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BRDGE 055: Integrating Learning

Credits: Maximum of 5.0 possible

An introductory communications course to develop reading, writing, and critical thinking strategies for use in other adult high school classes. High school completion class.

Course Level Objectives

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

BRDGE 087: Reading and Writing College Prep Skills

Credits: Maximum of 5.0 possible

College preparatory coursework including reading, vocabulary, college success skills, writing, and test peparation. Registration permitted first seven weeks (six in summer) as space is available. S/U grade option.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Demonstrate an increase in the number of words in reading, writing, and speaking vocabulary.
  2. Apply reading strategies to improve comprehension.
  3. Demonstrate improvement in structure, grammar, and punctuation in expository writing.
  4. Prepare for tests such as the ACT/SAT and ACCUPLACER.
  5. Navigate online course delivery system to access necessary class components.
  6. Use campus resources to develop personal academic and career goals.

BRDGE 088: Reading and Writing College Prep Skills

Credits: Maximum of 5.0 possible

College preparatory coursework including reading, vocabulary, college success skills, writing, and test preparation. Registration permitted first seven weeks as space is available. S/U grade option.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Demonstrate an increase in the number of words in reading, writing, and speaking vocabulary.
  2. Apply reading strategies to improve comprehension.
  3. Demonstrate improvement in structure, grammar, and punctuation in expository writing.
  4. Prepare for tests such as the ACT/SAT and ACCUPLACER.
  5. Navigate online course delivery system to access necessary class components.
  6. Use campus resources to develop personal academic and career goals.

BRDGE 090: Reading and Writing Improvement

Credits: 5.0

Improves reading comprehension, writing, and discussion skills for academic success and general educational needs. Covers summarizing and paragraph writing that reflects a basic command of English grammar and sentence skills. S/U grade option. Prerequisite(s): ACCUPLACER reading score of 56. ESL students need to have completed EAP 100 with a minimum grade of 2.0.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Summarize the claims, concepts, and evidence of a text.
  2. Cite specific evidence to support accurate inferences drawn from a range of texts, including nonfiction, literary, quantitative, and visual texts.
  3. Analyze the structure of texts, including how major patterns of organization are used to achieve an author's purpose.
  4. Plan, develop, revise, and edit summary and response paragraphs.
  5. With support, use technology to access class components, produce writing, and collaborate with others.
  6. Demonstrate a basic command of English grammar and sentence skills.
  7. Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions.

BRDGE 090I: 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: ACCUPLACER reading score of 56. ESL students need to have completed EAP 100 with a minimum grade of 2.0. Prerequisite(s): I-BEST students only. ACCUPLACER reading score of 56. ESL students need to have completed EAP 100 with a minimum grade of 2.0.

Course Level Objectives

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

BRDGE 093: Reading and Essay Development

Credits: 5.0

Focuses on the development of the full-length essay while improving students' reading, writing, sentence, and discussion skills. S/U grade option. Prerequisite(s): ACCUPLACER reading score of 70 or higher, writing score below 80. ESL students need to have completed EAP 121 with a minimum grade of 2.5.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Summarize and respond to the claims, concepts, and evidence of a text.
  2. Support claims with logical reasons and relevant evidence.
  3. Analyze the structure of texts, including how specific words, sentences, and paragraphs relate to each other and the whole.
  4. Plan, develop, revise, and edit essays.
  5. Write well-developed and coherent essays in which the organization and style are appropriate to purpose and audience.
  6. Use technology to access class components, produce writing, and collaborate with others.
  7. Demonstrate an intermediate command of English grammar and sentence skills, with a particular focus on sentence boundaries and sentence types.
  8. Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions including peer reviews.

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; division advising required.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Critically reflect in writing on significant learning during high school.
  2. Respond to feedback from instructor and classmates to create learning portfolio.
  3. Organize time to meet benchmarks and complete project.
  4. Develop and deliver concise presentation of key project components.
  5. Identify and access resources on and off campus to support the project's completion.

BRDGE 107: Reading and Writing College Prep Skills

Credits: Maximum of 5.0 possible

College-level coursework in reading comprehension, vocabulary, college success skills, writing, and test preparation. Registration permitted first seven weeks (six in summer) as space is available. Prerequisite(s): ACCUPLACER reading score of 70 or higher, writing score of 80 or higher, or completed BRDGE 093 with a minimum grade of 2.0.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Demonstrate an increase in the number of words in reading, writing, and speaking vocabulary.
  2. Apply reading strategies to improve comprehension.
  3. Demonstrate improvement in structure, grammar, and punctuation in expository writing.
  4. Prepare for tests such as the ACT/SAT and ACCUPLACER.
  5. Navigate online course delivery system to access necessary class components.
  6. Use campus resources to develop personal academic and career goals.

BRDGE 108: Reading and Writing College Prep Skills

Credits: Maximum of 5.0 possible

College-level coursework in reading comprehension, vocabulary, college success skills, writing, and test preparation. Registration permitted first seven weeks (six in summer) as space is available. S/U grade option. Prerequisite(s): ACCUPLACER reading score of 70 or higher, writing score of 80 or higher, or completed BRDGE 093 with a minimum grade of 2.0.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Demonstrate an increase in the number of words in reading, writing, and speaking vocabulary.
  2. Apply reading strategies to improve comprehension.
  3. Demonstrate improvement in structure, grammar, and punctuation in expository writing.
  4. Prepare for tests such as the ACT/ SAT and ACCUPLACER.
  5. Navigate online course delivery system to access necessary class components.
  6. Use campus resources to develop personal academic and career goals.

BRDGE 110: College Study Skills

Credits: Maximum of 5.0 possible

Maximize study time by learning how to efficiently read texts, note take, prepare for exams, and use online learning management systems. S/U grade option. Prerequisite(s): ACCUPLACER reading score of 70 or higher.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Identify and state the purpose of key college services.
  2. Apply effective lecture note-taking techniques.
  3. Self-assess strengths and challenges.
  4. Identify learning style and preferences and modify personal study strategies accordingly.
  5. Organize and synthesize text and lecture content for test preparation.
  6. Apply suitable test taking strategies.
  7. Navigate online course delivery system to access necessary class components.

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 70 or higher, writing score 80 or above or completed BRDGE 093 with a minimum grade of 2.0. ESL students need to have completed EAP 121 with a minimum grade of 2.5.

Course Level Objectives

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

BRDGE 155: Special Topics:BRIDGE

Credits: Maximum of 5.0 possible

Special topics allows the modification of existing college-level BRDGE classes for combination with specific disciplines. Each modified class will have its own course outline and syllabus. S/U grade option.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Demonstrate learning objectives as determined by the supervising instructor.

BRDGE 255: Special Topics:BRIDGE

Credits: Maximum of 5.0 possible

Special topics allows the modification of existing college-level BRDGE classes for combination with specific disciplines. Each modified class will have its own course outline and syllabus. S/U grade option.

Course Level Objectives

  1. Demonstrate learning objectives as determined by the supervising instructor.