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BRDGE 055: Integrating Learning

Credits: 1.0 to 5.0

An introductory communications course to develop reading, writing, and critical thinking strategies for use in other adult high school classes. High school completion class. Counts toward high school English credit. Registration is permitted first seven weeks as space is available.

Course Level Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, sudents will be able to:

  1. Apply a variety of communication skills to problem solve and plan work in content subject material. [COMMUNICATE]
  2. Write and complete effective short and long term goals. [REASON]
  3. Use listening and observation skills to gain understanding of all available campus resources. [ACT]
  4. Employ a variety of strategies and skills to work well with others. [EXPLORE]
  5. Utilize available campus technology to improve academic success. [REASON]

BRDGE 087: College Prep Skills

Credits: 1.0 to 5.0

College preparatory coursework including reading, vocabulary, college success skills, writing, and spelling. Registration is permitted first seven weeks as space is available.Prerequisite(s): ACCUPLACER reading score of 56 or higher.

Course Level Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, sudents will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an increase in the number of words in reading, writing and speaking vocabulary. [COMMUNICATE]
  2. Demonstrate application of spelling conventions. [COMMUNICATE]
  3. Apply reading strategies to improve comprehension. [REASON]
  4. Apply strategies to increase reading speed and efficiency. [REASON]
  5. Navigate online course delivery system to access necessary class components. [COMMUNICATE]
  6. Use campus resources to develop personal academic and career goals. [COMMUNICATE]
  7. Above objectives to be determined by student's variable credit enrollments.

BRDGE 088: College Prep Skills

Credits: 1.0 to 5.0

College preparatory coursework including reading, vocabulary, college success skills, writing, and spelling. Registration is permitted first seven weeks as space is available.Prerequisite(s): ACCUPLACER reading score of 56 or higher.

Course Level Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, sudents will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an increase in the number of words in reading, writing and speaking vocabulary. [COMMUNICATE]
  2. Demonstrate application of spelling conventions. [COMMUNICATE]
  3. Apply reading strategies to improve comprehension. [REASON]
  4. Apply strategies to increase reading speed and efficiency. [REASON]
  5. Navigate online course delivery system to access necessary class components. [COMMUNICATE]
  6. Use campus resources to develop personal academic and career goals. [COMMUNICATE]
  7. Above objectives to be determined by student's variable credit enrollments.

BRDGE 090: Reading Improvement

Credits: 5.0

For students who are not yet reading on the college level. The aim is to improve reading comprehension for educational needs in general, or to re-take the reading test to qualify for college English classes. S/U grade option.Prerequisite(s): ACCUPLACER reading score of 70-79. ESL students need to have completed EAP 100 with a minimum grade of 2.0.

Course Level Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, sudents will be able to:

  1. Apply strategies that demonstrate active reading. [COMMUNICATE]
  2. Determine the main idea or central point of a passage. [REASON]
  3. Differentiate between the major and minor supporting details of a passage. [REASON]
  4. Summarize a reading selection using various methods. [REASON]
  5. Demonstrate the ability to make accurate inferences. [REASON]
  6. Recognize major patterns of organization. [REASON]
  7. Identify the author's purpose and tone. [REASON]
  8. Navigate online course delivery system to access necessary class components. [COMMUNICATE]

BRDGE 093: Essay Writing/Grammar Review

Credits: 5.0

Course focuses on grammar and development of the full length essay. S/U grade option.Prerequisite(s): ACCUPLACER reading score of 79 or higher. ESL students need to have completed EAP 121 with a minimum grade of 2.5.

Course Level Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, sudents will be able to:

  1. Employ appropriate prewriting strategies to plan and develop an essay. [COMMUNICATE]
  2. Write unified, coherent, and well-supported essays using a variety of rhetorical modes. [COMMUNICATE]
  3. Recognize and apply appropriate organization, tone and language for academic essays. [REASON]
  4. Identify and correct major sentence skills errors in their writing. [REASON]
  5. Navigate online course delivery system to access necessary class components. [COMMUNICATE]

BRDGE 101: Culminating Project

Credits: 3.0

Students develop a culminating project to reflect on their learning and plan for the future as related to the college-wide abilities.Prerequisite(s): For high school diploma candidates with senior status; advising required.

Course Level Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, sudents will be able to:


BRDGE 107: College Prep Skills

Credits: 1.0 to 5.0

College level course work in reading comprehension, speed reading, vocabulary or spelling. Registration is permitted first seven weeks as space is available.

Course Level Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, sudents will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an increase in the number of words in reading, writing and speaking vocabulary. [COMMUNICATE]
  2. Demonstrate application of spelling conventions. [COMMUNICATE]
  3. Apply reading strategies to improve comprehension. [REASON]
  4. Apply strategies to increase reading speed and efficiency. [REASON]
  5. Navigate online course delivery system to access necessary class components. [COMMUNICATE]
  6. Use campus resources to develop personal academic and career goals. [COMMUNICATE]
  7. Above objectives to be determined by student's variable credit enrollments.

BRDGE 108: College Prep Skills

Credits: 1.0 to 5.0

College level course work in reading comprehension, speed reading, vocabulary, or spelling. Registration is permitted first seven weeks as space is available.Prerequisite(s): ACCUPLACER reading score of 82 or higher.

Course Level Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, sudents will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an increase in the number of words in reading, writing and speaking vocabulary. [COMMUNICATE]
  2. Demonstrate application of spelling conventions. [COMMUNICATE]
  3. Apply reading strategies to improve comprehension. [REASON]
  4. Apply strategies to increase reading speed and efficiency. [REASON]
  5. Navigate online course delivery system to access necessary class components. [COMMUNICATE]
  6. Use campus resources to develop personal academic and career goals. [COMMUNICATE]
  7. Above objectives to be determined by student's variable credit enrollments.

BRDGE 115: Critical Reading:CD

Credits: 5.0

Comprehension skills for college level reading, focusing on the skills of making an inference, interpreting figurative language, recognizing connotative and denotative language, and appreciating the author's style, language and intended audience. S/U grade option.Prerequisite(s): ACCUPLACER reading score of 80 or higher. ESL students need to have completed EAP 121 with a minimum grade of 2.5.

Course Level Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, sudents will be able to:

  1. Apply a general sequence for prereading nonfiction texts. [COMMUNICATE]
  2. Apply annotation strategies to read critically. [REASON]
  3. Apply tools, including context, structural analysis and the dictionary, to demonstrate the understanding of the authors' terms. [REASON]
  4. Demonstrate the ability to paraphrase and summarize ideas in course material. [REASON]
  5. Synthesize readings and discussions to take a position on a topic. [REASON]
  6. Distinguish between sound and unsound arguments to recognize bias. [REASON]
  7. Use appropriate text citations to support points in academic writing and discussion. [REASON]
  8. Analyze multiple perspectives of authors and peers in a variety of classroom applications. [REASON]
  9. Navigate online course delivery system to access necessary class components. [COMMUNICATE]