teaching styles. Note: This course satisfies elective credit only. Prerequisites: Grade of C- or better in DEVM F060; or DEVM F062; or DEVM F105; or appropriate placement test scores. Prerequisite courses and/or placement exams must be taken within one calendar year prior to commencement of the courses. (4+0)

Trial Courses

DEVM F094D Modularized Mastery Math: Elementary Algebra Module D 1 Credits
Offerred Fall and Spring.

This course covers one credit of the DEVM F060 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, applicaitons of linear equations, and solving formulas. A modularized, mastery learning approach is used with computers. Prerequisites: Grade of B or better in DEVM F050; or ABUS F155; or appropriate placement test scores. Prerequisite courses and/or placement exams must be taken within one calendar year; permission of instructor also required. (3+0)

DEVM F094E Modularized Mastery Math: Elementary Algebra Module E 1 Credits
Offerred Fall and Spring.

This course covers one credit of the DEVM F060 Elementary Algebra course and includes the following topics: linear equations in two variables, graphing linear equations, finding the slope of linear equations, writing equations of lines, exponent rules, and operations and polynomials. A modularized mastery learning approach is used with computers. Prerequisites: Grade of B or better in DEVM F094D taken within one calendar year; permission of instructor also required. (3+0)

DEVM F094F Modularized Mastery Math: Elementary Algebra Module F 1 Credits
Offerred Fall and Spring.

This course covers one credit of the DEVM F060 Elementary Algebra course and includes the following topics: factoring polynomials, solving quadratic equations by factoring, simpliying rational expressions, operations with rational expressions, complex fractions, solving rational equations, and applications of quadratic and rational equations. A modularized, mastery learning approach used with computers. Prerequisites: Grade of B or better in DEVM F094E taken within one calendar year; permission of instructor also required. (3+0)

DEVM F194G Modularized Mastery Math: Intermediate Algebra Module G 1 Credits
Offered Fall and Spring.

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. A modularized, mastery learning approach is used with computers. Prerequisites: Grade of B or better in DEVM F060; or DEVM F094F; or appropriate placement scores. Prerequisite courses or placement exams must be taken within one calendar year; instructor permission is also required. (1+0)

DEVM F194H Modularized Mastery Math: Intermediate Algebra Module H 1 Credits
Offered Fall and Spring.

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, composition of functions, and applications of quadratic equations and functions. A modularized, mastery learning approach is used with computers. Prerequisites: Grade of B or better in DEVM F194G taken within one calendar year; and instructor permission. (1+0)

DEVM F194J Modularized Mastery Math: Intermediate Algebra Module J 1 Credits
Offered Fall and Spring.

This course covers one credit of the DEVM F105 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 functions, logarithmic functions, properties of logarithms, and solving exponential and logarithmic equations. A modularized, mastery learning approach is used with computers. Prerequisites: Grade of B or better in DEVM F194H taken within one calendar year; and instructor permission. (1+0)

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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